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Trojan Girls stay undefeated in basketball

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By TR HARLAN

The Chesterton girls basketball team started a little slow, but kicked it into high gear.

The Trojans broke open a 10-10 game midway through the first quarter with a 24-0 run that pushed them to a 60-26 non-conference victory over Hammond Morton on Tuesday night.

“We generally start man-to-man defensively so that we know our match-ups if we have to do it later in the game,” Chesterton coach Jack Campbell said. “Our defense leads into our offense.”

That defense forced 33 turnovers and held Morton to 11-of-30 shooting (37 percent) from the floor.

“We thought we’d be pretty good defensively,” Campbell said. “How good we are is going to depend on if we make baskets.”

Nalani Malackowski hit a 3-pointer to start the run and added two more during the stretch on her way to a team-high 12 points.

“Nalani hit four 3’s for us during the run and that was critical for us,” Campbell said. “That really jump starts you offensively.”

Evelyn Pabon added a triple as well as Chesterton finished 8-of-23 (35 percent) from the arc.

“We talk a lot about making one more pass,” Campbell said after his team dished out 16 assists on 24 baskets. “Last summer we played 34 games and we saw that we had multiple people that can score at times for us.”

Marney Sisson added 10 points for the Trojans, while Ashley Craycraft and Pabon scored nine points each.

Rounding out the scoring for CHS were Emma Schmidt (5 points), Geneva Nelson (5 points), Carley Balas (4 points), Haley Moore (4 points) and Molly Slatcoff (2 points).

The Trojans open Duneland Athletic Conference play tonight when they travel to Lake Central to face the Indians. The JV game starts at 5:30 p.m.

“We’ve had five games and seen five zones,” Campbell said. “Lake Central is primarily a man-to-man team and they are very good at it. They really make it tough on you. It’ll be a different type of challenge for us.”

Chesterton 60, Hammond Morton 26

AT CHESTERTON

Hammond Morton (10-3-7-6)

Royanna Johnson 2-5 0-1 4, Keaira Miller 3-11 3-7 9, Kayla Mitchell 2-4 0-0 4, Ce’etter Stevens 0-0 0-0 0, Cymphani Carey 3-4 0-1 6, Aeila Coleman 0-2 0-0 0, Kiarra Salhus 1-1 0-0 3, Laurentha Horton 0-0 0-0 0, Journi Tisby 0-1 0-0 0, Madison Snorton 0-1 0-0 0, Dontayvia Stewart 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 11-30 3-9 26.

Chesterton (23-18-13-6)

Nalani Malackowski 4-9 0-0 12, Haley Moore 1-6 2-4 4, Ashley Craycraft 4-12 1-1 9, Emma Schmidt 2-4 1-2 5, Marney Sisson 5-11 0-1 10, Geneva Nelson 2-2 0-0 5, Jaelynne Corral 0-0 0-0 0, Molly Slatcoff 1-4 0-0 2, Carley Balas 2-7 0-0 4, Evelyn Pabon 3-3 0-0 9, Hollie Skoczek 0-2 0-0 0, Kaitlyn Carr 0-0 0-0 0, Tori Gerhardt 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-59 4-8 60.

3-point field goals: Hammond Morton 1-6 (Miller 0-1, Mitchell 0-1, Coleman 0-1, Salhus 1-1, Tisby 0-1, Stewart 0-1); Chesterton 8-23 (Malackowski 4-9, Slatcoff 0-2, Craycraft 0-2, Schmidt 0-2, Sisson 0-2, Nelson 1-1, Pabon 3-3, Skoczek 0-2). Rebounds: Hammond Morton 31 (Carey 6); Chesterton 29 (Craycraft 8). Assists: Hammond Morton 3 (Johnson 2); Chesterton 16 (Schmidt 4). Steals: Hammond Morton 2 (Mitchell 2, Coleman 1); Chesterton 14 (Schmidt 4).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 49,

Hammond Morton 16

The Chesterton junior varsity remained undefeated with a 49-16 victory over Hammond Morton.

Offensively, Carley Balas led the Trojans with 11 points, while Geneva Nelson, Sophia Raffin and Liz Pokorney all added six points each.

Rounding out the scoring were Emma Pape (4 points), Kaitlyn Carr (4 points), Lauren Davis (4 points), Hollie Skoczek (3 points), Jaelynne Corral (2 points), Tori Gerhardt (2 points) and Mannat Singh (1 point).

 

Posted 11/21/2018

 
 
 
 

 

 

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