It was a girls basketball game of bad news, good news, bad news Friday at
The Trojans committed 28 turnovers against Lake Central, still managed to
take the Indians into overtime, but wilted in the extra session, dropping
the Duneland Athletic Conference game and home season finale, 66-56.
"To their credit, they probably play better defense than anybody in the
conference," Chesterton coach Jack Campbell said of the Indians. "Kids are
trying to get open and they do a good job of getting in the way. The bad
part of turnovers are the ones that become layups."
Two in particular proved most costly. After 6-foot-6 center Andrea Kras
put LC in front 52-50 in the overtime, a Carolyn Sandrick steal led to an
Ashley Doreski breakaway bucket.
The Indians led 56-51 when an Isis Thomas steal, her sixth of the game,
resulted in a Brooke Polus chippie, effectively sealing the outcome. Just to
be sure, Polus swished eight straight free throws for the rest of Lake
"One positive is we did take an outstanding team to overtime," Campbell
L.C. (13-6, 9-4) got 19 points from Kras, 16 of them coming in the second
half. Chesterton effectively surrounded her in the opening two quarters,
enticing the Indians to shoot the ball from the outside. The strategy worked
early as Kras put up just one shot and notched only three points before the
half, during which LC made just 2-of-10 from the arc.
"Obviously, she's someone that gives us matchup problems," Campbell said.
"They ran a couple special plays for her (in the second half) and we got
caught behind her one time."
Kras' presence also impacted Claire Holba on the offensive end. The Trojans'
leading scorer managed 13 points on just 4-of-12 shooting. Campbell put
Holba on the perimeter at times with the ball in her hands in an effort to
draw Kras out of the paint, and the move proved beneficial to Lindsay
The Chesterton guard stashed 20 points, all but four of them coming after
the break, and had a field day at the foul line, where she swished 13-of-16
free throws. Gorman also snatched eight rebounds.
"Lindsay got to the basket, got fouled and made her foul shots," Campbell
said. "Obviously, it's a little tougher with somebody 6-6 in there.
Everybody else is so pressured, but somebody still has to get open."
The rest of the Trojans weren't as productive as Gorman at the charity
stripe, making just 10-of-20. Holba was 4-of -9.
"We killed ourselves at the foul line," Campbell said. "And how many dead-on
shots at the basket did we miss? All we can do is put them in position."
Riley Taubert added 10 points and eight rebounds for Chesterton (6-12, 4-9),
which has lost five of six for the second time this season.
Lake Central 66,
Chesterton 56 (ot)
Lake Central (12-10-15-13-16)
Carolyn Sandrick 6, Brooke Polus 11, Britney Tuskan 6, Andrea Kras 19, Kaley
Marcinak 8, Isis Thomas 11, Alexis Magnant 2, Ashley Doreski 3. Totals --
23-61 17-23 66.
Ryan Bozak 4, Alyssa White 5, Lindsay Gorman 20, Riley Taubert 10, Claire
Holba 13, Reva Key 2, Maddie Houpt 2. Totals -- 15-40 23-36 56.
3-point field goals: Marcinak, Sandrick 2 (LC); White, Taubert, Gorman (C).
Leaders -- Rebounds: Kras 7 (LC); Gorman 8 (C). Assists: Sandrick 5 (LC);
Gorman 3 (C). Steals: Thomas 6 (LC).