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Late Crown Point triple sinks Trojans girls

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It seemed improbable, but it counted.

The Chesterton girls basketball team was 0.6 seconds away from a Duneland Athletic Conference victory Saturday night, but fell 38-37 on a 25-foot buzzer-beater by Crown Point’s Mya Scheidt.

“Time and score was something we struggled with again,” Chesterton coach Jack Campbell said. “We were attacking the basket when we needed to just take care of the basketball. We had enough points and they were going to have to foul. We just didn’t handle the ball at the end.”

After Hailey Vale scored to put the Trojans on top 36-31 with 4:47 to play, the Bulldogs scored four straight points to cut the lead to 36-35 with 3:42 left. Vale finished with a team-high 12 points and 12 rebounds.

“We were finally able to get Hailey the ball in the post,” Campbell said. “She still isn’t 100 percent, but we are sure glad to have her back.”

The Trojans would go to the foul line twice over the next 2:14, but hit just 1-of-4 from the charity stripe.

“ Going 12-for-24 from the foul line and that’s the ballgame right there, among other things,” Campbell said.

After Scheidt missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 29 seconds to go, two more Chesterton turnovers gave the junior a chance. A first game-tying shot went off the hands of a Trojan out of bounds under the basket with .6 left.

Caitlyn Phillips’ inbounds pass found Scheidt open beyond the top of the key and her shot hit nothing but net.

Crown Point built a fast 8-0 lead to start the game as they took advantage of the Trojans’ trapping defense.

“It’s just a matter of getting where you are supposed to be defensively,” Campbell said. “If there isn’t pressure on the ball, you can’t do what we want to do. When we did it correctly we caused them a lot of problems.”

The Trojan defense took control of the game from that point as they forced 23 Bulldog turnovers and held them to just 14-of-46 shooting (30 percent) from the field.

Rounding out the scoring for Chesterton were Courtney Krol (9 points), Shannon McCoy (6 points), Jenna Tarnowski (3 points), Sarah Dzierba (3 points), Brittany Privett (2 points) and Jenna Wadding (2 points).

For the Trojans it was the final regular season home game for seniors Tarnowski, McCoy, Chelsea Jackson, Privett and Sydney Sisson.

“Those five seniors are great kids,” Campbell said. “They do everything you ask them to do, not only during the season, but in the summer. We try to do as much as we can to make them as good as they can be and those kids have really done that.”

Chesterton returns to the court on Wednesday when they travel to Lowell. The junior varsity contest is set for 5:30 p.m.

Crown Point 38, Chesterton 37


Crown Point (10-6-9-13)

Caitlyn Phillips 3-10 0-0 8, Sydney Taylor 5-15 0-1 11, Jessica Barclay 2-2 0-0 4, Mya Scheidt 1-12 4-5 7, Tasi Kukobat 1-3 0-0 2, Ellie Van Deel 0-2 1-2 1, Taylor Tyndall 2-2 1-2 5, Gabbie Vania 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 14-46 6-10 38.

Chesterton (7-6-13-11)

Jenna Tarnowski 1-6 1-2 3, Shannon McCoy 1-8 4-6 6, Chelsea Jackson 0-5 0-0 0, Brittany Privett 1-4 0-1 2, Sydney Sisson 0-1 0-0 0, Courtney Krol 3-7 2-5 9, Sarah Dzierba 0-1 3-4 3, Jenna Wadding 1-1 0-0 2, Hailey Vale 5-7 2-6 12. Totals 12-40 12-24 37.

3-point field goals: Crown Point 3-20 (Phillips 2-7, Taylor 1-3, Scheidt 0-8, Kukobat 0-1, Van Deel 0-1); Chesterton 1-12 (Tarnowski 0-1, McCoy 0-2, Jackson 0-3, Privett 0-2, Krol 1-3, Dzierba 0-1). Rebounds: Crown Point 37 (Taylor 9); Chesterton 35 (Vale 12). Assists: Crown Point 8 (Taylor 4, Scheidt 4); Chesterton 35 (Jackson 3). Steals: Crown Point 7 (Taylor 2, Tyndall 2); Chesterton 14 (Tarnowski 5).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 36, Crown Point 27

The Chesterton junior varsity girls basketball team beat Crown Point 36-27 on Saturday night.

Offensively, Ashley Craycraft led the Trojans with 16 points. Rounding out the scoring were Molly Slatcoff (7 points), Annika Babcock (7 points), Evelynn Pabon (3 points) and Haley Moore (3 points).




Posted 1/23/2017




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