Reading High School Tip Off LIVE Blog

Reading High School – Reading, PA — We’re here at Reading High School for the Hoop Group Reading Tip Off Showcase. We have a great double header on tap for tonight as Chester will take on Berks Catholic and Reading will play host to Penn Wood. As high school basketball starts to get in full swing, it should be a great night here in Reading! Follow along here and on Twitter, using the hashtag #HGShowcase for updates of tonight’s action.

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10:15 pm
The Reading Tip Off Live Blog is officially closed. HUGE thanks to Reading High School for all their help. Also a big thanks to Berks Catholic, Chester, Penn Wood and Reading for giving us two fantastic games tonight. Our first #HGShowcase was a success and we look forward to next weekend. We’ll be live from West Orange High School for the NJ Tip Off. Stay tuned for recaps of tonight to be posted on Monday. Good night!

10:11 pm
What a game. Penn Wood had a chance to ice it with 10 seconds left. They led by three, but Calvin Melton cold not convert from the line, giving Reading a chance to tie. Unfortunately, Lonnie Walker could not capitalize and the Reading faithful were quieted as Penn Wood took home a 65-62 win. Addison Scott was the MVP with 30 points and Lonnie Walker was Reading’s Most Valuable Player with 29. Awesome way to end this showcase.

9:48 pm
Reading is down, but not if Lonnie Walker has something to say about it. He is taking over right now for Reading. Addison Scott doing a good job responding for Penn Wood, but will it be enough? This place is rocking right now!

9:33 pm
Addison Scott has been stepping up for Penn Wood. He just hit a tough shot with a hand in his face, and got fouled. Old fashioned three point play and Penn Wood takes a 42-40 lead with a minute to play in the third quarter. –@TheHoopGroup

9:22 pm
Reading started the half with a steal and basket by Ty Gibson Jr. to regain the lead. Since then the teams have been trading baskets and the lead. Will someone gain the edge and build a lead? We’ll find out!

9:10 pm
Reading is down, but momentum may be on their side to start the second half. Expect a tough 16 minutes from these two teams.

9:00 pm
Penn Wood jumps on top with the lead. Just under 3 minutes to go in the half, they lead 26-22. Both teams playing with tremendous passion. –@TheHoopGroup

8:46 pm
Another close one here in Reading. After one quarter of play, Reading leads Penn Wood 14-11.

8:15 pm
Hot start for Lonnie Walker and Reading, sophomore has 5 points and a steal and Reading has a lead over Penn Wood!

8: 00 pm

7:40 pm
After the fans trick Chester on the shot clock, Conor Jack comes up big for Berks!

8:19 pm
Final Score: Chester 69 Berks Catholic 62. Conor Jack led all scorers with 20. Marquis Collins had 17 for Chester and Khaleeq Campbell had 15, all on three pointers. Reading and Penn Wood warming up now.

7:45 pm
Conor Jack helped get Berks Catholic back on top, but Keyonte Watkins’s basket gave Chester the lead for good

7:34 pm
There’s that man, Maurice Henry, muscles his way to the rim for two and Chester has a 6 point lead with 2 to play in the 3rd quarter.

7:30 pm
Some good post play down low in this quarter…

7:26 pm
Khaleeq Campbell, 2016 guard from Chester, just hit his fourth three of the game. Don’t leave him open or he will hurt you….Berks learning the hard way right now.

7:23 pm
Both teams with one change to start the second half. Maurice Henry starts in the middle for Chester and John Reedy is in for Berks Catholic.

7:08 pm
Tyron Nesby has gotten to the free throw line a few times this half. Sophomore guard showing an aggressiveness with the ball #HGShowcase

6:56 pm
Back to back successful trips down the floor for Marquis Collins. The senior from Chester is finding his rhythm. Game tied at 16, midway through the second quarter. –@TheHoopGroup

6:50 pm
End of one here in Reading, Berks Catholic leads Chester by a score of 11-10. Shaping up to be a close one!

6:46 pm

6:37 pm

Starting line ups for each team:
Chester
Khaleeq Campbell
Keyonte Watkins
Marquis Collins
Jordan Camper
Jamar Sudan

Berks Catholic:
Pop Lacey
Conor Jack
Marcos Vasquez
Marc Rivera
Isaac Lutz

6:15 pm

We’re all settled in here at Reading and it’s almost game time! Chester High School and Berks Catholic will be our first game of the evening. Berks is wearing the home white and Chester is sporting black and orange uniforms. 10 minutes until tip off! –@TheHoopGroup

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