The start of the 2012-2013 basketball season is just around the corner. Chester is currently riding a 58 game win streak and is starting the year ranked #5 in the country.
This year's team faces one of the toughest schedules in the school's history with at least five games against teams ranked in the Pre-season Top 25 in the country. With only six of their games being played in the Clip-Joint, the Clippers will literally be taking their show on the road.
After opening at home against former Clipper Steve 'Bird' Powell's McCaskey Red Tornadoes on Tuesday, December 11th, the team will head south to Baltimore to take on New York City power Lincoln.
On Monday, December 17th, the team will return to Fort Myers, Florida to take part in the City Of Palms Classic where the sixteen team field consists of twelve teams ranked in the Top 25 in the nation. This will be Chester's second time participating in the Classic. Back in the 2007-2008 season the Clippers finished 2nd losing in the Championship game which just so happen to be their only lost of that season. The Clippers will open the tournament against 17th ranked Lake Highland Prep from Orlando, Florida.
The team will close out 2012 against the defending Pennsylvania Class AA Champions Imhotep (Philadelphia) on December 28th at the Pete Nelson Holiday Classic on the campus of Widener University (Chester, Pa).
The New Year will have the Clippers traveling to the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic in Springfield, Mass and the Brandon Jennings Showcase in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where they will face Lone Peak (Utah) and Whitney Young (Chicago) ranked #3 and #8 respectively.
The regular season will conclude on Sunday, February 10th with an ESPN televised game against #11 ranked Neumann-Goretti the three time defending Pennsylvania Class AAA Champion from the Philadelphia Catholic League. This will mark the first meeting between these Pennsylvania powers.