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Trojan Boys survive 4 OT to win at East Chicago

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It seemed like it would never end.

The Chesterton boys basketball team battled and battled and battled some more Tuesday night before finally escaping East Chicago Central with a 105-103 four overtime victory over the Cardinals.

“Give our guys credit,” Chesterton coach Marc Urban said. “We saw just about everything that could possibly happen over the four overtimes and found a way to win. It’s a big time win for this group.”

The Trojans trailed 67-64 with 1:00 left in regulation when junior Austin Peterson knocked down a 3-pointer to tie the score. Neither team got a shot in their final possession, forcing overtime.

Peterson hit six triples on his way to a game-high 32 points for Chesterton.

“Pete was a stud tonight,” Urban said. “He came up with some big time shots and some timely buckets.”

Neither team took control in the first overtime, but Ky Palombizio scored seven of his 17 points in the second extra session for the Trojans.

Palombizio’s triple with 1:18 to go in the frame tied the game and his free throws with 42.4 seconds put CHS on top 85-83.

Tied at 91 after three overtimes, EC’s Jermaine Couisnard scored on a conventional three-point play to start the final session. Couisnard scored 28 to lead the Cardinals.

“Erik (Ralph), Ray (Yagelski) and Jack (Eaton) did a good job against Couisnard,” Urban said. “He’s a great player, but we made him take some tough shots and really work for his points.”

Peterson hit a 3 from the corner to tie the game at 94 and then hit his final triple with 54.7 seconds left for a 103-100 lead.

“We’ve got some talented players, but LeBron and KD (Kevin Durant) aren’t here to where we can just give them the ball and they’ll make me look smart,” Urban said. “We have to be a team together on the floor.”

The Trojans lead was 105-103 after Ray Yagelski hit two free throws and East Chicago’s final shot fell into the arms of Eaton to end the game.

“To go into East Chicago and win on their home floor is a huge win,” Urban said. “We learned from the Bowman game and I think we competed together tonight. It’ll be huge moving forward for us to remember we have to do it together.”

Yagelski backed Peterson with 23 points, while freshman Jake Wadding added 23 points. Ralph tallied eight points in the win as only five Trojans scored.

Chesterton returns to the court next Tuesday when they host Bishop Noll with the junior varsity game beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Chesterton 105, EC Central 103 (4 OT)


Chesterton (20-17-15-15-8-10-6-14)

Erik Ralph 3 2-6 8, Jake Wadding 7 10-12 24, Ky Palombizio 6 3-5 18, Austin Peterson 13 0-1 32, Ray Yagelski 7 9-14 23, Brayden Cortwright 0 0-0 0, Tony Gilyan 0 0-0 0, Jack Eaton 0 0-0 0, Kolton Cardenas 0 0-0 0, Noah Mahoney 0 0-0 0, Harley Lohmeyer 0 0-0 0, Tyler Nelson 0 0-0 0. Totals 36 24-38 105.

East Chicago Central (23-18-11-15-8-10-6-12)

Jermaine Couisnard 9 8-9 28, Jabril Harris 5 0-0 10, Alyion Stubbs 10 4-14 25, Jamar Adams 7 3-4 17, Devonte Jones 9 3-4 21, Louis Williams 0 0-0 0, Deontay Bonaparte 1 0-0 2. Totals 41 18-31 103.

3-point field goals: Chesterton 9 (Peterson 6, Palombizio 3); EC Central 3 (Couisnard 2, Stubbs 1). Rebounds: Chesterton (Peterson 10); EC Central (Jones 15). Steals: Chesterton (Peterson 6); EC Central (Jones 6). Assists: Chesterton (Ralph 7, Wadding 7); EC Central (Couisnard 10).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 57, EC Central 36

The Chesterton junior varsity picked up a 57-36 victory at East Chicago Central on Tuesday night.

Jack Eaton led the Trojans with 14 points, while Kolton Cardenas added 12 points in the victory.

Rounding out the scoring were Jake Warren (9 points), Tyler Nelson (7 points), Drew VanderWoude (7 points), Alex Schmidt (5 points) and Nick Mullen (3 points).


Posted 12/14/2016




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