Chester County Eagles Basketball ends in one-point loss

Dalton Colbert won the All-District Team Award and also the All-Academic Award for the district.

The Eagles had to face off against the top-seeded Jackson South Side Hawks in the second round of the district and ended up losing 98-69.
Nonetheless, since they defeated Jackson North Side in the first round, 83-73, they were able to advance to the regional tournament which began Saturday, Feb. 27.
No team played in the district finals due to the snow pushing the district behind schedule.
In the first round of the region, the Eagles could not seal the deal to advance further in the match-up against Dyersburg.
The entire game was close with the Eagles being down by eight points with just about three minutes left in the game, but they were able to take the lead with only 14 seconds remaining.
Unfortunately, they could not hold it out long enough for the win. With seven seconds remaining, the Eagles fouled their opponent, which put them at the free point line, and they scored both shots, which gave them the lead. The final score was 51-50.
The young Eagles team is losing only one senior, Dalton Colbert, who has been a major asset to the team in his years as a basketball player.
“Dalton was our leader and our only senior this season, and he brought a lot to this program. He has laid down the blueprint for our guys to see what it takes to make it to the next level,” McPherson said. “He will definitely be missed next season.”
Collin believes that all the game time that his younger players were able to play will help them next season.
“I thought as the season progressed, so did our team. We had a pretty young team overall and they got a lot of experience which will be great for next season.”

Dalton Colbert goes up against a South Side Hawk during the district tournament.
Kiram McGee