Tuesday, February 5, 2013

BOYS BASKETBALL: Daniel Boone edges Wilson to clinch Berks playoff spot

By Dennis Weller
Special to The Mercury

WEST LAWN — The last minute seemed like an eternity, during which the Daniel Boone boys were repeatedly unable to put the game away. But the Blazers somehow survived a turnover-filled ending and hung on for a 42-41 Berks County basketball win at Wilson in their regular season finale on Tuesday night, and in the process, clinched a spot in the eight-team league playoffs that begin on Saturday night.
Kenny Worthington led Boone (5-5, 10-12) with 15 points and 8 rebounds, Emmanuel Lacey scored 10, and Stephon Williams added eight points – including what proved to be the winning free throw with a minute and a half remaining. Wilson (7-3, 17-4), which would have wrapped up the Division I title with a win, was led by 13 points by Steven Rodriguez.
As a result, the Blazers – who lost to and defeated each of the other teams in Division I – wrapped up the second playoff wild card spot determined by Power Ratings and will most likely face Wyomissing in a quarterfinal at a time and place to be determined.

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