Paul Robeson's basketball team was in trouble Tuesday, but Leonard Chester rode to the rescue in a big way.
The Huskies were missing three starters and during the course of the game, four players fouled out. So Chester played every position on the floor, scored 32 points, and led his team past visiting Lamberton, 76-72, in a Public League Division E game.
Chester grabbed 10 rebounds and was 12 for 19 from the free-throw line. His performance offset a 31-point effort by Troy Yancy for the Blue Devils.
In other Public League action:
Ikeal Johnson picked up 17 points and boosted Elverson to a 62-60 win over host Sankofa Freedom.
Anthony Galdo scored 15 points as Rush held on to beat host GAMP, 44-41.
Eric Jarvis scored 13 of his 21 points in the final quarter and drained a pair of free throws with 11 seconds left to give Mastbaum a 62-58 win over visiting Swenson.
Jermaine Flowers and Antwain Rucker each scored 13 points for Southern in a 57-53 win over visiting Bartram.
Malik Wesley dropped in 17 points and lifted Freire Charter past host Mariana Bracetti, 49-44.
Cristian Rojas scored six of his eight points in overtime and gave Fels a 69-65 win over visiting Olney. Rahamon Scott added 16 points for the Panthers. Malik Starkes nailed a three pointer at the buzzer for the Trojans to send the game into overtime.
William Wingate's 15 points and a solid defense allowed Mastery Charter North to beat host Hope Charter, 41-36.
Frankford used a 17-point performance by Keith Washington to beat host Northeast, 56-51.
New Media got 13 points from Kairi Joiner and got past visiting Parkway Northwest, 61-55.
Alonzo Carmelo and Samir Hill each scored 11 points to boost Overbrook past visiting Edison, 42-35.
Markeith Mont collected 19 points and 12 rebounds for World Communications in a 60-53 win over visiting Palmer.
Daiquan Means struck for 22 points and 15 rebounds and helped Furness beat visiting Bok, 78-71.
Martez Lyles accumulated 13 points and 15 rebounds as University City got past visiting Germantown, 54-46.
Malcolm Sturdivant came through with 23 points and sparked Masterman to a 62-54 win over visiting Carroll.
Trayvon King contributed 17 points as Martin Luther King downed visiting Kensington, 56-48, for its first win of the season.
Prep Charter got 16 points and 12 rebounds from Mark Wilmer and beat visiting FitzSimons, 63-53.
Rich Hoskins scored 12 of his 29 points down the stretch and led Communications Tech to a 74-64 win over host Vaux. Hoskins was eight for eight from the free throw line in the final quarter.
Qaadir Nock picked up 17 points and boosted Audenried to a 56-45 win over visiting Science Leadership. Juawan Mason added eight points and 20 rebounds for the Warriors.
Terrell Daye picked up 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead West Philadelphia past visiting Franklin Learning Center, 53-42.
Nadir Matthews collected nine of his 17 points in the third quarter and helped Bodine beat visiting Saul, 55-43, for its first win of the season.
Eugene Lett accumulated six of his 19 points in the first quarter and propelled Randolph to a 63-51 win over host Philadelphia Academy Charter.
Fateem Brockington notched five of his eight points in the opening quarter and helped Del-Val Charter beat visiting Sayre, 54-36. Carnell Gray added 11 points for the Warriors.
Jerrell Wright collected 15 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks as Dobbins beat visiting Mastery Charter South, 45-27.
Esperanza got 24 points, 20 rebounds and four blocked shots from Shaquille Bowman and beat visiting High School of the Future, 65-46.
Erik Copes contributed 13 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks as Imhotep Charter dropped visiting Strawberry Mansion, 75-55.
Kwahlil Coleman-Jones notched 15 points as Boys' Latin handled visiting Franklin Towne Charter, 59-35.
Demetrius Davenport poured in 25 points as Palumbo upended host CAPA, 77-48. Matt Powers nailed six-three pointers and scored 34 points for CAPA.
Keith Richardson led a balanced Washington scoring attack with 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Eagles handled visiting Central, 66-36.
Devante Chance scored 18 points with four-three pointers and Jai Williams earned a triple-double of 10 points, 10 blocked shots and 11 rebounds as Philadelphia Electrical routed visiting Roxborough, 74-34.
Warren Dogan chipped in with 12 of his 20 points in the third quarter as Math, Civics & Science dispatched visiting Parkway West, 93-52.
Xavier Harris notched 22 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots for Constitution in an 89-30 win over host Douglas.
Central. Omar Randall poured in 21 points and helped Strath Haven beat host Penncrest, 51-45.
Terrence Bridges scored six of his 15 points in the second quarter and led Upper Darby past host Haverford High, 56-40.
Suburban One National. Justin Thomas collected 17 points and 10 rebounds and helped Council Rock South get past visiting Wiliam Tennent, 49-39.
Aaron Goodman scored 14 of his 24 points in the second quarter and sparked Council Rock North to a 76-54 win over visiting Abington.
Suburban One Continental. Ryan O'Neil dropped in 17 points and lifted Central Bucks East to a 56-50 win over host Hatboro-Horsham.
Pennridge got 17 points each from Tim Abruzzo and Mike Guldin and topped host North Penn, 59-51.
Tyler Schechter drained seven of nine free throw attempts and scored 15 points for Cenral Bucks West in a 46-33 win over visiting Quakertown.
Suburban One American. James Mobley struck for 20 points including a pair of free throws with three seconds left to ice Upper Merion's 52-49 win over host Upper Dublin.
Ches-Mont. Zach Barker put an offensive rebound into the basket and handed Avon Grove a 35-33 win over visiting Downingtown West. Barker scored five points.
Shakore Grant notched 13 points and hit a late free throw to give Great Valley a 48-44 win over host Unionville.
Jaylen Bond unleashed a career-best 35 points and lifted Plymouth Whitemarsh past visiting Upper Moreland, 87-29.
Pioneer Athletic. Elijah Jackson notched a pair of free throws with two seconds left and handed Pottstown a 53-52 win over visiting Pope John Paul II. Jackson scored 18 points.
Evan Galloway popped for 20 points and led Methacton to a 70-60 win over visiting Boyertown.Bicentennial. Mike Hutson came through with 19 points and led Phil-Mont Christian to a 47-43 win over host Girard College.
Tyler Juchno chipped in with 21 points and helped Holy Ghost Prep beat visiting Devon Prep, 64-55.
Sam Dorshimer converted six-three pointers and scored 21 points to lift Jenkintown past visiting Bristol, 56-41.Shaun Levine scored 18 of Lower Moreland's 22 points in the first quarter and sparked the Lions to a 59-28 win over visiting New Hope-Solebury. Levine finished with 22 points for the Lions who took a 22-4 lead in the opening quarter.
Nonleague. Joel Davidson scored 20 points as Cardinal O'Hara slipped past host Spring-Ford, 65-64.
Mike Brown (11 points) converted a three pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer and gave Penn Charter a 44-41 win over visiting Archbishop Ryan.
Lamon Church (18 points) and DeQuann Walker (12 points) combined for 17 points in the fourth quarter and lifted Chester to a 71-64 win over visiting Reading.
Luke Mulvaney scored 10 of his 22 points in the final quarter and secured Chestnut Hill Academy's 56-35 win over visiting Monsignor Bonner.
Sam Reid earned a pin at 215 pounds and handed Central a 39-33 win over host Penn Charter in a nonleague match.
Reid's pin came with 20 seconds left in the second period.
Ryan Stanton pinned in 1 minute, 52 seconds at 189 pounds for St. Joseph's Prep in a 45-18 win over host Chestnut Hill Academy.