Friday, January 22, 2016

Chester Boys Basketball wins in Erie

Chester - 64, Erie McDowell - 57

Report by Terry Thomas

The Clippers (9-6) shook both the winter storm and previous night's loss and rebounded with a 64-57 victory over the host Erie McDowell Trojans. For the second game in a row Chester started hot led once again by senior Khaleeq Campbell and Marquis Collins with 7 and 5 points respectively including each with a 3 point basket. The team connected on 6 of 6 free throws with juniors Ahrod Carter (4 of 4) and Jamar Sudan (2 of 2) doing the damage. Senior Maurice Henry capped the first quarter scoring with a putback dunk. Carter started the contest with the absence of Stanley Davis who return home to Chester due to illness. Chester led 20-14 after one. Senior Donald Hodges came off the bench and drained his 5 points in the 2nd quarter as the Clippers held off the Trojans and led 30-26 at the half. Campbell drained two more treys, Collins added four more points and the team connected on 9 of 12 free throws as McDowell cut into Chester's lead. At the end of the 3rd quarter, Chester - 49, McDowell - 46. Campbell, Jahmi Bailey-Green, Sudan and Collins each had a field goal and once again the Clippers were successful at the charity stripe going 7 of 8 to pull away for the win. Sudan was 2 of 2, Collins was 2 of 2 and game MVP Khaleeq Campbell was 3 of 4 and finished with a game high 18 points.

Marquis Collins (13) and Jamar Sudan (12) joined their teammate in double figures. The other Chester scorers were Hodges (5), Carter (5), Henry (4), Bailey-Green (4) and Jamal Jones (3).

The Clippers will return to action on Thursday, January 21st when they travel to Glenolden, Pa to take on the Interboro Bucs in a Del Val League contest.

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