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The Essex Trojans lift the Conference 43 tourney trophy after edging Lancaster 46-44.

Conference 43 boys basketball: No. 6 Essex defeats No. 1 Lancaster 46-44 in finals

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 9:00 am

The No. 6 Essex Trojans varsity boys’ basketball team had to defeat the No. 3 Washington and Lee Eagles on February 23 and the No. 2 Northumberland Indians on February 24 to earn a spot in the Conference 43 finals versus the host team No. 1 Lancaster Red Devils. The Trojans jumped out to a ten point lead, 11-1, with four minutes left in the first. They kept the lead

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    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Lancaster’s Nia Curry (red) leaps up to defend Rappahannock’s Ashley Towles.

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