Boys basketball

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Allderdice at Reading High (Boys basketball)
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Highlights: James Jackson scored a game-high 32 points as top-ranked Allderdice pulled away in the second half for a 70-45 victory over Reading High in a PIAA Class AAAA semifinal at Chambersburg.

The Red Knights (28-4) trailed by just a point at halftime but were overwhelmed on the boards 25-14 by the Dragons (28-1) in the second half.

Allderdice advances to meet Roman Catholic in the state title game Saturday at Giant Center at 7.

The Dragons used a unique diamond-and-one defense to shut down Reading scoring leader Lonnie Walker IV. He didn’t make a field goal until the fourth quarter and finished with a season-low six points on just eight shots.

“I said all along, I don’t mind losing to a team that’s better than us, and they’re better than us,” said Reading coach Rick Perez.

Khary Mauras scored a team-high 16 points for Reading and topped 1,000 in the third quarter.

The loss snapped Reading’s 23-game win streak, one of the longest in team history.

The appearance in the state semifinals was the first for the Red Knights since 1983, when they were eliminated by Chester.Mauras and Walker became just the second set of Red Knights teammates to reach 1,000 points.

For a complete report, read stories by Mike Drago and Jason Guarente in the print edition of the Reading Eagle and on-line at

Allderdice Stats
Creighton, Ramon11 61312126214
Jackson, Tim14 61302023412
Jackson, James22 1220365912532
Pugh, Tim33 110000502
Rawls, Jordan50 350000606
Dugger, Dajuan23 250000504
Ogbonna, Jahi10 010000100
Todd, Lemar30 000000100
Hall, Victor34 010000100
Williams, Tyler24 000000000
Totals 3059410613441170
Reading High Stats
Mauras, Khary3 71422038016
Walker IV, Lonnie4 282203136
Stern, Damon12 1103317146
Cook, Isiah24 4130014509
Medina, Oenis44 360200616
McCutchen, Keyon5 140000502
Dixon, R.J.11 000000000
Butler, Wynton15 010000000
Whitfield, Kahari 20 000000000
Gay, Earl30 010001000
Comfort, Tymeir31 000000000
Totals 18577921830845