By Rich Flanagan
Chester scored the first basket of the game and immediately dropped into a signature full-court press. Tom Durant looked on and didn’t have to call a press break. His West Chester East team knew exactly how to break it and, more importantly, score off of it.
Senior forward Andrew Carr caught the ball at the high post, turned and found point guard Mike Dedda down the sideline and finally Tym Richardson received the ball. The 6-3 senior guard pulled up and drilled a three-pointer in what would become a regular occurrence throughout the game. Carr had a double-double with 28 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks while Richardson scored 14 points despite dealing with foul trouble as West Chest East defeated Chester, 60-47 in the Pete & Jameer Nelson Classic at West Chester University.
Carr, a 6-foot-9 Delaware commit, scored his first basket of the game during a 9-0 Vikings run, which followed the Clippers’ initial bucket. A few possessions later, Carr finished strong in the lane, then on the ensuing possession Richardson was fouled behind the arc. He hit all three free throws and the Vikings (7-1) were in command, up 14-4 with 2:29 left in the opening quarter. Carr closed out the first-quarter scoring for East with a baseline slam.