Chester (10-6) remained undefeated at 5-0 in Del Val League action with a drubbing of the Interboro Bucs 92-42.

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.

The Clippers six game winning streak came to an end at the hands of the Rochester Aquinas Institute (11-1) 56-60 at the Martin Luther King Jr. PA-NY Showcase in Erie, PA on Saturday, January 16, 2016.

Chester – 92, Interboro – 42

Chester (10-6) remained undefeated at 5-0 in Del Val League action with a drubbing of the Interboro Bucs 92-42.

Senior Stanley Davis returning to the starting lineup after missing the last two games due to illness took control scoring 9 of his 14 points in the opening period. Senior Marquis Collins knocked down a couple field goals and kept his hot streak alive at the charity line going 4 of 4 and the Clippers sailed out to a 25-13 first quarter advantage. Chester bench did the majority of damage in the 2nd quarter led by senior Donald Hodges who drained two treys for 6 of his 9 points. Junior Larry Yarbray Jr also knocked down a trey and fellow junior Shaquan Francis scored off an offensive rebound as the bench scored 12 of the team 13 2nd quarter points. At the half: Chester – 38, Interboro – 24. The Clippers started the 3rd with one of their patented 8-0 runs that was only stopped by the Bucs timeout at 6:54. Chester now led 46-24. Chester would outscore their opponent 15-7 to push their lead to 30 points at 61-31 with 2:10 on the clock. The Clippers ended the quarter with a 6-2 edge and a 67-33 lead. Khaleeq Campbell added 8 of his 11 points, Collins contributed 7 and Davis added 5. In total seven different Clippers combined to score the team 29 third quarter points. With the starters now playing the role of cheerleaders, the bench remained focused on both the defensive and offensive ends of the court holding the Bucs to a mere 9 points while scoring 25 of their own. Jahmi Bailey-Green led the way with 6 points, Ahrod Carter and Deshawn Hinson each contribued 5, Shaquan Francis added 4 with Hodges (3) and Yarbray (2) completing the scoring.

Chester really demonstrated team play this evening with 22 assists on 34 made baskets. The 22 assists are a season high.

The Clippers will look to hold home court and maintain first place in the Del Val with they entertain the Chichester Eagles who are also undefeated (5-0) in league action. Chester will play host to Chichester in a rare weekday matinee on Friday, January 22, 2016. The game time moved up due to the projected weekend storm. The JV will tip-off at 3:30 with the Varsity to follow. See you at the Clip Joint … it should be a good one.

Chester – 64, Erie McDowell – 57

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.

Chester – 56, Aquinas Institute – 60

The Clippers six game winning streak came to an end at the hands of the Rochester Aquinas Institute (11-1) 56-60 at the Martin Luther King Jr. PA-NY Showcase in Erie, PA on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Chester (8-6) felt right at home on the campus of Erie McDowell High School with a 17 point 1st quarter led by senior Khaleeq Campbell and Marquis Collins who contributed 5 point apiece. The Clippers led at the end of the period 17-15. Ahrod Carter and Deshawn Hinson came off the bench in the second quarter and knocked down treys as the Clippers put up 12 points in the period but it was no enough as the Fighting Irish drained four treys and Chester trailed 29-31 at the half. Collins drained two more treys in the 3rd and Carter added another trey but Aquinas was still able to stretch their lead to 42-49 at the end of the quarter. Senior Jamal Jones came off the bench in the fourth and led the way and after his 7th point of the quarter the Clippers trailed 55-57 with 1:46 on the clock. After each team failed to score on the next possessions, Jamar Sudan connected on 1 of 2 free throws and Chester trailed 56-57. The Fighting Irish knocked down 3 of 4 free throws in the final 22 seconds to secure the win.

Marquis Collins and Ahrod Carter finished in double figures with 14 and 13 points respective. Jamal Jones added 9, Khaleeq Campbell finished with 7, Maurice Henry chipped in 5. Deshawn Hinson (3), Jamar Sudan (3) and Dymon Colbert (2) completed the Clippers scoring.

Terry Thomas