Lady Indians shut down Crown Point to steal 35-33 Sectional Semifinal victory

A USA-365.com Special Report by the USA-365.com team
02-05-2017

The Portage student section rushes the court following the Portage Lady Indians 35-33 victory over the Crown Point Lady Bulldogs last Friday (02-03-2017) in the Class 4A, Sectional 2 Semi-Final at Chesterton High School.
The scoreboard tells it all, the Portage Lady Indians defeat the Crown Point Lady Bulldogs last Friday at Chesterton High School 35-33 in the Class 4A, Sectional 2 Semi-Final. (Photos by Frank Sprankle)
Team /Record 1 2 3 4 Final
PORTAGE (11-15) 11 8 13 3 35
CROWN POINT (16-9) 10 10 7 6 33

Friday, February 3, 2017 - Class 4A, Sectional 2 semifinal at CHESTERTON, IN

PORTAGE (35) Layla Melendez-1, Hanna PIro-6, Kaitlyn Shafer-6, Kaitlynn Clasen-8, Alexis Switzer-7, Emma Havrilla-7.

CROWN POINT (33) Caitlyn Phillips-10, Ellie VanDeel-1, Taylor Tyndall-2, Sydney Taylor-2, Jessica Barclay-3, Mya Scheidt-15.

3-GOALS: Crown Point (5) Phillips-2, Scheidt-3; Portage None.

FOULED OUT: None.


CHESTERTON (02-03-2017) It became a game that both teams deserved to win. The reality however, only one could. In the end, the Portage Lady Indians prevailed over the Crown Point Lady Bulldogs 35-33 in the Class 4A Sectional 2 Semi-Final at Chesterton High School on Friday.

Crown Point ended their season at 16-9, while Portage improved to 11-15.

For Portage, they earned the right to play Merrillville, who defeated Kankakee Valley in the other semi-final match-up, right before the Lady Bulldogs and Lady Indians tipped-off.

Despite the loss, the Bulldogs had the only two scorers to reach double-digit figures. Junior guard Mya Scheidt had 15 points, including three first-half three pointers, while sophomore guard Caitlyn Phillips had 10 points.

Junior guard Kaitlyn Clasen led the Lady Indians with eight points, as senior forward Emma Havrilla and Alexis Switzer had seven points. Senior guard Kaitlyn Shafer and junior guard Hanna Piro each had six points.

In a back and forth contest that had Portage leading 11-10 at the end of the first and Crown Point holding a 20-19 lead at halftime, the Lady Indians outscored the Lady Bulldogs 13-7 in the third quarter and held a five-point lead heading into the fourth.

Out of timeout with six seconds remaining in the game, Lady Bulldogs senior forward Sydney Taylor attempted to send the game into overtime with a baseline jumper, but could not connect.

The Lady Bulldogs did outscore the Lady Indians 6-3 in the fourth quarter.

Dog Notes:
With this defeat, the Lady Bulldogs end a five-game winning streak against the Lady Indians. The last time Portage defeated Crown Point was Jan. 15, 2013 58-57 in overtime. The game was played at Crown Point. The Lady Indians head coach then was current Crown Point head coach Chris Seibert, who coached at Portage from 2009-2015.

Until Friday, the previous time Crown Point had sought elimination in the sectional semi-final was 2014. The Lady Bulldogs lost 72-41 to LaPorte.

Under Chris Seibert, the Lady Bulldogs have fared well. Last season, they finished 20-6 and 16-9 this season.
CLASS SECTIONAL ORDER YOUR HOOSIER BASKETBALL MAGAZINE PAST SEASONS
4A 2 E-MAIL CORRECTIONS MAP TO SCHOOL 16-9
RED, WHITE TOURNAMENT HISTORY
CROWN POINT
BULLDOGS
Coach: Chris Seibert, 36-14 in 2nd year at school, 95-91 in 8th year overall
DATE OPPONENT CENTRAL TIME OA 46.8, DA 38.7
Nov. 9 at Hanover Central {3A}  W   48-  29  
Nov. 12 Concord {4A}  W   65-  41  
Nov. 15 at Andrean {3A}  W   40-  29  
Nov. 19 Goshen {4A}  W   31-  18  tournament
Nov. 19 at Northridge {4A}   L   32-  49  tournament
Nov. 22 at East Chicago Central {4A}  W   60-  52  
Nov. 25 at LaPorte {4A}   L   29-  40  
Nov. 29 Lowell {4A}  W   55-  30  
Dec. 2 Portage {4A}  W   48-  37  
Dec. 3 Hobart {4A}  W   41-  16  
Dec. 9 at Valparaiso {4A}   L   43-  46  
Dec. 13 Highland {4A}   L   46-  51  
Dec. 16 Lake Central {4A}   L   26-  41  
Dec. 27 Lowell {4A}  W   52-  34  tournament
Dec. 27 Hobart {4A}  W   33-  30  tournament
Dec. 28 Munster {4A}  W   67-  37  tournament
Jan. 3 at Hammond Morton {4A}  W   74-  54  
Jan. 6 Michigan City {4A}   L   45-  52  
Jan. 11 at Munster {4A}  W   57-  22  
Jan. 14 at Merrillville {4A}   L   39-  55  
Jan. 17 Kankakee Valley {4A}   L   57-  62  
Jan. 21 at Chesterton {4A}  W   38-  37  
Jan. 26 Hammond Noll {2A}  W   64-  37  
Feb. 1 Hobart {4A}  W   47-  34  sectional
Feb. 3 Portage {4A} L   33-  35  sectional
DUNELAND CONFERENCE GAME    NEUTRAL COURT

 

CLASS SECTIONAL ORDER YOUR HOOSIER BASKETBALL MAGAZINE PAST SEASONS
4A 2 E-MAIL CORRECTIONS MAP TO SCHOOL 11-16
RED, WHITE TOURNAMENT HISTORY
PORTAGE
INDIANS
Coach: Marc Bruner, 25-28 in 2nd year at school, 78-104 in 8th year overall
DATE OPPONENT CENTRAL TIME OA 45.5, DA 44.5
Nov. 1 Hanover Central {3A}  W   46-  23  
Nov. 5 South Central (Union Mills) {1A}  W   76-  50  
Nov. 8 at Munster {4A}  W   66-  35  
Nov. 15 at East Chicago Central {4A}   L   50-  65  
Nov. 25 at Michigan City {4A}   L   45-  48  
Nov. 29 at Hobart {4A}  W   44-  28  
Dec. 2 at Crown Point {4A}   L   37-  48  
Dec. 3 Warsaw {4A}   L   24-  37  
Dec. 9 Chesterton {4A}   L   36-  39  
Dec. 12 Lowell {4A}  W   53-  38  
Dec. 16 LaPorte {4A} ot  L   39-  41  
Dec. 20 Elkhart Memorial {4A}   L   38-  44  
Dec. 29 at Northridge {4A}   L   45-  56  tournament
Dec. 29 East Noble {4A}   L   32-  45  tournament
Dec. 30 Andrean {3A}   L   35-  39  tournament
Dec. 30 Columbia City {3A}   L   54-  64  tournament
Jan. 3 at Griffith {3A}  W   64-  33  
Jan. 6 Valparaiso {4A}  W   55-  43  
Jan. 7 at Mishawaka {4A}   L   36-  49  
Jan. 10 Andrean {3A}  W   55-  53  
Jan. 14 at Lake Central {4A}   L   40-  52  
Jan. 21 Merrillville {4A}   L   27-  51  
Jan. 24 Hammond Clark {3A}  W   73-  32  
Jan. 26 at Kankakee Valley {4A}   L   38-  62  
Feb. 1 Valparaiso {4A}  W   33-  32  sectional
Feb. 3 Crown Point {4A}  W   35-  33  sectional
Feb. 4 Merrillville {4A}   L   52-  62  sectional
DUNELAND CONFERENCE GAME    NEUTRAL COURT

 

CLASS 4A Girls Sectional 2
Feb. 1: Portage 33, Valparaiso 32
Feb. 1: Crown Point 47, Hobart 34
Feb. 3: Merrillville 62, Kankakee Valley 54
Feb. 3: Portage 35, Crown Point 33
Feb. 4: Merrillville 62, Portage 52 - Championship
 

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