Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Chester (Boys Basketball) Fall to Plymouth Whitemarsh

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The Clippers win streak was snapped at five games by the Colonials 72-70 in the 10th Annual Pete/Jameer Nelson Holiday Classic on the campus of Widener University. Chester (5-2) trailed from the start overcoming a 15 point deficit to finally take the lead in the 4th quarter 66-65 when junior Stanley Davis banked in a trey at the 2:17 mark. The Clippers relinquished the lead for good when Jimmy Murray drained a trey for a 68-66 Whitemarsh (9-0) lead. The leg injury to Chester's junior point guard was the bigger loss for the Clippers. Khaleeq Campbell who scored 7 of Chester's 19 first quarter points was enable to return to action in the 2nd quarter. Despite scoring 19 points, the Clippers found themselves in a hole as the red hot Colonials put 28 points on the board in the opening quarter. Sophomores Ahrod Carter and Jamar Sudan helped the Clippers play even in the 2nd scoring 5 and 4 points respectively as Chester trailed 41-32 at the half.  Trailing 49-34 with 6:24 in the 3rd quarter, the Clippers responded after their timeout with a 19-8 run to end the quarter now trailing by only four at 57-53. Junior Marquis Collins led the charge scoring 9 of his 16 points and Maurice Henry dropped in 5 of his 7. Chester inability to knocked down free throws cost them the opportunity to take the lead in the period. The Clippers connected on only 7 of 13 attempts in the 3rd. Senior Keyonte Watkins keep the Clippers in striking range scoring 7 of his team high 20 points in the 4th. And again, Chester's woes at the charity stripe continued as they went 2 of 6 in the period missing on opportunities to increase their lead. Junior Jahmi Bailey's layup as time expired was Chester's final points.

Despite only scoring 7 points, Maurice Henry filled the stat sheet with 13 rebounds and 2 blocked shots. Collins also contributed 7 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 assists and was named the team's MVP. Watkins added 8 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assist to the stat sheet.

The Clippers won't have long to dwell on tonight's results as the Neumann-Goretti Saints await them tomorrow in the nightcap of the 10th Annual Pete/Jameer Nelson Holiday Classic. Tip-off is slated for 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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Clippers Boys Basketball won over the Red Knights

Clippers Sail Past the Red Knights by Terry Thomas

The return to the Clip Joint is just what the Clippers needed as they breezed past the Reading Red Knights 67-36.  Chester started with an energy level that had been missing in the first five games of this young season. Khaleeg Campbell, Marquis Collins and Keyonte Watkins each knocked down a trey and a bucket and Chester made a 15-3 run to start the contest. Jamar Sudan and Stanley Davis each contributed a first quarter basket and the Clippers lead was 19-5 at the end of the 1st quarter. The Clippers stayed in cruise control with a 6-0 run to start the 2nd quarter forcing the third Reading timeout of the first half at the 5:44 mark. Chester - 25, Reading - 5. The Red Knight seemed to find their mark the remainder of the quarter as they cut into the margin. Halftime: Chester 33, Reading - 16. The Clippers regained their focus in the third led by Watkins who scored 7 of his game/season high of 19 points. Campbell drained another trey to complete his scoring at 11 points and Collins connected on two pull-ups for his final 9 points of the contest. In all Chester outscored their opponents 21-11 to double-up Reading 54-27 at the end of the 3rd quarter. Sophomore Jordan Camper got the crowd excited with a thunderous two-handed dunk as he finished with a season high of 9 points. Junior Juanir Moore also joined the dunk party and added four points to the team's total and hauled in a season high of 9 rebounds. Sophomore Ahrod Carter knocked down a short jumper and Davis connected on 1 of 2 free throws to finish with 5 points.

Junior Khaleeq Campbell matched his season high with 5 of the team's 15 assists on 28 made baskets.

The Clippers will return to action on Monday, December 29th when they take on the Plymouth Whitemarsh Colonials in the feature game of the Pete/Jameer Nelson Holiday Classic on the campus of Widener. Tip-off is slated for 7:00 pm.

On Tuesday, December 30th, Chester will take on the Neumann-Goretti Saints to close out the Pete/Jameer Nelson Classic. Tip-off is slated for 8:00 pm.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Lady Clippers took First Place in the Winter Dragon Classic

Shout out to the Lady Clippers Basketball team which received first place for the second year for the Winter Dragon Classic 2014 Gold Division (Glasgow Invitational Tournament). The Clippers won over Polytech (DE) 72-51, December 20. They also beat Woodbridge (DE) 45-44, December 19; bring them to 2 and 5.  

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Chester Boys Basketball edges William Penn

William Penn's Jahaire Wilson drives past Chester's Maurice Henry during Saturday's contest at William Penn High School: Chris Dunn — gametimepa.com (Source: Dave Burman)
Chester Wins Thriller in York by Terry Thomas

After dropping the first game of the season, the Clippers (4-1) won their fourth consecutive game, a 49-48 thriller over the host William Penn York Bearcats (5-2). Junior forward Marquis Collins rebounded Keyonte Watkins missed shot and dropped in a 8 footer to give Chester the lead with 1.6 seconds on the clock. Coming out of their final timeout, 6'8" junior Maurice Henry blocked the Bearcats inbound pass out of bounds as the clock ran down to 0.9 seconds. The next inbounded pass landed without a shot attempt. Chester was frigid to begin the contest falling behind 0-6 in the first 49 seconds of the contest. Sophomore Jamar Sudan used 6 of this team high 10 points in the first quarter to keep the contest close. The Clippers found themselves trailing York 11-15 at the end of the first quarter. Junior Khaleeq Campbell started the 2nd quarter with consecutive steals and baskets to tie the game at 15. Jahmi Bailey and Stanley Davis each knocked down treys and four points inside by Henry allow the Clippers to tie the contest going into intermission at 25. Chester went inside-out to begin the 3rd quarter with Henry scoring first followed by five points from Campbell and a basket by Sudan resulting in a 9-2 run and a 34-27 Clippers lead at the 5:24 mark. Junior Juanir Moore scored off an offensive rebound and Watkins knocked down a trey to end the quarter. Chester - 41, York - 35. York responded with a 8-0 run of their own to start the final quarter before another trey from Watkins put the Clippers back in front 44-43 with 3:48 remaining in the contest. Timeout Chester. Sudan stole the inbounded pass for a bucket and a three point Clipper lead 46-43. The Bearcats answered with a 5-0 run and the lead 48-46 and 1:13 remaining. Timeout York. Watkins hauled in 1 of his career high 9 rebounds and was fouled on his shot attempt. He connected on the first the Clippers now trailed 48-47 with 17 seconds on the clock. Timeout York. His missed on his second attempt but the Bearcats knocked the ball out of bounds. Chester inbounded the ball to Sudan who drove to the basket, missed the shot but fought for the rebound. Jump Ball was called. Possession - Chester. Timeout York - 10.7 seconds. Chester inbounds to Watkins, he drives to the basket, Sudan tips the missed shot back to Collins who knocks down the shot for the win.

Khaleeq Campbell finished with 9 points, 3 steals. Watkins added 8 points, 3 assists and 3 steals along with his 9 rebounds. Henry contributed a 8 points, a career high 4 blocks and 10 rebounds. Collins ended the night with four points and four rebounds.

Chester will return to action of Tuesday, December 23rd when they host the Reading Red Knights at the Clip Joint. JV tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 with the Varsity to follow.

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