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CHS girls basketball team set for home opener

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The Chesterton 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 assists.

“Having four 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.

Sophomore Ingrid 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.”


Posted 11/17/2020




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