Lady Bulldogs hold off Michigan City 51-47, stay atop DAC & undefeated

A USA-365.com Special Report by the USA-365.com team
01-08-2019

The Crown Point Lady Bulldogs warm-up a few minutes before meeting the Michigan City Lady Wolves at Crown Point High School on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.
Michigan City's senior (6 ft. 5 in.) center Hannah Noveroske (51) takes aim from the free throw line Friday at Crown Point High School. She led the Lady Wolves in scoring with 20-points, including 8 of 14 from the charity stripe.
The Lady Bulldogs' senior guard-forward (6 ft. 1 in.) Abby Stoddard (30) shoots from the DAC logo Friday night, while MC's Hannah Noveroske (51) and Janicia Anderson (41) watch for a possible rebound in second half action. Stoddard scored seven points in CP's 51-47 win over the Lady Wolves.
Crown Point sophomore guard Alyna Santiago (22) went 3 for 4 at the free throw line Friday against Michigan City in CP's 51-47 win.
Crown Point Lady Bulldogs varsity head coach Chris Seibert encourages his team in a second half time-out. CP trailed MC 20-15 at the half, before a strong second half produced a 51-47 victory.
Michigan City coach Mike Megyese claps his hands while talking to his starting five during a time-out Friday at Crown Point High School. MC trailed only 36-33 after three quarters in a game that saw 9 lead changes and 6 ties.
All eyes are on this free throw by CP's freshman point guard Jessica Carrothers (14) late in the game that gave the Lady Bulldogs a 4-point lead with just seconds remaining to effectively seal the game for CP, 51-47 over Michigan City. Carrothers fished 8 for 8 at the line and led all scorers with 22 points.
 

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Team /Record 1 2 3 4 Final
Michigan City (12-4, 4-1 DAC) 11 9 13 14 47
CROWN POINT (17-0, 5-0 DAC) 15 0 21 15 51

Friday, January 4, 2019 - Duneland Athletic Conference game at CROWN POINT, IN

MICHIGAN CITY (47) DeNaya Hall 1-0-2, Katelyn Halfacre 0-0-0, Joani Ashley 3-0-6, Raion Coleman 0-0-0, Trinity Thompson 3-1-7, Hannah Noveroske 6-8-20, Janica Anderson 5-2-12. TOTALS 18, (11-21) 47.

CROWN POINT (51)
Caitlyn Phillips 3-0-9, Ellie VanDeel 3-1-8, Lilly Stoddard 0-0-0, Jessica Carrothers 7-8-22, Alyna Santiago 1-3-5, Allie Govert 0-0-0, Abby Stoddard 3-0-7. TOTALS 17, (12-18) 51.

FREE THROWS:
MICHIGAN CITY (11 of 21, 52.4%) DeNaya Hall 0-1, Trinity Thompson 1-2, Hannah Noveroske 8-14, Janica Anderson 2-4. CROWN POINT (12 of 18, 66.7%) Ellie VanDeel 1-4, Jessica Carrothers 8-8, Alyna Santiago 3-4, Abby Stoddard 0-2.

3-GOALS:
MICHIGAN CITY (0-5); CROWN POINT (5-15) Caitlyn Phillips 3-5, Ellie VanDeel 1-2, Lilly Stoddard 0-1, Jessica Carrothers 0-4, Abby Stoddard 1-3.

FOULED OUT:
MICHIGAN CITY - None; CROWN POINT - Abby Stoddard (2:57 min. left 4th Qtr).

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CROWN POINT (01-04-2019) For the Crown Point Lady Bulldogs to continue their perfect journey, they would need a test. The test came from an opponent within the Duneland Athletic Conference, the Michigan City Lady Wolves.

In the end, the Lady Bulldogs pass the test to take sole possession of first place in the DAC with a 51-47 win on Friday, Jan. 4 at Crown Point High School.

The victory continues Crown Point’s perfect mark at 17-0 overall, 5-0 in the DAC. With the loss Michigan City sees their nine-game winning streak end, falling to 12-4 overall, 4-1 in the DAC.

Taking a 15-11 lead after the first eight minutes, the Lady Bulldogs could not do anything in the second quarter as the Lady Wolves outscored them 9-0 and took a 20-15 halftime lead.

But Crown Point put it together in the second half as they outscored Michigan City 36-17 in the second half.

Held to only six points in the opening half, freshman guard Jessica Carrothers finished with 22 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs, including a perfect eight of eight from the free-throw line.

Senior guard Caitlyn Phillips also contributed with three of the Lady Bulldogs’ five three-pointers, finishing with nine points.

Shooting from beyond the arc became key for Crown Point down the stretch as they only hit 12.5 percent of their three-point shots in the first half. In the second half, they went four of seven, good for 57.1 percent, while Michigan City did not connect on anything from long distance.

Michigan City's taller lineup commanded the boards, 31-17 in total rebounds, thereby making it all the more important for the Lady Bulldogs to hit the outside shots.

“We talked to the kids about continuing to shoot the ball and being ready when their number is called,” Lady Bulldogs Head Coach Chris Seibert said. “It’s nice to play in January with a conference game on the line. This is what you play for, to be 4-0 in the DAC coming-in and play in front of a great crowd.”

In a losing effort, the Lady Wolves received the production of senior center Hannah Noveroske, who led her team with 20 points and 9 rebounds, while senior forward Janicia Anderson chipped-in 12 points with 8 rebounds. Trinity Thompson added 7 points and 7 rebounds.

The turnover margin proved a key factor as Michigan City turned the ball over 26 times to Crown Point’s 10 turnovers in the game.

LADY DOG NOTES:
The 51 points scored by Crown Point against Michigan City marked their lowest point total the season to date. They had previously scored 52 points in victories over Warsaw and Northridge, both on Nov. 17 in the Duneland Athletic Conference/Northern Lakes Conference Shootout.

By defeating the Lady Wolves by four points, it marked the slimmest margin of victory for the Lady Bulldogs so far in the regular season. Before last Friday night, they had defeated Northridge in the Duneland Athletic Conference/Northern Lakes Conference Shootout on Nov. 17 by five points, winning 52-47.

USA-365.com/Indiana-Sports.com Broadcast Note:
The next scheduled Crown Point Lady Bulldogs’ broadcast on USA-365.com/Indiana-Sports.com will be on Thursday, Jan. 10 when the Lady Bulldogs go on the road to meet the Munster Mustangs. The pregame show begins at 6:45 p.m. (CST), with tip-off at 7 p.m. (CST).


CLASS SECTIONAL JOHN HARRELL'S INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL RECENT SEASONS
4A 1 COLORS: RED, WHITE MAP TO SCHOOL 18-0
TOURNAMENT HISTORY
CROWN POINT
BULLDOGS
Coach: Chris Seibert, 67-26 in 4th year at school, 126-103 in 10th year overall
DATE OPPONENT CENTRAL TIME OA 66.2, DA 31.9
Nov. 3 at Hanover Central 3A W 64 19    
Nov. 10 at Hammond Morton 4A W 72 8    
Nov. 13 at Andrean 2A W 77 34    
Nov. 17 N Warsaw 4A W 52 39   tournament
Nov. 17 at Northridge 4A W 52 47   tournament
Nov. 20 at East Chicago Central 4A W 61 33    
Nov. 23 at LaPorte 4A © W 71 64    
Nov. 27   Lowell 4A W 85 24    
Nov. 30   Portage 4A © W 67 29    
Dec. 1   Hobart 4A W 86 11    
Dec. 7 at Valparaiso 4A © W 61 18    
Dec. 11   Highland 4A W 68 24    
Dec. 14   Lake Central 4A © W 54 21    
Dec. 27 N North White 1A W 67 21   tournament
Dec. 28 N Mount Vernon (Fortville) 4A W 54 31   tournament
Dec. 28 N Indianapolis Cathedral 4A W 78 48   tournament
Jan. 4   Michigan City 4A © W 51 47    
Jan. 5 at Lafayette Jeff 4A W 72 56    
Jan. 10 at Munster 4A 7:00 pm    
Jan. 12 at Merrillville 4A © 7:00 pm    
Jan. 15   Kankakee Valley 4A 7:00 pm    
Jan. 17 at Chesterton 4A © 7:00 pm    
Jan. 22   Hammond Noll 2A 7:00 pm    
© DUNELAND CONFERENCE GAME

CLASS SECTIONAL JOHN HARRELL'S INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL RECENT SEASONS
4A 2 COLORS: BLUE, SILVER, WHITE MAP TO SCHOOL 13-4
TOURNAMENT HISTORY
MICHIGAN CITY
WOLVES
Coach: Mike Megyese, 133-90 in 10th year at school, 338-165 in 22nd year overall
DATE OPPONENT CENTRAL TIME OA 63.9, DA 44.8
               
Nov. 3 at South Bend Adams 4A W 68 28    
Nov. 8   LaCrosse 1A W 72 36    
Nov. 10 at Plymouth 4A L 49 61    
Nov. 23   Portage 4A © W 69 41    
Nov. 24   Marquette Catholic 1A L 50 85    
Nov. 27 at Kankakee Valley 4A L 53 67    
Nov. 30 at Chesterton 4A © W 50 47    
Dec. 7 at Lake Central 4A © W 59 57 2OT  
Dec. 8   Oregon-Davis 1A W 70 45    
Dec. 11 at Hobart 4A W 77 20    
Dec. 13 at New Prairie 3A W 70 26    
Dec. 14   Merrillville 4A © W 69 52    
Dec. 15 at South Bend Riley 4A W 56 40    
Dec. 18   Lighthouse CPA 3A W 81 37    
Dec. 29 at Highland 4A W 62 41    
Jan. 4 at Crown Point 4A © L 47 51    
Jan. 5 at Bowman Academy 2A W 85 28    
Jan. 11 at Valparaiso 4A © 7:00 pm    
Jan. 18   LaPorte 4A © 5:30 pm    
Jan. 21 N Chicago Hope (Ill.) 6:00 pm   Gary West
Jan. 23   Gary West 3A 7:00 pm    
Jan. 26   Hammond Morton 4A 1:30 pm    
© DUNELAND CONFERENCE GAME

DUNELAND
ALL TIMES CENTRAL
  CONF AG OA DA AM Streak
Crown Point 5-  0 18-  0 66.2 31.9 34.3 Won 18
Michigan City 4-  1 13-  4 63.9 44.8 19.1 Won 1
LaPorte 3-  2 12-  5 56.1 46.9 9.1 Won 1
Chesterton 2-  3 9-  8 45.2 40.4 4.9 Won 1
Portage 2-  3 9-10 47.3 51.3 -3.9 Won 5
Valparaiso 2-  3 8-11 46.7 47.6 -0.8 Won 1
Merrillville 2-  3 7-10 48.2 52.2 -4.1 Lost 4
Lake Central 0-  5 5-13 41.7 47.7 -6.1 Lost 3
Wednesday, Jan. 2
West Side 47, Chesterton 45
Friday, Jan. 4
Chesterton 58, Merrillville 38 ©
Crown Point 51, Michigan City 47 ©
Portage 63, Valparaiso 50 ©
Saturday, Jan. 5
Crown Point 72, Lafayette Jeff 56
LaPorte 49, Lake Central 44 ©
Michigan City 85, Bowman 28
Portage 37, Mishawaka 34
Valparaiso 43, EC Central 32
Tuesday, Jan. 8
Andrean at Portage, 7 pm
Chesterton at Hobart, 5:30 pm
Plymouth at LaPorte, 7 pm
Wednesday, Jan. 9
Lake Central at West Side, 7 pm
Thursday, Jan. 10
Crown Point at Munster, 7 pm
Friday, Jan. 11
Chesterton at LaPorte © , 5:30 pm
Merrillville at Mishawaka, 6:30 pm
Michigan City at Valparaiso © , 7 pm
Saturday, Jan. 12
Crown Point at Merrillville © , 7 pm
Portage at Lake Central © , 7 pm
Tuesday, Jan. 15
Calumet at Valparaiso, 7 pm
Noll at Chesterton, 7 pm
Kankakee Valley at Crown Point, 7 pm
Merrillville at Hobart, 7 pm
Wednesday, Jan. 16
Portage at West Side, 7 pm
Thursday, Jan. 17
Crown Point at Chesterton © , 7 pm
Friday, Jan. 18
LaPorte at Michigan City © , 5:30 pm
Saturday, Jan. 19
Lake Central at Valparaiso © , 2:30 pm
LaPorte at Washington, noon, SB Washington
Merrillville at Portage © , 7 pm
© Conference game