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Chesterton girls basketball team beats Lake Central in 2OT

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The night before Thanksgiving wasn’t a holiday for the Chesterton girls basketball team.

They put in overtime. Two to be exact.

The Trojans opened up Duneland Athletic Conference play on Wednesday night with a 57-53 double overtime victory over Lake Central.

“That’s a good team win,” Chesterton coach Jack Campbell said. “We have a big heart.”

CHS tied the game with 29.4 seconds left in regulation on a three-pointer by Nalani Malackowski to force overtime. LC returned the favor with a basket with 3.2 on the clock to force the second OT.

“Every win is big,” Campbell said. “Add that it’s a conference game and it just makes it a little more important.”

Lauren Davis scored to start the second overtime for the Trojans before three straight points from the Indians put them up 51-50 with 2:11 to play.

Ashley Craycraft and LC’s Allie Mularski traded baskets to keep the Indians in front by one. Craycraft scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Trojans, while Mularski scored 19 points and grabbed 20 rebounds for Lake Central.

Kaitlyn Carr hit a free throw to tie the game with 1:03 to play before Craycraft stole a pass and fed Malackowski for a layup with 28 seconds left. Free throws from Emma Schmidt and Carr set the final score.

Malackowski scored 13 points in the victory, while Carr added 11 points and 11 rebounds.

“Kaitlyn Carr was amazing out there tonight,” Campbell said. “It’s all the little things she does on the floor that most people don’t know about. She never does anything she can’t do. She’s a little bit of a scorer too.”

Rounding out the scoring for the Trojans were Schmidt (5 points), Davis (5 points, 9 rebounds) and Carley Balas (2 points).

“Lauren did a great job for us tonight too,” Campbell said.

The difference in the game came at the foul line where Chesterton hit on 25-of-32 from the charity stripe. Lake Central finished 11-of-19.

The Trojans return to the court on Tuesday when they travel to East Chicago Central. The JV game is set for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff.

Chesterton 57, Lake Central 53


Lake Central (12-9-11-8-8-5)

Tiana Morales 0-5 2-2 2, Jen Tomasi 2-5 0-2 5, Amanda Blevins 1-3 0-0 2, Essence Johnson 0-5 0-0 0, Allie Mularski 7-14 5-11 19, Abby Oedzes 1-11 2-2 5, Madison Dulski 3-5 0-0 9, Taylor Jaksich 4-11 0-0 9, Kylie Blevins 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 18-60 11-19 53.

Chesterton (9-10-12-9-8-9)

Ashley Craycraft 5-17 9-10 21, Nalani Malackowski 3-15 6-6 13, Carley Balas 1-3 0-0 2, Emma Schmidt 0-10 5-7 5, Kaitlyn Carr 3-4 5-8 11, Sophia Raffin 0-0 0-1 0, Emma Pape 0-0 0-0 0, Hollie Skoczek 0-2 0-0 0, Lauren Davis 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 14-55 25-32 57.

3-point field goals: Lake Central 6-27 (Morales 0-4, Tomasic 1-1, Johnson 0-4, Oedzes 1-8, Dulski 3-5, Jaksich 1-5); Chesterton 4-15 (Craycraft 2-4, Malackowski 1-7, Schmidt 0-1, Skoczek 0-2, Davis 1-1). Rebounds: Lake Central 50 (Mularski 20); Chesterton 45 (Carr 11). Assists: Lake Central 10 (Morales 5), Chesterton 10 (Malackowski 5). Steals: Lake Central 7 (Mularski 3), Chesterton 10 (Malackowski 3).

Junior Varsity

Lake Central 29, Chesterton 19

The Chesterton junior varsity dropped its first decision of the year in a 29-19 loss to Lake Central on Wednesday.

Mannat Singh and Madison Davis led the Trojans with four points each, while Emily Richardson added three points.

Rounding out the scoring were Layla Ferguson, Amani Brown, Chloe Wisniewski and Kristina Kokot with two points each.



Posted 11/29/2019




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