The first half of play offered great back and forth action between No. 4 Reading and No. 5 Conrad Weiser. The Scout’s Andy Orr shot for 10 points during the first quarter of play, leading Conrad Weiser to an early 19-15 lead over the Red Knights. Orr was good for two three-pointers, a mid-range jump shot and a strong layup in the first, a true testament to his versatility on the court.
The Scout’s continued to hold during the second quarter. However, led by Lonnie Walker’s early three-pointer and two proceeding field goals, Reading surged during end of the quarter. Isael Abreu and the Gilberto Benz’s combined 14 point first half also contributed to the Red Knight cause. At halftime, Conrad Weiser capped the Red Knights with a 30-29 lead.
Reading rallied at the beginning of the third quarter and held the lead for the rest of the half. Abreu issued four field goals during the the third, two from the three point line. However, a late Weiser surge in the third pushed the Scouts to within the 4 points of Reading’s lead. At the end of three, the Red Knights topped Conrad Weiser, 47-43.
Conrad Weiser couldn’t seem to organize an assault against the Red Knight’s defense. An early second half rally pushed Reading to a tough win over the Scouts, 66-59.
Orr landed 24 points for Conrad Weiser; meanwhile, Gilberto Benz shot a game-high 19 points for Reading.
With tonight’s BCIAA quarterfinals win, Reading moves on to meet Wilson at the Santander Arena Wednesday.