It finally has
After missing a
scrimmage, two scheduled games and taking a two-week quarantine ‘break’, the
Chesterton boys basketball team will open its season at home on Saturday
night against Lowell.
The JV game is
scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff.
“This is how the
year’s going to be for everyone,” Chesterton coach Marc Urban said. “We were
able to get 7 practices in before we shut down. You could tell our kids
stayed in shape when we came back.”
The engine that
runs the Trojan show is junior guard Travis Grayson (13 points, 4 assists).
“Travis is a really
good point guard,” Urban said. “The expectation is for him continue to
group will be about six deep with seniors Luke Lombardini, Sean Elliott,
Charlie Eaton, Tyler Vanderwoude and junior Chris Mullen.
Mullen, Luke and Tyler all have played, but now their roles have changed,”
Urban said. “The adjustment of going from being a role player to being one
of the guys is tough. Tyler and Chris are really good players and Sean
started every game for us last year.”
The Trojans also
have an extended roster that will allow Urban to share minutes amongst
Karson Kardenas and Carson Parrish all fit in the mix for us,” Urban said.
“So do Owen Guest and Nick Furmanek. And we’ve got a couple of freshmen in
Justin Sims and Tyler Parrish too.
“We’ve got some
guys that will get a chance to get some minutes and they have to be able to
take advantage. It’s a good problem to have when you don’t know what is
going to happen day to day.”
Entering his fifth
year, Urban has the school’s first Sectional title since 1987 on his resume,
but that’s not enough.
“I think we have
things headed the right direction as a program, but I don’t think you ever
arrive,” Urban said. “How do we get better? How do we continue to succeed?
The passing on of what is expected starts now. The kids are proud to be a
part of it.”
And Urban has
learned a few things as well during the time off.
“The one thing that
you really realize with the time off is how much you like being around
kids,” Urban said. “I really like coaching and having the opportunity to
build a team. Now that zoom is introduced to all of us, you can share your
screen and watch practice with them. You can get a little more hands on with