Sudan sets tone as Chester rips Ridley

Stanley Davis Jr., one of two Chester players to record a double-double, drives for a basket in the third quarter of the Clippers’ 74-62 win over Ridley in Tuesday night’s District One Class AAAA semifinal at Temple University’s Liacouras Center. (Digital First Media/Pete Bannan)

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By Matthew De George

A junior by age and a battle-hardened veteran by reputation, Jamar Sudan grasped quickly the gameplan points the Chester coaching staff were drilling home this week.

It took all of one possession for the forward to put them into action, setting the tone for an authoritative Clippers performance.

Sudan was one of two Clippers with double-doubles, scoring 16 points to go with 11 rebounds in pacing No. 9 Chester to a 74-62 win over No. 4 Ridley in a District One Class AAAA semifinal at Temple University.

The win moves Chester (20-6) into Friday’s final against No. 2 Plymouth Whitemarsh, which downed Lower Merion, 53-42, in the first semi. The final is 8 p.m. at the Liacouras Center.

Sudan set the tone immediately, attacking the hoop off the bounce for a pair of old-fashioned three-point plays to tally Chester’s first six points. Even though the foul trouble that plagued a whistle-happy affair encroached on him in the second quarter, he stayed true to his coaches’ mantra.

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