York Dispatch Staff Report
Central York and Dover had to work overtime on Wednesday, but the extra work paid off in boys’ basketball victories.
Central downed Cedar Crest 69-65 in a non-league contest, while Dover downed South Western 48-44 in a York-Adams League battle.
At Central, the Panthers used a 12-8 edge in overtime to earn the victory. Charlie Gingrich pumped in 24 points for the winners, including eight of Central’s 12 OT points. He was a perfect 8-for-8 from the foul line. Royce Clemens added 13 points for the winners. Central led 35-27 at halftime, but a 14-5 third-quarter surge got Cedar Crest back in the game.
At Hanover, Dover used a 7-3 edge in overtime to grab the victory. Ryan Beck scored 24 of Dover’s 48 points, including five of the seven points in OT. South Western got 15 points from Brock Geiman and 10 points from Reed McMaster.
OTHER BOYS’ BASKETBALL
Red Lion 61, New Oxford 22: At Red Lion, the home team jumped out to a 17-4 lead after one quarter and never looked back. Stone McCreary (15) and Mike Fox (13) combined for 28 of Red Lion’s points. Marc O’Brien had 10 of New Oxford’s 22 points.
York High 99, Kennard-Dale 31: At York, Kristopher Johnson led the Bearcats to the York-Adams cross-over victory by scoring a game-high 24 points, including three from behind the arc. Also for York, Brandon Smallwood knocked in 17, Jahaire Wilson scored 15 and Henrey Favers scored 12. For the Rams, Ryan Trott scored 13 points. York High is now 3-0 overall.
Northeastern 77, Columbia 35: At Manchester, Darrean Griffin and Donovian Maxfield led the Bobcats to the non-league victory by scoring 13 points apiece. Griffin also led the team in 3-point field goals, connecting for three. The Bobcats also received 11 points from Nick Sprenkle and 10 points from Kobi Nwandu. Northeastern improved to 2-1.
York Tech 56, Harford Tech 55: At Harford, Donte Grim led the Spartans to the non-league victory by scoring a game-high 31 points, including an 11-for-13 night from the charity stripe. Teammate Argenis Rivera scored 11 points. Grim hit four consecutive free throws in the final quarter to help the Spartans secure the win.