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.
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.
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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