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Boys Basketball: Cedar Crest v Wilson (2-20-24)

District 3 Playoffs

Cedar Crest 55, Wilson 40

Last season, the Falcons lost to Wilson in the opening round of Districts. That was then, and this is now. Last year, it was a 7/10 matchup, with Wilson hosting. This year, Crest held the #10 seed and homecourt advantage. After defeating Warwick with a game of complete team basketball, Crest rolled into Districts, confidently going to battle against Wilson, the Berks League Champion.
The 1st quarter showed early in the game that it would be a dogfight between the two teams. After the opening period, Crest held a 1-point advantage, led by Fernando Marquez and his 5 points, including a rare three-pointer. The 2nd quarter was much the same, as Danny Speaks hit his second three of the night to lead the Falcons to a 24-22 halftime lead.

In the 3rd quarter, Cedar Crest adjusted and broke away from the Bulldogs. Aiden Schomp scored 8 points in the quarter, including one of the four threes Crest nailed. Heading into the 4th with a 12-point lead, Crest quickly faced pressure from Wilson’s press. The visitors used the defensive effort to claw their way back into the game, but 5 points from Marquez and timing free throws helped to rebuff the comeback attempt.

Marquez and Schomp each had 15 points to lead Crest in the victory. Speaks finished the game with 9 points, hitting three of Cedar Crest’s seven three-pointers. Owen Chernich scored 5 points but was otherwise doing it all, including collecting seven steals.

Cedar Crest (20-5) will travel to play #2 Cumberland Valley on Friday night.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Cedar Crest 14 10 21 10 55
Wilson 13 9 11 17 50

CC Scoring: F. Marquez (15); A. Schomp (15); D. Speaks (9); O. Chernich (5); R. Young (5); L. Tirado (4); J. Custer (2)


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