Chance Thompson nets 29 points against Scotts Hill
By Kendall Patterson
Last Friday night was a thriller on the Eagles court.
In a matchup versus Scotts Hill, Chester County High School’s Boys’ team was able to seal another “W” for the season, but it did not come easily.
Early in the game, the Eagles were in a hole of around 10 points, but were able to take the lead at 20-18. Scotts Hill took the lead back with a three-pointer at the end of the first quarter making the score 21-20. Scotts Hill tried to get one more shot off, but Eagle Chance Thompson blocked it.
The game remained tight during the second quarter, and the Eagles went into the locker rooms down by one at halftime, 36-35.
During the third the Eagles fell back behind 54-44, but Thompson helped get his team back in the game with a few threes. That led to the end of the third quarter being Scotts Hill – 59 Eagles – 57.
With one more quarter to play, both teams remained to fight for a win.
The Eagles put themselves in good position with a lead of 77-71, but the lead was lost making it a one point game. Then the Scotts Hill Lions took the lead of 79-77 after a three-pointer, but Thompson responded with one of his own giving the Eagles the lead of 80-79 with 56 seconds left.
With 16.6 seconds left, Scotts Hill was able to get two points and take the lead back. Nonetheless, the Eagles were able to get down court, pass the ball around and eventually find Hunter McLemore at the three-point line for a buzzer shot that went in for the Chester County win. The fans went wild as the student section and teammates swarmed McLemore on the court with excitment. The final score Chester County Eagles – 83 Scotts Hill Lions – 81.