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Chesterton Boys Hoops beats Lake Central 65-57

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By TR HARLAN

The Chesterton boys basketball team got off to a rocky start, but took control after halftime en route to a 65-57 Duneland Athletic Conference victory at Lake Central on Friday night.

“LC came out and punched us in the mouth and we just took it,” Chesterton coach Marc Urban said. “Give our guys credit for coming out after halftime down 10 and grinding out a win on the road.”

Trailing 34-24 at the break, the Trojans opened the third quarter on an 8-2 run and finished with another 6-0 run that cut the lead to 43-42.

“I thought we came out flat,” Urban said. “That’s the first time that we just showed up thinking we’d get through it. You can’t do that in this league. Hopefully it was a good lesson for us.”

Chesterton took its first lead since 7-6 with a 6-0 run that included four points from Jake Wadding for a 50-46 lead.

Wadding finished with a team-high 17 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter. The senior also grabbed 10 rebounds and added six assists.

“Jake’s been dominating both ends of the floor for us all year,” Urban said.

Another 7-1 run pushed the lead to 57-49 and the Trojans slammed the door by going 6-of-6 from the foul line in the final minute.

Alex Schmidt finished with 14 points, including four 3-pointers, three in the first half. Travis Grayson added 11 points in the victory.

“Alex worked hard on his shot this week,” Urban said. “He hasn’t been shooting it great, so it was nice to see him have some go down. He really kept us in it in the first half.”

Rounding out the scoring for the Trojans were Jake Warren (9 points), Tyler Vanderwoude (8 points), Sean Elliott (5 points) and Charlie Eaton (1 point).

Chesterton returns to the court on Thursday when they host Michigan City. The JV game is scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. start.

Chesterton 65, Lake Central 57

AT LAKE CENTRAL

Chesterton (12-12-18-23)

Travis Grayson 3-5 4-7 11, Sean Elliott 2-3 0-0 5, Jake Wadding 6-11 5-6 17, Alex Schmidt 4-5 2-2 14, Jake Warren 4-5 1-2 9, Charlie Eaton 0-0 1-2 1, Tyler Vanderwoude 4-5 0-1 8. Totals 23-34 13-20 65.

Lake Central (17-17-9-14)

Nick Anderson 8-18 0-0 22, Mark Mileusnic 2-4 0-0 5, Ami Kuatra 2-3 0-0 4, Kyle Blum 0-3 2-2 2, Nate Oakley 5-13 3-4 13, Jerry Edwards 0-0 0-0 0, Graham Weber 0-0 0-0 0, Kyle Nichols 1-1 0-0 2, Jaiden Clayton 3-6 3-4 9. Totals 21-48 8-10 57.

3-point field goals: Chesterton 6-7 (Grayson 1-1, Elliott 1-1, Schmidt 4-5); Lake Central 7-16 (Anderson 6-10, Mileusnic 1-1, Blum 0-3, Nichols 0-2). Rebounds: Chesterton 23 (Wadding 10); Lake Central 19 (Oakley 7). Steals: Chesterton 6 (Grayson 4); Lake Central 2 (Anderson 1, Oakley 1). Assists: Chesterton 15 (Wadding 6); Lake Central 4 (Khatra 2).

 

 

Posted 2/3/2020

 
 
 
 

 

 

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