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Chesterton Boys Hoops open with 60-50 win

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It wasn’t their best, but it didn’t have to be.

The Chesterton boys basketball team worked through the first quarter and took control in the second to pick up a 60-50 opening night victory over Gary 21st Century on Wednesday night.

“It wasn’t pretty, but we found a way to get the job done tonight,” Chesterton coach Marc Urban said. “It’s going to be a season of continual growth.”

Freshman Travis Grayson hit a 3-pointer on the final play of the first quarter to give the Trojans a 13-12 lead and they never looked back.

After Kolton Cardenas scored to put the Trojans up 15-14, Chesterton finished the half on an 11-0 run that pushed the lead to 26-14.

“We’re getting good looks and missing some bunnies around the rim that we’ll finish normally,” Urban said. “The more comfortable we get, the better that will get.”

The visiting Cougars pulled within 33-24 in the third quarter but Drew Vanderwoude scored all eight of his points in a 12-0 run.

“Without our second leading scorer (Tyler Nelson) because of an injury in the scrimmage, starting a freshman point guard (Grayson) and the first real ‘lights on’ action for guys like Nick (Mullen) and Drew, we did some good things,” Urban said. “There are so many things to learn from this game. I’m really excited to get back to practice and work on them.”

Chesterton’s lead grew to 54-32 with 3:02 to play before the Cougars ended the game on an 18-6 run.

“We did a really good job for about 3 1 quarters,” Urban said. “We have to learn how to play with the lead and when teams are trying to speed you up. Don’t play the scoreboard.

“If we take the run they had at the end and grow from it, I have no problem with that.”

Jake Wadding led the Trojans with 15 points, while Grayson added 11 points.

Rounding out the scoring were Vanderwoude (8 points, 8 rebounds), Cardenas (7 points), Jack Eaton (7 points), Alex Schmidt (6 points), Mullen (4 points) and Jake Warren (2 points).

Chesterton returns to the court next Wednesday when they host Hammond Morton. The JV game will tipoff at 5:30 p.m.

Chesterton 60, Gary 21st Century 50


Gary 21st Century (12-2-10-26)

Triyonta Lomax 4-11 4-5 12, Tavontae Hayes 1-5 0-0 3, Johnell Davis 7-12 4-8 19, Tawain Hayes 2-4 0-0 4, Demondrik Velez 4-6 1-2 9, Takari Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Dontrell Patton 0-0 0-2 0, Ryan Moss 0-0 0-0 0, Kymari Nora 0-0 0-0 0, Cameron Jernigan 1-4 1-2 3. Totals 19-43 10-19 50.

Chesterton (13-13-14-20)

Kolton Cardenas 2-6 2-2 7, Jack Eaton 2-6 1-2 7, Nick Mullen 1-3 2-2 4, Jake Wadding 7-19 1-3 15, Travis Grayson 4-7 2-2 11, Sean Elliott 0-0 0-0 0, Alex Schmidt 2-6 2-2 6, Jake Warren 1-1 0-0 2, Drew Vanderwoude 3-4 2-2 8. Totals 22-52 12-15 60.

3-point field goals: Gary 21st Century 2-11 (Lomax 0-3, Tav. Hayes 1-4, Davis 1-3, Jones 0-1); Chesterton 4-13 (Cardenas 1-4, Eaton 2-3, Mullen 0-1, Wadding 0-3, Grayson 1-1, Schmidt 0-1). Rebounds: Gary 21st Century 28 (Velez 8); Chesterton 35 (Vanderwoude 8). Assists: Gary 21st Century 8 (Lomax 3, Davis 3); Chesterton 12 (Schmidt 4). Steals: Gary 21st Century 12 (Davis 4); Chesterton 6 (Eaton 4).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 52,

Gary 21st Century 42

The Chesterton junior varsity opened its season with a 52-42 victory over Gary 21st Century on Wednesday night.

Offensively, Tyler Vanderwoude led the Trojans with 13 points, while Luke Lombardini added 10 points.

Rounding out the scoring were Evan Smilgius (9 points), Charlie Eaton (9 points), Barrett Church (6 points) and Landon Johnston (5 points).



Posted 11/26/2018




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