By: Dillon Friday
On Chester’s first defensive possession of the game, Clippers senior Tyrell Sturdivant stole a Souderton attempted pass and rushed down court for a breakaway dunk. It came to be a theme of the night. Chester defense turns into fastbreak offense.
The second-seeded Clippers (19-5) forced the 18th-seeded Indians (14-10) into 19 turnovers and outscored them, 32-13, in the second half to cruise to a 64-33 victory Tuesday night. The win puts Chester into the District One Class AAAA quarterfinals against Abington and earns the Clippers a PIAA tournament berth. Thousand-point scorers Sturdivant and fellow senior Mahir Johnson, who had a game-high 15 for Chester, led the way.
“We wanted to press them a lot,” said Sturdivant, who finished with 10 points and eight rebounds in a little more than three quarters of action. “We made them speed up and play our style.”