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Boys basketball takes 2nd in State Championship

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AUSTIN - Congratulations to Coach Ferrin Douglas and the Lancaster Boys Basketball team on their outstanding season.

The Lancaster Boys Basketball team played in the state finals on Saturday, March 13 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

The last time Lancaster played for a state title in basketball was in 1964. The Lancaster Tigers took on the Yates Lions for the state championship in front of a sellout crowd of 16,755 fans, the largest crowd in history of the UIL basketball state tournament.

The 92-73 final score doesn’t show how close Lancaster came to achieving an enormous upset over the Yates Lions.

The Tigers (36-3) looked to be headed for a Lion upset after holding the lead through much of the third quarter and as they took a 72-71 lead in the fourth quarter.

Lancaster was not able to maintain the lead but was able to hold Yates under 100 points, breaking the Lions 15 game streak of scoring 100 or more points against an opponent.

Four Lancaster players scored double figures in the championship game. Michale Kyser and Tre Lynch each had 15 points. J.J. Williams added 12 points for Lancaster. John Bohannon finished with 12 points, 23 rebounds (18 defensive) and eight blocks.

Lancaster team members received additional honors from the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches with the announcement of the 2010 UIL Boys All-Tournament Teams on March 15. Tre Lynch was included on the 4A All-Tournament Team.

Additionally, the 2010 4A All-Region and All-State Basketball teams were also announced which included Lancaster players Tre Lynch and John Bohannon.

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