By Matthew DeGeorge
A day after a hard-fought loss to Plymouth-Whitemarsh, facing the first of an uncertain number of games without calming backcourt presence Khaleeq Campbell, Chester’s meeting with Neumann-Goretti Tuesday had a chance to be problematic.
The final score, though, was worse than just about anyone imagined.
Positives were almost nonexistent for the Clippers in an 89-56 humbling at the hands of the Saints in the nightcap of the Jameer and Pete Nelson Classic at Widener University.
The Saints doubled up Chester at halftime, 48-24, and it only got worse from there in a performance that precipitated a lengthy post-game discussion from coach Larry Yarbray and his staff.
A night after surrendering nine 3-pointers to Plymouth-Whitemarsh, the Saints nailed 13, including six by Vaughn Covington, who finished with a game-high 23 points. Zane Martin added 19 points, and Quade Green and Lamarr Kimble provided 11 apiece as the Clippers (5-3) had no answer for the Saints’ varied and versatile backcourt weapons.