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Berks teams shine at holiday tournaments

Published On: Dec 27 2012 10:12:51 PM CST

Exeter, Schuylkill Valley, Reading and Wyomissing and all had good showings in Thursday's action.

BERKS COUNTY, Pa. -

The holiday tournament schedule can sometimes feature great games on the basketball court.  For Reading, it often means a game or two against teams from District 1 as they try to test themselves outside of the league.  The Red Knights did just that Thursday when they faced Pottstown.

Reading passed the test easily as they rolled 71-46 over the Trojans. Jalan Branford led the Red Knights with 17 points. Meme Burdine added 14.

Reading will face Dunbar (Md.) Friday night at 7:30 in the title game.

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At Wyomissing, the Spartans hosted their holiday tournament Thursday.

On the boys side, Schuylkill Valley edged the host Spartans 63-62. The Panthers' Jared Chelius was the game's high scorer with 26 points. Joe Cacchione paced Wyo with 21.

Schuylkill Valley will face Exeter, who defeated Oxford 53-50 earlier in the day. The Eagles are now 8-0.

As for the girls, Wyomissing took care of Pottstown 42-26. Demi Kuczala and Elke Cacchione scored in double-digits for the lady Spartans.

Exeter suffered a tough defeat, losing 39-37 to Conestoga Valley.

Wyomissing will play the Conestoga Valley Friday at 5:00 in the championship game. The boy's game will follow.