By Eugene Rapay
Chester point guard Khaleeq Campbell had his heart broken in half three times last season.
The first was when he went down with an ACL and MCL injury, gluing him to the bench for the rest of the season, as he was limited to just being a spectator.
The second time was when the Clippers went down in the second round of the District 1 tournament, losing at eventual district champion Abington.
With a shot at redemption in the playbacks bracket, his heart broke a final time as he watched Chester’s state playoff hopes dashed by upset-minded Coatesville. The Red Raiders handed the Clippers a two-point loss at home and showed them the door earlier than they would have liked.
“I was hurt, because I went down with an ACL and MCL injury,” Campbell said. “The only thing I could do is cheer on my team, and it hurt just watching your team fail, knowing you can’t do something to help them out.”