Sometimes it’s just
not your night and Chesterton’s game against Michigan City on Friday was
Regardless of what
set or play was run, it seemed the ball did not want to go in the basket for
the Trojans as they took their first loss of the season, falling 44-33 to
the Wolves in Duneland Athletic Conference play.
“We couldn’t shoot
it any worse than we shot it, then that just magnifies everything else,”
Chesterton coach Jack Campbell said.
1-1) hit only one 3-pointer on the night and scored less than 10 in each
quarter, scoring its lowest point total through five games.
“You can control
blocking out, hustle, attitude, all those things, but you also can control
shooting the shots you practiced and shooting them in rhythm, and if you’re
not in rhythm, then make the extra pass,” Campbell said. “I thought we tried
to put people in positions to be successful, but there’s not a lot you can
do when the ball isn’t going in. We have to play better as a team, simple as
Carley Balas had
nine points and 12 rebounds for Chesterton, including eight boards in the
Emma Schmidt added
seven points, while Emma Pape and Nalani Malackowski each scored six.
Malackowski also had five steals for the Trojans, who led 15-14 at half.
“We were very
impatient offensively in the first half and I thought that was a little
better in the second, but the ball just didn’t go in the basket,” Campbell
said. “You have to control the things you can control and you can’t always
control whether it goes in the basket. We were 12-of-22 on the foul-line
too, yeah, not good.”
paced Michigan City (7-0, 2-0) with 17 points and 15 rebounds and recorded
her seventh double-double in as many games. She was 8-of-12 from the
“She’s the best
player on the floor and I’m not telling you guys anything you don’t already
know,” Campbell said. “We tried a couple different things with her. When she
starts dribbling the ball, you gotta double her and try to stop that, but
then she ends up getting fouled and she makes her foul shots.
“A lot of the
defensive rebounds were because we just didn’t make an easy basket.”
host to Plymouth on Wednesday and returns to DAC play Friday at Portage.
1 4-6 6, Carley Balas 4 1-4 9, Emma Pape 1 4-8 6, Emma Schmidt 3 0-0 7,
Katelyn Carr 0 0-0 0, Sophia Raffin 1 1-2 3, Lauren Davis 0 2-2 2, Liz
Pokorney 0 0-0 0, Emily Richardson 0 0-0 0, Madison Davis 0 0-0 0. Totals --
10 12-22 33.
goals: Michigan City 3 (Halfacre, Kelley, Thompson); Chesterton 1 (Schmidt).
Leaders -- Rebounds: Thompson 15 (MC); Balas 12 (C). Assists: Halfacre 3,
Thompson 3 (MC); Pape 2, Carr 2 (C). Steals: Halfacre 3 (MC); Malackowski 5.