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Crown Point hot start downs Chesterton boys in basketball

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By TR HARLAN

When the ball doesn’t go in, it’s a long night.

The Chesterton boys basketball team fell behind 18-5 after one quarter and never really challenged in dropping a 59-40 Duneland Athletic Conference decision to Crown Point on Friday night.

“We got knocked in the chin tonight, no doubt about it,” Chesterton coach Marc Urban said.

The Trojans hit on just 14-of-49 shots (29 percent) from the field and were 0-of-14 from 3-point range on the night.

“We just didn’t shoot the basketball well,” Urban said. “It’s tough to beat a team that good when you don’t make anything. We had some decent looks that we normally hit. Tonight we didn’t hit them.”

Chesterton pulled within 23-18 in the second quarter and were as close as 37-29 in the third quarter, but never got the basket that made the game close.

“We had a couple opportunities to get back in the game, but it’s the same old thing with us,” Urban said. “We take one step forward and then two steps back. That’s what we need to get better at.”

The Trojans were led offensively by freshman Jake Wadding with 12 points and Austin Peterson with 10 points.

“Jake’s motor is great and so is his energy,” Urban said. “He’s going to keep plugging along and getting better. He’s got a chance to be a special player if he keeps working hard at it.”

Crown Point was led by Sasha Stefanovic, playing in front of Purdue head coach Matt Painter and Valparaiso University head coach Matt Lottich, with 22 points.

The Bulldogs hit on 25-of-47 (53 percent) from the floor in the victory.

“They are a good basketball team, Urban said. “There is a reason they are one of the best in the State.”

Chesterton returns to the court next Friday night when they host Lake Central with the junior varsity game set for a 5:30 p.m. tip.

Crown Point 59, Chesterton 40

AT CHESTERTON

Crown Point (18-11-15-15)

Dominic Tomich 2-4 0-0 4, Sam Krutz 0-0 0-0 0, Sasha Stefanovic 7-16 6-7 22, Ken Decker 7-12 0-0 14, Andrew Kenneally 7-9 1-2 15, Matt Hanlon 0-1 0-0 0, Jake McCallister 0-0 0-0 0, Camron Pimentel 0-0 0-0 0, Sam Snodgrass 0-1 0-0 0, Nick Phillips 1-1 0-0 2, Tommy Frame 0-1 0-0 0, Vince Smith 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 25-47 7-9 59.

Chesterton (5-13-13-9)

Erik Ralph 1-4 4-5 6, Tyler Nelson 0-1 0-0 0, Jake Wadding 4-10 4-8 12, Ky Palombizio 2-8 0-0 4, Austin Peterson 5-11 0-0 10, Ray Yagelski 0-6 2-2 2, Harley Lohmeyer 0-3 2-2 2, Kolton Cardenas 0-0 0-0 0, Jack Eaton 0-2 0-0 0, Tony Gilyan 0-0 0-0 0, Noah Mahoney 0-2 0-0 0, Brayden Cortwright 1-1 0-0 2, Drew VanderWoude 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 14-49 12-17 40.

3-point field goals: Crown Point 2-6 (Stefanovic 2-4, Snodgrass 0-1, Frame 0-1); Chesterton 0-14 (Yagelski 0-2, Palombizio 0-4, Peterson 0-2, Lohmeyer 0-3, Nelson 0-1, Eaton 0-1, Mahoney 0-1). Rebounds: Crown Point 39 (Decker 10); Chesterton 21 (Wadding 3, Mahoney 3). Assists: Crown Point 9 (Tomich 4); Chesterton 6 (Ralph 2, Palombizio 2). Steals: Crown Point 4 (Stefanovic 3); Chesterton 6 (Yagelski 2).

Junior Varsity

Crown Point 46, Chesterton 41

The Chesterton junior varsity boys basketball team fell 46-41 to Crown Point on Friday night.

Offensively, Kolton Cardenas led the Trojans with 12 points, while Alex Schmidt added eight points.

Rounding out the scoring for Chesterton were JP Osafo (7 points), Drew VanderWoude (6 points), Nick Mullen (5 points), Jake Warren (2 points) and Andrew Urycki (1 point).

 

 

Posted 1/23/2017

 
 
 
 

 

 

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