Boys basketball

Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 12:30 AM
Chambersburg at Reading High (Boys basketball)
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Reading High910171046
Highlights: Ricki Lopez scored eight fourth-quarter points as top-seeded Reading High held off third-seeded Chambersburg 46-43 today in the District 3 Class 6A championship game at Giant Center.

Lopez and Wesley Butler each scored 10 points for the Red Knights (24-4), who recorded their district-record 21st championship and second in three seasons under head coach Rick Perez.

Reading led by 15 points in the third quarter before seeing the Trojans (19-5) pull within two in the final minute.

Noah Beidel's 3-pointer with 4.4 seconds left pulled Chambersburg within 46-43.

The Red Knights stormed the court after the buzzer sounded following R.J. Dixon's missed foul shot with 1.5 seconds left, but the officials put seven-tenths of a second back on the clock and sent Chambersburg's Tyler Collier to the line for a one-and-one.

He missed the front end, ending the game.

Beidel hit three 3-pointers in the final quarter as the Trojans rallied from a 34-19, third-quarter deficit to pull within 42-40 with 33 seconds left.

The Red Knights open the state playoffs next Saturday against the 10th-place finisher from District 1, Bensalem.

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

Chambersburg Stats
Brouse, 130012313
Brindle, 51122252214
Collier, 132300404
Schreffler, E 010001400
Torres, 4845138013
Williams, T 010000110
Williams, Te 000000100
Heckman, 000000100
Schreffler, Et 010001100
Beidel, 360035019
Totals 143481071726543
Reading High Stats
Dixon, R.J. 1 120111103
Starks, Xavier 2 371224229
Butler, Wesley 3 51100031510
Colter, Daniel 12 242200306
Lopez, Ricki 24 4622004210
Heath, Bobby 5 142200214
Wingo, Larry 11 250202204
Whitfield, Kahari 20 000000000
Mato, Juan 31 000000000
Jones, Trelamar 13 000000000
Totals 1839711310161046