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Chesterton Boys beat Bishop Noll 70-59

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A good start and a good end can often offset a sloppy middle.

That’s exactly what the Chesterton boys basketball team did Tuesday night as they improved to 7-1 on the year with a 70-59 victory over Bishop Noll.

“We weren’t great today, but we are getting better,” Chesterton coach Marc Urban said. “We’ve had a good start to the season, but we have to continue to get better. Each game we get more experience and I know we’ll only get better.”

The Trojans got off to a hot start and built an 11-2 lead as Austin Peterson scored five points and Jake Wadding added four points in the run.

“I thought we moved the basketball and there was energy in the ball,” Urban said. “When there is energy in the ball, the shot goes in more. We had a size advantage and they were trying to double the post.

“We made some good passes out and got the ball to the third side of the floor, we got good shots.”

Four of the Trojans last five possessions in the first quarter ended in 3-pointers as the lead grew to 28-13 after one period. Ky Palombizio hit two of the triples and Ray Yagelski hit the other two.

“When there is good energy in the ball, it’s easier to shoot,” Urban said. “Part of growing up as a team is learning that you have to put 32 minutes together no matter what the score.”

After a basket by Peterson to start the second quarter, Bishop Noll fought back into the game with a12-1 run that cut the lead to 31-25. Chesterton turned the ball over seven times in the second quarter.

“We just can’t play that way and beat the teams that in our conference, top to bottom,” Urban said. “We started forcing things and the energy was out of the basketball. It hurt us on the defensive end and we didn’t rebound well. We didn’t do a lot of things well that we have to do well to win.

“We can’t give other teams extra possessions.”

The Warriors continued its run in the third quarter with a 15-4 run to take a 48-44 lead with 3:27 to play in the frame.

“We’re not going to use youth as a crutch,” Urban said. “If you’re on the floor, we have to hold ourselves to a high expectation. The key is to get better and learn from it.”

A basket by Corey Landers put Bishop Noll up 55-52 with 7:47 to play in the game, but the Warriors wouldn’t score again for more than 4:00.

“We started throwing the ball down low where we had an advantage,” Urban said. “We have to play to our strengths. We have to be able to do things right on both ends of the floor. We have to play good offense and get the shots we want and get team stops on the defensive end.”

The Trojans scored the game’s next 16 points, including five from Peterson who scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

“Pete has been really good for us,” Urban said. “We’re better today than we were when the season started.”

Chesterton 70, Bishop Noll 59


Bishop Noll (13-17-23-6)

Myles Whitfield 4-9 2-2 13, Isaiah Hymes 1-3 0-0 2, Morgan Grant 3-9 0-0 6, Jason Barker 2-6 1-1 5, Alec Hewlett 3-7 2-2 8, Corey Landers 7-18 2-6 18, Jaelon Brooks 1-2 1-3 3, Payton Hewlett 2-3 0-1 4, Michael Quintero 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-58 8-15 59.

Chesterton (28-11-13-18)

Erik Ralph 2-3 4-4 8, Jake Wadding 3-10 3-7 9, Ky Palombizio 4-8 2-2 12, Austin Peterson 7-13 5-6 20, Tyler Nelson 1-1 0-0 2, Ray Yagelski 4-8 5-6 15, Harley Lohmeyer 0-0 0-0 0, Kolton Cardenas 0-0 0-0 0, Jack Eaton 0-1 0-0 0, Tony Gilyan 0-0 0-0 0, Noah Mahoney 1-2 2-2 4, Brayden Cortwright 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-45 21-27 70.

3-point field goals: Bishop Noll 5-21 (Whitfield 3-6, Hymes 0-2, Barker 0-2, A. Hewlett 0-2, Landers 2-8, Brooks 0-1); Chesterton 5-14 (Yagelski 2-4, Wadding 0-1, Palombizio 2-5, Peterson 1-3, Eaton 0-1). Rebounds: Bishop Noll 32 (Grant 9); Chesterton 38 (Peterson 11). Assists: Bishop Noll 7 (Landers 2); Chesterton 9 (Ralph 3). Steals: Bishop Noll 8 (Landers 3); Chesterton 6 (Wadding 3).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 53, Bishop Noll 24

The Chesterton junior varsity picked up a 53-24 victory over Bishop Noll on Tuesday night.

Offensively, Jake Warren led the Trojans with 10 points, while Kolton Cardenas added nine points.

Rounding out the scoring were Cameron Schultz (8 points), Alex Schmidt (7 points), Drew VanderWoude (7 points), Nick Mullen (6 points), Tyler Nelson (5 points) and Jack Eaton (1 point).


Posted 12/21/2106




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