Octorara stuns Catholic 63-54

Section 4: The Octorara Braves have stunned the Lancaster Catholic Crusaders tonight at LCHS by defeating them 63-54.

This ends the 15 game winning streak of the Crusaders (9-1 L-L, 15-2 overall) who are the top team in District 3, Class 4A ranking.

This was an all important game for the Octorara Braves.

As the visiting team with a record just below .500 they needed a win to start turning the season into a winning one and a possible return to District 3 playoffs. You may recall last year they made it to the District 3 quarterfinals.

They are the 11th ranked team in District 3 top teams. Two teams ahead of them in District 3 James Buchanan and Eastern York are both 8-8.

So how did they win this game?

The Braves’ (5-6 L-L, 8-8 overall) Matt Keating played a defensive gem of a game. He forced turnovers, made critical fouls shots and grabbed crucial rebounds.

They had 3 players scoring in double figures led by Phillip Brandon’s 17 points and Keith Lambert’s 16.

The Crusaders Devon Atkinson and Trey Wells both scolder 16.

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Here is the remaining schedule for the Braves:

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Current Section Four standings:

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