Chester too most for Milton Hershey in PIAA contest opener
March 11, 2017 - Finding Carter
LEBANON — Intangibles matter. Scoring matters more.
Trying to keep adult with a strong Clippers of Chester High, a Milton Hershey Spartans fell brief Friday night during Lebanon High School, 72-53, in a opening turn of a PIAA Class-5A playoffs, finale their deteriorate with a 20-6 record.
Chester (21-6), that entered a District One competition as a tip seed though were dissapoint in a quarterfinals, valid too tough a matchup for a third-place group out of District Three. Chester will compare adult with another group from Hershey, a Trojans (14-13), subsequent Tuesday during a site and time to be determined.
The Trojans, that dissapoint District One champion Penncrest 51-42 Friday night, will have to compare a Clippers bravery from over a arc as Chester’s Ahrod Carter pumped in a career-high 27 points contra a Spartans and strike 7 of a Clippers’ 10 3-pointers.
“I suspicion we played fine defensively though offensively it only wasn’t pointy tonight,” pronounced Milton Hershey conduct manager Mark Zerbe. “You get into a state playoffs, we have to make shots.”
“You have to play them sometime,” Zerbe combined in courtesy to a first-round matchup with Chester, a long-lived power. “It’s a second year in a quarrel we’ve had an early exit and I’m not genuine happy about that. It’s something to concentration on and try to work harder toward a new idea subsequent year.”
Carter matched a Chester single-game symbol with his game-high total. The comparison drilled 3 triples in a opening support and simply couldn’t skip to open a second half, finally anticipating iron on a prolonged 3-point try with dual mins left to play in a competition and a diversion all though decided.
Jamar Sudan combined 15 points to go along with a game-high 13 rebounds for Chester.
A offset Spartans’ conflict was paced by Keonte Lucas, Pedro Rodriguez, Chris Sampson, and DonYae Baylor-Carroll with 12, 10, 10 and 9 points, respectively, while Jarin Lyons and Chris Sampson induction 3 blocks every on a defensive end.
Chester non-stop on an 11-2 run to put a Spartans in an evident hole, capped by Carter’s initial dual threes.
Conversely, Rodriguez strike Milton Hershey’s initial triple of a competition with 1:22 left in a initial half as a Spartans sealed to 35-23 during a break, carrying depressed behind by 29-14 early in a second quarter.
But Chester emptied a initial 4 shots of a second half including an opening trey from Brian Randolph to go forward 45-25. The Spartans would get no closer than 16 points a rest of a way.
THEY SAID IT
Zerbe, on a offseason focus:
“I consider a kids play hard. Again, if there was only one takeaway, (Chester was) 6-for-7 from 3 in a second half. We have to hit down shots on a end. It’s a doctrine for a younger players in a offseason. It’s a ability we have to use a lot and hopefully, if we have a event again, we’ll do better.”