By Terry Thomas
The Clippers closed the regular season by celebrating the senior players and cheerleaders and reaching the century mark on the score board with a 110-76 triumph over the visiting Christiana Vikings. The senior accumulated 68 points with Akeem Taylor Jr leading the way with his Chester career high of 27 points. He also accounted for 11 rebounds to finish with a double-double. Fellow seniors Rahmee Gilbert, Zahmir Carroll and Faheem Berry joined him in double figures all scoring 11 points. Senior J'shon Lawler got the opportunity to start in his final game at the Clip Joint in place of junior Karell Watkins and finished with 5 points. The remaining senior on the roster, Jahmaige Womack, scored 5 points in his final game on the Fred Pickett Jr Court.
The Clippers put up 27 points in each of the first two quarters for a 54-34 lead at the half.
Junior Karell Watkins made his presence felt in the 3rd quarter scoring 14 of his 27 points. Taylor dropped in 9, Carroll and Berry each supplied 4 points and Womack connect on 1 of 2 free throws. The end results were a 32 points outburst; the Clippers highest quarter point production of the season.
In the 4th quarter, junior Lenny Camacho added 5 points including the trey at the 5 minutes mark that put the Clippers over the century mark, 101-66. Camacho finished with 8 points on the night. Junior Shaquan Horsey put up 4 points and sophomore Donziar Ellis completed the scoring with 3 points. All ten of the Clippers that played scored.
The Clippers finished the season with a record of 19-3 and will now await Sunday's announcement of the final standings for the District-1 Tournament. When the bracket is released, Chester will be seeded in the Top 8 and earn a first round bye and a home game on Tuesday, February 18th.
JV GAME RECAP
The Chester JV ended their season with a 14-4 record after easily disposing of the Vikings by the score of 61-22. The game was never in doubt as the Clippers enjoyed a 14-4 lead after the first quarter. And, after a 25-1 performance in the 2nd led 39-5 at halftime. Naeem Scott Jr led the team in that quarter scoring 12 of his game high 14 points. He was the lone Clipper in double figures with eight others adding to the team's point total: Nasir Madison (9), Keenan Warren (9), Lenny Camacho (8), Donziar Ellis(6), Jermere Clark (6), Kareen Devore (4), William Smith (3) and Edward Harmon (2).
It was a clean sweep for the Clippers as the Freshman team also dominated the Vikings with a 57-37 win.