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Prep roundup for Saturday, Jan. 13

Jan. 13—Update: This story has been updated from its print form to include additional information on the TC-Rossville boys basketball game.

Delphi beat Eastern 44-39 in a Hoosier Heartland Conference boys basketball game on Friday at Delphi, ending the Comets' nine-game winning streak.

Eastern (10-5 overall, 2-2 HHC) played without three starters as captains Eli Edwards and Corbin Snyder are on the school's senior trip and Perry Kochensparger was out with an illness.

"We knew that we were going to have a challenge," Eastern coach Brad Lindsay said. "Delphi does a good job of handling the ball, playing good defense. We knew [Delphi] can control the clock, keep the ball very well, which they did."

Delphi (4-9, 1-4) started the game with a 10-1 lead with 2:28 left in the first quarter before Eastern came back by scoring the final five points to trail 10-6 at the quarter break.

"We were a little out of sync all night long," Brad Lindsay said. "What is true about our kids is they have Greentown grit, they won't quit. They kept playing hard, and trying to find a way to win the game at the end."

The Comets trailed 19-14 at halftime, but came out on fire in the third quarter to tie it at 23-23 with 5:15 left in the quarter. Unfortunately, Delphi went on a 12-4 run to lead 35-27 at the end of the quarter.

Eastern battled back in the fourth quarter to trail only by two points (41-39) with :43 left on a 3-pointer by Colton Lindsay, but Delphi held on to the lead to win 44-39.

Canon Cook led Eastern with 13 points and Colton Lindsay added 12. Delphi was led by Walker Jones with 18 points and Bradyn Gleason added 13.

— Kenny Hetzler

CP 68, CARROLL 35

Clinton Prairie beat Carroll 68-35 in an HHC game at Flora.

Prairie (8-2 overall) moved to 3-0 in the conference, good for a share of the lead with Taylor. Carroll dropped to 7-4 overall and 2-1 in the conference.

ROSSVILLE 69, TC 66

Rossville edged Tri-Central 69-66 in an HHC game at Rossville.

The Hornets (6-8 overall, 2-3 HHC) took control in the second quarter. Up 19-18 after the first quarter, they outscored the Trojans 19-6 in the second quarter for a 14-point halftime lead.

The Trojans (8-5, 2-2) fought back to within 52-46 by the close of the third quarter and kept battling all the way to the finish, but the Hornets held on for the three-point win.

TC had nice offensive balance. Landon Grant scored 14 points, Drake Ramseyer had 13 points, Trenton Patz had 12 and Stetson Newcom had 11.

ROCHESTER-CASS PPD.

The Rochester-Cass game was postponed because of the inclement weather.

GIRLS HOOPS

CARROLL 62, CP 25

Class 2A No. 6-ranked Carroll led 26-5 after the first quarter and 45-9 at halftime in beating visiting Clinton Prairie in an HHC game.

Indiana All-Star candidate Alli Harness led the Cougars with an impressive all-around line of 23 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two blocked shots.

Madison Wagner and Jillian Salts also had nice games. Wagner had 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists, four steals and one block and Salts had 12 points, four rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block.

The Cougars (16-3 overall) lead the HHC at 6-0. They close league play with two road games — at Eastern on Tuesday and at Tri-Central on Friday.

Clinton Prairie dropped to 3-16 overall and 1-6 in the conference.

ROSSVILLE 46, TC 33

Tri-Central dropped to 7-10 overall and 3-3 in the HHC with the loss at Rossville.

GIRLS WRESTLING

LINN 6TH AT STATE

Western's Chloe Linn finished sixth in the 190-pound competition at the Indiana High School Girls Wrestling State Finals, held at Kokomo's Memorial Gym.

Linn, a senior, opened her day with a 12-4 major decision over Southport's Mercedes Tellechea in the first round. In the quarterfinals, she lost by fall to Mt. Vernon (Posey)'s Hannah West. In the consolation round, Linn pinned Beech Grove's Liberty Reeves in 3:40, then faced Warren Central's Jazmine, Hollins-Rowie in the fifth-place match. Hollins-Rowie scored a fall over Linn to take fifth.

Two other local wrestlers competed at state and were eliminated in the opening round. Western's Shaylee Walker lost by fall to Terre Haute North Vigo's Sophia Buechner, and Eastern's Eva Smith lost by fall to Center Grove's Aaliyah Brown.