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CHS Girls get first win 64-38 over Bowman

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Behind the 1-2 punch of Caroline Puntillo and Jocelyn Lipscomb, the Chesterton girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season 64-38 over Bowman Academy.

The Trojans dished out 18 assists on 23 baskets as Puntillo and Lipscomb were the recipients.

“It was (Bowman’s) first game, so we really didn’t know what to expect,” Chesterton coach Jack Campbell said. “They are big and athletic. They gave us opportunities to push the ball down the floor and get good shots. And we made them.”

Behind the Trojan duo, Chesterton built a 25-15 lead after one quarter as they hit on 10-of-17 shots (59 percent) from the field. Puntillo scored 14 and Lipscomb had seven.

“We shot the ball well, especially with Caroline and Jocelyn,” Campbell said. “I thought we really shared the ball well tonight as well. They both do a good job of not just scoring, but getting other people involved.”

The lead grew to 44-22 at the half as the Trojans scored the first 15 points of the second quarter, including a pair of 3’s for Lipscomb.

“We know Jocelyn can shoot it,” Campbell said. “We’ve got really good chemistry as a group and we are getting it to the open shooter. Right now it’s Jocelyn and she’s hitting them.”

The pace slowed in the second half as the visiting Eagles employed a zone, but never made a charge.

“We talked about having a 25-point lead and you can get ahead in a track meet like that, but you can lose it in one too,” Campbell said. “We tried to be a little more patient and they went zone. We didn’t want to just pass the ball once or twice and shoot it.”

Puntillo finished with a game-high 26 points, while Lipscomb finished with 18. Kelsey Conway added seven points with Natalie Petro tallying five.

Richards and Conway each had four assists to pace the Trojans and Puntillo had a team-high seven rebounds.

“Caroline really blossomed this summer,” Campbell said. “She didn’t finish near the basket anything like she is now. We know if she gets in there, she’s going to score or get to the foul line.”

Chesterton 64, Bowman Academy 38


Bowman Academy (15-7-11-5)

Diamond Harvey 1-4 2-4 4, Briana Joiner 5-12 0-2 10, Alisha Hayes 0-2 0-0 0, Kailynn Steele 3-13 0-0 7, Joshlynn King 3-10 3-5 9, Hadiyah Pugh 0-0 0-0 0, Rodnikka McCormick 1-5 0-0 2, Christina McWilliams 0-1 0-2 0, Brianna McCarter 1-2 0-0 2, Indea Graham 2-6 0-0 4, Autumn Walker 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 16-56 5-13 38.

Chesterton (25-19-14-6)

Sarah Richards 1-4 1-2 3, Kelsey Conway 2-4 2-2 7, Kassidy Scott 0-2 0-0 0, Caroline Puntillo 11-16 3-5 26, Jocelyn Lipscomb 7-15 1-1 18, McKenzie Sullivan 1-3 0-0 2, Kayla Malackowski 0-0 3-4 3, Jordan Wadding 0-1 0-0 0, Natalie Petro 1-7 3-6 5, Lauren Kusbel 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-52 13-21 64.

3-point field goals: Bowman Academy 1-10 (Harvey 0-1, Joiner 0-1, Steele 1-4, King 0-1, McCormick 0-3); Chesterton 5-11 (Conway 1-2, Scott 0-1, Puntillo 1-1 , Lipscomb 3-7). Rebounds: Bowman Academy 38 (King 11); Chesterton 40 (Puntillo 7). Assists: Bowman Academy 6 (Harvey 4); Chesterton 18 (Richards 4, Conway 4). Steals: Bowman Academy 12 (Harvey 3); Chesterton 9 (Richards 3, Lipscomb 3).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 46,

Bowman Academy 15

The Chesterton girls junior varsity basketball team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 46-15 victory over Bowman Academy on Tuesday night.

Shannon McCoy led the Trojan offense with 13 points, while Cammie Brown added 12 points. Morgan Skuba had seven points with Lia Lombardini tallying six.

Teresa Raffin (4), Xaundra Rodriguez (2) and Megan Kerkes (2) rounded out the scoring.



Posted 11/20/2013