|CROWN POINT (6-5)||14||17||17||22||70|
|CROWN POINT (4-5)||17||20||11||20||68|
Friday, January 10, 2020 - Duneland Athletic Conference Opener at MICHIGAN CITY, Ind.
Crown Point meets Michigan City and everybody has to get ready.
(All photos by Mark Smith)
|CP coach Clint Swan and Michigan City coach Tom Wells (right) have been coaching against each other since the 1990s.|
|Crown Point's Ty Smith (12) takes on Michigan City's Evan Bush (12) in first half action. Smith led all scorers with 16 points.|
|Michigan City's Evan Bush (21) and CP coach Clint Swan are highly interested in what junior David Brown (30) is about to do with the basketball last Friday in Michigan City.|
|Michigan City's Jose Jenkins (21) looks to get by CP senior Ben Uran (31) in the Duneland Athletic Conference (DAC) matchup of MC and Crown Point.|
|It takes a village, in the name of CP defenders Mike Lubbers (22), Ty Smith (12), Ben Uran (31) and David Brown (30) to slow down Michigan City top scorer Jamie Hodges (11).|
|CP's David Brown (30) puts the evil eye on Michigan City freshman guard Jamie Hodges (11) in the annual CP-MC game last week.|
|Michigan City's Jamie Hodges (11) battled with with CP sophomore Drew Adzia (14) all night long in Michigan City Friday.|
|CP's Ty Smith (12) eyes a three-point shot against Michigan City's Jalen Bullock (5) last Friday. Smith scored 24 points on 10 of 15 shooting.|
|Michigan City's Evan Bush (12), Tahri Wilson (2), Jose Jenkins (21) and Omarian Hatch (3) talk it over after a time out last Friday against Crown Point. MC had won seven of their first eight games.|
|CP's Ben Uran (31) looks around and beyond Michigan City's Jose Jenkins (21) Friday night in LaPorte County. CP won the DAC opener on the road.|
|Chips and pop will slow you down, but nothing slowed down Michigan City and Crown Point Friday in Michigan City. The Bulldogs won 70-68 in the big gym (seating capacity: 7,172) in Michigan City. (All photos by Mark Smith)|
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CROWN POINT (70): Ty Smith 10-1-24,
Drew Adzia 0-10-10, David Brown 1-0-2, Jake Oostman 3-0-6, Miles Lubbers 5-2-12,
Dylan Matusak 0-0-0, Ben Uran 3-1-7, Felix Meeks 0-0-0, Darrius Roach 0-0-0,
Darren Roach 3-1-9. TOTALS: 25 (15-21) 70.
MICHIGAN CITY (68): Dez'mand Hawkins 6-2-18, Tahari Watson 3-0-8, Evan Bush 5-3-13, James Hodges 4-5-15, Omarion Hatch 1-0-3, Jalen Bullock 2-0-4, Jose Jenkins 3-1-7, Donye Grant 0-0-0. TOTALS: 24 (11-19) 68.
FREE THROWS: CROWN POINT (15-21, 71.4%) Smith 1-1, Uran 1-1, Adzia 10-12, Lubbers 2-3, Roach 1-2, Oostman 0-2. MICH CITY (11-19, 57.9%) Hodges 5-8, Bush 3-6, Hawkins 2-2, Jenkins 1-2, Bullock 0-1.
REBOUNDS: CP (31) Adzia 7, Smith 6, Brown 4, Roach 4, Lubbers 3, Oostman 3, Uran 2, Matusak, Hanlon. MICH CITY (27) Hodges 6, Bush 6, Bullock 4, Jenkins 3, Hatch 3, Hawkins 3, Watson, Grant.
TURNOVERS: CROWN POINT (14); MICH. CITY (7).
3-GOALS: CROWN POINT (5-13, 38.5%) Ty Smith 3, Darren Roach 2; MICH. CITY (9-37, 24.3%) Dez'mand Hawkins 4, Tahari Watson 2, James Hodges 2, Omarion Hatch.
FOULED OUT: CP: NONE; MICH. CITY (2) James Hodges (4th Q) :51 sec. left; Tahari Watson (4th Q) :47 sec. left.
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MC's James Hodges is the new kid on the block. A
speedy dribble-drive threat and an active defender, he went one-on-one with CP’s
sophomore guard Drew Adzia all night long.
Hodges won on the score sheet with 15 points and five steals. But Adzia, who has started every game for CP this season, was 10 of 12 from the foul line and grabbed seven rebounds. Hodges and Adzia will see each other more than once over the next two seasons.
“They are a well coached team said Swan of MC. “They put a lot of pressure on you. We have to get contributions from people that we don’t usually get them from, so this was a good team win.”
The technical foul on Michigan City freshman guard James Hodges with :50 seconds
left was a major source of discussion after the game.
Hodges stole the ball from Crown Point sophomore guard Drew Adzia and scored to put his side ahead 68-67. Hodges, who had 15 points, six rebounds and four fouls at the time, was then called for a technical foul before CP could pass the ball inbounds.
Adzia split the two ‘technical free throws’ and Hodges left with his fifth foul, aiding CP’s victory.
Michigan City coach Tom Wells said that the official told him that Hodge ‘chested up’ Adzia before the ball was inbounded and ‘got in his face’.
“He was ‘chesting him up’ for 32 minutes,” said Wells after the game. “That’s what we want him to do. He could have given him a warning.”
There was a thought that Hodges spoke obscenities to Adzia, but it wouldn’t be the first time that a basketball player said a bad word to another player in the heat of the battle.
Crown Point’s Ty Smith scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead all scorers. Smith, who has started all 11 CP games, is averaging 16 points a game and has committed with just 23 turnovers. Adzia’s 10 of 12 from the foul line gave him 32 of 35 for the season, a team-leading 91.4%.
CP’s girls rolled over Michigan City 77-48 behind 21 points from sophomore Jessica Carrothers and 19 from senior guard Dash Shaw. The Lady Bulldogs led 47-25 at the half in what was a boys-girls doubleheader that eventually was played in front of about 750 ‘friends of the programs’ who braved a windswept, rain-soaked night.
The next night, Crown Point rolled over visiting Jefferson 84-28. It was the 43rd regular season victory in a row for CP, a school record.
The next girls/boys double-header on January 24 matches the first place CP girls (19-0) against Chesterton (13-3) at 5:30 a.m. before the highly-rated Chesterton boys (10-1) take on Crown Point (6-5) at 7:30 p.m. (CST) at Crown Point high school.
USA-365.com/Indiana-Sports.com Broadcast Note: Our next USA-365.com/Indiana-Sports.com broadcast comes Friday, Jan. 17 when Crown Point hosts Merrillville for a boys DAC high school basketball game. Our live coverage starts with the girls pregame show at 6:45 p.m. and tip-off at 7 p.m. CST.
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