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CHS girls basketball team remains perfect 8-0 on the year

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By TR HARLAN

Not much new happens to Jack Campbell.

In his 30th year as head girls basketball coach at Chesterton, Campbell has an 8-0 team for the first time in his career after a 55-47 Duneland Athletic Conference victory at Michigan City on Friday night.

“First time,” Campbell said. “We’ve done a pretty good job of finding ways to come out ahead. The last couple of games, we shot the ball well. We didn’t shoot well tonight.

“We hung in there tonight and did a nice job defensively of turning them over. That was big.”

The Trojans forced 35 turnovers by the Wolves and recorded 21 steals led by Maddie Scott with seven.

“We tried to put pressure on their guards passing the ball inside,” Campbell said. “Make it as difficult as you can on the passers. We learned in the summer that we could moved kids around on the perimeter, so we’re able to keep someone fresh our there pressuring the ball.”

Chesterton didn’t fully take control of the game until the second half when they pushed the lead to 39-28 after three quarters.

“They take a lot of things away with their size inside,” Campbell said. “(Asst.) Coach (Fred) Mitchell made a great suggestion and we moved Courtney (Krol) into the high post. We knew if we got the ball to her there, she could face up and shoot it or take it to the basket.”

Krol finished with 24 points and hit 11-of-14 free throws to lead the Trojans. Scott, Sarah Dzierba and Ashley Craycraft all added seven points in the victory.

“We have several kids that can score,” Campbell said. “It doesn’t have to be Courtney all the time. She’s been playing really well though.”

The Trojans struggled from the field, hitting just 15-of-53 shots (.283), but were 20-of-26 from the foul line.

“For the most part, we did a good job of making their defense go side-to-side,” Campbell said. “We got good shots and just didn’t make them.”

Chesterton returns to the court on Wednesday when they travel to Plymouth. The JV game is set for a 5:30 p.m. start.

Chesterton 55, Michigan City 47

AT MICHIGAN CITY

Chesterton (15-13-11-16)

Maddie Scott 2-7 1-2 7, Courtney Krol 6-17 11-14 24, Sarah Dzierba 1-9 4-4 7, Hailey Vale 1-9 3-3 5, Marney Sisson 2-4 0-1 4, Nalani Malackowski 0-0 0-0 0, Molly Slatcoff 0-0 1-2 1, Ashley Craycraft 3-6 0-0 7, Haley Moore 0-0 0-0 0, Kelly Carr 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 15-53 20-26 55.

Michigan City (9-12-7-19)

Denaya Hall 2-8 0-0 5, Shellaya Miller 0-3 0-0 0, Katelyn Halfacre 1-2 0-0 3, Hannah Noveroske 10-19 4-5 24, Molly Heath 2-4 0-0 6, Joani Ashley 0-8 0-0 0, Britney Adams 0-0 0-0 0, Jenna Stevenson 3-5 3-4 9. Totals 18-49 7-9 47.

3-point field goals: Chesterton 5-18 (Scott 2-4, Krol 1-4, Dzierba 1-6, Vale 0-1, Craycraft 1-3); Michigan City 4-14 (Hall 1-3, Miller 0-1, Halfacre 1-2, Heath 2-4, Ashley 0-4). Rebounds: Chesterton 20 (Sisson 9); Michigan City 52 (Noveroske 25). Steals: Chesterton 21 (Scott 7); Michigan City 6 (Noveroske 3). Assists: Chesterton 11 (Scott 3); Michigan City 11 (Miller 3, Heath 3).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 70, Michigan City 25

The Chesterton junior varsity had little trouble in picking up a 70-25 victory at Michigan City on Friday night.

Offensively, Sydney Balas led the Trojans with 21 points, while Nalani Malackowski added 15 points.

Rounding out the scoring were Tori Gerhardt (9 points), Anna Gonzalez (8 points), Kaitlyn Carr (8 points), Jaelynne Corral (6 points) and Hollie Skoczek (3 points).

 

 

 

Posted 12/4/2017

 
 
 
 

 

 

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