Sawyer Durkin, No. 10, hustles down the home court against Biggs on Feb. 23. Photos by Mari Erin Roth

Chester boys tame the beasts

The unstoppable Chester Volcanoes take home a victory from Thursday’s playoff game against the Biggs Wolverines on Feb. 23. The final score was 72-67.

This game is part of the NSCIF Boys Basketball Championships 2017-Division 6 tournament.

The Volcanoes took a small lead in the first quarter, but with both teams eager for the win, it was anyone’s game.

Due to the consistency of Brandon Dye’s shooting, the Vols took a comfortable 8-point lead putting the score at 34-26 by the end of the second quarter.

Dye used his skills to score 34 points for the Volcanoes during the game, which earned him top scorer for Chester.

Team captain Sawyer Durkin made an impressive 10 points for the Vols in the third quarter helping to ensure the lead over the Wolverines. He added 21 points to the scoreboard overall.

Coach Aaron Hardesty complimented the team leadership, giving Durkin praise for keeping the Volcano team in line and focused.

The Chester Volcanoes demonstrated teamwork throughout the season.

“They’ve advanced their skills and grown as a team,” said Hardesty. The Volcanoes are currently ranked 18-7 Overall and 8-0 in the Five Star League.

The Chester Vols had a playoff game against Liberty Christian Feb. 28. Details on that game will appear next week.