By Bob Grotz
With a double-digit lead and two minutes left, Chester High put the exclamation point on its District One Class AAAA quarterfinal win over gritty Central Bucks East, which didn’t go quietly Friday.
Maurice Henry’s emphatic dunk rocked Fred Pickett Gymnasium and brought the crowd to its feet for the last few moments of a 49-33 decision over the Patriots. It sends the Clippers into the semifinal round against Ridley High, which defeated Spring-Ford.
“Every time I dunk I try to dunk as hard as I possibly can,” the 6-8 Henry said. “It gets the crowd into it. It makes a good noise. Everybody loves dunks. It put an exclamation mark on the game. The guy down there was roughing me up a little bit. I didn’t like it.”
The guy Henry referenced was Blake Peterson, the 6-7 pivot for the 17th-seeded Patriots. They played tough, their reputation preceding them after toppling top-seed Coatesville. Not tough enough, obviously, to knock off the Clippers (19-6), who have won 17 of their last 18 starts.
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