Sanford School’s impressive youngsters pull off win over Chester

By Josh Verlin

Through the first three quarters of Sanford School’s game against Chester High School in the finale of the four-game Rondae Jefferson Classic, Jyare Davis had done just about nothing. That’s not typical for the 6-foot-5 sophomore guard, a burgeoning high-major prospect with offers already from Big East and ACC programs, who’s often his team’s leading scorer, rebounder and distributor despite his youth.

“I’m not really sure [why],” hey said afterwards. “(Chester) took me out of my groove early on, and I never got into a rhythm.”

Just when it looked like the Warriors were going to leave the Clip Joint still in search of their first win of the year, Davis snapped out of his funk. He scored eight points in the fourth quarter as Sanford mounted its comeback, including a game-tying 3-pointer to force an extra period. Two more Davis treys in overtime were a big reason the Warriors came away with a 68-59 win over the Clippers.

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