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Late LaPorte run dooms CHS Girls 56-54

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Each team dominated two quarters, but LaPorte had the ball last.

The Chesterton girls basketball team dropped a tough 56-54 Duneland Athletic Conference decision to LaPorte on Friday night.

“Everybody gets caught up in the comeback, the crowd, the officials, the teams, everybody,” Chesterton coach Jack Campbell said.

The Trojans built a 48-32 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but couldn’t stop an 8-2 Slicer run to start the period. Another 12-1 run put LaPorte up 52-51 with 35 seconds left.

“The tough part was having to take Courtney (Krol) off the floor with foul trouble and we were our own worst enemy,” Campbell said.

Krol did score on a driving layup with 28 second left to put the Trojans on top 53-52. Krol finished with a team-high 15 points.

“They were in foul trouble and we wanted to move the ball and drive at them,” Campbell said. “When we did that, we didn’t get a foul call. They banked in some shots and it went downhill from there.”

Riley Ott hit a pair of free throws with 12.9 seconds left to play and Krol was fouled just .5 seconds later on the inbounds pass.

Krol hit one free throw to tie the score at 54 with 12.4 seconds left.

LaPorte broke the Trojans press and got a game-winning layup from Madison Pierro as the horn sounded.

The Slicers jumped out to a 13-6 lead with the use of a triangle and two defense, but the Trojans figured it out and put together a 16-2 run to take a 22-18 lead.

“They are quick and athletic and got after us in the first quarter,” Campbell said. “We came back and got ourselves in control. We stopped taking quick shots and made a few adjustments to get better looks against the triangle and two.”

The roll continued after halftime as the Trojans outscored LaPorte 24-12 in the third quarter to build the 48-32 lead.

“Five players play at a time and you have to utilize everybody,” Campbell said. “In stretches we did that tonight and in stretches we didn’t.”

Sarah Dzierba scored 14 points for the Trojans and Hailey Vale added 10 points in the loss.

Chesterton returns to the court on Tuesday when they travel to Bishop Noll. The JV game is set for a 5:30 p.m. start.

LaPorte 56, Chesterton 54


LaPorte (13-7-12-24)

Madison Pierro 5-7 0-2 10, Riley Ott 7-15 9-10 25, Ryin Ott 2-12 0-0 4, Nyla Asad 2-7 0-0 5, Janelle O’Neal 0-6 0-0 0, Kayla Jones 4-11 0-0 10, Jacqueline Leal 0-1 0-0 0, Keatyn Boren 1-2 0-0 2, Summer Lowe 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-60 9-12 56.

Chesterton (6-18-24-6)

Maddie Scott 0-2 2-3 2, Courtney Krol 5-8 4-8 15, Sarah Dzierba 4-10 3-3 14, Hailey Vale 3-8 4-4 10, Marney Sisson 3-7 0-0 6, Ashley Craycraft 1-4 2-2 4, Haley Moore 0-1 2-4 2, Kelly Carr 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 16-40 18-26 54.

3-point field goals: LaPorte 5-18 (Ri. Ott 2-4, Ry. Ott 0-4, Asad 1-4, Jones 2-5, Leal 0-1); Chesterton 4-11 (Krol 1-2, Dzierba 3-7, Sisson 0-1, Craycraft 0-1). Rebounds: LaPorte 40 (Pierro 9, Ry. Ott 9); Chesterton 30 (Vale 8). Assists: LaPorte 5 (Jones 2); Chesterton 9 (Krol 4). Steals: LaPorte 6 (Ri. Ott 2, Jones 2); Chesterton 5 (Sisson 2).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 39, LaPorte 34

The Chesterton junior varsity picked up a 39-34 victory over LaPorte on Thursday night.

Offensively, Nalani Malackowski led the Trojans with 15 points, while Emma Schmidt added nine points.

Rounding out the scoring were Sydney Balas (8 points), Tori Gerhardt (4 points) and Hollie Skoczek (3 points).



Posted 1/15/2018




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