Lady Bulldogs win first Regional since 1997 with 54-47 OT win over Penn
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by the USA-365.com team
|CP's Alyna Santiago (22) takes on both Jordyn Smith (10) and Antreese Shelton (34) on a drive to the basket. Santiago gets the ball up to the rim for the basket and the foul. (All photos by Mark Smith)|
|CP's Elle Van Deel (11) gets the ball up on the glass against Penn's Mackenzie Kilmer (24) in the third quarter of the LaPorte regional championship. VanDeel finished with 19 points.|
|Penn sophomore Trinity Clinton (42) led the defense of second-ranked Penn. Crown Point scored just 13 points in the first half.|
|CP guard Jessica Carrothers (14) directs traffic in the showdown with undefeated Penn. Carrothers scored 19 and sank 10 of 10 from the line in the overtime game.|
|CP's Alyna Santiago (22) and Caitlyn Phillips (10) make the backcourt a tough place for Penn guard Jordyn Smith (10)). Penn had won 25 games in a row until they lost to CP in overtime Saturday.|
|CP's Ellie VanDeel (11) runs away from the Penn defense for a layup in the third quarter of the regional championship game. VanDeel scored 15 of her 19 points after halftime as CP won 54-47.|
|CP's Jessica Carrothers (14) drives to the baseline despite some hand-on defense from Penn's Jayda Smith (10).|
|CP's Alyna Santiago (22) gets a tummy tap from Penn defender MacKenzie Kilmer (24) late in Saturday's regional championship game. CP did not score a basket in the first quarter before they came on to win in overtime.|
|CP seniors Paige Sanborn (25), Ellie VanDeel (11), Yasmine Porter (21) and Caitlyn Phillips (10) left LaPorte as regional champs last Saturday.|
|Crown Point sophomore Alyna Santiago (22) holds a piece of the net after the Bulldogs' 54-47 win over unbeaten Penn in the Class 4A regional championship.|
|If the Lady Bulldogs like the scene at LaPorte last week, they'll be happy to go back this coming Saturday to take on top-ranked Hamilton Southeastern (25-1) in the Class 4A Northern Semistate championship game this Saturday at 3 p.m. (All photos by Mark Smith)|
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Saturday, February 9, 2019 - Class 4A Regional Championship game at LaPORTE, IN
PENN (47) Jordyn Smith 1-1-3, Reganne Pate 3-0-9, Makenzie Kilmer 2-1-5, Jayda Smith 2-0-4, Antreese Shelton 0-2-2, Grace Adams 4-2-10, Trinity Clinton 4-6-14. TOTALS: 16, (12-18) 47.
CROWN POINT (65)
Caitlyn Phillips 1-1-4, Ellie VanDeel 3-13-19, Lilly Stoddard 0-3-3, Jessica Carrothers
4-10-19, Allie Govert 0-0-0, Alyna Santiago 3-3-9, Paige Sanborn 0-0-0. TOTALS:
11, (30-38) 65.
FREE THROWS: PENN (12 of 18, 66.7%) Jordyn Smith 1-2, Makenzie Kilmer 1-2, Jayda Smith 0-2, Antreese Shelton 2-4, Grace Adams 2-2, Trinity Clinton 6-6. CROWN POINT (30 of 38, 78.9%); Caitlyn Phillips 1-2, Ellie VanDeel 13-18, Lilly Stoddard 3-4, Jessica Carrothers 10-10, Alyna Santiago 3-4.
3-GOALS: PENN (3) Reganne Pate 3; CROWN POINT (2); Caitlyn Phillips, Jessica Carrothers.
- 7; CROWN POINT - 10.
FOULED OUT: PENN (3) - Jordyn Smith (37.7 sec. left OT), Antreese Shelton (3:19 left 4th Qtr), Trinity Clinton (27.7 sec. left OT); CROWN POINT - None.
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LADY DOG NOTES:
The regional title won at LaPorte, marks only the second location that the Lady
Bulldogs have accomplished this feat. They won seven regionals between 1982 and
1997 at Calumet High School.
The defeat of Penn marks only the fifth time that Crown Point has won games by a single digit margin. Their previous came in the regular season home finale on Jan. 23, a 66-59 win over Bishop Noll.
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 Saturday, Feb. 16 when the Lady Bulldogs face the Kokomo Regional Champion, Hamilton Southeastern in the LaPorte Semistate at LaPorte High School. The pregame show starts at 2:45 p.m. and the opening tip is scheduled for 3 p.m. CST. LaPorte is also the site of the Class 1A Semistate, where Northfield (25-2) faces Marquette Catholic (25-2) at 1 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. CST.
If the Lady Bulldogs win that game, they advance to the state title game Saturday, Feb. 23 against either Castle (23-4) or Lawrence North (21-6) in the IHSAA 4A State Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis. Castle and Lawrence North will play in the southern Semistate Feb. 16 at Jeffersonville.
USA-365.com and Indiana-Sports.com will provide coverage of the Crown Point Lady Bulldogs throughout the IHSAA Tournament.