Chester soundly defeats the Glen Mills Battlin’ Bull 78-56 at the Clip Joint to remain atop the Del Val League at 7-0 and improve to 12-6 overall. Four Clippers scored double figures in the contest led by Marquis Collins with 9 of his game high 15 points in the first half. Senior Stanley Davis scored all 11 of his points in the first half. Seniors Donald Hodges and Deshawn Hinson contributed 10 points apiece  with the majority of their points coming in the second half.

The Clippers were slow to start as the Bulls jumped out to a 10-3. Coming out of the Clippers first timeout at the 5:11 mark, Chester rebounded with an 8-0 run over the next 1:39 seconds to take the lead for good at 11-10 as the Mills called for a timeout at 3:32. The Clippers finished the quarter with an 11-2 run and a 22-12 lead.

In the 2nd quarter, Chester used seven players to match their first quarter production of 22 points while limiting the Bulls to single digits – 8 points – to take a commanding 44-20 lead at the intermission.

The Battlin’ Bulls were true to their name in the 3rd quarter outscoring the host Clippers 21-18 and reduce the point difference to 19 at the end of the period. Chester – 60, Glen Mills – 41.

In the 4th quarter, Hodges put up 8 of his career high 10 points and Hinson finger-rolled 6 of his season high 10 points as the Clippers stretched their lead to plus 20 points to end the contest.

Chester boxscore: Collins (15), Davis (11), Hinson (10), Hodges (10), Sudan (9), Campbell (8), Colbert (7), Francis (4), Carter (3), Jones (1)

With the recent snow storm causing a cancellation of the Hoop Group Event and the inability to reschedule with Allentown Central Catholic, Chester will now travel to and take on Whitehall on Saturday, January 30 for a 4:30 JV tip-off followed by the Varsity at6:00.

The Penn Wood game at the Clip Joint that was also cancelled due to the storm is rescheduled for Friday, February 5th.

Terry Thomas

Photo: Another capacity crowd attends a Chester High basketball game to watch the only undefeated team in the Del Val League. C-Pride!