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Fourth Quarter drought dooms Trojan Girls

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By TR HARLAN

When you go cold, sometimes you go really cold.

The Chesterton girls basketball team did just that in the fourth quarter Wednesday night in dropping a 45-33 Duneland Athletic Conference decision to Lake Central.

The Indians outscored the Trojans 13-1 in the fourth quarter.

“We did some good things offensively and defensively in the first three quarters,” Chesterton coach Jack Campbell said. “They went to the 1-3-1 and it was like we’d never practiced against it before.”

Chesterton went 0-for-5 from the floor and turned it over five times during the final stanza, including a 1-for-5 performance from the charity stripe.

“It doesn’t do us any good to get the ball in there (post) if we’re not going to make free throws,” Campbell said.

After playing to a 10-10 tie after one quarter, the Indians lead grew to 24-17 in the second quarter and finally settled at 26-20 at halftime.

Chesterton got a conventional three-point play from Caroline Puntillo and another Puntillo basket in transition to cut the lead to 30-28 with 3:23 to go in the third period.

A free throw by LC was followed by baskets from Puntillo and Kelsey Conway for the Trojans' first lead since 2-0. Chesterton would get only a Sarah Richards free throw the rest of the way.

Puntillo led all scorers with 15 points and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. Richards and Jocelyn Lipscomb each tallied six points in the loss.

Lake Central 45, Chesterton 33

AT CHESTERTON

Lake Central (10-16-6-13)

Tara Zlotkowski 1-6 0-0 2, Rolanda Curington 1-8 2-4 4, Chrissy Addison 3-3 2-2 8, Jessica Bell 3-6 8-10 14, Lindsay Kusbel 2-3 3-4 7, Megan Krol 2-3 0-1 5, Gina Rubino 2-4 0-0 5, Jessica BelDovo 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 14-33 15-21 45.

Chesterton (10-10-12-1)

Sarah Richards 2-5 2-4 6, Kelsey Conway 1-4 0-0 2, Hannah McCafferty 1-4 0-0 2, Caroline Puntillo 7-16 1-7 15, Jocelyn Lipscomb 2-9 1-1 6, Kassidy Scott 1-3 0-0 2, Kelly Braun 0-4 0-0 0, Mary Mochen 0-0 0-1 0, Jordan Wadding 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 14-45 4-13 33.

3-point field goals: Lake Central 2-6 (Zlotkowski 0-3, Krol 1-1, Rubino 1-2); Chesterton 1-10 (McCafferty 0-1, Puntillo 0-2, Lipscomb 1-5, Scott 0-2). Rebounds: Lake Central 35 (Bell 13); Chesterton 24 (Puntillo 7). Assists: Lake Central 2 (Addison 1, Rubino 1); Chesterton 7 (Conway 3). Steals: Lake Central 4 (Krol 2); Chesterton 7 (Richards 4).

Junior Varsity

Lake Central 38, Chesterton 34

Despite a game-high 21 points from Hailee Norton, the Chesterton junior varsity fell 38-34 to Lake Central on Wednesday.

Norton hit four 3-pointers and was 3-for-4 from the foul line en route to her total. McKenzie Sullivan added four points with Tara Schnadenberg scoring three points.

Lauren Kusbel, Natalie Petro and Jordan Wadding all scored two points in the loss.

 

 

Posted 12/13/2012