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Boys basketball: Chesterton pulls away for rout in second half

Updated: March 22, 2013 10:47AM



VALPARAISO — Chesterton played spoiler on senior night at Boone Grove as the Trojans controlled the game from the start, capturing a 66-35 win over the Wolves

“I thought our defensive was good, especially in the second half and we had a good balance of ball movement and scoring,” Chesterton coach Tom Peller said. “It’s a good win as we wind down the season.”

Both teams traded baskets early in the game, but Chesterton mounted an 8-0 run to grab the lead and keep it for good.

Chesterton’s Chris Palombizio and Cole Teal led the charge for the Trojans, scoring 15 points each to lead all scorers.

Boone Grove managed to stay close in the first half, getting within seven at the half at 29-22.

Chesterton stepped up the defense in the third quarter and maintained its offensive groove to extend its lead to 47-29 at the end of three periods as Boone Grove struggled from the field.

It was more of the same in the final quarter as Chesterton outscored Boone Grove 19-6 to coast to the victory.

“We had a very balanced offensive attack which pleases me very much,” Peller said. “Palombizio and Teal stepped up and led us in scoring as we use these last two games to focus and prepare for the postseason.”

Said Teal: “This is a good all-around team win tonight. Coming here to a nonconference game on senior night, we knew they would be ready to play, but we stepped up our attack in the second half.”

For Boone Grove, the regular season ends as it prepares for the sectionals. Chesterton has one final regular season game against Crown Point.



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