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Trojan Girls drop 2nd straight game 50-47

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The Chesterton girls basketball battled back, but couldn’t overcome an early deficit and dropped a 50-47 Duneland Athletic Conference game to Michigan City on Friday night.

“We knew we’d have to play really well offensively,” Chesterton coach Jack Campbell said. “We tried to take the ball to the basket and sometimes you get the call and sometimes you don’t.”

The Trojans got beat on the backboards 54-17 as Marney Sisson led the Trojans with five boards. Michigan City put three players in double figures in rebounds.

“We knew we were in trouble on the boards going in with their size,” Campbell said. “It’s an awful matchup for us.”

The Trojans achilles heel in the game was at the foul line where they hit just 15-of-26.

“We lost the game right there,” Campbell said. “There were a lot of other things going on, but we had a chance for free points and didn’t take advantage of it.”

Michigan City built a 42-24 lead with 4:51 to play in the third quarter before the Trojans ended the frame on a 13-0 run to pull within 42-37.

“When you talk about identities, we are a 1-3-1 zone team,” Campbell said. “We came back man-to-man full-court press, something we don’t practice much, and to make a comeback like we did, you can’t be any more proud of their fight.”

Another 8-0 run in the fourth quarter by the Wolves made it a 50-39 lead, but the Wolves wouldn’t score again.

Chesterton started an 8-0 run with a 3-pointer from Nalani Malackowski and had a triple from the corner with 6.1 seconds left to tie, but it bounced away off the rim.

“We ran a special play for that shot, it just didn’t go in,” Campbell said. “I’ll take the wide open 3 instead of a contested shot at the basket where you are hoping for a call.”

Ashley Craycraft led the Trojans with 17 points, while Malackowski added 12 points.

Rounding out the scoring were Molly Slatcoff (7 points), Marney Sisson (6 points), Haley Moore (3 points) and Emma Schmidt (2 points).

Chesterton returns to the court on Wednesday when they host Plymouth. The JV game is set for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff.

Michigan City 50, Chesterton 47


Michigan City (14-17-11-8)

Joani Ashley 3-10 0-1 6, Naomi Ashley 0-1 0-0 0, Trinity Thompson 1-4 0-1 2, Hannah Noveroske 8-12 0-0 16, Janicia Anderson 3-7 3-3 9, Denaya Hall 1-7 0-0 3, Katelyn Halfacre 5-13 2-2 14, Raion Coleman 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-55 5-7 50.

Chesterton (8-14-15-10)

Nalani Malackowski 5-11 0-0 12, Molly Slatcoff 2-6 3-8 7, Ashley Craycraft 4-7 9-11 17, Haley Moore 1-3 1-5 3, Marney Sisson 3-11 0-0 6, Carley Balas 0-0 0-0 0, Emma Schmidt 0-2 2-2 2, Evelyn Pabon 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 15-41 15-26 47.

3-point field goals: Michigan City 3-9 (Hall 1-3, Halfacre 2-5, Coleman 0-1); Chesterton 2-12 (Malackowski 2-6, Craycraft 0-2, Sisson 0-3, Pabon 0-1). Rebounds: Michigan City 54 (Anderson 11); Chesterton 17 (Sisson 5). Assists: Michigan City 7 (Halfacre 6); Chesterton 8 (Craycraft 3). Steals: Michigan City 6 (Thompson 2, Halfacre 2); Chesterton 9 (Moore 3).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 44, Michigan City 20

The Chesterton junior varsity had little trouble in picking up a 44-20 victory over Michigan City on Friday night.

Offensively, Hollie Skoczek had a team-best 18 points to lead the Trojans.

Rounding out the scoring were Elizabeth Pokorney (6 points), Carley Balas (5 points), Kailtyn Carr (5 points), Tori Gerhardt (5 points), Sophia Raffin (2 points) and Emma Pape (1 point).


Posted 12/3/2018




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