Boys Basketball Starts Season Hot

Brody Mehling, Editor of Sports

  The Chesterton boys basketball team has been hot this season and with a win over conference foe Laporte this past Friday, they improved their record to 8-4. Although four losses may seem discouraging, they come to incredibly tough competition including Brownsburg, Blackhawk Christian, Lawrence Central, and Norwell. The Trojans are 2-0 in conference play with wins over Merrillville and Laporte.

Chesterton lost 4 seniors, including 2 incredibly vital pieces of their starting lineup in Travis Grayson and Chris Mullen, but juniors Tyler Parrish and Justin Sims have become key scorers. Through 12 games, Parrish is averaging 21.8 points per game and shooting a stunning 49% from the field. Sims is averaging 16.1 points and is leading the team with 7.9 rebounds per game. 

The Trojans are looking strong and even with four losses, they have an average point differential of 16.5 points. This means that, on average, they are beating teams by almost 17 points! This success could be attributed to their incredible shooting from the field. Chesterton is shooting 50.2% from the field and 37.7% from three-point range. Sims and Parrish are leading the way shooting almost 42% from three each. Senior Sean Kasper is not far behind shooting 37.5% from beyond the arc. Not only is Chesterton beating teams in terms of scoring, but they are also snagging almost 5 more rebounds than their opponents!  

The Trojans still have 11 games left in the regular season and are looking close to unbeatable so far.