Chester defense may be up for the challenge posed by Hazleton

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By Matt DeGeorge

Statistically speaking, Chester could face the most daunting scorer in Pennsylvania Wednesday night.

Hazleon’s Salvadore Biasi is averaging 26.4 points per game. He’s the kind of guy that you tailor a defense toward, change your approach for. Or not.

“It’s always a team approach,” a resolute Larry Yarbray said Tuesday. “We run 10 to 11 guys, and everyone gets a turn to show what they can do. We’ll get in the game and see what the matchup is like and adjust from there.”

Yarbray is right not to have many qualms about how his District One champion Clippers (23-5) defend heading into their meeting with District 2 champion Hazleton in the second round of the PIAA Class AAAA tournament Wednesday. The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Freedom High in Bethlehem.

The Clippers are coming off one of their best defensive performances of the season in the states opener. Carlisle’s hot shooting stung Chester for 19 points in the first quarter … then they scored 19 in the next three quarters combined in a 79-38 trouncing.

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