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Still perfect: Chesterton Girls beat South Central 55-36

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It must have been patience.

The Chesterton girls basketball team didn’t score in the first quarter, but improved to 5-0 on the season with a 55-36 victory at South Central on Friday night.

“Our defense finally starting forcing some turnovers and we picked the ball up to get a couple of layups,” Chesterton coach Jack Campbell said. “It’s tough to play against them. They’re point guard picked us apart a few times.”

The Trojans struggled to an 0-for-13 first quarter from the field, but trailed just 8-0.

“We didn’t panic,” Campbell said. “You can’t rush experience and we have a lot of kids that have been through things before.”

After missing their first shot of the second stanza, the Trojans first basket came on a 3-pointer from Sarah Dzierba. That led to a 9-0 run and Chesterton’s first lead of the night.

“We had some good shots in the first quarter and they didn’t go in. It was one and done for us,” Campbell said. “We finally made some baskets. Sarah made a couple of shots from really deep to get us going.”

After five straight points from the Satellites, Jenna Tarnowski hit a triple that led to an 11-2 run to end the half and put the Trojans up for good 20-15.

In the third quarter, Hailey Vale scored five of Chesterton’s first eight points as the lead extended to 28-15.

Vale scored 10 points, grabbed seven rebounds and added six blocked shots in the victory.

“We have a 6’ 2” girl and we just weren’t patient enough to get it to her,” Campbell said. We made an adjustment at halftime to make the entry pass a little easier and it worked. You can’t just pass it around the perimeter and take a shot. Eventually, you’ll lose that battle.”

The Trojans averted any possible comeback from South Central by hitting 15-of-18 free throw attempts in the fourth quarter.

“It’s big to make free throws down the stretch,” Campbell said. “It wasn’t just one kid. Everyone knocked them down.”

Shannon McCoy led the Trojans with 16 points (7 rebounds), while Tarnowski added 11 points (5 assists).

Chesterton played without starters Courtney Krol (concussion) and Chelsea Jackson (shoulder injury).

“We’ve got 12 kids who can play, so when you’re down a couple someone else has to take advantage of their chance,” Campbell said. “So far, we’ve been doing that.”

The Trojans return to the court on Tuesday when they host Hammond Morton. The junior varsity game is set for a 5:30 p.m. tip.

Chesterton 55, South Central 36


Chesterton (0-20-16-19)

Jenna Tarnowski 2-7 6-6 11, Shannon McCoy 6-12 2-3 16, Hailey Vale 3-9 4-6 10, Brittany Privett 1-2 2-2 5, Sydney Sisson 0-5 2-2 2, Maddie Scott 0-1 0-0 0, Sarah Dzierba 2-6 2-2 8, Jenna Wadding 0-0 0-0 0, Annika Babcock 1-2 1-3 3, Marney Sisson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-44 19-24 55.

South Central (8-7-8-13)

Lauren Anthony 2-5 1-2 5, Kayla Budka 2-8 0-1 4, Janelle Mitzner 2-3 0-0 4, Amber Wolf 1-7 0-0 2, Olivia Tolmen 5-7 0-0 12, Molly Mueller 0-0 1-2 1, Faith Biggs 0-1 2-6 2, Melissa Rudolph 0-0 0-0 0, Skyler Wildfong 1-3 1-1 3, Lindsay Kidwell 1-3 1-2 3. Totals 14-37 6-14 36.

3-point field goals: Chesterton 6-20 (Tarnowski 1-4, McCoy 2-5, Vale 0-1, Privett 1-2, S.Sisson 0-2, Scott 0-1, Dzierba 2-5); South Central 2-6 (Budka 0-3, Wolf 0-1, Tolmen 2-2). Rebounds: Chesterton 28 (McCoy 7, Vale 7); South Central 31 (Tolmen 8). Assists: Chesterton 12 (Tarnowski 5); South Central 7 (Tolmen 3). Steals: Chesterton 15 (S.Sisson 5); South Central 7 (Tolmen 3).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 48, South Central 20

The Chesterton junior varsity continued its perfect season with a 48-20 victory over South Central on Friday night.

Offensively, Grace O’Dell led the Trojans with 16 points, while Evelynn Pabon added 12 points.

Rounding out the scoring were Haley Moore (9 points), Ashley Craycraft (4 points), Marney Sisson (3 points), Molly Slatcoff (2 points) and Annika Babcock (2 points).


Posted 11/21/2016




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