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Boone boys upset Reading; Wilson WL, Exeter win in Berks I action

Published On: Feb 01 2013 10:14:40 PM CST

Daniel Boone tallied a huge upset of Reading on Friday night. Wilson moved into a first place tie with the Red Knights while Exeter kept themselves in the conversation.

BERKS COUNTY, Pa. -

Daniel Boone has knocked off two Berks I contenders in their last four games. Friday night, it was Reading who fell to the Blazers, 60-59, in Birdsboro.

The loss knocks the Red Knights out of sole possession of first place in the division.

Dan Downs led Boone with 17 points, two of which came on late free throws to seal it for the Blazers. Emmanuel Lacey was also in double figures with 12 points.

Reading had four scorers in double digits, but it wasn't enough to pick up the Red Knights. Meme Burdine dropped 17, Tyree Gibson had 13,  Gil Benz had 11 and Anthony Clay scored 10.

Reading (7-2, 10-11) will host a key showdown Tuesday night with third-place Exeter. Daniel Boone (4-5, 9-12) will travel to Wilson in what will also be a big game Tuesday evening.

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Speaking of Wilson, the Bulldogs (7-2, 16-3) tallied a 62-50 victory over Governor Mifflin in Shillington Friday night. The win moves the Bulldogs into a first place tie with Reading, but ahead of the Red Knights based on power rankings.

The Bulldogs were paced by 15 points from Bryan Fegley in what was a balanced scoring night for the Wilson lineup.

Mifflin's Trevon Wight led all scorers with 16 points. Tommy DePaul and Austin Peters both registered 10. Wight and DePaul appeared in their final home games as seniors.

The Mustangs (1-8, 6-15) will wrap up their season at Muhlenberg Tuesday night.

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As for Exeter, the Eagles got past Muhlenberg Friday with a 42-35 victory over Muhlenberg in Reiffton. Justin Trojanowski did not play for the Eagles, who was serving a suspension.

Exeter (6-3, 18-3) got 13 points from Kris Vaden to lead the attack offensively.

Nelson Hine was the leading scorer for the Muhls with 10 points.