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CHS Boys Basketball runs win streak to 8

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Mother nature couldn’t end the winning streak and neither could Munster.

The Chesterton boys basketball team ended a week off thanks to the snow and promptly ran its winning streak to eight with a 56-38 non-conference win at Munster on Saturday night.

“Our seniors are starting to lead and take this team where it needs to go,” Chesterton coach Marc Urban said. “That’s the part that’s encouraging for me as a coach.”

Ky Palombizio scored seven of the Trojans first nine points as they built a fast 9-2 lead and never looked back. Palombizio finished with a game-high 17 points.

Chesterton continued to push the pace with an 8-2 run to start the second quarter that pushed the lead to 19-8.

“We had some good looks,” Urban said. “We rushed some early. It’s a little different shooting in here. We got the ball down low and we got some guys cutting to the basket though.”

The Mustangs never got closer than 10 points in the second half as the Trojans held them 15-of-47 shooting (31 percent) from the field.

“We did a good job defensively guarding them throughout the game,” Urban said. “We had a couple breakdowns with rotations and we need to sure that up.”

Chesterton hit on 22-of-42 shots (52 percent) from the field and dished out 17 assists on the evening.

“That’s how we have to play,” Urban said. “We have to make the extra pass and play unselfish. We’re hard to guard when we do that with the weapons we have.”

The Trojans also won the battle on the backboard, 30-22.

“Rebounding is going to be the key coming down the stretch of the season,” Urban said. “We still have little lapses, but we’re so much better than we were at the beginning of the season.”

Jake Wadding (13 points) and Austin Peterson (12 points) joined Palombizio in double figures. Tyler Nelson (8 points) and Noah Mahoney (6 points) rounded out the scoring.

The Trojans return to the court on Tuesday when they host Hammond. The JV game is scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. tip.

“We’re just taking things one game at a time,” Urban said. “Nothing changes for us. Just get prepped for the next game and control the things we can control.”

Chesterton 56, Munster 38


Chesterton (11-15-13-17)

Tyler Nelson 3-3 1-2 8, Jake Wadding 6-8 1-1 13, Noah Mahoney 2-2 2-2 6, Ky Palombizio 6-11 2-2 17, Austin Peterson 5-14 0-0 12, Joshua Matthews 0-1 0-0 0, Harley Lohmeyer 0-0 0-0 0, Kolton Cardenas 0-2 0-0 0, Jack Eaton 0-1 0-0 0, Nick Mullen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-42 6-7 56.

Munster (6-9-10-13)

Tyler Zabrecky 1-9 0-0 2, Jevon Morris 2-9 5-6 9, Josh Davis 4-7 0-0 10, Tommy Maloney 2-7 0-0 4, Scott Farmer 0-1 0-0 0, Eric Jerge 1-3 0-0 3, Greg Charles 0-3 0-0 0, Blake Stepanovich 5-8 0-0 10. Totals 15-47 5-6 38.

3-point field goals: Chesterton 6-18 (Nelson 1-1, Wadding 0-1, Palombizio 3-6, Peterson 2-7, Cardenas 0-2, Eaton 0-1); Munster 3-18 (Zabrecky 0-3, Morris 0-3, Davis 2-4, Maloney 0-3, Jerge 1-3, Stepanovich 0-2). Rebounds: Chesterton 30 (Wadding 7); Munster 22 (Maloney 5). Assists: Chesterton 17 (Wadding 6); Munster 8 (Zabrecky 2, Davis 2, Jerge 2). Steals: Chesterton 3 (Wadding 2); Munster 4 (Morris 2).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 47, Munster 44

The Chesterton junior varsity picked up another victory 47-44 at Munster on Saturday night.

The Trojan offense was led by Jake Warren with 12 points and Adam Juestel with 10 points. Alex Schmidt finished with nine points.

Rounding out the scoring were Mike Williams (4 points), Grant Pearson (4 points), Tyler VanderWoude (4 points), Sean Elliott (2 points) and Jacob Roof (2 points).



Posted 2/12/2018




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