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Basketball: Trojan Boys outlast Bishop Noll

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The Chesterton boys basketball team played short-handed, but rode their top two scorers and improved to 6-1 on the year with a 62-57 victory over Bishop Noll on Tuesday night.

“We played short-handed tonight and the flow of the game was bad,” Chesterton coach Tom Peller said. “Our role guys had to step up some and I thought we got some good minutes from some people.”

Offensively, it was senior Chris Palombizio and junior Rhyss Lewis that continued to spearhead the Trojans. Palombizio finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, while Lewis added 23 points and three assists.

“Rhyss played well,” Peller said. “Chris got it going in the third quarter when we needed him too.”

The Trojans got a triple from Palombizio to start the ballgame and didn’t trail until back-to-back 3-pointers from Noll in the third quarter put them on top 25-24.

Palombizio added another trey and the teams traded baskets until ending the third quarter tied at 36.

“I just didn’t think that we played real hard and with any intensity,” Peller said. “There are lots of factors with Christmas break and a new routine, but a win’s a win.”

Palombizio hit another triple to put the Trojans on top as Chesterton turned up the defensive pressure with a 2-2-1 press that changed the complexion of the game.

“It really did seem to throw them off a little,” Peller said. “We got two or three stops in a row and scored on the other in.”

Palombizio hit his fourth triple of the night, and Niles Dilosa scored in transition, as Chesterton took a 47-39 lead with 4:41 to play.

Bishop Noll answered with six straight points before the Trojans started a parade to the free throw line.

Chesterton hit on 15-of-18 free throws in the final 2:38, including 6-for-6 from Lewis, to ice the game. The Trojans were 22-of-32 from the foul line on the night.

Chesterton returns to the court on Dec. 29-30 when they travel to the 8-team Noblesville Holiday Tournament.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing someone knew,” Peller said. “We’ve been wanting to do something like this for a while.”

Chesterton 62, Bishop Noll 57


Bishop Noll (4-15-17-21)

Nabors 3-10 3-6 9, Thrasher 2-3 0-0 5, Whitfield 1-1 0-0 2, Diaz 3-7 0-0 6, Greenwell 1-3 1-1 3, Penn 5-19 4-4 17, Wleklinski 0-0 0-0 0, Adams 0-0 0-0 0, Klocek 0-1 0-0 0, Howard Jr. 4-8 5-6 15, Barone 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-52 13-17 57.

Chesterton (12-9-15-26)

Luke Finke 0-0 0-0 0, Erik Ralph 0-0 0-0 0, Chris Palombizio 8-18 2-3 22, Ky Palombizio 0-0 2-4 2, Rhyss Lewis 5-9 9-12 23, Niles Dilosa 2-4 4-4 8, Jack Mullen 0-3 3-4 3, Antwan Beeks 0-5 1-2 1, Jon Andershock 1-1 1-3 3. Totals 16-40 22-32 62.

3-point field goals: Bishop Noll 6-22 (Nabors 0-3, Thrasher 1-2, Penn 3-14, Klocek 0-1, Howard Jr. 2-2); Chesterton 8-24 (C. Palombizio 4-12, Lewis 4-6, Mullen 0-2, Beeks 0-4). Rebounds: Bishop Noll 28 (Howard Jr. 12); Chesterton 28 (C. Palombizio 10). Assists: Bishop Noll 8 (Nabors 2, Diaz 2, Greenwell 2, Penn 2); Chesterton 8 (C. Palombizio 4). Steals: Bishop Noll 8 (Nabors 3); Chesterton 3 (Mullen 2).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 46, Bishop Noll 36

The Chesterton junior varsity boys basketball team improved to 7-0 on the year with a 46-36 victory over Bishop Noll.

Austin Peterson led the Trojans with 10 points and five rebounds, while Erik Ralph added nine points and seven boards.

Ky Palombizio scored seven points (7 rebounds, 5 steals) and Jon Andershock scored six points (3 rebounds).


Posted 12/24/2014