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Watkins helps Chester pull away late

Karell Watkins scored 10 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter as Chester pulled away late to close out Del Val League rival Penn Wood, 76-65, Thursday night.

Akeem Taylor had 18 points and Fareed Burton Jr. added 10 for the Clippers, who exploded for 30 points in the final eight minutes.

Shamir Baynes led the Patriots (8-7, 2-3) with 28 points including three 3-pointers and Jerry Flynn had 11 points. Desman Johnson Jr. chipped in 10 points including eight in the final quarter for Penn Wood, who led 15-13 after the first period.

Also in the Del Val:

Chichester 59, Academy Park 47 >> Andrew Monroe posted a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds while Jasir Shaw had 10 of his 20 points in the third quarter to help the Eagles (7-10, 2-3) pull away.

Josh Hankins had 10 points and seven steals and Paris Blackwell had 11 points and four blocks for Chichester.

Derrick Northern and Tahriq Marrero scored 12 points apiece and Jalen Cassidy had nine including a pair of treys for the Knights, who had six-point advantage to end the first.

In the Ches-Mont League:

Sun Valley 54, Oxford 45 >> Billy Fisher poured in 23 points and shot 7-for-10 from the free-throw line as the Vanguards came back from a 10-point deficit at halftime. Fisher hit four three-pointers and Dom Valente (16 points) knocked down two from deep.

Kenny Lazer had six points for Sun Valley, who limited the Hornets to 12 points in the second half.

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