Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)

West Chester East boys basketball wins 5th-place district game


The West Chester East boys’ basketball team defeated Holy Ghost Prep, 80-34, Wednesday in the District 1 5A fifth-place game. The No. 4 seeded Vikings (18-7) led at halftime against seventh seed Holy Ghost Prep, 48-16.

KJ Cochran led East with 25 points, while Jack Kushner added 13, freshman Kahseen Bronzell tallied 11 and Ryan Price scored 10.

“We played a solid manto-man defense tonight, and limited Holy Ghost Prep to one shot (per possession),” said East head coach Tom Durant. “This is the second straight game that our defense has held an opponent to less than 35 points.”

In the Vikings’ District 1 5A playback game last Saturday, East defeated Marple Newtown, 64-29.

“I’m really proud of our kids, the way they’ve rebounded from losing in the (Ches-Mont) Final Four to Unionville and losing to Rustin in Districts (55-52 loss on Feb. 22). We know we can compete with top teams – during the regular season, we beat SpringFord in the opening game of the season, and we beat Plymouth Whitemarsh in our 12th game of the season, and those two teams are playing in the District 1 6A championsh­ip finals.”


Maz Sayed and Akhir Keys combined to shoot 8-for-10 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to help Chichester hold off Rustin, 69-62, in the District 1 Class 5A thirdplace game. Keys scored nine of his team-high 15 points in the fourth quarter. Ian Schlesinge­r topped

Rustin with a game-high 19 points. Rustin takes on the second seed from District 12 in the opening round of the PIAA Class 5A tournament.

College Men’s lacrosse ALVERNIA 8, IMMACULATA 7 >>

A trio of visiting Mighty Macs -- Bailey Mannion, Connor Teears and Anthony Inserra -- each found the back of the net twice in Wednesday’s contest. David Azzarano scored the other Immaculata goal in the game. Azzarano, Inserra and Manion all dished out assists.

Women’s lacrosse

SWARTHMORE 19, IMMACULATA 3 >> The host Mighty Macs opened the scoring in the first minute when Jacki Murray scored on an assist from Kaitlyn Klitchko.

Liza Laxton scored the Macs’ second goal late in the first quarter, and Jacki Murray tallied Immaculata’s final goal on an assist from Klitchko in the third quarter.


Lincoln University lost a doublehead­er Wednesday, falling 12-1 in six innings in the first game, then dropping a 7-3 decision in game two. The doublehead­er was moved from Lincoln to GoldeyBeac­om’s campus due to wet playing conditions at the LU Softball Complex. Irlynn Richardson picked up a pair of hits in both ballgames to go 4-for5, stole three bases and scored two runs. Kailee Richmond had the Lions’ only extra-base hit of the day, a two-run double.

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