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Chesterton Girls Basketball rolls to perfect 10-0

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By TR HARLAN

It wasn’t their best game of the year, but the Chesterton girls basketball team remained undefeated with a 48-26 Duneland Athletic Conference victory over Portage on Friday night.

“Winning ugly,” Chesterton coach Jack Campbell said. “We didn’t shoot well. We had a tough game on Wednesday and only one day to get ready for a game like this. We shot it well Wednesday and didn’t tonight.

“It happens.”

The Trojans jumped out to a 9-0 lead as the Indians missed their first nine shots from the field.

“We tried to take their point guard (Piro) out of the game,” Campbell said. “She’s really good. When she gave it up and we tried to keep her from getting it back.”

The lead grew to 16-3 after one period and Chesterton lead 27-11 at the half.

“You have to depend on your defense when you don’t shoot well,” Campbell said. “The one constant you can have is defensive effort. I thought we had that tonight.”

The Trojans scored the first six points of the third quarter to push the lead to 33-11, but the teams combined for 22 turnovers in the quarter to bring the game to a screeching halt.

Chesterton hit 11 free throws in the final period to set the final score.

Courtney Krol led the Trojans with 16 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Ashley Craycraft added 10 points with Maddie Scott (3 assists) and Hailey Vale (14 rebounds) tallying eight points each.

Chesterton hit on 13-of-27 shots (48 percent) from the floor, but turned the ball over 26 times. Portage was just 9-of-48 (19 percent) from the field and turned the ball over 21 times in the loss.

The Trojans return to the court on Friday night when they travel to Duneland Athletic Conference rival Valparaiso. The JV game is set for a 5:30 p.m. tip.

Chesterton 48, Portage 26

AT CHESTERTON

Portage (3-8-6-9)

Kristen Cravens 2-10 0-2 5, Hanna Piro 1-3 1-3 3, Serena Flanagan 0-1 0-0 0, Kaitlynn Clasen 1-6 0-0 2, Alexis Switzer 3-14 1-2 9, Skylar Flanagan 0-7 1-3 1, Layla Melendez 1-2 1-3 3, Bonnie Clancy 1-1 0-0 2, Troilisia Lacey 0-2 1-2 1, Megan Huettner 0-1 0-0 0, Jordan Barnes 0-1 0-0 0, Asia Chessor 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 9-48 5-15 26.

Chesterton (16-11-6-15)

Maddie Scott 1-1 6-9 8, Courtney Krol 5-6 4-6 16, Sarah Dzierba 1-8 0-0 2, Hailey Vale 2-4 4-4 8, Marney Sisson 1-1 0-2 2, Molly Slatcoff 0-1 0-0 0, Ashley Craycraft 2-5 5-6 10, Haley Moore 0-0 0-0 0, Evelyn Pabon 0-1 0-0 0, Kelly Carr 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 13-27 19-27 48.

3-point field goals: Portage 3-20 (Cravens 1-8, Piro 0-1, Ser. Flanagan 0-1, Clasen 0-1, Switzer 2-6, Sky. Flanagan 0-3); Chesterton 3-13 (Krol 2-3, Dzierba 0-7, Craycraft 1-2, Pabon 0-1). Rebounds: Portage 28 (Switzer 5); Chesterton 41 (Vale 14). Assists: Portage 5 (Cravens 2); Chesterton 5 (Scott 3). Steals: Portage 11 (Clasen 4); Chesterton 7 (Krol 3).

Junior Varsity

Portage 40, Chesterton 30

The Chesterton junior varsity dropped a 40-30 decision to Portage on Friday night.

Offensively, Nalani Malackowski and Sydney Balas led the Trojans with eight points each.

Rounding out the scoring were Kaitlynn Carr (6 points), Emma Schmidt (3 points), Hollie Skoczek (3 points) and Jaelynne Corral (2 points).

 

 

Posted 12/11/2017

 
 
 
 

 

 

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