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Late Trojan rally falls just short

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Just over three minutes.

A 16-4 run over the final 3:37 of the second quarter was enough to lift Andrean to a 58-55 non-conference victory over Chesterton Wednesday night.

“It’s the same thing,” Chesterton Marc Urban said. “We’ve got to stick together and keep fighting. These guys are working so hard in practice and just keep plugging along.”

The Trojans built a 27-26 halftime lead and started the third quarter on a 7-2 run after Ky Palombizio’s third 3-pointer of the day. Palombizio scored a game-high 17 points.

“For Ky, that’s about as strong as I’ve seen him play in a while,” Urban said. “He just plays so hard and does so many good things.”

That’s when the turnover bug bit the Trojans.

Chesterton turned the ball over five times before the end of the quarter and Andrean took advantage with a run that put them on top 44-38.

“We knew they were a very fast team with some small, quick guards,” Urban said. “When they got out running because of our turnovers, they were able to get away a little bit. We were decent in transition defensively and other times we weren’t. We have to be better and more disciplined for 32 minutes.”

The Trojans trailed 58-51 with :47 left before a furious comeback thanks in part to the Andrean going 0-for-3 from the foul line down the stretch.

Erik Ralph scored in transition and Ray Yagelski also scored to pull Chesterton within 58-55. After the final missed free throw, Austin Peterson’s 30-footer at the horn bounced off the rim.

“I still believe in these guys and know we can be a good basketball team,” Urban said.

After Palombizio, the Trojans got 16 points from freshman Jake Wadding and eight from Yagelski.

“Jake has his legs back after being sick last week,” Urban said. “We didn’t match up well with them, but they didn’t match up well with us either. We had a size advantage and the first half was kind of the way we needed it to go.”

Rounding out the scoring for the Trojans were Ralph (7 points), Peterson (6 points) and Tyler Nelson (2 points).

Chesterton returns to the court on Friday night when they host Crown Point with the junior varsity game scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. tip.

Andrean 58, Chesterton 55


Andrean (14-12-18-14)

Winston Carey 6-10 0-0 14, Jerron Tatum 3-9 4-5 10, Tarik Dixon 3-12 0-0 7, Curtis Jones 5-11 2-3 11, John Carrothers 2-4 0-1 4, AJ Stewart 0-0 0-0 0, James Hudson 4-9 0-0 8, Nathan Figlio 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 24-56 6-9 58.

Chesterton (15-12-11-17)

Ray Yagelski 3-9 2-2 8, Erik Ralph 3-6 1-2 7, Jake Wadding 5-12 6-8 16, Ky Palombizio 6-13 1-2 17, Austin Peterson 2-10 2-2 6, Harley Lohmeyer 0-0 0-0 0, Tyler Nelson 1-3 0-0 2, Jack Eaton 0-0 0-0 0, Noah Mahoney 0-0 0-0 0, Brayden Cortwright 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-48 12-16 55.

3-point field goals: Andrean 4-18 (Carey 2-3, Tatum 0-3, Dixon 1-6, Jones 1-4, Carrothers 0-1, Hudson 0-1); Chesterton 3-13 (Yagelski 0-1, Palombizio 3-8, Peterson 0-4). Rebounds: Andrean 30 (Jones 9); Chesterton 40 (Ralph 8, Peterson 8). Assists: Andrean 12 (Tatum 4); Chesterton 9 (Yagelski 3). Steals: Andrean 10 (Carey 6); Chesterton 4 (Palombizio 2).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 45, Andrean 31

The Chesterton junior varsity used a 13-5 second quarter run and never looked back in a 45-31 win over Andrean.

Offensively, Jake Warren and Drew VanderWoude each scored 11 points in the win. Rounding out the scoring were Alex Schmidt (10 points), Kolton Cardenas (8 points) and Nick Mullen (5 points).


Posted 1/19/2017




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