Lady Bulldogs season ends in 45-33 Sectional Semi-Final loss to East Chicago Central

A USA-365.com Special Report by the USA-365.com team
02-04-2018

 

CP coach Chris Seibert addresses the Lady Bulldogs during a first half time-out. Crown Point and East Chicago played a low-scoring and closely fought game, with CP trailing just 9-8 after the first quarter and 18-11 at the half. (Photos by Dave Woodworth)
East Chicago head coach Eric Kundich talks strategy with his Lady Cardinals basketball team during a time in their 45-33 IHSAA Sectional 1 Semifinal victory over Crown Point, 02-02-2018.
The East Chicago Lady Cardinals run some warm up drills during the latter moments of the halftime break at Crown Point High School,when EC led CP 18-11.
Crown Point's senior guard Mya Scheidt (23) looks for an open team mate to pass the ball to during the Lady Bulldog's Sectional Semifinal game versus East Chicago, 02-02-2018
Crown Point's 5'9" junior guard Ellie Vandeel (11) attempts a medium range jump sot over East Chicago's 6'6" junior Center/Forward Taiyanna Jackson (21) in the IHSAA Sectional 1 semifinal at Crown point High School. Vandeel was held scoreless until her 7-point outburst in the 4th quarter. (Photos by Dave Woodworth)
 

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Team /Record 1 2 3 4 Final
CROWN POINT (13-11) 8 3 7 15 33
EAST CHICAGO (14-12) 9 9 15 12 45

Friday, February 2, 2018 - Class 4A, Sectional 1 semifinal game at CROWN POINT, IN

CROWN POINT (33) Caitlyn Phillips 2-0-6, Ellie VanDeel 2-2-7, Alyna Santiago 1-1-3, Mya Scheidt 5-1-14, Abby Stoddard 1-0-3. TOTALS: 11 (4-11), 33.

EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL (45) Jenasae Bishop 8-7-23, Nia Hurt 1-1-4, TaiYanna Jackson 4-0-8, Tiara Jackson 4-2-10. TOTALS: 15 (10-16), 45.

FREE THROWS: CROWN POINT (4 of 11, 36.3%); Caitlyn Phillips 0-2, Ellie VanDeel 2-3, Taylor Tyndall 0-2, Alyna Santiago 1-2, May Scheidt 1-1, Gabbie Vania 0-2. EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL: (10 of 16, 62.5%); Jenasae Bishop 7-11, Nia Hurt, 1-2, Tiara Jackson 2-2.

3-GOALS: CROWN POINT (7); Scheidt 3, Phillips 2, VanDeel, Stoddard.

FOULED OUT: EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL: Zariah Frierson (2:42 left-4th Q).

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CROWN POINT (02-02-2018) When the Indiana High School Athletic Association released its pairings for the girls’ basketball sectional tournament, the Crown Point Lady Bulldogs found out they perhaps had an edge.

Playing in their own gym, they received a bye past the opening round of the Class 4A Sectional 1 Tournament.

But having home court and a bye proved not enough as the East Chicago Lady Cardinals ended the Lady Bulldogs season with a 45-33 win on Feb. 2, advancing to championship play.

East Chicago Central improved to 14-12, while Crown Point dropped to 13-11.

This marked the second time these two teams played, both at Crown Point. On November 21, the Lady Cardinals picked-up a 39-33 victory.

But unlike the regular season meeting, East Chicago Central did not have the services of senior guard Jenasae Bishop, injured early in the season.

In the sectional semi-final, Bishop, a Boston College recruit, led all scorers with 23 points. On the season Bishop has been a 71% free throw shooter. She connected on seven of 11 free throws, including 5 for 5 during the critical 4th quarter when the Lady Bulldogs were desperately trying to make a run.

The Lady Bulldogs only only had three players in scoring figures in the first half and found themselves trailing EC 18-11 at the half.

In her final game with the Lady Bulldogs, senior guard May Scheidt finished with 14 points.

“We got clean looks, but we just could not hit crucial three pointers and free throws,” Crown Point Head Coach Chris Seibert said. “Hitting three pointers and free throws is crucial in sectional play.”

While the Lady Bulldogs did hit seven three-pointers, three by Scheidt, they only connected on 36.3 percent of their free throws. In addition, the front line of twin sisters Taiyanna Jackson (6'6") and Tiara Jackson (6'3") continually frustrated the Lady Bulldogs attempts to drive to the basket. Taiyanna Jackson had at least four blocked shots for EC.

LADY DOG NOTES:
Under Head Coach Chris Seibert, the Lady Bulldogs have won double-digit games in his three seasons at Crown Point. They went 20-6 in 2015-16, and 16-9 in 2016-17. Over the last three seasons, the Lady Bulldogs have averaged 16 wins.

Out of the eight schools in the Duneland Athletic Conference, the Lady Bulldogs have the longest drought of not winning a sectional title. The last time Crown Point claimed sectional hardware was 2001, the last under Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Head Coach Tom May.
CLASS SECTIONAL INDIANA GIRLS' BASKETBALL PAST SEASONS
4A 1 E-MAIL CORRECTIONS MAP TO SCHOOL 13-11
RED, WHITE TOURNAMENT HISTORY
CROWN POINT
BULLDOGS
Coach: Chris Seibert, 49-26 in 3rd year at school, 108-103 in 9th year overall
DATE OPPONENT CENTRAL TIME OA 48.8, DA 41.2
Nov. 9 Hanover Central {3A}  W   69-  16  
Nov. 14 Andrean {2A}  W   58-  32  
Nov. 18 Northridge {4A}   L   42-  51  tournament
Nov. 18 Carmel {4A}   L   21-  74  tournament
Nov. 21 East Chicago Central {4A}   L   33-  39  
Nov. 24 LaPorte {4A}‡   L   48-  49  
Nov. 28 at Lowell {4A}  W   57-  19  
Dec. 1 at Portage {4A}‡   L   45-  50  
Dec. 2 at Hobart {4A}  W   62-  23  
Dec. 5 Hammond Morton {4A}  W   77-  45  
Dec. 8 Valparaiso {4A}‡   L   36-  49  
Dec. 12 at Highland {4A}  W   59-  54  
Dec. 15 at Lake Central {4A}‡   L   33-  53  
Dec. 27 †Western {3A}  W   60-  21  tournament
Dec. 28 †Indianapolis Cathedral {4A}  W   47-  42  tournament
Dec. 28 †Mount Vernon (Fortville) {4A}  W   51-  43  tournament
Jan. 6 Lafayette Jeff {4A}   L   40-  49  
Jan. 9 at Michigan City {4A}‡ W  73-  55  
Jan. 11 Munster {4A} W  47-  37  
Jan. 13 Merrillville {4A}‡ W  69-  36  
Jan. 16 at Kankakee Valley {4A} L   36-  39  
Jan. 19 Chesterton {4A}‡ L   32-  38  
Jan. 23 at Hammond Noll {2A} W  43-  30  
Feb. 20 East Chicago {4A} L  33-  45 sectional 
‡DUNELAND CONFERENCE GAME    †NEUTRAL COURT
 
CLASS SECTIONAL INDIANA GIRLS' BASKETBALL PAST SEASONS
4A 1 E-MAIL CORRECTIONS MAP TO SCHOOL 14-13
RED, BLUE, SILVER TOURNAMENT HISTORY
EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL
CARDINALS
Coach: Eric Kundich, 129-103 in 10th year at school
DATE OPPONENT CENTRAL TIME OA 54.4, DA 41.1
Nov. 3 Hammond Gavit {3A}  W   77-  26  lost by forfeit
Nov. 4 at Munster {4A}  W   47-  36  lost by forfeit
Nov. 8 at Hobart {4A}  W   69-  38  lost by forfeit
Nov. 11 Lowell {4A}  W   74-  37  lost by forfeit
Nov. 14 at Portage {4A}  W   49-  43  lost by forfeit
Nov. 17 Hammond {3A}  W   88-  35  
Nov. 18 South Bend Adams {4A}  W   53-  23  
Nov. 21 at Crown Point {4A}  W   39-  33  
Nov. 24 at Gary West {3A}  W   65-  38  
Nov. 28 Chesterton {4A}   L   43-  58  
Dec. 2 Andrean {2A}  W   47-  33  
Dec. 7 Highland {4A}  W   50-  26  
Dec. 9 at Marquette Catholic {1A}   L   29-  52  
Dec. 13 at Lake Central {4A}   L   35-  51  
Dec. 23 †Merrillville {4A}  W   74-  27  tournament
Dec. 23 †Homestead {4A}   L   44-  49  tournament
Dec. 29 †Zionsville {4A}   L   51-  53  tournament
Dec. 29 †Martinsville {4A}   L   36-  42  tournament
Jan. 6 Valparaiso {4A}  W   53-  44  
Jan. 15 †River Forest Trinity (Ill.)   L   26-  56  
Jan. 17 at Hammond Morton {4A}  W   75-  71  
Jan. 19 Lighthouse CPA {3A}  W   71-  58  
Jan. 23 at Hammond Clark {3A}  W   71-    8  
Jan. 25 LaPorte {4A}  W   60-  57  
Jan. 30 †Lowell {4A}  W   72-  37  sectional
Feb. 2 at Crown Point {4A}  W   45-  33  sectional
Feb. 3 †Lake Central {4A}   L   27-  46  sectional
   †NEUTRAL COURT