Chester High School Basketball Team 2015-2016 (dsbpix)
Clippers: Khaleeq Campbell (SR), Larry Yarbray Jr. (JR), Donald Hodges (SR), Ahrod Carter (JR), Jahmi Bailey-Green (SR), Stanley Davis (SR), Marquis Collins (SR), Deshawn Hinson (SR), Jamar Sudan (JR), Dymon Colbert (SR), Jordan Camper (JR), Maurice Henry (SR), Jamal Jones (SR)
Friday, December 4, 2015 at the 3RD ANNUAL FRED PICKETT CLASSIC in the Chester High School Fred Pickett Gym where the Clippers basketball team had a very exciting game with Sanford of Delaware. Usually, Chester dominates Sanford but Sanford came to play and play hard they did. I sat next to a Sanford parent who was cheering on her son, Mikey. I said, your guys have been practicing. Sanford dominated the Clippers in the first half of the game shutting them out at the top of the game to score 10 points before the Clippers came on board with a 3 pointer. By the end of the first quarter the score was 13 to 20 Sanford. Chester crept up on Sanford in the second quarter with free throws but Sanford maintained the lead to end 28 to 31. At the top of third quarter, the Clippers made a comeback starting out with a 3 pointer to tie the game before taking the lead as Sanford showed signs of fatigue making errors. My Sanford parent got worried at this point in the game and I got a little confident. So this is what happens when you come out too hard at the start of the game, you get tired at the end. Chester now leads 47 to 40. Chester led with 5 minutes to go in the fourth quarter. They did not capitalized on the lead so Sanford came back to tied the game up 51 to 51; a bit of a tug of war with the scores with Chester leading by 1 point then Sanford by 3 points before tying again 55 to 55 with about 3 and a half minutes to go in the game. Sanford took the lead 55-57 with under 3 minutes and took a hold of the ball and let the clock run down tossing the ball from player to player. Oh, my God. This was not alright. With under a minute left, Chester regained the ball bringing the score 57-58 (DE). 32 seconds then 12 seconds to go Sanford made the final shots ending the game 57 to 59. Chester lost their game opener to Sanford.