Madison’s Cameron Morgan (12) applies some defensive pressure to Preble Shawnee’s Austin Moore (22) on Friday night at Shawnee. RICK CASSANO/STAFF

Prep basketball: Madison tops Arrows, wraps up outright SWBL title

Madison High School’s boys basketball team went on the road and fought off Preble Shawnee 50-45 on Friday night, capturing the outright Buckeye championship after clinching at least a share with Tuesday’s 40-38 win at Northridge.

Grant Whisman tallied 22 points and eight rebounds for the Mohawks, who extended their winning streak to 14. They are 18-3 overall and finished 11-1 in league play to earn their first SWBL crown since 2009-10.

Levi McMonigle added 11 points and 11 boards, scoring 7 points in the final seven minutes before leaving the game with a knee injury with 19.9 seconds left.

Shawnee (13-5, 8-3) was scoreless for a critical stretch of more than three minutes at crunch time, allowing the Mohawks to turn a 36-34 deficit into a 40-36 lead.

Cameron Morgan’s two free throws sealed the victory and provided the final margin with 6.8 seconds left. Madison was 17 of 20 at the foul line — the Arrows were 9 of 17.

Austin Moore (15) and Joey Bates (13) topped the scoring for Shawnee, which dropped a 41-32 decision at Madison on Jan. 6. Chase Thompson grabbed 12 rebounds and Moore chipped in 11.

The Arrows will return to action at home Saturday night against Arcanum. Madison has a week off and will close the regular season next Saturday at Cedarville.

Madison 12-13-8-17—50

Preble Shawnee 11-14-7-13—45

MADISON (18-3, 11-1 SWBL Buckeye): Mason Whiteman 2 0 6, Cameron Morgan 0 2 2, Matt Gomia 3 1 9, Grant Whisman 6 7 22, Levi McMonigle 2 7 11. Totals: 13-17-50

PREBLE SHAWNEE (13-5, 8-3 SWBL Buckeye): Tyler Worley 1 2 5, Chase Thompson 1 1 3, Andrew Monnin 2 2 6, Austin Moore 5 4 15, Joey Bates 6 0 13, Samuel Agee 1 0 3. Totals: 16-9-45

3-pointers: M 7 (Whisman 3, Gomia 2, Whiteman 2), P 4 (Bates, Moore, Worley, Agee)

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