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No. 5 Trojan Boys beat Bishop Noll

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The ranking changed and, at times, they lived up to it.

The Chesterton boys basketball team played as the No.5 ranked team in the State for the first time and stayed undefeated with a 71-61 non-conference victory over Bishop Noll on Tuesday night.

“It took us a little while to get going, but we just kept grinding,” Chesterton coach Marc Urban said. “We found a way to get the job done. I believe in this team. I really do. I think we have a chance to be special.”

The Trojans jumped out to a fast 17-4 lead with a pair of triples from Tyler Nelson and another from Nick Mullen. Chesterton finished 8-of-17 from 3-point range.

“When we shot it really well, it went inside and came back out or made the extra pass on the perimeter,” Urban said. “We preach it all the time and I think the kids have really bought into it and are seeing the results.”

Bishop Noll would make a charge in the second quarter to cut the lead to 32-30 at the break behind Brandon Scott who scored a game-high 21 points. Scott scored 12 in the second quarter, including a halfcourt triple at the buzzer.

“Bishop Noll played really well,” Urban said. “They shot the ball great.”

The Trojans opened the third quarter on a 7-0 run as they pushed to a 51-41 lead with one period to play.

“We just had to sharpen up,” Urban said. “We got off to the quick start and I think we relaxed a little bit. We refocused and were a lot sharper after halftime.”

The Warriors never got closer than 10 points in the fourth quarter as Chesterton hit on 29-of-53 (54.7 percent) shots from the floor.

Jake Wadding led the Trojans with 20 points, while Nelson finished with 14 points.

“Jake was unbelievable in the second half,” Urban said. “We did a good job of finding him in the post and he really played like the Jake we know he can be.”

Drew Vanderwoude added 13 points and a team-high six rebounds in the win.

“Drew has been unbelievable on the floor and with his attitude,” Urban said. “He didn’t play much last year, but kept being a good teammate and now it’s paying off. It’s something our younger kids can learn from.

“He’s waited for his turn and now he’s taking full advantage of it.”

Rounding out the scoring were Jack Eaton (10 points), Mullen (6 points), Travis Grayson (5 points) and Kolton Cardenas (3 points).

Chesterton 71, Bishop Noll 61


Bishop Noll (11-19-11-20)

Troy Acree 2-4 1-2 5, Brandon Scott 9-13 0-5 21, Morgan Grant 4-8 3-4 11, Hunter Laurincik 4-9 0-0 12, Antonio DeCrescenzo 1-2 0-0 3, Xavier Roldan 1-1 0-0 2, John Reardon 2-2 2-2 7, Bakori Jones 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-40 6-13 61.

Chesterton (18-14-19-20)

Kolton Cardenas 1-6 0-0 3, Tyler Nelson 6-8 0-0 14, Jack Eaton 3-7 2-2 10, Nick Mullen 2-3 0-0 6, Jake Wadding 9-14 2-4 20, Travis Grayson 2-7 0-1 5, Alex Schmidt 0-0 0-0 0, Jake Warren 0-1 0-0 0, Drew Vanderwoude 6-7 1-2 13. Totals 29-53 5-9 71.

3-point field goals: Bishop Noll 9-19 (Acree 0-1, Scott 3-7, Laurincik 4-8, DeCrescenzo 1-1, Reardon 1-1, Jones 0-1); Chesterton 8-17 (Cardenas 1-3, Nelson 2-4, Eaton 2-5, Mullen 2-2, Grayson 1-2, Vanderwoude 0-1). Rebounds: Bishop Noll 21 (Scott 10); Chesterton 25 (Vanderwoude 6). Assists: Bishop Noll 11 (Grant 3); Chesterton 14 (Cardenas 5). Steals: Bishop Noll 4 (Grant 2); Chesterton 10 (Nelson 3).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 79, Bishop Noll 38

The Chesterton junior varsity had little trouble in picking up a 79-38 victory over Bishop Noll on Tuesday.

Offensively, Sean Elliott led the Trojans with 17 points, while Tyler Vanderwoude added 16 points. Charlie Eaton tallied 11 points in the win.

Rounding out the scoring were Luke Lombardini (8 points), Nick Fleischauer (5 points), Ryan Toth (5 points), Karson Cardenas (5 points), Colin Cuevas (4 points), Barrett Church (4 points), Chris Mullen (2 points) and Evan Smilgius (2 points).


Posted 12/19/2018




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