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Trojan Girls beat Morton 90-47 and improve to 6-0

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Six games into the year, undefeated and getting better.

The Chesterton girls basketball team turned in one of its best performances of the season and improved to 6-0 on the year with a 90-47 victory over Hammond Morton on Tuesday night.

“We’re better offensively and defensively than we were six games ago,” Chesterton coach Jack Campbell said. “Our defense creates a lot of our offense and we’re rebounding the ball better.”

The Trojans scored the game’s first 14 points and built a 23-5 lead as they forced eight Morton turnovers.

“The first half was really good,” Campbell said. “You feel good about yourself after a half like that and it’s not just the starters. Everyone on the roster played well in the first half.”

Hailey Vale scored 10 first quarter points on the way to a game-high 19. Vale also added 12 rebounds and seven blocked shots.

“We had a size advantage, but we’re still learning to pass into the post,” Campbell said. “That was a big point of emphasis. It’s something we’re capable of doing.”

Defensively, the Trojans used a press of their own to speed up the visiting Governors.

“We saw them play on Saturday and knew they wanted to push the ball and get to the basket,” Campbell said. “We knew they’d have trouble in there because of Hailey (Vale) being there to protect the rim.”

Chesterton scored the first eight points of the third quarter and cruised to a 51-14 halftime edge.

“We were patient against their press and got a lot of layups,” Campbell said. “We have a lot of experience and that’s something you can’t create. You just have to keep playing and learn.”

The Trojans hit on 36-of-62 shots (58 percent) from the field and dished out 25 assists, while recording 18 steals. Hammond Morton hit just 14-of-54 shots (26 percent) from the field.

Shannon McCoy (18 points), Sydney Sisson (16 points), Annika Babcock (10 points) and Marney Sisson (10 points) all joined Vale in double figures for the Trojans.

Chesterton returns to the court on Friday night when they travel to Lake Central to open Duneland Athletic Conference play.

“LC pressures the ball and tries to take every pass away,” Campbell said. “We’re going to have to make plays.”

Chesterton 90, Hammond Morton 47


Hammond Morton (7-7-18-15)

Keaira Miller 1-2 0-0 2, Kristin Steele 1-9 2-5 5, Khadijah Harper 2-4 0-2 4, Hannah Hammar 5-12 8-11 18, Dariel Woods 4-15 6-7 15, Timisha Ray 0-2 0-0 0, Shariona Thomas 1-10 1-3 3. Totals 14-54 17-28 47.

Chesterton (23-28-18-21)

Jenna Tarnowski 0-2 0-0 0, Shannon McCoy 5-7 6-6 18, Hailey Vale 9-12 1-3 19, Brittany Privett 2-3 0-0 4, Sydney Sisson 6-8 3-4 16, Maddie Scott 2-5 1-2 5, Sarah Dzierba 3-6 1-1 7, Jenna Wadding 0-2 1-2 1, Annika Babcock 4-9 2-3 10, Marney Sisson 5-8 0-0 10. Totals 36-62 15-21 90.

3-point field goals: Hammond Morton 2-6 (Miller 0-1, Steele 1-3, Woods 1-2); Chesterton 3-9 (Tarnowski 0-1, McCoy 2-3, S.Sisson 1-1, Dzierba 0-1, Wadding 0-1, M.Sisson 0-2). Rebounds: Hammond Morton 34 (Thomas 11); Chesterton 40 (Vale 12). Assists: Hammond Morton 5 (Harper 2, Hammar 2); Chesterton 25 (Privett 7). Steals: Hammond Morton 10 (Steele 3); Chesterton 18 (M.Sisson 6).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 52,

Hammond Morton 10

The Chesterton junior varsity held Hammond Morton scoreless in the first quarter and cruised to a 52-10 victory Tuesday night.

Offensively, Ashley Craycraft led the Trojans with 20 points, while Tori Balon added nine points.

Rounding out the scoring were Annika Babcock (7 points), Marney Sisson (6 points), Haley Moore (6 points), Anna Gonzalez (2 points) and Evelynn Pabon (2 points).



Posted 11/23/2016




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