Boys basketball

Thursday, December 28, 2017 @ 7:45 PM
Dunbar, Md. at Reading High (Boys basketball)
 1st Qtr2nd Qtr3rd Qtr4th QtrFinal
Dunbar, Md.1914101356
Reading High1712101554
Highlights: Tournament MVP Jamal West scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead unbeaten Dunbar to a 56-54 victory over Reading High in the championship game of the Reading Holiday Tournament.

Wesley Butler, who scored a team-high 20 points, and R.J. Dixon earned spots on the all-tournament team for the Red Knights (5-2).

The Poets (7-0) led 54-44 with 3:50 to go and tried to spread the floor and kill the clock. The Poets went cold from the foul line and the Red Knights got a big 3-pointer from Dixon with 17 seconds left to make it a four-point game.

They drew within two after Dixon's two free throws with 5.7 seconds left but could not force a turnover in the final seconds.

Dixon finished with 12 points.

Ricki Lopez had 10 points and a game-high 21 rebounds for the Red Knights.

Reading shot just 21-of-61 from the field and turned it over 18 times.

In the consolation game, Steel-High beat Downingtown East 47-43.

For a complete report, read Mike Drago's story in the print edition of the Reading Eagle or on-line at

Dunbar, Md. Stats
Esguerra, Zep 1100206002
McCormick, Malik 4834133412
Phillips, D 51424159113
West, Jamal 67813009020
Ayers, Davonte 010000100
Miller, Damon 240014006
Tolbert, Shaun 121300403
Lewis, Jared 000000000
Totals 1946142631832556
Reading High Stats
Starks, Xavier 2 2100006504
Butler, Wesley 3 91812134320
Heath, Bobby 5 040004110
Colter, Daniel 12 362200628
Lopez, Ricki 24 410250021310
Dixon, R.J. 1 31158131012
Whitfield, Kahari 20 010000000
Mato, Juan 31 010000400
Totals 2161101721648954