girls basketball team is 1-0.
The Trojans opened
the season with a 65-42 victory at Munster on Saturday and open the home
portion of its season tonight when they host Hammond Morton. The JV game is
scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
But, they are just
worried about today and getting to tomorrow.
“Everything is game
to game because you just don’t know,” Chesterton coach Jack Campbell said.
“It’s literally just practice to practice. We check email every day to see
if we lost anybody and we’ll just keep up with all the protocols. It’s all
you can do at this point.”
The Trojans return
four starters in seniors Nalani Malackowski, Emma Schmidt and Katelynn Carr,
along with junior Carley Balas.
Balas scored 22
points to lead Chesterton in the opener, while Malackowski added 14 and six
starters back, especially in this situation with the pandemic, hopefully we
have a little head start on some teams that don’t have that,” Campbell said.
“We’re going to do what we do. We’ll defend and continue to be relentless on
offense and defense. We’re going to come after you and make you
uncomfortable and hopefully you’ll have trouble scoring.
“We have nine or 10
kids we think can contribute at some point in the ballgame.”
The rest of the
Trojan roster consists of seniors Lauren Davis and Sophia Raffin, along with
juniors Kristina Kokot, Emily Richardson, Abi Drew, Emma Pape, Mannat Singh,
Madison Davis and Liz Pokorney.
Hurst and freshmen Ciara Bonner round out the team.
“Losing the summer
is a critical part of what we do,” Campbell said. “We have girls who play
multiple sports and that’s awesome, but it means that some of our girls
aren’t around. With four starters back, you just have to refresh things
instead of re-teach it.”