Lancaster Men’s Firsts Basketball cruise to comfortable victory

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Lancaster were ruthlessly efficient in securing a 64-55 win in spite of only having seven players to rotate for the game. Lancaster seemed relaxed throughout and as if they had a couple of extra gears available if they had needed them. Justin Uresti was imperious in the first quarter with numerous clever passes and finishing off two fast breaks. In spite of seeming to dominate the opening quarter Lancaster were only leading 15-14 at the end of the first quarter.

Dimitris Karakasis provided a moment of magic in the second quarter as he dribbled past three York players with a dazzling run that he finished off for two points. Captain Charalambos Hadjitheodosiou began to control the tempo of the game in the second quarter, helping Lancaster to a 35-27 half-time lead. Uresti and Karakasis combined magnificently in the third and Lancaster looked to have the game all but won at 49-39.

Hadjitheodosiou took a heavy blow to the hip after a seemingly deliberate trip by his York opponent early in the fourth. Craig Cefferty picked up two important free-throws for Lancaster. However after a brief spell on the sidelines to recover, Hadjitheodosiou returned with a bang, scoring a two-pointer and two free-throws seeing Lancaster take the match 64-55. Hadjitheodosiou had this to say “It is the best way to close a season. Not everyone could make it, but those that could gave it 100%. It is a great feeling to win at Roses and in my final game for Lancaster.”

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