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Munster gets defensive in win over Chesterton

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By TR HARLAN

Undermanned and undersized makes for a tough night especially against one of the area’s best teams.

Playing without 6-foot-10 junior Mitch McGary and 6-foot-3 junior Jon Watson the Chesterton Trojans couldn’t match the physical size of Munster and dropped a 47-33 decision Tuesday night.

“At times we’ve proven we can play with the best teams in the area,” Chesterton coach Tom Peller said. “We just can’t consistently seem to put it together.”

The Trojans played a solid first half after falling behind early 9-3. Scott Homner and Remy Lewis both hit 3’s late in the first quarter as Chesterton used a 10-2 run for a 13-11 lead.

“We were 5-for-10 from the arc in the first half,” Peller said. “We got into the middle of that zone and kicked out to Scotty and Remy for 3.”

Homner hit another triple to start the second quarter, but the Mustangs got eight straight points from Brian Stolarz to take a 21-16 lead. Lewis’ third 3 of the half pulled the Trojans within 21-19.

“We played a good first half and came in down just 24-21,” Peller said. “At halftime, they made an adjustment and took our two best shooters away.”

Chesterton went scoreless for the first 3:42 of the third quarter as Munster took a 30-21 lead. After a basket by Fred Price, the Trojans then went another 2:33 without a basket as the lead grew to 36-25.

“Fundamentally, Munster is just so good,” Peller said. “Any little mistake we made they took advantage of. They took advantage of the physical mismatches they got, especially in the second half. There isn’t a lot you can do about that.”

After back-to-back Chesterton baskets to end the third quarter, the Mustangs outscored the Trojans 11-0 to start the fourth quarter and put away any chances for an upset.

“We didn’t get any clean looks in the second half,” Peller said. “They are so good defensively with their length and quickness. We had a hard time just getting a shot.”

Munster 47, Chesterton 33

AT MUNSTER

Chesterton (13-8-8-4)

Remy Lewis 3-8 0-0 9, KeMonte Price 2-6 0-0 4, Scott Homner 2-3 0-0 6, Kyle Schmidt 1-2 0-2 2, Alec Houpt 1-3 2-2 4, Fred Price 3-6 2-4 8, Zach Rochowiak 0-0 0-0 0, Blake Sleicher 0-0 0-0 0, KJ Zelenika 0-0 0-0 0, Nathan Apathy 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 12-28 4-8 33.

Munster (11-13-12-11)

Joe Crisman 8-11 1-1 19, Kyle Ritz 1-2 1-2 3, Brian Stolarz 7-12 0-0 14, Ricky Carbajal 2-8 3-4 7, Josh Lukoshus 2-5 0-0 4, Matt Krueger 0-0 0-0 0, Raphael Stringer 0-1 0-0 0, Justin Gill 0-0 0-0 0, Nick Pellar 0-1 0-0 0, Zach Vega 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-41 5-7 47.

3-point field goals: Chesterton 5-13 (Lewis 3-7, K. Price 0-2, Homner 2-3, F. Price 0-1); Munster 2-6 (Crisman 2-3, Stolarz 0-2, Lukoshus 0-1). Rebounds: Chesterton 19 (Houpt 5); Munster 21 (Carbajal 10). Assists: Chesterton 5 (F. Price 3); Munster 11 (Carbajal 4). Steals: Chesterton 4 (Schmidt 2); Munster 7 (Carbajal 3).

Junior Varsity

Munster 41, Chesterton 27

The Munster Mustangs outscored Chesterton 19-4 in the second quarter and cruised to a 41-27 victory Tuesday night.

Andrew Bobrowski led the Trojans in scoring with nine points, while KJ Zelenika, Jake Post, Nathan Apathy and Josh Spanier all scored four points. Zack Rochowiak scored two points to round out the scoring.

 

Posted 2/17/2010

 

 

 

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