Chester senior Topher Taylor amassed 43 points and 12 assists in Chester’s 73-68 victory over Hoopa Valley Dec. 20. Photo by Shannon Morrow
While most other local teams were taking a break over the holidays, the Chester High School boys’ basketball team traveled to Fort Bragg for a three-day tournament Dec. 19 – 21.
Chester finished the tournament with a 2-1 record. After beating Mendocino 55-28 and Hoopa Valley 73-68, Chester lost the championship match to Justin-Siena 66-44.
In their opening game Dec. 19, the Chester Volcanoes blew the doors off Mendocino 19-5 in the first quarter and 14-2 in the third quarter, but eased up in the second and fourth quarters, keeping the scoring mostly even.
Topher Taylor led Chester’s scoring with 17 points, followed by David Estacio with 10 points and Wyatt Durkin and Micah Bondon with eight points apiece.