Boys basketball

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Reading High at Archbishop Ryan (Boys basketball)
 1st Qtr2nd Qtr3rd Qtr4th QtrFinal
Reading High821111757
Archbishop Ryan171061851
Highlights: The greatest performance of Lonnie Walker IV's career propelled Reading High into the PIAA Class 6A championship with a 57-51 victory over Archbishop Ryan at Liacouras Center.

The Red Knights (29-3) return to the state championship game for the first time in 44 years and will take on District 7 champ Pine-Richland, which defeated Carlisle.

Walker finished with 35 points, two shy of his career high.

Walker led Reading back from an 11-point second-quarter deficit, leading a furious 13-0 run to end the first half with the Knights up 29-27.

Walker scored 15 points in the second quarter, including three 3-pointers during the closing rush.

Reading's lead reached 14, at 49-35, with 3:48 before the Knights spread things out in the final quarter and hit enough free throws to hold off the Raiders (24-6).

Wes Butler scored 10 points for Reading.

Izaiah Brockington had 14 first-half points for Ryan but finished with just 16.

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

Reading High Stats
Butler, Wesley3 4824021110
Walker IV, Lonnie4 132467365135
Nesby IV, Tyrone13 170202702
Cook, Isiah24 260112205
Comfort, Tymir31 010000700
Starks, Xavier2 110000202
Dixon, R.J.1 010000000
Genao Batista, Jose 15 073603323
Totals 2155112041534457
Archbishop Ryan Stats
Bryant, 274502528
Palantino, 390027318
Brockington, 71424045116
Kulackovskis, 41524378113
Taylor, 252200706
Stone, 020000200
Totals 1852101552037551