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Prep Report: Class 2A, No. 16 Triton Central topples Bloomington North in holiday tournament championship game

Class 2A, No. 16 Triton Central opened the season with three losses in its first five games. The Tigers have not lost again.

Triton Central closed out its 8-team holiday tournament Wednesday with a 47-37 victory over Bloomington North in the championship game.

Freshman Maryrose Felling scored a game-high 15 points for Triton Central (11-3) while Hallie Schweitzer and Brooklyn Bailey each scored nine points.

Bloomington North (10-5) got off to a strong start, leading 11-6 in the final seconds of the first quarter when Hailey Harris banked in a half-court shot at the buzzer to get TC within two points.

The Tigers’ defense stepped up and limited the Cougars to three second-quarter points which helped the hosts build an 18-14 halftime lead.

Triton Central went 4-for-4 at the free-throw line in the third quarter, a precursor of things to come, to hang on to a 27-25 lead going into the fourth quarter.

The Tigers made just four field goals over the final eight minutes but connected on 12-of-15 free-throw attempts to seal the win.

Triton Central finished the game 21 of 27 from the free-throw line.

Kenli Sullivan led Bloomington North with 11 points. Mia Robbennolt finished with 10.

Triton Central has won nine straight games. The last team to defeat the Tigers – Morristown on Nov. 23 – is their next opponent on Jan. 5 in the semifinal round of the Shelby County Tournament, hosted by Morristown.

In prep events Wednesday:

Boys basketball

Morristown Holiday Tournament

Cascade 56, Morristown 30

In the tournament opener at the Bee Hive, Jameson Palmer finished with 11 points and four rebounds but the host Yellow Jackets fell behind 28-8 at halftime and never recovered.

Colin Kieninger finished with six points and four rebounds for Morristown.



Milan 71, Morristown 50

Palmer scored a team-high 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds while Mathew Carlton finished with 17 points but it was not enough to keep the Yellow Jackets (1-9) from falling to 0-2 in the tournament.

Milan (3-4) led 31-18 at halftime before both teams combined to score 75 points in the second half.

Morristown takes on New Washington (3-7) in the tournament’s seventh-place game today at 1 p.m.

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