Chester boys take lead in Five-Star League
|Chester senior Eddy Perez (No. 23) beats his opponent from Liberty Christian to the basket last week at home. Perez finished with 14 points in the 62-55 win over the Patriots. Photos by Greg Knight|
For the second time in as many weeks, a boys’ basketball game in Plumas County would determine a league leader — and see just one team remain undefeated against conference opponents.
Such was the case as the Chester Volcanoes hosted Liberty Christian on Tuesday, Feb. 3. Both teams came into the game at 3-0 in Five-Star League action, though the Vols would ultimately prevail against the Patriots on a 62-55 final score.
The game was not entirely smooth sailing for Chester; head coach Jake Simms’ squad squandered a 10-point lead in the first half by letting the Patriot offense climb out of the hole to take a 47-45 lead at the end of the third period. Senior Wyatt Durkin, the eventual lead scorer for the Vols with 22, was held to only seven in the first 16 minutes, though fellow senior Eddy Perez carried the water, earning 10 of his 14 points in the opening half. Add a comment