Friday, February 5, 2016

Chester Boys Basketball recaptures the Del Val Championship

 (Photo by: dsbpix) CHS Basketball Team
Chester - 68, Chichester - 64
Report by Terry Thomas

The Chester Clippers (15-6, 9-0) recaptured the Del Val Championship with a come from behind 68-64 victory over the Chichester Eagles. With the win Chester returns to the top spot in the Del Val for the first time since 2014 and earns Coach Yarbray his 5th title in his 8 years as Head Coach. The home court was just what the Eagles needed in this contest as just about every shot they put up found the bottom of the net in the first quarter and the Clippers trailed 15-20. Chester closed the gap to 26-27 mid way through the second before Chichester finished the quarter on 10-5 run and the Clippers looking up at a 37-31 deficit. Chester found their spark in the third and outscored the Eagles 21-5 to take control of the contest 52-42 at the end of the 3rd quarter. Senior Khaleeq Campbell took control scoring 11 of his game high 26 points in the period. The Clippers big man in the middle Maurice Henry made his presence felt in the period limiting their opponent to no second chance points by blocking 4 of his career high 7 shots and hauling in 4 of his 10 rebounds. He also produced two thunderous dunks for 4 of his 10 points enroute to a double-double on the afternoon. Deshawn Hinson once again in the starting five produced 5 of his 11 points giving him his second double digit games in the last three games. Any thoughts of a upset by the home team was offset by the production from the Clippers back-court of Campbell and Stanley Davis who combined for 14 of their team's 16 fourth quarter points. Davis finished with 6 of his 13 in the period and he joined Henry with a double-double as he collected a career high 11 rebounds. Jamar Sudan knocked down two key free throws downs the stretch to aid in keeping the Eagles at bay.

Dymon Colbert contributed all 5 of his points in the first half  and Donald Hodges hit 1 of 2 free throws in the 3rd period to complete the team's scoring.

Chester will return to the Clip Joint on Friday when the Penn Wood Patriots visit to close out League schedule and the regular season.

The District-1 Tournament Committee will meet and announce on Sunday

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