Braves roll past Battlin’ Bulls for district crown

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By Rick O’Brien, Inquirer Columnist

Levi Worthington says he’s been shown “nothing but love” by the folks at Octorara since transferring from Coatesville before this school year. A measure of his appreciation came Saturday afternoon on the hardwood.

The 6-foot-5, 165-pound senior forward delivered 24 points and six rebounds as the Braves clobbered Glen Mills, 80-54, in a fast-paced contest to earn their first PIAA District 1 Class AAA championship since 2011.

In the first half at packed Colonial Elementary School, when Octorara stormed to a 33-12 advantage, Worthington shot 7 for 13 from the field (1 for 2 from beyond the arc) en route to 15 points. His other nine markers came in the fourth quarter.

“He’s really coming on,” Braves coach Gene Lambert said. “At the beginning of the year, he was trying to get used to us and we were trying to get used to him.”

Late in the first quarter, Andre Forman’s floater, Worthington’s right-wing three-pointer, and Worthington’s steal and dish to Tarojae Brake for a layup put Octorara (25-2) in front, 27-8.

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