Radnor’s first foray into the District One Class AAAA boys basketball tournament did not last long.
West Chester Rustin used a balanced attack, with four players in double figures, to land a first-round knockout with a 67-54 triumph over the Raiders Sunday afternoon.
The 14th-seeded Golden Knights (15-8) pulled away slowly to earn a second-round date at home Tuesday with No. 30 seed Wissahickon. The Trojans shocked third-seeded Great Valley, 55-51. Rustin opened up a four-point lead after one period and had a 30-19 advantage at halftime. That lead grew to 46-32 after three periods.
Andrew Chobany led the way for Rustin. He scored nine of his game-high 20 points in the second quarter to give the Golden Knights that 11-point cushion at the break. Tyler Blake put the game away with nine of his 15 points in the final quarter.
Nelson Blickman scored 15 of his team-high 16 points in the second half for Radnor (14-9). Terrance Quinn added 14 points, Andrew Lundstrom 12 and Nick Kelly tallied all 10 of his points in the second half.