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CHS Boys win opener at Noblesville Tourney

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Tom Peller’s club made an adjustment and it was smooth sailing from there.

The Chesterton boys basketball team fell behind 19-13 through one quarter, but responded with a 75-66 victory over Columbus East in the opening round of the Noblesville Holiday Tournament on Tuesday.

“Our defense in the second quarter turned the tide for us,” Peller said. “We gave up too many points on open shots in the first quarter. We got back to better fundamental defense.”

Columbus East hit three 3-pointers and 8-of-13 shots (62 percent) from the field in the first stanza to build their lead.

“The one game film we saw on them, they didn’t shoot many three’s,” Peller said. “We just had to make that adjustment and I thought the kids did a really good job with that the rest of the game.”

The Olympians would hit only 2-of-19 triples over the final three quarters and 18-of-41 shots (43 percent) from the floor.

The Trojans clawed back into the game with a 14-8 run to start the second quarter and then finished the half with another 9-4 run to take a 36-31 lead at the break.

“We got some good looks from going inside-out on offense and that really helped us to play more consistent,” Peller said.

Jack Mullen and Jacob Weber knocked down 3’s to start the third quarter as the lead grew to 42-31.

“We had good balance again,” Peller said. “Rhys (Lewis) led us, but Jack, Antwan (Beeks) and Austin (Peterson) all contributed. And Jacob Weber really shot the ball well. That’s good for us.”

The lead ballooned to 50-37 before the Olympians closed the period on a 6-0 to run to cut the lead to 50-43.

Lewis rained in a triple to start the fourth quarter before the Trojans hit 16-of-19 free throws in the final stanza to set the final score.

“We closed the game with the free throws in the fourth quarter and that’s great to see,” Peller said. “It was a tournament atmosphere in a new gym and I thought our maturity from last year to this year showed.”

Lewis led Chesterton with 25 points, while Weber added 13 points. Mullen scored 11 points.

The Trojans were 5-of-12 from 3-point range and hit on 26-of-30 free throw attempts. From the field, Chesterton hit 22-of-47 shots (46 percent).

Chesterton will face off against Ft. Wayne Southside at 11 a.m. (Chesterton time) in the semifinals today. The third place game is scheduled for 5 p.m. with the championship set for 7 p.m.

Noblesville Holiday Tournament

Chesterton 75, Columbus East 66


CHESTERTON (13-23-14-25)

Rhyss Lewis 7-13 10-13 25, Erik Ralph 2-5 3-3 7, Antwan Beeks 3-5 2-2 8, Jack Mullen 2-3 6-6 11, Jacob Webber 5-9 0-0 13, Ray Yagelski 1-2 0-0 2, Niles Dilosa 1-5 1-2 3, Austin Peterson 1-5 4-4 6, Brayden Cortwright 0-0 0-0 0. Totals -- 22-47 26-30 75,

COLUMBUS EAST (19-12-12-23)

Zach Sanders 7-19 0-0 18, Tanner McFall 4-10 3-3 11, Parker Chitty 5-9 3-4 14, Kevin Williams 6-8 2-2 14, Alex Galle 2-3 1-2 5, Jonathan Foster 0-1 0-2 0, Max Nolting 0-2 0-2 0, Matthew Frost 0-0 0-0 0, Wyatt Koopman 0-0 0-0 0, Chaz Painter 2-2 0-0 4, Drew Hasson 0-0 0-0 0, Thomas Myers 0-0 0-0 0, Rhett Myers 0-0 0-0 0. Totals -- 26 9-15 66.

3-point field goals: Chesterton 5-12 (Lewis 1-3, Mullen 1-2, Weber 3-4, Peterson 0-3); Columbus East 5-27 (Sanders 4-13, Chitty 1-5, McFall 0-5, Williams 0-1, Foster 0-1, Nolting 0-2). Rebounds: Chesterton 33 (Mullen 7); Columbus East (Williams 9). Assists: Chesterton 10 (Dilosa 4); Columbus East (Chitty 4). Steals: Chesterton 5 (Lewis 2, Dilosa 2); Columbus East 5 (McFall 2).



Posted 12/30/2015




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