Lancaster Catholic 58 Octorara 40 game wrap

Written by: on Thursday, February 20th, 2020


Lancaster Catholic 58 Octorara 40

Quarter Finals 4A District 3

@ Lancaster Catholic

Lancaster Catholic dominated the glass, and, therefore, pretty much dominated the game. LCHS’ stats guru, Mike Rudy, had LCHS with 50- yep 50 boards- and Octorara 17…I had it 36-9, but watching the game, taking clips, and writing things down is a sure way to miss some stats :).

Here is a short wrap.

LCHS got out quickly, taking a 17-5 lead midway thru the first period. Octorara played some 2-3 zone, but three balls by Devon Atkinson, 6’3” jn, and Denziel Kabasele, 6’1” sn, and finally the last of the 3 by 6’7” sn, David Kamwanga. Oh, by the way, the Octorara Braves started their first possession with a back screen lob dunk by Naji Hamilton, 6’7” jn. The quarter ended at 21-9 with the home team riding the wave.

Octorara would have trouble scoring against the Crusaders defense all night. LCHS switched back and forth from a 2-3 and man. However, the Braves did score the first 5 points (jumper by Phillip Brandon and a three ball by James Taylor) of the quarter to cut the lead to 23-14. The Crusaders would counter and re-up the lead at 32-18 after a sweet up and under move by Ross Conway and a layup by Trey Wells, 6’5’ sn. The quarter would end with a Kamwanga follow—34-22 at the half.

Octorara would increase its defensive pressure in the third, but they still had major trouble scoring. Coach Joe Klazas stated that they really worked oand talked about keeping the Braves high scoring quarters to a minimum- check. The third quarter had LCHS 8-7. Lots of defense…not much offense but either team.

The forth quarter would again be a slow slow scoring affair- at least early. Octorara would hit a fouls shot at the 6:00 min. mark. Catholic would score the next points at the 3:50 mark on a follow by Kamwanga. A three-ball by Kamwanga put LCHS up 49-38 late. Octorara would never get closer. Catholic handled the presses by the Braves and coasted home with a 4A win.


Points: LCHS: Devin Atkinson 16, David Kamwanga 14     Octorara: Keith Lambert 14

Stats- very unofficial:
Rebounds: LCHS 50 Octorara 17    
Turnovers: LCHS 11 Octorara 6
Blocks: LCHS 6   Octorara (Naji) 7


Sidelines….LCHS (21-3) get another home game Monday vs. Sus. TWP…Octorara (15-9) travels to Littlestown also on Monday in the playback round. Five teams qualify for states in the 4A bracket. The Crusaders revenged an earlier loss to the Braves on the same floor…. Lancaster Catholic has clinched a spot but the Crusaders have bigger goals than that…Devin Atkinson continues with hios top flight playing down the stretch recording a big time double-double.  Block party tonight as well- both LCHS and Octorara bring it on the defensive end- we rarely see a bunch of blocks on a 4A game but tonight brought some ‘ohhs’ an ‘ahhs’….Saw an LL 20 logo tshirt tonight in the stands:)…Sat with Mike Gross, LNP, and, as always we shared thoughts during and after the game. Check out his article in LNP…Nice crowd tonight but NOTHING like the McCaskey/LCHS game :)…Checking the LL boys scores tonight—ALL home teams won. ..Biggest upset of the night was Mulenberg over 1 loss Gettysburg on Gettysburg home court.

~Dell Jackson

Clips and picts….


Coach Joe during a timeout



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