By Terry Thomas
Chester remained undefeated in Del Val League action with a 74-60 win over the host Chichester Eagles. With the win, the Clippers improved to 10-2 overall and 3-0 in league play. Senior Zahmir Carroll took the helm on Chichester Avenue recording a double-double with a career high of 21 points and season high of 13 rebounds. He also filled the stat sheet with 2 assists, 1 blocked shot and a career high of 4 steals. Carroll has been instrumental during the current Clippers six game win streak having scored double figures in 4 of the 6 games.
After an old fashioned three point play by Carroll gave Chester the lead at 6-4, the Clippers sailed on never to relinquish their lead. The Clippers led 21-9 after the first period and 38-22 at the half. Rahmee Gilbert and Akeem Taylor Jr each scored eight first half points as they went on to score 11 and 15.
Chester continued to apply pressure at both ends of the court in the second half and after another 3-point play by Carroll gave the Clippers a 71-48 margin; it was time for the reserves. Starters Fareed Burton Jr and Karell Watkins accounted for 7 and 8 points. Reserves Faheem Berry contributed 7 points and J'shon Lawler chipped in with 5 points.
Chester will return to the Clip Joint and continue league play on Thursday, January 16th with the Interboro Bucs in town.
JV GAME RECAP
Chester's JV stretched their win streak to 5 games and improved their record to 9-2 with an easy 57-40 win over the Eagles. Yinka Itabiyi and Donziar Ellis led the way with 11 and 10 points respectively. The Clippers led by 6 at the half, 23-17 but increased their margin to 16 by the end of the third quarter, 40-24, behind two treys from Naeem Scott Jr. Jermere Clark dropped in 4 of his 6 points in the quarter.
The other Chester scorers were Naeem Scott Jr (9), Edward Harmon (8), Saahir McMillan (7), Nasir Madison (5) and Lenny Camacho (1).