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CHS Boys charitable in loss

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By TR HARLAN

Numbers don’t lie.

The Chesterton boys basketball team went 6-of-15 from the foul line and were out-rebounded 34-22 resulting in a 60-54 Duneland Athletic Conference contest at LaPorte Friday night.

“There’s the game. That’s the game,” Chesterton coach Marc Urban said. “You can’t win in the Duneland Conference when you do that. We haven’t figured it out and we better.”

Neither team built more than a five-point lead and the Trojans finally found themselves on top 52-51 after a 4-0 run midway through the fourth quarter.

“It’s a game where you get beat like that and you’re still in it,” Urban said. “That’s how close we are to being good. But, it’s all talk until we do it for 32 minutes.”

After Austin Peterson’s basket put the Trojans on top, the Slicers answered with five straight points from Andy Samuelson. Jake Wadding’s basket pulled Chesterton within 56-54 with 1:39 to play.

“We had some bright spots for some of our kids,” Urban said. “But, the bottom line is we didn’t get it done.”

After getting a stop on the defensive end, Chesterton’s Ray Yagelski missed a game-tying 17-footer. Yagelski finished with a team-high 18 points.

“It wasn’t the first option, but we had some looks that didn’t fall in,” Urban said. “You go back to the free throw shooting and rebounding before you worry about that stuff.”

The Trojan defense managed to get another stop as Peterson recorded a steal and was fouled with 30.5 seconds left.

Peterson missed the front end of the one-and-one and LaPorte went 4-for-4 from the foul line to ice the victory.

“ I’m going to keep battling with these guys and we’re going to keep working and grinding through,” Urban said. “We’ll come back and keep fighting.”

Peterson added 13 points in the loss for the Trojans, while Erik Ralph (6 points), Wadding (4 points), Tyler Nelson (4 points), Ky Palombizio (3 points), Jack Eaton (3 points) and Noah Mahoney (3 points) rounded out the scoring.

“It’s day by day for us,” Urban said. “It’s just about getting better as a basketball team.”

The Trojans return to the court on Wednesday when they host Andrean in a triple header with the freshman game starting at 4:30 p.m.

LaPorte 60, Chesterton 54

AT LAPORTE

Chesterton (15-10-20-9)

Ray Yagelski 7-11 2-6 18, Erik Ralph 1-2 4-6 6, Jake Wadding 2-4 0-0 4, Ky Palombizio 1-8 0-0 3, Austin Peterson 5-10 0-2 13, Tyler Nelson 2-4 0-0 4, Jack Eaton 1-1 0-0 3, Noah Mahoney 1-2 0-0 3, Brayden Cortwright 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 20-42 6-15 54.

LaPorte (16-11-19-14)

Ben Dermody 3-10 0-0 6, Andy Samuelson 7-12 2-2 20, Owen Strieter 2-5 2-2 6, Garrott Ott-Large 1-4 0-0 3, Nik Ormsby 4-9 4-4 13, Austin Haferkamp 0-0 0-0 0, Jerry Fulton 2-2 0-1 4, Trevor Perry 0-0 0-0 0, Scott Cooper 3-5 1-2 8. Totals 22-47 9-11 60.

3-point field goals: Chesterton 8-19 (Yagelski 2-3, Palombizio 1-6, Peterson 3-7, Nelson 0-1, Eaton 1-1, Mahoney 1-1); LaPorte 7-17 (Samuelson 4-8, Strieter 0-1, Ott-Large 1-3, Ormsby 1-3, Cooper 1-2). Rebounds: Chesterton 22 (Palombizio 4, Peterson 4); LaPorte 34 (Samuelson 11). Assists: Chesterton 8 (Ralph 3); LaPorte 10 (Strieter 5). Steals: Chesterton 9 (Palombizio 3); LaPorte 8 (Ott-Large 3).

 

 

 

Posted 1/16/2017

 
 
 
 

 

 

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