Crown Point girls basketball beats Highland to remain undefeated

The Lady Bulldogs (12-0) soundly defeated the Lady Trojans (2-9) by a score of 68-24. This game had plenty of action, on the CP side at least. In the first few minutes Highland went on a 4-0 run to start the game but then CP got very hot and outscored them 35-2 the rest of the first half. Coach Chris Seibert used plenty of half court transition pressure during the game to create turnovers and offensive opportunities; it worked, as Highland had 21 turnovers.

“We want to play as fast as we can. We want to be the aggressors the ones who are attacking constantly both offensively and defensively  and that’s when were at our best. Whether it’s our freshman, junior varsity, or varsity we want to play up and down and be aggressive,” Seibert said.

Senior Ellie VanDeel lit up the floor scoring four three’s in the first half and finished the game with 20 points, eight rebounds and three steals.

“I didn’t really think about it too much,” VanDeel said, “Just kind of let it flow. We just all worked together as a team and we all get fired up when we hit shots it just gets us going.”

Freshman Jessica Carrothers had 19 points, seven steals, three rebounds and four assists.

“I was handing the ball off a lot to get everyone involved because I didn’t want to be a ball hog so I wanted to share the ball,” Carrothers said. “I like to anticipate passes a lot, so if they are going to pass to the girl I’m guarding I’m going to try to steal the ball.”

And as for the undefeated record, both coach Seibert and Carrothers said they wanted to take it one game at a time. VanDeel had some words to share to everyone.

“It feels really good because we haven’t gotten recognition in years past, so it feels good to have that recognition,” VanDeel said.

Crown Point will face the struggling Lake Central Indians on Friday while the Trojans will look for a victory against the Lowell Red Devils.

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