What a night for the Lancaster Catholic basketball program.
First the Lancaster Catholic Girls Basketball team (number one seed) won their 3rd District 3 Championship in a row by defeating Eastern York 53-43 at the Giant Center tonight.
Then in the night cap the boys won their District 3, Class 4A title.
This is the 19th District 3 Championship for the Catholic Girls.
So how did the Crusader (25-3) girls do it?
A quick first quarter offensive burst put Catholic up 20-13. Zaniah Banks drilled two 3-pointers and Bry Hicks one trey in the first quarter.
At the half Catholic led 33-20.
As usual, the Catholic scoring was evenly distributed. They had three players in double digits.
Beautiful, quick ball passing and great rebounding was evident throughout the game. They out-rebounded Eastern York 30-24. And had two critical defensive rebounds in the fourth quarter when Eastern York
cut the lead to 48-43 very late in the fourth quarter.
However Catholic drilled 6 of 8 at the foul line to ice the game in the forth quarter.
The Crusaders will now move on and play the District Seven, seventh-place finisher in the opening round of the PIAA playoffs.
Interview with Crusaders’ Cassandra Peris Senior Forward:
Interview with Crusaders’ Head Coach Charlie Detz:
Great night for the Lancaster Catholic basketball program as both the girls and boys teams won their District title games: