Muhlenberg junior guard Shermar Killens

Shermar Killens picked the perfect time to have the best game of his career.  Muhlenberg hosted 3-time state champion Reading in front of a sold out crowd on Tuesday.  The two high schools are separated by just four miles.  Killens finished with 29 points as the Muhls defeated the Red Knights 87-74 in double overtime.  "It means a lot. It shows the potential that we have," Killens told SV Sports' Paul Roberts.  The 6'2 junior point guard scored ten points after regulation.  He was 5-of-6 from the free throw line in the second overtime period when Muhlenberg outscored Reading 15-2.  "My coaches told me don't settle, go downhill," said Killens.  Muhls' assistant Rick Perez spent the previous twelve years as the Red Knights' head coach.  Perez was facing his former team for the first time.  Killens noted that the Muhls wanted to win this intense battle for Coach Perez and the student body.  He replied, "They gave us a lot of energy. They motivated us. We knew we had to get the [win] for them, not just for us."  Senior guard Alex Collado added 24 points.  Jayden Kantner provided 19 points off the Muhlenberg bench.  The 5'11 junior had eight points in the second overtime session.  The (8-4, 3-1) Muhls went 32-for-39 from the free throw line.  The (6-5, 2-2) Red Knights ended up 10-for-13 from the stripe.  Yadiel Cruz, a 6'2 senior, led Reading with 27 points.  Freshman guard Jeremiah Camara scored all 15 of his points after halftime.  The Red Knights were in front 37-33 at halftime and 52-49 entering the fourth quarter.  Killens was exhausted after the marathon matchup in Laureldale.  "I can't wait to go home, take a shower, and go to bed," he joked. 


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