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Late rally not enough for Trojan Girls Hoops

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By TR HARLAN

The Chesterton girls basketball team made a big second half comeback, but it wasn’t enough as they dropped a 63-58 Duneland Athletic Conference decision to Portage on Friday.

“If we shoot the ball fairly well, we can be good,” Chesterton coach Jack Campbell said. “I’ve said that all year.”

The Trojans led 11-9 after one quarter when Kassidy Scott hit a triple on the period’s last possession, but the Indians started the second quarter on an 11-0 run to take control.

“Early on we gave up way too many easy baskets,” Campbell said. “We missed foul shots again that gave us a chance to stay in it early too.”

The Portage lead grew to 33-17 before Hannah McCafferty made two free throws for the Trojans and Scott ended the half with a triple from near midcourt.

Scott finished with 15 points, while Caroline Puntillo added 12. Sarah Richards (9 points), Kelsey Conway (8 points) and Haley Sekula (7 points) also contributed.

“Great game out of Kassidy Scott tonight,” Campbell said. “Haley Sekula shot the ball well for us. Those are things that hopefully give us a little confidence.”

The Trojans cut the lead to 38-32 before the Indians made another run to push it back to 43-32. Yet again, CHS finished the quarter on a 11-2 run to cut the lead to 45-43 entering the fourth period.

“We got down 15 and battled back,” Campbell said. “Got down again and came back again. Credit the kids for just continuing to play.”

The lead grew to 55-46 before the Trojans made one final comeback. An 8-0 run for Chesterton made the score 55-54 with 2:01 to play, but the Indians hit on 8-of-10 free throws down the stretch to set the final score.

Portage 63, Chesterton 58

AT CHESTERTON

Portage (9-24-12-18)

Hannah Glos 2-3 2-2 6, Nicki Monahan 4-11 7-7 16, Alexis Johnson 7-12 2-2 16, Alyssa Tampier 0-1 0-1 0, Kaitlin Doud 7-11 3-5 18, Sierra Piro 0-1 0-0 0, Kaitlyn Steers 1-3 1-2 3, Salina McConnell 0-0 0-0 0, Heather Zengler 1-1 1-2 3. Totals 22-43 17-23 63.

Chesterton (11-11-21-15)

Sarah Richards 3-8 0-0 9, Kelsey Conway 2-5 3-5 8, Kassidy Scott 6-10 0-0 15, Hannah McCafferty 0-3 2-2 2, Caroline Puntillo 2-8 7-13 12, Haley Sekula 3-5 0-0 7, Mary Mochen 0-0 0-0 0, Jordan Wadding 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 18-42 12-20 58.

3-point field goals: Portage 2-9 (Monahan 1-5, Tampier 0-1, Doud 1-3); Chesterton 10-20 (Richards 3-4, Conway 1-3, Scott 3-5, McCafferty 0-1, Puntillo 1-4, Sekula 1-2, Wadding 1-1). Rebounds: Portage 30 (Johnson 7, Doud 7); Chesterton 25 (Puntillo 9). Assists: Portage 8 (Monahan 3, Steers 3); Chesterton 6 (Conway 4). Steals: Portage 4 (Monahan 3); Chesterton 5 (Richards 2, Conway 2).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 31, Portage 24

The Chesterton girls junior varsity basketball team picked up a 31-24 victory over Portage on Saturday afternoon.

The Trojans were led in scoring by McKenzie Sullivan, Hailee Norton and Lia Lombardini with seven points each.

Jordan Wadding (5 points), Lauren Kusbel (3 points) and Kayla Malakowski (2 points) rounded out the scoring in the victory.

 

 

Posted 1/21/2013