Lady Bulldogs advance to Finals with 65-49 Regional Semifinal win over Kankakee Valley
A USA-365.com Special Report
by the USA-365.com team
|Free throws obviously were one focus of the LaPorte regional Saturday. CP's Jessica Carrothers (14) was 11 of 13 from the foul line in the semifinal win over Kankakee Valley. (All photos by Mark Smith)|
|KV's Kaylee Barrett (20) is determined to stop CP's top scorer Jessica Carrothers in the Semfinals of the LaPorte regional.|
|CP's Alyna Santiago (22) and Lilly Stoddard (13) get set to re-enter Saturday's semifinal at LaPorte. CP used seven players most of the way in both regional games.|
|A possible 2030 Lady Bulldog showed up to root on her future school. Over 1,000 fans showed up from CP to watch their team in the regional.|
|CP senior Ellie VanDeel (11) scored five of her 13 points in the first four minutes as CP jumped to a 16-5 lead over Kankakee Valley in the regional semifinal.|
|KV's Sarah Martin (23) harasses CP senior Caitlyn Phillips (10) early in Saturday's second LaPorte regional semifinal. CP led all the way to win 65-49.|
|Crown Point's Ellie VanDeel (11) gets set to put her best move on KV defenders Kaylee Barrett (20) and Carley DeKock (34) in the regional semifinals.|
|KV's Maddy Swart (11) squeezes past a screen from CP's Lilly Stoddard (13) in pursuit of CP guard Jessica Carrothers (14). Carrothers scored 28 points in CP's 65-49 win.|
|KV's Aubrey Toppen (10) concentrates on CP guard Alyna Santiago (22) while Santiago focuses down court in Saturday's regional semifinal.|
|All eyes on the CP bench are on CP's Lilly Stoddard (13) as she looks for a passing lane against KV. Stoddard grabbed 12 rebounds in the CP victory.|
|Alyna Santiago (22) gets the ball down the sideline under pressure from KV's Sarah Martin (23) and Karmen Nowak (30). Martin led KV with 19 points.|
|CP assistant coach Scott Reid urges his girls to block out against Kankakee Valley in the regional semifinals. CP defeated KV 61-46 on Jan. 15 and the Lady Bulldogs won again at the regional, 65-49. (All photos by Mark Smith)|
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|KANKAKEE VALLEY (20-5)||11||8||13||15||49|
|CROWN POINT (27-0)||19||14||16||16||65|
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - Class 4A Regional Semifinal game at LaPORTE, IN
KANKAKEE VALLEY (49) Aubrey Toppen 0-0-0, Madeline Swart 2-3-7, Catherine Cavinder 3-0-6, Taylor Miller 1-0-2, Kaylee Barrett 1-1-4, Samantha Martin 0-0-0, Sarah Martin 7-5-19, Karmen Nowak 1-2-4, Carley DeKock 1-0-2, Courtney Sizemore 2-1-5. TOTALS: 18, (12-20) 49.
CROWN POINT (65)
Caitlyn Phillips 1-0-3, Ellie VanDeel 4-4-13, Sydney Goodman 0-0-0, Lilly Stoddard
3-4-10, Jessica Carrothers 8-11-28, Grace Tyndall 0-0-0, Yasmine Porter 0-0-0,
Allie Govert 1-0-2, Alyna Santiago 2-4-9, Paige Sanborn 0-0-0, Alexis Smith
0-0-0, Gabbie Vania 0-0-0. TOTALS: 19, (23-33) 65.
FREE THROWS: KANKAKEE VALLEY (12 of 20, 60.0%) Madeline Swart 3-3, Kaylee Barrett 1-4, Sarah Martin 5-7, Karmen Nowak 2-4, Courtney Sizemore 1-2. CROWN POINT (23 of 33, 69.7%); Ellie VanDeel 4-7, Lilly Stoddard 4-9, Jessica Carrothers 11-13, Alyna Santiago 4-4.
3-GOALS: KANKAKEE VALLEY (1) Kaylee Barrett; CROWN POINT (4); Caitlyn Phillips, Ellie VanDeel, Jessica Carrothers, Alyna Santiago.
- 13; CROWN POINT - 12.
FOULED OUT: KANKAKEE VALLEY (1) - Catherine Cavinder (22.4 sec. left 4th Qtr); CROWN POINT - None.
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LADY DOG NOTES:
With the win over Kankakee Valley, Crown Point has defeated all their postseason
opponents to this point by an average margin of 66-35. That includes games with
Lowell, East Chicago Central and Highland in the sectional round.
The regional tournament marks the second time this season that they Lady Bulldogs have played at LaPorte. They defeated the LaPorte Lady Slicers in Duneland Athletic Conference play on Nov. 23 by a score of 71-64.
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 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.