Over the course of three games to start the season, the Octorara Braves are sitting at 2-1 after splitting its two games at the Hamburg tournament, then adding a win over Devon Prep Tuesday night.In the opener at Hamburg, the Braves notched a ten-point win to kick the season off on the right note, setting back Fleetwood by a score of 56-46. Deandre Clark and Moses Togbah led the braves with 18 and 14 respectively. Cody King chipped in with nine, while Pat Evans added 7. Ian Rineer and Conor Kasabo handled the glass, collecting eight and 10 rebounds respectively.
"We played well defensively and did some nice things on offense," said coach Gene Lambert. "That was the first start for Deandre Clark and Conor Kasabo as sophomores."
That offense wasn't there Saturday in the championship game against Cocalico, and the Eagles tagged the Braves with a 49-30 defeat. Rineer was the Braves top scorer, netting 13.
"We just couldn't put it together offensively in the fourth quarter in the championship game," said Lambert.
Octorara rebounded to defeat Devon Prep on the road on Tuesday night, with Togbah exploding for 25 point5s, while adding five assists and six rebounds. Rineer, Evans and Clask added eight points apiece in the winning effort.
"It was a good win for us, especially considering Devon beat two teams this weekend, Radnor and Great Valley, that we play later this year.," said Lambert. And its always good to be able to win on the road."