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
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.
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
“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.”
Peterson with 23 points, while freshman Jake Wadding added 23 points. Ralph
tallied eight points in the win as only five Trojans scored.
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)
AT EAST CHICAGO
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.
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.
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).
Chesterton 57, EC
junior varsity picked up a 57-36 victory at East Chicago Central on Tuesday
Jack Eaton led the
Trojans with 14 points, while Kolton Cardenas added 12 points in the
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).