Girls basketball: Chesterton goes on second-half run to beat Munster
By Will Culbertson Post-Tribune correspondent November 9, 2012 11:26PM
Updated: December 11, 2012 6:15AM
CHESTERTON — In its first game of the season, Chesterton dispatched Munster 61-46 on Friday. This was truly a game of two halves as the Trojans only led by two points at halftime.
But in the third quarter, the Trojans exploded for 18 points by utilizing back screens and slick inside passes.
“It was their first game, our first game, you just have to go out there and play basketball,” Chesterton head coach Jack Campbell said.
The Trojans were paced by junior Jocelyn Lipscomb, who led all scorers with 17 points. The combo guard/forward hit three treys in front of the home crowd.
But the Trojans offense went through point guard Sarah Richards. Richards chipped in 6 points of her own but distributed the ball evenly to her teammates.
“She has that outstanding speed and she’s evolving into a better basketball player. She gets the ball to her teammates and she’s really unselfish,” Campell said.
The Mustangs gave Chesterton everything it could handle.
“We played hard but we allowed too many points inside and that’s something we have to improve on defense,” Munster coach Matt Backs said.
The Mustangs offense stalled when point guard Jordan Cole got into early foul trouble.
“I think that took her out of the game mentally,” said Backs.
Munster’s Anika Gasich went 0-for-7 from behind the arc but still managed to lead the team with 16 points.
“It’s pretty rare for Anika to not make a 3 all night. When you have a cold night shooting and you combine that with a struggling defense, it’s really tough to win,” Backs said.
After the game, Campbell was happy with the win but acknowledged his team’s weakness.
“If we want to continue to win, we’re going to have to do a better job rebounding the basketball,” Campbell said.