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CHS Boys Basketball stays perfect

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The Chesterton boys basketball team played at home for the first time this season and didn’t disappoint their fans.

The Trojans stayed perfect on the season (5-0) with a 69-53 victory over East Chicago Central on Tuesday night.

“We had a tough stretch to start the season, but I think we grew up on the road a little bit,” Chesterton coach Marc Urban said. “It was nice to play in front of our home crowd finally. It was fun.”

Jake Wadding got the Trojans off to a hot start by scoring the game’s first four points. The sophomore finished with a game-high 25 points to go along with 16 rebounds, six assists and two blocked shots.

“I thought Jake was really good tonight,” Urban said. “He had a good vibe about him tonight and did a good job of being aggressive and finishing. We went to him early and he got to the rim.”

The Trojan lead stayed relatively small until a 6-0 run to finish the first half put them on top 27-21 at the break.

The run continued to start the third quarter with a 3-pointer from Ky Palombizio and a Wadding basket to make it 32-21. Palombizio finished with 22 points.

“Ky had some good looks tonight and knocked some down for us,” Urban said. “When we throw the ball inside and then kick it back out, our percentage has to be significantly higher. When he’s in rhythm, he’s a really good shooter.”

East Chicago tried to race back into the game with their speed, but never got closer than 49-44 early in the fourth quarter.

“EC got it and really raced to the other end,” Urban said. “You can’t simulate that in practice. We have to do a better job rebounding and hustling back in transition.”

The Trojans finished the game on a 10-4 run and were 6-of-8 from the foul line in the fourth quarter to set the final score.

Rounding out the scoring for Chesterton were Austin Peterson (7 points), Josh Matthews (5 points), Kolton Cardenas (5 points), Tyler Nelson (3 points) and Nick Mullen (2 points).

The Trojans held East Chicago to just 20-of-67 (29 percent) from the field, while hitting on 26-of-53 (49 percent) themselves.

“I thought at times we were pretty solid defensively,” Urban said. “We had some trouble keeping them in front of us and that’s something we have to get better at.”

Chesterton returns to the court on Friday night when they host Highland. The JV game is set for a 5:30 p.m. tip.

Chesterton 69, East Chicago Central 53


East Chicago Central (7-14-16-16)

Shammon Williams 1-10 1-3 3, Louis Williams 3-10 2-4 9, Syrrus Nunn 6-18 4-4 17, Bryson Jenkins 0-1 0-0 0, Josh Morgan 3-10 0-2 6, Rashawn Lewis 1-2 0-0 2, Deonte Bonaparte 2-4 0-1 4, Juwan Jones 4-11 0-0 11, Dave Williams 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-67 7-14 53.

Chesterton (11-16-19-23)

Tyler Nelson 1-5 1-2 3, Jack Eaton 0-1 0-0 0, Jake Wadding 12-14 1-4 25, Ky Palombizio 7-20 6-8 22, Austin Peterson 3-6 0-0 7, Josh Matthews 2-2 1-2 5, Harley Lohmeyer 0-3 0-0 0, Kolton Cardenas 1-2 2-2 5, Nick Mullen 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 26-53 13-20 69.

3-point field goals: East Chicago Central 6-18 (S. Williams 0-1, L. Williams 1-1, Nunn 2-8, Bonaparte 0-1, Jones 3-7); Chesterton 4-20 (Nelson 0-2, Eaton 0-1, Palombizio 2-9, Peterson 1-3, Lohmeyer 0-3, Cardenas 1-2). Rebounds: East Chicago Central 33 (Nunn 6, Bonaparte 6); Chesterton 45 (Wadding 16). Steals: East Chicago Central 6 (L. Williams 2, Nunn 2); Chesterton 5 (Lohmeyer 2). Assists: East Chicago Central 6 (L. Williams 4); Chesterton 10 (Wadding 6).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 57,

East Chicago Central 56

Jake Warren’s basket with 6.7 seconds left gave the Chesterton junior varsity a 57-56 victory over East Chicago Central on Tuesday.

Offensively, Sean Elliott led the Trojans with 17 points and Alex Schmidt added 16 points.

Rounding out the scoring were Warren (9 points), Drew VanderWoude (7 points), Tyler VanderWoude (4 points), Mike Williams (2 points) and Jacob Roof (2 points).



Posted 12/13/2017




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