Boys basketball

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Trinity at Kutztown (Boys basketball)
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Highlights: Patrick Walker scored 12 points and Matt Long had 11 to lead a balanced scoring effort as third-seeded Trinity defeated top-seeded Kutztown 53-43 in the District 3 Class 3A championship game at Giant Center tonight.

The championship was the fifth straight for the Shamrocks (18-5), who led by as many as 18 points midway through the final quarter.

The Cougars (20-4) fell behind 6-0 after 90 seconds and trailed 20-6 after one quarter; they never got closer than 10.

Berks scoring leader Lorencz Jean-Baptiste was held to three first-half points and nine overall. Brayden Eck led Kutztown with 12 points.

The Cougars head to the PIAA Tournament next week, where they will open play against the third-place finisher from District 12 on Saturday, March 10.

The appearance in a district boys basketball final was the first for Kutztown since 1985.

For a complete report, read Mike Drago's story in the print edition of the Reading Eagle or on-line at

Trinity Stats
Scarpelli, Mike 140001122
Veres, Kalen 4922015210
Long, Matt 4600352211
Bucher, Jack 3822257310
Walker, Pat 5612115112
DeFrank, 010001110
Ruiz, Tresjohn 010000010
Patten, B 010000000
Gnall, 000000100
Moore, 010001000
Good, Sean 460000628
Totals 214356615331453
Kutztown Stats
Fegely, Ivan10 120000202
Fegely, Dane22 250013205
Jean-Baptiste, Lorencz23 3152312139
Eck, Brayden24 41134152012
Angstadt, Matthew41 270000214
Fenerty, Owen34 021200201
Floyd, Lucas14 223300607
Tucker, Brady12 010000110
Scheetz, Justin33 110011103
Heffner, Jake25 000000000
Totals 154691241124543