Multiple Teams · Waldron Boys Basketball Defeats Southwestern in Sectional Opener

In the opening Sectional #60 first-round game Tuesday night, Waldron beat Southwestern 74-69 in a closely contested game. Waldron trailed Southwestern 19-16 at the end of the first quarter, but were able to tie the game up at halftime at 39 apiece. Waldron led 54-53 at the end of the 3rd quarter and was able to maintain the lead to cap off the victory. Senior Hank Johnson led the Mohawks in scoring with 36 and fellow senior Kaden Branam added 27. This was the fourth matchup between Southwestern and Waldron this season, with the Mohawks coming away with three victories over the Spartans. Waldron will head back to South Decatur on Friday night to face Hauser at 6:00. In their only meeting in the regular season, Hauser beat Waldron 75-71 at Waldron on January 20th. Come out and support the Mohawks this Friday!