REVIEW: Have you ever read a game review from someone who only watched half a game? Well, you’re about to.
Prior to the Chester game, I caught the 2nd half of Westtown destroying the other team who I refuse to name to protect their reputation (but their initials are AC from NJ). I haven’t looked on MaxPreps or anything, but Westtown has at least 4 Division 1 players on that roster. Pennsylvania’s number 1 ranked team didn’t play great team ball, but when you’re blessed with that much size and talent, who needs to run the weave.
I caught the first half of the Chester vs. Math, Civics and Science contest. Chester came out blazing in the first quarter and had their way around the basket in the second quarter. MCS started out like most teams who come to the Fred Pickett Gym – playing like they’re scared as hell. They started to get in their groove in the 2nd quarter to show they were no push overs.
Of the couple games I’ve caught so far, I’m impressed with our Clippers. They have to learn to defend the 3-point shot a lot better as more and more teams have players who aren’t shy to take the shot, and as Mark Jackson says, ‘Hand down, Man down!’
RECAP by Terry Thomas: Chester (4-1) suffers its first loss of the season at the hands of the MCS Mighty Elephants 53-65 in the nightcap of the inaugural Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Classic.
The Clippers took control 18-8 in the first quarter led by senior Jordan Camper with 6 of his team high 17 points. With MCS getting hot in the 2nd quarter, Chester was able to spread 13 points among 6 different plays to hold off the Elephants and take a 31-26 lead into intermission.
For the first time this season the Clippers were not hitting their mark in the 3rd quarter scoring less than 20 points. With junior Brian Randolph III scoring 8 of career high 12 points in the period, Chester was able to stay close trailing by one 41-42 at the end of the quarter. Chester continued to slip at both ends of the floor and if not for the 7 points scored by Camper they would have not reached double digits for the first time this season. Senior dominated MCS knocked down 10 of 12 free throws in the final quarter to secure the win.
Jordan Camper finished the night with another double-double bringing down 10 rebounds to go along with his 17 points. He also rejected 5 shots to walk away with the team MVP honors for the night. While he had an off night offensively scoring just 6 points, senior Jamar Sudan recorded his fifth double digit rebounding night as he led the Clippers with 12 boards. Jah’meir Springfield came off the bench to record 7 points. Senior Ahrod Carter and junior Rahmaad DeJarnette each contribued 4 points with sophomore Jaimhy Evans completed the scoring with 3 points. Chester continued to share the ball recording 12 assists on 19 made baskets.
Chester will return to action on Thursday, December 29th when they take on the Abington Ghost in the 12th Annual Pete Nelson Classic on the campus of Widener University. Tip off is slated for 8:00 p.m.