After a slow start, Lady Bulldogs roll past Lowell 77-28 for 1st round Sectional Win

A Special Report by the team

The Crown Point Lady Bulldogs warm-up during a pregame shoot-around prior to their sectional opener against the Lowell Lady Red Devils at Lowell High School on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.
The Lowell Lady Red Devils warm-up during pregame drills prior to their sectional quarterfinal game with Crown Point on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.
Lowell Lady Red Devils varsity coach Kelly Chavez (left) and Crown Point coach Chris Seibert (second from right) meet with officiating crew members Terry Baker, Tim Hamann and Danny Torok prior to Friday's Sectional quarterfinal girls basketball game at Lowell High School.
The game's opening tip against Lowell's senior 5-foot-5 Catlyn Mulligan is controlled by Crown Point's 6-foot-3 freshman center Lilly Stoddard (13) as senior guard Elli VanDeel (11) stands ready to receive the ball.
CP's Grace Tyndall (20) boxes out Lowell's Natalie Kotlin (32) in a rebound attempt late in the IHSAA sectional quarterfinal game.
CP's Allie Govert (24) protects the ball from Lowell's Natalie Kotlin (32) by dribbling behind her back as she rings the ball up from the backcourt against the Lady Red Devils.
The referee signals that Yasmine Porter (21) gets to shoot 1-and-1 from the free-throw line after a non-shooting foul late in the game. Crown Point won 77-28 over Lowell on the sectional quarterfinal on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.
Yasmine Porter (21) shoots a high arcing free- throw against Lowell. Porter came off the bench in the second half to finish with one field goal and one for two at the free throw line for a total of three points in the Lady Bulldogs' 77-28 win over Lowell.

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Team /Record 1 2 3 4 Final
CROWN POINT (23-0, 7-0 DAC) 7 38 21 11 77
LOWELL (9-13, 1-4 NWCC) 7 6 9 6 28

Friday, February 1, 2019 (re-scheduled from Jan. 30) - Class 4A Sectional 1 Quarterfinal game at LOWELL, IN

CROWN POINT (77) Caitlyn Phillips 4-2-12, Ellie VanDeel 7-2-17, Sydney Godman 0-0-0, Lilly Stoddard 2-1-5, Jessica Carrothers 8-6-22, Grace Tyndall 1-0-3, Yasmine Porter 1-1-3, Allie Govert 0-0-0, Alyna Santiago 2-1-6, Paige Sanborn 3-0-9, Alexis Smith 0-0-0, Gabbie Vania 0-0-0. TOTALS 23, (13-19) 77.

(28) Jordan Yuhasz 3-0-6, Abby Lewandowski 0-0-0, Catlyn Mulligan 3-4-11, Danielle Collins 2-1-6, Kahlan Krucina 0-1-1, Sarah Richardson 0-0-0, Kaylee Chavez 1-0-2, Victoria (Tori) Langen 2-0-2, Natalie Kotlin 0-0-0. TOTALS 11, (6-12) 28.

FREE THROWS: CROWN POINT (13 of 19, 68.4%); Caitlyn Phillips 2-2, Ellie VanDeel 2-2, Lilly Stoddard 1-2, Jessica Carrothers 6-6, Grace Tyndall 0-1, Yasmine Porter 1-2, Alyna Santiago 1-2, Allie Govert 0-2. LOWELL (6 of 12, 50.0%)Catlyn Mulligan 4-6, Danielle Collins 1-2, Kahlan Krucina 1-2.

3-GOALS: CROWN POINT (8); Caitlyn Phillips 2, Ellie VanDeel 1, Jessica Carrothers 1, Alyna Santiago 1, Paige Sanborn 3-3. LOWELL (2); Catlyn Mulligan 1, Danielle Collins 1.


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LOWELL (02-01-2019) The start of the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) sectional tournament did not begin easily for the Crown Point Lady Bulldogs against the Lowell Lady Red Devils.

In their Class 4A, Sectional 1 opener at Lowell High School, the Lady Bulldogs had to counter a 7-7 tie at the end of the opening quarter, as Lowell coach Kelly Chavez freely substituted fresh players throughout the first quarter to keep up some intensive defensive pressure against the Lady Bulldogs.

Crown Point then opened the flood gates, outscoring Lowell 38-6 in the second quarter, paving the way towards a 77-28 first round victory Friday, Feb. 1 in a game postponed from two days earlier due to the extreme sub-zero temperatures.

The Lady Bulldogs improve to 24-0 overall, while the Lady Red Devils end their season at 9-13 overall.

The win also marked the second time that Crown Point defeated Lowell, having coasted to an 85-24 home victory on Nov. 27.

“We knew that Lowell was going to be inspired,” Lady Bulldogs’ Head Coach Chris Seibert said. “This was a good experience to get hit in the mouth like we did in the first quarter. But I was glad the way we were able to bounce back. We are a mentally tough group.”

Answering the call in the bounce back was freshman guard Jessica Carrothers, who led Crown Point with 22 points, all in the first half.

The Lady Bulldogs also got the production of senior guards Ellie VanDeel and Caitlyn Phillips. VanDeel had 17 points, 11 of which came in the second quarter alone, while Phillips contributed with 11 points.

Towards game’s end, Crown Point went deep into their bench. Part of that support came from senior forward Paige Sanborn, who had nine points, coming on 3 for 3 shooting from behind the arc.

For the Lady Red Devils, senior guard Catlyn Mulligan chipped-in with 11 points to lead her team.

The win also secures an eight-game winning streak for Crown Point over Lowell.

The last time the Lady Red Devils knocked-off the Lady Bulldogs came on Nov. 27, 2012 in a 44-28 decision at Crown Point.

Crown Point now holds a 6-1 overall mark against Lowell in sectional tournament games, going back to when they first met in the postseason in 1985.

Until Friday night, the previous time Crown Point and Lowell met in the sectionals came in 2000. It also marked the only time the Lady Red Devils defeated the Lady Bulldogs in the postseason.

For Crown Point, they will match-up in the sectional semi-final with the East Chicago Central Lady Cardinals who picked-up a 38-25 win over the Lake Central Lady Indians.

Crown Point came away with a 61-33 victory at East Chicago Central early this season on Nov. 20.

LADY DOG NOTES: Crown Point has now scored 70 plus points in a game for the eighth time this season. The previous time they accomplished that feat came Jan. 5 at Lafayette Jefferson in a 72-56 win.

Holding the Lady Red Devils to only 28 points became the 11th time this season that the Lady Bulldogs held the opposition to under 30 points. Of those 11 times, Crown Point limited opponents to less than 20 points. Broadcast Note:
The next scheduled Crown Point Lady Bulldogs’ broadcast on will be on Saturday, Feb. 2 when the Lady Bulldogs return to Lowell High School for the second round of the Indiana High School Athletic Association’s (IHSAA) Class 4A, Sectional 1 Tournament. They will meet the East Chicago Central Lady Cardinals in the evening's second semifinal at about 7 p.m. The pregame show begins at 6:45 p.m.(CST). If the Lady Bulldogs win Saturday night, they advance to the Sectional Finals at Lowell High School Monday to play the winner of Saturday's other semifinal winner, either Highland or Munster (15-8). and will provide coverage of the Crown Point Lady Bulldogs throughout the IHSAA Tournament.

Coach: Chris Seibert, 73-26 in 4th year at school, 132-103 in 10th year overall
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 W 60 37    
Jan. 12 at Merrillville 4A © W 58 37    
Jan. 15   Kankakee Valley 4A W 61 46    
Jan. 17 at Chesterton 4A © W 56 22    
Jan. 23 at Hammond Noll 2A W 66 59    
Jan. 23 at Lowell 4A W 77 28   sectional
Jan. 30 at East Chicago Central 4A 7 pm   sectional

Coach: Kelly Chavez, 24-46 in 3rd year at school
Nov. 3   North Newton 2A W 57 36    
Nov. 8 at Hammond Morton 4A W 47 28    
Nov. 10   East Chicago Central 4A L 43 60    
Nov. 13   Hebron 2A L 54 68    
Nov. 17 at Griffith 3A W 54 37    
Nov. 21   Hanover Central 3A W 44 41    
Nov. 27 at Crown Point 4A L 24 85    
Nov. 30   Kankakee Valley 4A © L 39 64    
Dec. 7 at Munster 4A © L 43 65    
Dec. 11 at Kouts 1A W 43 41    
Dec. 15 at Highland 4A © L 32 51    
Dec. 18 at Rensselaer Central 3A L 45 70    
Dec. 20   Morgan Twp. 1A L 50 63 OT  
Dec. 22   Wheeler 3A W 42 29    
Jan. 4   Andrean 2A © L 40 61    
Jan. 8   Gary West 3A L 24 39    
Jan. 11 at Hobart 4A © W 57 46    
Jan. 15   Whiting 2A L 36 38    
Jan. 18 N Fort Wayne Canterbury 2A W 65 37   tournament
Jan. 21 at Culver Academy 3A L 43 46   tournament
Jan. 23 at Merrillville 4A     ccd.
Jan. 26 at Hammond Gavit 3A W 66 41    
Feb. 1   Crown Point 4A L 28 77   sectional