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CHS Boys Hoops beats 2A No 1 Andrean 61-48

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Jake Wadding scored the game’s first basket and had a pair of free throws in a 4-0 first quarter run that gave the Chesterton boys basketball team a lead they would never lose.

The Trojans opened the season with a 61-48 victory over defending 2A state champion Andrean on Saturday night.

“It’s the first game and I was really pleased with our effort,” Chesterton coach Marc Urban said. “There are a lot of things we have to clean up, but it’s easier to do that when you don’t have to coach effort.”

The preseason 2A No. 1 59ers led 5-4 midway through the opening frame before Wadding, Alex Schmidt and Jake Warren scored for a 10-7 lead that grew to 18-9 early in the second quarter.

Schmidt’s triple to end the half put Chesterton on top 30-19 at the break. Schmidt led the Trojans with 14 points.

“The first half they had five offensive rebounds and scored on four of them,” Urban said. “They only scored 19 points and that’s eight of them. We have to clean that up.”

Wadding added 13 points, a game-high nine rebounds and four assists in the win. Travis Grayson and Jake Warren each added 11 points.

“Wadding was really, really good tonight,” Urban said. “He did what a senior is supposed to do and bailed us out of some situations that we have to get better at. He was on a different level than everybody else on the floor.”

Andrean pulled within 38-27 in the third quarter, but a 10-0 Chesterton run that included 3-pointers from Schmidt and Tyler Vanderwoude put the game out of reach.

“It was good to see us knock some 3’s down,” Urban said. “We got good looks in rhythm and we have good shooters. When we move the basketball and get touches in the paint, we’re hard to guard.”

The Trojans hit on 23-of-47 shots (49 percent) from the field and were 5-of-8 from 3-point range. Andrean hit just 20-of-58 (37 percent) and were 3-of-25 from 3-point range.

“We defended the ball pretty well, but we have to get better on the glass,” Urban said. “And we will.”

Rounding out the scoring for Chesterton were Vanderwoude (7 points), Charlie Eaton (4 points) and Sean Elliott (1 point).

CHS returns to the court on Wednesday when they travel to Hammond Morton. The JV game is set for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff.

Chesterton 61, Andrean 48


Andrean (7-12-10-19)

Eric Goodes 2-11 0-0 4, Robby Ballentine 0-3 0-0 0, Ben Jones 4-15 0-0 9, Gabe Gillespie 7-14 1-1 15, Deshon Burnett 3-9 2-2 10, Dahmian Cundiff 1-1 2-3 4, Darrell Snyder 3-4 0-0 6. Totals 20-58 5-6 48.

Chesterton (10-20-18-13)

Travis Grayson 5-13 1-4 11, Jake Wadding 3-8 6-7 13, Sean Elliott 0-2 1-2 1, Alex Schmidt 6-8 0-0 14, Jake Warren 5-9 0-0 11, Luke Lombardini 0-2 0-0 0, Tyler Vanderwoude 3-3 0-0 7, Malcolm Harper 0-0 0-0 0, Chris Mullen 0-1 0-2 0, Charlie Eaton 1-1 2-4 4. Totals 23-47 10-19 61.

3-point field goals: Andrean 3-25 (Goodes 0-5, Ballentine 0-2, Jones 1-11, Gillespie 0-3, Burnett 2-4); Chesterton 5-8 (Grayson 0-1, Wadding 1-1, Vanderwoude 1-1, Schmidt 2-3, Warren 1-1, Mullen 0-1). Rebounds: Andrean 35 (Gillespie 9); Chesterton 33 (Wadding 9). Assists: Andrean 5 (Goodes 2); Chesterton 10 (Wadding 4). Steals: Andrean 4 (Goodes 2); Chesterton 3 (Grayson 3).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 49, Andrean 35

The Chesterton junior varsity opened its season with a 49-35 victory over Andrean on Saturday night.

The Trojans were led offensively by Landon Johnston with 13 points and Barrett Church with 12 points.

Rounding out the scoring were Jordan Hughes (6 points), K’Den Dade (4 points), Karson Cardenas (4 points), Matt Marmolejo (3 points), Malcolm Harper (3 points), Carson Parrish (2 points) and Joe Chico (2 points).



Posted 12/2/2019




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