Porter County-area prep basketball notes

Porter County-area prep basketball notes

2014-02-25T17:00:00Z 2014-03-03T04:02:08Z Porter County-area prep basketball notesKeith Nuest Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
February 25, 2014 5:00 pm  • 

Girls

Chesterton (11-11): Senior Caroline Puntillo, Porter County’s leading scorer, finished her career with 985 points, which ranks fourth in Chesterton history and 40th on the county scoring list, behind 2001 Valparaiso graduate Courtney Rosenbaum.

Hebron (7-12): Senior Lauren Carlson finished 26th on the Hebron scoring list, behind 2002 grad Jennifer Marshall, with 435 points. The Hawks recorded their fifth consecutive losing season.

Kouts (13-9): Kouts posted its 10th winning season in the last 11 years. Junior Jayla Crump concluded the season with 765 career points, which ranks 12th in Kouts history.

LaCrosse (6-13): In spite of dropping nine of its last 10 games, the Tigers still recorded their second best record in the last 11 years.

Morgan Township (15-7): The Cherokees were eliminated by Oregon-Davis 83-50 in the Class A Caston Regional on Saturday. It marked the third straight year their season was ended by the Bobcats. Senior Trina Coleman scored 17 points to bring her career total to 1,182. Coleman finished third on the Morgan scoring list, behind Karin Morrisroe and Angie Bush, and finished 16th in county history, behind 2007 Kouts grad Jaclyn Jessen. Senior Brianna Leuck added a season-high 15 points and finished her career with 496 points, 22nd at Morgan.

Portage (10-11): Kaitlin Doud concluded her junior year with 623 career points, which ranks 13th on the Portage scoring list, behind 2010 grad Tara Ellis. Senior Alexis Johnson finished with 483 points, which stands 24th in Portage history.

South Central (13-8): Senior Jill Rosenbaum finished as the Porter County Conference's leading scorer at 15 points per game. She concluded her career with 1,068 points, which ranks third at South Central, behind Mallory Gorski and Anna Kammrath. Sophomore Riley Popplewell has 513 points, good for 18th at South Central.

Valparaiso (9-11): Grace Withrow wrapped up her junior season with 737 career points, which ranks 15th in Viking history, behind 1984 grad Diane Ciciora.

Washington Township (15-6): Heather Burton finished her junior year with 854 career points, which ranks fourth in Senators history. Seniors Sammie Higgins (493) and Maddy Johnson (401) rank 19th and 26th, respectively, at Washington.

Wheeler (8-12): Allie Stevenson finished her junior year with 443 career points, which is 20th on the Bearcats scoring list, behind 2003 grad Lindsay Schiess.

Boys

Boone Grove (6-11): The Wolves snapped a six-game losing streak with a 57-48 win over Hebron before falling to Lake Station 54-48. It was the 201st meeting between Boone and Hebron. Boone has won 87 and Hebron 114.

Chesterton (10-9): The Trojans lost to Munster 65-59 but bounced back with a 48-30 win over Valpo that snapped a 14-game Vikings winning streak in the series. The win over the Vikings was only Chesterton’s 30th in 145 meetings between the two schools. Senior Cole Teal scored 32 points in the two games, including a season-high 20 against Valpo, as he moved over the 600 mark to 620. Teal ranks 28th on the Chesterton scoring list, behind 2002 grad Michael Claudio. Senior Jake Wasielewski tossed in 16 points against the Vikings to move over the 300 mark to 306.

Hebron (11-8): Along with a loss to Boone, the Hawks also fell to Lowell, 60-49, and Rensselaer, 51-38, extending their losing streak to five games. Senior Tony Rose netted 49 points in the three games to move over the 400 mark to 417. Sophomore Donovan Friel stashed a career-high 15 points against the Red Devils.

Kouts (13-4): The Mustangs sandwiched losses to Rensselaer, 63-61, and Lake Station, 80-50, around a 68-43 victory over Hanover Central. Senior Jake Bekelya totaled 69 points in the three games to move over the 400 mark to 404. Bekelya recorded a personal-best 31 points against Hanover.

LaCrosse (3-15): The Tigers dropped a pair of decisions to North Judson, 79-67, and North Newton, 59-52. Senior Bryce Guse totaled 44 points in the two games and moved into the top 30 on the LaCrosse scoring list, behind 1954 grad John Berkshire. The Tigers have dropped six of their seven meetings with the Spartans.

Morgan Township (10-7): Junior Chase Braden scored a career-high 32 points in a 62-51 win over Westville. In the process, Braden moved into 19th on the Morgan scoring list, behind 2001 grad Aaron Rosenfeld. Morgan leads the series with the Blackhawks 36-25.

Portage (10-9): The Indians moved over the .500 mark with a 55-51 win over LaPorte. Junior Jordan Collazo scored a season-high 17 points. Portage is 20-40 against the Slicers.

South Central (4-12): The Satellites stopped a three-game losing streak with a 50-45 victory over Knox. It was South Central’s 19th win in 46 meetings with the Redskins.

Washington Township (12-5): Sophomore Nathan Line scored a personal-best 20 points in a 62-56 win over River Forest. Senior Brandon Adkins added 18 points to move over the 700 mark to 708. Adkins went past 1953 grad Bob Jacobs into 15th on the Washington scoring list.

Westville (11-7): After losing to Morgan, the Blackhawks responded with a 74-63 win over New Buffalo in which senior Collin Walker recorded a season-high 19 points. Junior Austin Swistek tossed in 11 points in the two games to move over the 200 mark to 210.

Wheeler (6-11): The Bearcats lost to Kankakee Valley, 67-44, and Marquette, 100-59. Sophomore Jared Catherman netted a career-best 19 points against the Blazers. The 100 points is the most allowed by a Wheeler team since a 102-90 loss to River Forest in 1997.

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