Lady Bulldogs season ends in 45-33 Sectional Semi-Final loss to East Chicago Central
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CROWN POINT (13-11)
EAST CHICAGO (14-12)
Friday, February 2, 2018 -
Class 4A, Sectional 1 semifinal game at CROWN POINT, IN
CROWN POINT (33)
Caitlyn Phillips 2-0-6, Ellie VanDeel 2-2-7, Alyna Santiago 1-1-3, Mya Scheidt
5-1-14, Abby Stoddard 1-0-3. TOTALS: 11 (4-11), 33.
EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL (45) Jenasae Bishop 8-7-23, Nia Hurt 1-1-4,
TaiYanna Jackson 4-0-8, Tiara Jackson 4-2-10. TOTALS: 15 (10-16), 45.
FREE THROWS: CROWN POINT (4 of 11, 36.3%); Caitlyn Phillips 0-2,
Ellie VanDeel 2-3, Taylor Tyndall 0-2, Alyna Santiago 1-2, May Scheidt 1-1,
Gabbie Vania 0-2. EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL: (10 of 16, 62.5%); Jenasae Bishop 7-11,
Nia Hurt, 1-2, Tiara Jackson 2-2.
3-GOALS: CROWN POINT (7); Scheidt 3, Phillips 2, VanDeel,
FOULED OUT: EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL: Zariah Frierson (2:42 left-4th
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(02-02-2018) When the Indiana High School Athletic Association released its
pairings for the girls basketball sectional tournament, the Crown Point Lady
Bulldogs found out they perhaps had an edge.
Playing in their own gym, they received a bye past the opening round of the
Class 4A Sectional 1 Tournament.
But having home court and a bye proved not enough as the East Chicago Lady
Cardinals ended the Lady Bulldogs season with a 45-33 win on Feb. 2, advancing
to championship play.
East Chicago Central improved to 14-12, while Crown Point dropped to 13-11.
This marked the second time these two teams played, both at Crown Point. On
November 21, the Lady Cardinals picked-up a 39-33 victory.
But unlike the regular season meeting, East Chicago Central did not have the
services of senior guard Jenasae Bishop, injured early in the season.
In the sectional semi-final, Bishop, a Boston College recruit, led all scorers
with 23 points. On the season Bishop has been a 71% free throw shooter. She
connected on seven of 11 free throws, including 5 for 5 during the critical 4th
quarter when the Lady Bulldogs were desperately trying to make a run.
The Lady Bulldogs only only had three players in scoring figures in the first
half and found themselves trailing EC 18-11 at the half.
In her final game with the Lady Bulldogs, senior guard May Scheidt finished with 14
We got clean looks, but we just could not hit crucial three pointers and free
throws, Crown Point Head Coach Chris Seibert said. Hitting three pointers and
free throws is crucial in sectional play.
While the Lady Bulldogs did hit seven three-pointers, three by Scheidt, they
only connected on 36.3 percent of their free throws. In addition, the
front line of twin sisters Taiyanna Jackson (6'6") and Tiara Jackson
(6'3") continually frustrated the Lady Bulldogs attempts to drive to the
basket. Taiyanna Jackson had at least four blocked shots for EC.
LADY DOG NOTES: Under Head Coach Chris Seibert, the Lady Bulldogs
have won double-digit games in his three seasons at Crown Point. They went 20-6
in 2015-16, and 16-9 in 2016-17. Over the last three seasons, the Lady Bulldogs
have averaged 16 wins.
Out of the eight schools in the Duneland Athletic Conference, the Lady Bulldogs
have the longest drought of not winning a sectional title. The last time Crown
Point claimed sectional hardware was 2001, the last under Indiana Basketball
Hall of Fame Head Coach Tom May.