BOURBON – The Triton boys basketball team’s high-octane offense was clicking on all cylinders again Tuesday night.
The host Trojans rode another outstanding shooting performance to race past Bethany Christian 83-34.
Coach Jason Groves’ squad, which finished as Class 1-A state runner-up a year ago, hit 34-65 shots from the field in the dominating victory. The Trojans were 11-31 from 3-point range in the win.
Triton, which had not played in a week after having its game with Mishawaka Marian postponed on Saturday due to the weather, roared to a 24-10 lead after the opening quarter. The Trojans, who are ranked No. 5 in Class 1-A, led 51-19 at halftime of the rout.
The duo of Joey Corder and Tanner Shepherd each had huge all-around performances to pace Triton. Corder had 15 points to go with a team-high 11 rebounds and five assists. Shepherd collected 15 points, six rebounds and six steals.
Darren Harrell continued his outstanding season by leading the winners with a game-high 17 points. He hit 5-11 from long distance in the win.
Masen Yeo also turned in a big time effort with 16 points for the Trojans. Skyler Reichert added 11 points for the Trojans.
Triton, which improves to 4-1 on the season, turned in a brilliant floor game in the win with 21 assists to just five turnovers.
Bethany Christian, which drops to 2-4, shot just 13-31 from the field and was just 7-22 from the free throw line in the contest.
Abe Thorne led the Bruins with 12 points and five rebounds.
Triton won the junior varsity game by a 44-27 count. Landon Kauffman led the winners with 17 points.
Triton plays at New Prairie Friday night in its Northern State Conference opener. Bethany Christian hosts its own tournament on Saturday.