by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
Lancaster battled through two overtime contests last weekend, losing 66-59 to Hampton Roads Academy last Saturday to finish as the runner-up in the John Stone Basketball Tournament at Christchurch.
Hampton Roads outscored the Red Devils, 10-3, in the overtime period, holding Lancaster to a lone three-pointer by Darius Reed. Reed finished with 10 points to lead the Devils in scoring.
Jay Dillon, who did all of his scoring outside, drilled three treys in the game to finish with nine points. Calvin Henderson, Dwayne Ball, James Coleman and Jamil Redmond all scored eight points.
Lancaster opened up a two-point first quarter lead with a 12-0 run to hold Hampton Roads’ offense scoreless in the second quarter. Lancaster held a 28-14 lead at the half and was up by a comfortable 11 after three before Hampton Roads exploded for a 25-14 run in the third to knot the game at 56-56 at the end of regulation.
The Devils advanced to the tournament championship by way of a double-overtime win over host Christchurch in the first round. Lancaster outscored the Seahorses, 12-7, in the second overtime period for a 52-47 win in the low-scoring contest.
The game was tied at 38-38 to end regulation and both teams put up a single field in the first overtime period for a 40-40 lock. Lancaster got scoring from four different players in the second OT period, with Martez Davis scoring four points in the period and Calvin Henderson adding three.
Coleman led the Devils with 15 point, while Henderson added 11 and Davis 9.
Lancaster also picked up an 88-44 rout of Middlesex last Tuesday with Henderson leading four double digit scorers for LHS. Henderson finished with 14, Coleman 13, Dwayne Ball 12 and Dillon 11. The Devils got scoring from 13 players in a balanced effort.
Lancaster will take two weeks off and open play after the holiday break on January 3 at Washington & Lee.