Reading's Red Knights run over the Raiders on their Road to Hershey for the State Title
Reading punched its ticket to the state championship Tuesday night with a 57-51 victory over Archbishop Ryan at Temple’s Liacouras Center.
Red Knight senior guard Lonnie Walker was in complete control throughout the night, scoring a game high 35 points. The University of Miami commit, made sure that Tuesday night’s showdown would not be the finale for Reading and he ensured that it would not be his last game wearing his Red Knight’s uniform.
Walker and the Knights started slow, and they found themselves down to Ryan nearing the end of the first half. That’s when Walker realized he needed to take over.
The senior scored 11 straight points, including multiple three pointers, to bring the Knights ahead by one going into the locker room at halftime.
From then on, the Knights never looked back. They continued to keep Ryan at an arm’s length for the remainder of the game, before finally solidifying their victory, up by 6, at the final whistle.
On the other side of the court, Izaiah Brockington led the Raiders with 16 points on the night. Most of those points came from the first half when Ryan was in control of the play.
Reading will now take on Pine Richland for the 6A state title this Saturday at the GIANT Center in Hershey. Lonnie Walker will look to stamp his legacy on Reading, and lead his team to victory.
(Photo Credit: Wave Lane)