Courtney Krol scored 22 points and hit 13-of-17 from the free-throw line as Times No. 8 Chesterton upended No. 2 Lake Central 56-51 in a Duneland Athletic Conference girls basketball game on Friday.

Sarah Dzierba added 14 points for the Trojans (6-0, 1-0).

Lauren Ladowski had a game-high 23 points for the Indians (2-4, 0-1). Lauren Smolen added nine points and nine rebounds.


State Championships

Class A

Pioneer caps perfect season: Junior Jack Kiser totaled five touchdowns (three rushing, two passing) and ran for 207 yards and passed for 111 more to lead top-ranked Pioneer to a 42-14 victory over No. 5 Eastern Greene.

Kiser ran for a pair of two-yard touchdowns with the latter giving Pioneer (15-0) a 14-7 lead with 10:06 left in the second. Kiser then connected with Miles Von Toble for a 10-yard TD at the 6:16 mark and found Ezra Lewellen for an 18 yard score with 5 seconds left for a 28-7 halftime lead. Kiser added his third rushing score from 53 yards out at the 2:59 mark in the third quarter.

Eastern Greene quarterback Caleb Hamilton, who finished with 151 yards and two touchdowns, put Eastern Greene (11-4) up 7-0 on their opening possession with a 13-yard rush. Hamilton added his second score with a 14 yard TD to cut the lead to 35-14 with 5:33 left in the third.

Pioneer scored the final touchdown as Gregorich found the endzone from 30 yards out with 3:33 left in the game. Gregorich had nine carries for 88 yards.

Class 3A

Evansville Memorial tops Brebeuf: Evansville Memorial quarterback Michael Lindauer threw for 189 yards, ran for 61 and finished with three total touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) as the third-ranked Tigers beat No. 8 Indianapolis Brebeuf 29-17.

Evansville Memorial (14-1) struck first as Lindauer hit Cole Foster on 4 yard pass at the 4:38 mark of the first quarter. Brebeuf answered with a 45-yard pass play from Derrick Ozubu to Gabe Wright. Memorial took the lead at 2:35 in the second with a 13-yard scamper from Lindauer.

After a 20-yard field goal by Matt Clark extended Memorial's lead to 17-7 in the third, Brebeuf Jesuit (10-5) immediately responded with a 77 yard kickoff return by Miles McIlwain.

Lindauer connected with Branson Combs on an 11 yard pass play with 3:28 left in the third quarter to make it 23-14 after the failed extra point. Brebeuf cut the lead to 23-17 at the 1:10 mark in the third as Alec Bevelheimer made a 44-yard field goal, tying a Class 3A record for longest FG.

Kenyon Ervin's 24-yard run with 2:10 in the ballgame would seal the deal though as Ervin totaled 19 carries for 102 yards for the Tigers.

Ozubu completed 19 of 28 passes for 292 yards and a score for the Braves, but threw three interceptions. Wright and Jacob Pressler led all receivers with 124 and 103 yards, respectively.

Class 5A

Columbus East takes down Kokomo: A year after settling for a runner-up finish, Columbus East returned to the final game and this time delivered a 42-28 victory over Kokomo.

A dominant Olympians' rushing attack accumulated 351 yards as players eclipsed the 100-yard mark, the first time that's occurred in a state championship by one team. Jaedin Miller led Columbus East (14-1) with 132 yards on 18 carries and three touchdowns. Jamon Hogan rushed 17 times for 112 yards and Josh Major chipped in 15 attempts for 107 yards and two scores. Major also connected with Klayton Brummett on a 44 yard TD pass with 3:31 remaining in the third quarter.

Kokomo's Jack Perkins tallied 148 yards on 21 carries and the Wildkats (9-5) first touchdown of the game, a 5-yard run with 3:38 left in the first quarter that tied the score at 7-7. Perkins also had four catches for 67 yards, scoring on a 19-yard TD catch in the fourth.

Quarterback Kyle Wade finished 8-for-11 for 111 yards and two touchdowns, adding 14 carries for 67 yards. Luke Cameron had a two-yard TD run and a 16-yard TD grab.

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