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CHS Boys Basketball handles Slicers 73-40

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The Chesterton boys basketball team keeps getting closer to putting together the 32-minute effort Coach Marc Urban wants.

The Trojans picked up their first Duneland Athletic Conference victory over the season in a dominating 73-40 win over LaPorte on Friday night.

“We’re starting to understand that we can just let the offense come to us,” Urban said. “We need to see what they are doing to us and then get the one-on-one matchup. Get it to the guy that can drive and kick. That’s how we have to play.”

LaPorte built a 10-9 lead midway through the first quarter but a pair of free throws and back-to-back 3-pointers by Ky Palombizio and Kolton Cardenas put the Trojans on top 17-10 after one.

Another triple from Austin Peterson and a basket by Tyler Nelson saw the lead jump to 22-10 and Chesterton never looked back.

“I thought we had a good first half,” Urban said. “That Merrillville loss is really sticking with us. I thought we were detailed on Tuesday (against Hobart) and we were even more detailed tonight. We have to move the basketball and take what the defense gives us. I thought we did that tonight and made some plays.”

The Slicers came out with eight quick points in the third quarter to cut the lead to 37-28, but the Trojans responded with a 12-4 run to put things on easy street.

“They came out and hit two or three big shots to start the third quarter and we settled down and got back to the way we played in the first half,” Urban said.

Peterson led the Trojans with 17 points, while Palombizio and Jake Wadding each added 10 points.

“I thought Austin played his best game of the year tonight,” Urban said. “He’s known in the area and he’s done a really good job of bouncing back from some things. He’s a really good kid that works really hard. I think he’ll start stringing games together from here.”

Rounding out the scoring were Jack Eaton (8 points), Harley Lohmeyer (6 points), Nelson (5 points), Noah Mahoney (5 points), Cardenas (3 points), Drew VanderWoude (3 points), Nick Mullen (2 points) and Alex Schmidt (2 points).

The Trojans hit on 26-of-49 shots (53 percent) and 9-of-21 (43 percent) from 3-point range on the night.

“All of our three’s were pretty much in rhythm,” Urban said. “They were unselfish shots and you better shoot it when that happens.”

Chesterton also outrebounded the Slicers 35-26 led by Peterson’s eight boards.

“If we are going to win big games, we have to be able to rebound for 32 minutes,” Urban said. “We’ve stressed it and we’re continuing to get better at it.”

The Trojans return to the court on Wednesday when they travel to Andrean for a triple-header beginning with a freshman game at 4:30 p.m.

Chesterton 73, LaPorte 40


LaPorte (10-10-14-6)

Austin Haferkamp 4-11 4-4 14, Carson Crass 0-2 0-0 0, Garrott Ott Large 2-11 0-0 6, Carlos Jenkins 2-2 0-0 5, Grant Seaburg 0-3 2-2 2, Wes Cabrera 1-2 0-0 2, Kyle Nix 0-0 0-0 0, Trevor Perry 2-3 2-2 6, Jake Spence 1-3 0-0 3, Mason Schroeder 1-2 0-0 2, Marshawn Sherrod 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 13-41 8-8 40.

Chesterton (17-20-19-17)

Tyler Nelson 1-3 3-4 5, Noah Mahoney 2-5 1-3 5, Jake Wadding 5-7 0-1 10, Ky Palombizio 3-8 2-6 10, Austin Peterson 6-11 3-3 17, Joshua Matthews 0-0 0-2 0, Harley Lohmeyer 2-3 0-0 6, Kolton Cardenas 1-3 0-0 3, Jack Eaton 3-5 0-0 8, Nick Mullen 1-2 2-2 4, Drew VanderWoude 1-1 1-3 3, Alex Schmidt 1-1 0-0 2, Sean Elliott 0-0 0-0 0, Jake Warren 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-49 12-24 73.

3-point field goals: LaPorte 6-21 (Haferkamp 2-4, Ott Large 2-9, Jenkins 1-1, Seaburg 0-2, Spence 1-3, Sherrod 0-2); Chesterton 9-21 (Eaton 2-3, Palombizio 2-6, Peterson 2-5, Lohmeyer 2-3, Cardenas 1-2, Mullen 0-1, Mahoney 0-1). Rebounds: LaPorte 26 (Haferkamp 4, Seaburg 4, Perry 4); Chesterton 35 (Peterson 8). Assists: LaPorte 7 (Crass 4); Chesterton 12 (Wadding 3, Peterson 3). Steals: LaPorte 2 (Crass 2); Chesterton 4 (Wadding 3).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 45, LaPorte 28

The Chesterton junior varsity picked up a 45-28 victory over LaPorte last Thursday night.

Offensively, Drew VanderWoude led the Trojans with 11 points, while Jake Warren added 10 points.

Rounding out the scoring were Alex Schmidt (6 points), Grant Pearson (4 points), Jacob Roof (4 points), Tyler VanderWoude (4 points), Mike Williams (2 points), Adam Juestel (2 points) and Sean Elliott (2 points).


Posted 1/15/2018




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