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Chesterton Boys roll over Roosevelt 66-49

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At 5-1, Chesterton continues to turn heads in the Region, if not in its own locker room.

"I don't find it to be a surprise," junior Austin Peterson said after Friday's 66-49 romp past Roosevelt. "Nobody saw (freshman) Jake (Wadding) coming on like this, except us. From day one of fall conditioning, you could see, wow, he's really good. We've got a little experience with me, Ray (Yagelski) and Ky (Palombizio) and we've been able to pass it down to the younger guys. Coach (Marc) Urban came in and got us ready for the season."

The Trojans never trailed, dispatching the Panthers (4-3) quickly. They raced to a 27-10 at the outset of the second quarter on a Harley Lohmeyer 3, their fourth in the opening nine minutes during a 6-of-11 first-half shooting display from the arc. Ray Yagelski, battling a flu bug, went off for 11 of his 15 points in the first period.

"We were patient," Urban said. "The ball was moving. Ray's talented. He just has to let the game come to him, make the simple play."

Chesterton made its only three baskets of the second quarter from the arc, sustaining the margin of 17 at the break. They stretched the lead to 24 at 46-22 in the third as Roosevelt struggled to turn its pressure defense and offensive rebounds into points. It shot just 33 percent, thanks largely to a fourth-quarter bump after the game was in hand for the Trojans. Chesterton broke the Panthers trap a number of times for layups but also committed 22 turnovers.

"They're relentless in what they do," Urban said of Roosevelt. "We've got to do a better job of rebounding the basketball. We've got to learn to play hard, be tough for 32 minutes. Sometimes, we relax when we start watching the scoreboard. We got a little sloppy."

Roosevelt had no answer for Peterson, inside or outside, his 24 points on 8-of-11 shooting a combination of both. His three 3s, which came in the first half, included a 25-footer at the second-quarter horn.

"Austin's able to shoot it and he's got soft hands. He can finish around the basket well," Urban said. "He gives us a calming presence with some of the younger guys."

Chesterton shot 59 percent.

"We're just working the normal offense," Peterson said. "It's not revolving around anyone. We're playing good team ball, besides the Bowman game. We're working together. It's nice when you have multiple guys in double digits. That's a huge key to us. The guys are doing a good job of finding me amd when they're doubling down, they trust me to kick it back out."

Urban used 12 players, including 11 in the first half and nine of them scored. Peterson, Wadding and Erik Ralph all nabbed five rebounds.

"It's part of the whole thing of developing guys," he said. "We've got a lot of guys. There's no clear cut six or seven. We want all the kids to contribute. This was a big game coming off the Bowman loss. We listened to people telling us how good we are. It was good to see us bounce back."

Chesterton 66, Gary Roosevelt 49


Gary Roosevel (10-8-7-24)

Latrell Williams 6-16 2-4 14, Tony Tucker 3-8 2-4 8, Dion Moore 3-13 0-0 8, Markee Lunn 5-13 1-2 11, Rob Jamerson 0-4 0-0 0, Jaron McFerson 0-0 0-0 0, Xavier Brown 0-0 0-1 0, Dennis Caldwell 1-3 1-1 3, Jeremiah Smith 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 20-60 5-12 49.

Chesterton (24-11-13-18)

Jake Wadding 2-3 1-2 5, Ky Palombizio 2-5 0-0 5, Austin Peterson 8-11 5-6 24, Erik Ralph 2-5 1-2 5, Ray Yagelski 6-10 3-3 15, Anthony Gilyan 0-0 0-0 0, Brayden Cortwright 2-3 0-1 4, Tyler Nelson 0-0 0-0 0, Colton Cardenas 1-1 0-0 3, Harley Lohmeyer 1-2 0-0 3, Noah Mahoney 0-1 2-2 2, Jack Eaton 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-41 12-17 66.

3-point field goals: Moore 2, Smith (R); Peterson 3, Palombizio, Cardenas, Lohmeyer (C). Leaders Rebounds: Williams 9 (R); Peterson 5, Wadding 5 (C). Assists: Peterson 3, Yagelski 3 (C). Steals: Williams 4, Moore 4 (R); Yagelski 2 (C).

Junior Varsity

Gary Roosevelt 36, Chesterton 35

The Chesterton junior varsity dropped a 36-35 decision to Gary Roosevelt on Friday night.

Kolton Cardenas led the Trojans with nine points, while Nick Mullen added eight points.

Rounding out the scoring were Alex Schmidt (5 points), Jack Eaton (5 points), JP Osafo (2 points), Tyler Nelson (2 points), Jake Warren (2 points) and Drew VanderWoude (2 points).


Posted 12/12/2016




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