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CHS Boys Basketball improves to 3-0 overall

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The Chesterton boys basketball dialed in on the defensive end and knocked shots down from long range en route to a 54-29 non-conference victory over Lowell on Saturday night.

The Trojans hit 10 triples in the game and held the Red Devils to just 11-of-38 shooting (29 percent) from the field in the win.

“I thought our attention to detail on the defensive end was really good,” Chesterton coach Marc Urban said. “And that’s where we are going to have to be good as we head into conference play in a couple of weeks.”

After building a 26-19 halftime advantage, the Trojans allowed just 10 points on four baskets by Lowell in the second half.

“They have two good players in (Dustin) Hudak and (Christopher) Mantis,” Urban said. “Jack (Eaton) and Kolton (Cardenas) did a really good job on those guys, but I thought our off the ball guys really did a good job helping out on them too.”

Cardenas and Eaton also got hot early offensively as they both hit a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter on their way to three each for the night.

“We were patient against their zone,” Urban said. “We got the ball into the middle and got them to collapse a little, we’d get some open shots on kick outs. We have guys who can shoot it.

“If we are in rhythm and it’s a good shot, take it.”

Cardenas led the Trojans with 11 points, while Alex Schmidt added 10 points. Eaton and Jake Wadding each scored nine points.

Rounding out the scoring were Nick Mullen (6 points), Travis Grayson (4 points), Sean Elliott (3 points) and Jake Warren (2 points).

“We’re deep and we’re still missing Tyler (Nelson),” Urban said. “We have guys off the bench that do their job and I have all the confidence in the world in them.”

The Trojans also outrebounded the Red Devils 32-25 on the night. Wadding grabbed 10 boards for Chesterton and Drew Vanderwoude had nine rebounds.

“One of our focal points was to force contested jumpers and then rebound the basketball,” Urban said. “We couldn’t give them extra chances and I thought we were able to rebound the ball pretty well overall with a lot of guys.”

CHS returns to the court on Friday when they host Gary Roosevelt beginning at 5:30 p.m

Chesterton 54, Lowell 29


Lowell (8-11-4-6)

Dustin Hudak 5-11 1-2 12, Zack Cory 1-1 0-0 3, Christopher Mantis 1-7 0-0 2, Ethan Igras 2-5 0-2 5, Adam Edwards 2-11 2-2 7, Tyson Chavez 0-1 0-0 0, Ethan Austgen 0-1 0-0 0, Brandon Chocholek 0-0 0-0 0, Sam Porch 0-0 0-0 0, Alex Juszczak 0-1 0-1 0. Totals 11-38 3-7 29.

Chesterton (14-12-12-16)

Travis Grayson 2-5 0-0 4, Kolton Cardenas 3-10 2-2 11, Jack Eaton 3-5 0-0 9, Nick Mullen 2-3 1-2 6, Jake Wadding 4-8 1-2 9, Sean Elliott 1-2 0-0 3, Alex Schmidt 4-5 0-0 10, Jake Warren 1-1 0-0 2, Drew Vanderwoude 0-2 0-2 0, Charlie Eaton 0-0 0-0 0, Sam Fender 0-0 0-0 0, Tyler Vanderwoude 0-1 0-0 0, Luke Lombardini 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-42 4-8 54.

3-point field goals: Lowell 4-16 (Hudak 1-3, Cory 1-1, Mantis 0-2, Igras 1-3, Edwards 1-5, Chavez 0-1, Austgen 0-1); Chesterton 10-23 (Grayson 0-3, Cardenas 3-9, Eaton 3-5, Mullen 1-1, Elliott 1-2, Schmidt 2-3). Rebounds: Lowell 25 (Mantis 6); Chesterton 32 (Wadding 10). Assists: Lowell 0; Chesterton 15 (Wadding 6). Steals: Lowell 2 (Hudak 1, Igras 1); Chesterton 7 (Wadding 3).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 41, Lowell 30

The Chesterton junior varsity cruised to a 41-30 victory over Lowell on Saturday night.

Offensively, Charlie Eaton led the Trojans with 18 points, while Luke Lombardini and Colin Cuevas added seven points each.

Rounding out the scoring were Ryan Toth (3 points), Tyler Vanderwoude (3 points) and Evan Smilgius (3 points).



Posted 12/3/2018




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