Nationally ranked Chester (31-1) held on in overtime to silence Mount Lebanon 72-60 and clinch the Pennsylvania Class 4A title Saturday night at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park.
After being knotted at 57 at the end of four quarters, Chester (31-1) ran away and hid in OT -- outscoring Mount Lebanon 15-3.
Chester won the rebounding battle 54-32 and its high-pressure defensive pressure forced a generally methodical Mount Lebanon into 17 turnovers. Chester made 10 steals. Both squads struggled in 3-point shooting, combining for a 6 of 37, with Chester only hitting one of those.
Erikk Wright led Chester with 22 points and six rebounds. Lamon Church added 14 points and eight rebounds. Dequann Walker chipped in 13 points and six boards.
Paul Lang and Luke Hagy paced Mount Lebanon (27-4) with 17 and 16 points, respectively. Lang also had eight rebounds.
Chester, a school about 20 miles south of Philadelphia, is ranked No. 22 by MaxPreps and No. 23 by ESPN Rise.
Mount Lebanon is a Pittsburgh-area school with alumni that include Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and wrestler Kurt Angle.