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Prep Report: Morristown finishes third in Cambridge City Lincoln Tournament

Two strong performances from Raegan Kleine and Danika Rutledge carried Morristown to a third-place finish in the Cambridge City Lincoln Tournament Thursday.

In the semifinal round, Milan outscored the Yellow Jackets, 22-9, over the final eight minutes to steal a 48-43 victory.

Kleine finished with a team-high 17 points and added five rebounds, four assists and seven steals.

Rutledge totaled 15 points and had nine rebounds and four steals.

In the third-place game, Kleine and Rutledge combined for 36 points to lead the Yellow Jackets (5-8) to a 67-16 win over Phalen Academy.

Rutledge had 26 points, two rebounds and five steals while Kleine collected 10 points, four rebounds and four assists.

Morristown is the host for the 2023 Shelby County Tournament. The Yellow Jackets will face Class 2A, No. 16 Triton Central (11-3) in the first semifinal game Jan. 5 at the Bee Hive.

In other prep events Thursday:

Boys basketball

Heritage Christian 54, Triton Central 50

At Heritage Christian, 17 Triton Central turnovers hampered a comeback attempt against the Eagles (3-5).

Heritage Christian led 25-21 at halftime then matched the Tigers in scoring throughout the second half.

Tyler Allemeier finished with a team-high 14 points for Heritage Christian. Cole Louden had 12, including a 6-for-6 performance at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter.

Eli Sego scored 15 of his team-high 17 points in the second half for Class 2A, No. 16 Triton Central (8-3). Luke Faust finished with 16 and Isaac Morgan had 12.

Triton Central will travel to Morristown on Jan. 6 for a Shelby County Tournament semifinal round game against the host Yellow Jackets (1-10).

Morristown Holiday Tournament

New Washington 65, Morristown 50

In the seventh-place game, Mason Arthur hit seven three-pointers to lead the Mustangs past the Yellow Jackets.

Arthur finished with a game-high 36 points, including nine in the final quarter when New Washington (4-7) outscored Morristown, 24-10.

Jameson Palmer scored 23 of his team-high 27 points in the second half to lead the Yellow Jackets (1-10), who outscored the Mustangs, 28-10, in the third quarter to all but erase a 31-12 halftime deficit.

Morristown is the host site for the 2023 Shelby County Tournament. The Yellow Jackets take on Triton Central (8-3) on Jan. 6 in the second semifinal game.

Batesville Tournament

Batesville 58, Waldron 49

In the semifinal round, the Mohawks led 31-23 at halftime but could not hold off the Bulldogs (6-3).

Lucas Mitchell led Waldron with 10 points. Jacob Bennett finished with nine.

North Harrison 69, Waldron 57

In the third-place game, Bryce Yarling and Mitchell combined for 42 points to lead the Mohawks (5-5) but it was not enough to dispatch North Harrison (2-5).

Yarling finished with a team-high 22 points which pushed him into fourth place on the Waldron career-scoring list with 1,119 points, surpassing Darwin Shurig (1,110 points). The senior enters the Shelby County Tournament needing 20 points to pass Jordan Barnard for third place.

Waldron’s junior varsity lost to Batesville in double overtime, 65-55, then finished 0-2 with a 57-43 loss to North Harrison.

Parker Douglas had 17 points, including a 3-point buzzer beater at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime, against Batesville.

Will Larrison had 14 points for Waldron against North Harrison.

Girls basketball

Oldenburg Academy 46, Waldron 24

At Oldenburg Academy, eight different Twisters scored in the 22-point victory.

Rachel Lamping and Ellie Ryan each scored 11 points to lead Oldenburg Academy (7-5).

Audrey Hogg topped Waldron (3-12) with 11 points. Alyssa Benson finished with eight points.

Waldron will face Southwestern (3-11) in the second semifinal game of the Shelby County Tournament on Jan. 5 at Morristown High School.

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