The return to the Clip Joint is just what the Clippers needed as they breezed past the Reading Red Knights 67-36.
Chester started with an energy level that had been missing in the first five games of this young season. Khaleeg Campbell, Marquis Collins and Keyonte Watkins each knocked down a trey and a bucket and Chester made a 15-3 run to start the contest. Jamar Sudan and Stanley Davis each contributed a first quarter basket and the Clippers lead was 19-5 at the end of the 1st quarter. The Clippers stayed in cruise control with a 6-0 run to start the 2nd quarter forcing the third Reading timeout of the first half at the 5:44 mark. Chester - 25, Reading - 5. The Red Knight seemed to find their mark the remainder of the quarter as they cut into the margin. Halftime: Chester 33, Reading - 16. The Clippers regained their focus in the third led by Watkins who scored 7 of his game/season high of 19 points. Campbell drained another trey to complete his scoring at 11 points and Collins connected on two pull-ups for his final 9 points of the contest. In all Chester outscored their opponents 21-11 to double-up Reading 54-27 at the end of the 3rd quarter. Sophomore Jordan Camper got the crowd excited with a thunderous two-handed dunk as he finished with a season high of 9 points. Junior Juanir Moore also joined the dunk party and added four points to the team's total and hauled in a season high of 9 rebounds. Sophomore Ahrod Carter knocked down a short jumper and Davis connected on 1 of 2 free throws to finish with 5 points.
Junior Khaleeq Campbell matched his season high with 5 of the team's 15 assists on 28 made baskets.
The Clippers will return to action on Monday, December 29th when they take on the Plymouth Whitemarsh Colonials in the feature game of the Pete/Jameer Nelson Holiday Classic on the campus of Widener. Tip-off is slated for 7:00 pm.
On Tuesday, December 30th, Chester will take on the Neumann-Goretti Saints to close out the Pete/Jameer Nelson Classic. Tip-off is slated for 8:00 pm.