Big picture: Times No. 10 Chesterton remained unbeaten with a 42-36 win over Mishawaka on Saturday night.
Senior forward Marney Sisson led the Trojans with 11 points and 10 boards while sophomore forward Emma Schmidt added 10 points and junior guard Ashley Craycraft chipped in nine points, three rebounds and a couple steals.
The Trojans hit four of their first five shots in the first quarter, including 3-pointers from Craycraft and senior guard Evelyn Pabon, to dart out to a 18-12 lead.
Schmidt scored eight of her points in that first quarter.
"Every team has to prepare for us because we're decent everywhere," said Sisson, who also had three blocks.
They maintained an 8-point lead going into halftime even after Mishawaka opened the second quarter with a 5-0 run.
Chesterton closed the quarter on an 8-0 run with the help of a couple threes from Trojans sophomore guard Nalani Malackowski.
"Nala hasn't shot the ball well all year, but those threes at the end of the first half were key for us," Chesterton coach Jack Campbell said.
Mishawaka erased an eight-point Chesterton halftime lead and tied the game at 32 after three.
Cavemen senior guard Jayda Miller scored seven of her game-high 18 points in the third, as Mishawaka (0-4) held the Trojans to just three Sisson free throws for the period.
Chesterton made three field goals in the second half, but two of them came on back-to-back possessions from a Craycraft 3 and a Sisson layup.
The Trojans committed eight turnovers, compared to Mishawaka's 17.
Up 39-34 with 40 seconds left, Sisson iced the game with her final two free throws of the contest to give the give to Trojans a bit more breathing room.
The Trojans held Mishawaka to just two field goals in the fourth quarter.
Turning point: With the score tied at 32 after three quarters, the Trojans scored the first five points of the fourth quarter.
Chesterton player of the game: Sisson — The Chesterton senior forward recorded a team-high of 11 points and game-highs of 10 rebounds and three blocks.
Quote: (Assistant coach) Fred (Mitchell) had an idea to shade No. 10 (Mishawaka's Jayda Miller) to one side and that limited her, so I guess we're paying him for something," Campbell said.
Beyond the box score: After losing the first three in this series, Chesterton has now won its last three games against Mishawaka.
Up next: Chesterton (3-0) at South Central (3-0), 7 p.m. Friday