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CHS Girls Hoops outlasts LaPorte

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Constant pressure.

The Chesterton girls basketball team utilized its 1-3-1 half-court trap to take control late and get a 50-40 Duneland Athletic Conference win at LaPorte on Friday night.

“We tired them out,” Chesterton coach Jack Campbell said. “The whole object is to make your opponent uncomfortable. Can you prevent them from running what they want to do? The way we play, and the way the girls have played lately, we’ve been able to do that.”

The Trojans fell behind 10-2 early, but battled their way back to trail just 13-9 after one quarter. That would build to a 22-21 halftime lead for Chesterton.

“Things may not work out when you first start, but if you stay after it eventually it’s going to,” Campbell said. “They’ll get unsure with what they are doing and just try to make the next pass. That’s difficult sometimes.”

The Trojans led 26-25 midway through the third quarter before a 9-3 run pushed them to a 35-29 lead after three quarters. Shannon McCoy scored five of her team-high 15 points during the stretch.

In the fourth quarter, Courtney Krol recorded four steals and scored all 11 of her points.

“Our defense has to lead to our offense,” Campbell said. “It has to happen that way. Courtney had big steals in the middle of the floor late and Shannon did her thing. It was just a good team win.

“Everybody contributed in some way.”

The Trojans held LaPorte to just 13-of-54 (24 percent) shooting from the field, even though they were out-rebounded 41-29 on the night.

“We’re just not a very good rebounding team and without Hailey (Vale) in there, it certainly doesn’t get better,” Campbell said.

Vale missed the game with an ankle injury sustained last Tuesday at Hobart.

“We had some kids step up after Hailey got hurt,” Campbell said. “It’s really nice when they do that and they need to. Hopefully, she’ll be back soon.”

Chelsea Jackson added 11 points for Chesterton in the win, while Sarah Dzierba (7 points), Sydney Sisson (2 points), Brittany Privett (2 points) and Annika Babcock (2 points) rounded out the scoring.

The Trojans return to the court on Tuesday when they host Bishop Noll with the junior varsity game beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Chesterton 50, LaPorte 40


Chesterton (9-13-13-15)

Jenna Tarnowski 0-1 0-0 0, Shannon McCoy 5-14 5-6 15, Courtney Krol 2-6 7-9 11, Chelsea Jackson 5-7 0-0 11, Sydney Sisson 1-1 0-0 2, Maddie Scott 0-0 0-0 0, Sarah Dzierba 2-6 2-2 7, Jenna Wadding 0-0 0-0 0, Brittany Privett 1-4 0-0 2, Annika Babcock 0-1 2-2 2, Marney Sisson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-40 16-19 50.

LaPorte (13-8-8-11)

Madison Pierro 2-4 0-0 4, Riley Ott 4-14 3-4 12, Olivia West 1-7 0-0 2, Jacqueline Leal 4-9 2-2 14, Janelle O’Neal 2-10 3-5 7, Kimani Woodard 0-1 0-0 0, Nichole Flowers 0-0 0-0 0, Ryan Steppe 0-2 0-0 0, Tamisha Jackson 0-6 1-2 1. Totals 13-54 9-13 40.

3-point field goals: Chesterton 2-11 (McCoy 0-4, Jackson 1-1, Dzierba 1-4, Privett 0-1, Babcock 0-1); LaPorte 5-16 (Ott 1-4, West 0-3, Leal 4-7, Woodard 0-1, Steppe 0-1). Rebounds: Chesterton 29 (McCoy 7); LaPorte 41 (O’Neal 10). Assists: Chesterton 7 (Krol 2); LaPorte 6 (Ott 2, West 2). Steals: Chesterton 11 (Krol 5); LaPorte 7 (Pierro 3).



Posted 1/16/2017




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