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Prep Report: Triton Central rolls into sectional championship game with win over Riverside

Triton Central built a 48-26 halftime lead and cruised by Indianapolis Riverside, 78-45, Friday in a Class 2A, Sectional 42 semifinal game win at Eastern Hancock High School.

Isaac Morgan scored a game-high 22 points and Luke Faust had 20 to improve the Tigers to 17-6. Eli Sego finished with 13 points and Max Crouse had 11.

Major Davis led the Argonauts (9-11) with 12 points. Gerald Pope had 11.

In the second semifinal game Friday, Indianapolis Scecina defeated 2A No. 13 Eastern Hancock (55-40).

Triton Central will face Scecina (16-6) in the championship game tonight at 7 p.m. at Eastern Hancock. The Crusaders defeated the Tigers, 50-42, on Jan. 27 in an Indiana Crossroads Conference contest.

In other prep events Friday:

Boys Basketball

Jac-Cen-Del 44, Waldron 42

Jac-Cen-Del hit a pair of free throws with 6.3 seconds left to seal the Class A, Sectional 60 semifinal win over Waldron.

A steal and score, with an added free throw, by Lucas Shaw put the Mohawks up 41-40. The Eagles scored at the other end to take a one-point lead inside the final minute.

Max Jones was fouled and hit one of two free throws for Waldron to tie the game at 42-all and set up the final sequence that resulted in a pair of game-winning free throws.

Shaw, Lucas Mitchell and Bryce Yarling each had 10 points for Waldron (12-12).

Yarling, a senior, will graduate as Waldron’s second all-time leading scorer with 1,258 points. Mitchell, also a senior, closed out his career with 1,064 points.

With the win, Jac-Cen-Del (16-9) returns to Edinburgh High School tonight to face Oldenburg Academy (7-15) in the sectional championship game. The Twisters defeated South Decatur, 52-51, in the first semifinal game Friday.


Franklin Central Regional

Morristown senior Oakleigh Goedde’s career came to an end.

Goedde placed 11th in the vault, 14th on the balance beam, 24th on floor exercise and 27th on the uneven bars. Her all-around score of 32.125 left her 16th overall.

The top six finishers in each event qualified for the state championship meet at Ball State University on March 11.

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