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Girls: Team#1

Emily Clinton – NO

Taryn Crone – NO

Jensen Sneeringer – NO

Debria Hendricks – Dtown

Amari Johnson – Dtown

Katie McGowan – Dtown

Kelsey Wisner – CY

Kayleigh Thomas – SW

Maddie Comly – DC

Rebecca Issac – Bville

Shannon Kuhn – BS

Coaches: Scott Wisner – CY

Mike Sanders – NO

Team #2

Kari Lankford – WY

Emily Wood – WY

Sela Fuhrman – WY

Claudia Mingora – YS

Ashley Meyer – NE

Payton Hauck – NE

Leah Myers – EY

Haley Nalls – EY

Annie Lehr – YC

Marissa Ressler – YC

Hannah Laslo – YC

Coaches: Marley Klunk – Dover

Cheryl Land – EY

Boys: Team #1

Jahaire Wilson – YH

D’Montie Shaw – YH

CJ Boxley – YH

Peter Falci – CY

Sam Saxton – CY

Stone McCreary – RL

Austin Albright – DTown

Darius Rowlette – SW

Jimmy O’Boyle – DC

David Riley – Fairfield

Donte Grim – YTech

Coaches: Kevin Schieler – CY

Scott Motter – Ltown

Team #2

Diego Torres – WY

Kyle Einsig – WY

Ryan Beck – Dover

Derrick Hoffman – NE

Michael Coleman – NE

Colin Bortner – Gburg

Tyler Lampe – Gburg

Dylan Krieger – Han

Paul Martello – YC

Josh Stroup – BS

Coaches: Brian Schmoyer – Dover

Jeff Bair – Gburg

Division I Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
York High 11 1 26 4 74.8 57.7 128 30 12 17.1

FT%

York High 375 582 64.4

Year Player # Total Points Games Avg 3-pointers FT Made FT Att. FT%
D’Montie Shaw sr 1 180 30 6.0 2 24 47 51.1
Brandon Smallwood jr 2 372 29 12.8 0 45 81 55.6
Bryshon Sweeney sr 3 3 3 1.0 1 0 0
C.J. Boxley sr 4 82 29 2.8 1 32 45 71.1
Kristopher Johnson jr 5 274 30 9.1 34 36 61 59.0
Napolean Snellings jr 10 8 3 2.7 0 1 2 50.0
Jacquez Cesiano soph 11 180 30 6.0 35 17 25 68.0
Montrel Morgan jr 13 322 30 10.7 22 84 111 75.7
Nathan Delmotte sr 14 39 16 2.4 4 5 9 55.6
Trey Shiflett jr 15 296 30 9.9 25 29 41 70.7
Jeremiah McCarter soph 21 16 16 1.0 1 5 8 62.5
Messiah Anderson soph 22 4 3 1.3 0 0 2 0.0
Jahaire Wilson sr 23 470 26 18.1 3 97 150 64.7
YAIAA Div I W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
Central York 10 2 20 9 59.9 50.2 156.0 29.0 12.0 9.7

Year Player # Total Pts Games Avg 3-pointers FT Made FT Att. FT %
sr 0 Mitch Marino 94 25 3.8 4 10 18 55.56
sr 3 Peter Falci 91 28 3.3 11 15 27 55.56
sr 5 Brandon Shaffer 162 29 5.6 27 15 20 75.00
sr 12 Griffen Harter 48 19 2.5 0 4 8 50.00
sr 15 Calvin Luckenbuagh 87 29 3.0 11 12 15 80.00
jr 20 Onterio Edmonds 21 12 1.8 0 5 5 100.00
sr 21 Sam Saxton 451 29 15.6 57 54 83 65.06
jr 24 Jared Wagner 319 28 11.4 20 69 98 70.41
jr 25 Nathan Markey 175 29 6.0 30 17 26 65.38
soph 31 Niko Sobestanovich 5 10 0.5 0 1 2 50.00
soph Carter Luckenbaugh 2 1 2.0 0 2 2 100.00
soph Evan Czulada 2 1 2.0 0 0 0 #DIV/0!
soph Thomas O’Neill 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 #DIV/0!
fr Garrett Markey 2 1 2.0 0 0 1 0.00
jr 40 Charlie Gingerich 278 28 9.9 0 72 98 73.47

 

2014-15 York-Adams League Boys’ Basketball Standings
Division I Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
York High 11 1 18 4 76.8 58.5 99 22 12 18.3
Central York 10 2 16 6 60.0 48.5 114 22 12 11.5
Spring Grove 7 5 14 8 53.5 49.9 111 22 12 3.5
Dallastown 6 6 12 10 55.4 54.0 79 22 12 1.4
Red Lion 6 6 13 9 56.4 48.5 76 22 12 7.9
South Western 2 10 6 15 50.0 59.2 107 21 12 -9.2
New Oxford 0 12 4 18 43.0 60.6 89 22 12 -17.6
Division II Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
Northeastern 13 1 20 2 64.6 43.2 157 22 14 21.5
West York 11 3 16 5 59.0 49.2 61 21 14 9.9
Dover 9 5 12 10 54.9 51.7 89 22 14 3.2
Eastern York 9 5 14 8 56.7 49.6 74 22 14 7.1
Gettysburg 8 6 14 8 54.1 43.2 116 22 14 10.9
York Suburban 4 10 6 16 53.9 57.4 74 22 14 -3.5
Kennard-Dale 1 13 6 16 43.6 57.5 90 22 14 -13.9
Susquehannock 1 13 1 21 37.2 60.9 46 22 14 -23.7
Division III Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
Hanover 14 0 20 1 66.8 40.9 83 21 14 25.9
York Catholic 11 3 11 11 56.6 56.4 71 22 14 0.2
Delone Catholic 10 4 11 11 55.0 50.9 96 22 14 4.2
Bermudian Springs 9 5 12 10 39.4 39.7 28 22 14 -0.3
Fairfield 4 10 9 13 43.5 55.7 44 22 14 -12.2
York Tech 4 10 4 17 49.8 59.4 71 21 14 -9.6
Biglerville 3 11 7 15 47.5 56.1 104 22 14 -8.6
Littlestown 1 13 1 21 36.7 57.7 14 22 14 -21.0

Team Offense PPG
School GM PTS PPG
York High 22 1690 76.8
Hanover 21 1402 66.8
Northeastern 22 1422 64.6
Central York 22 1320 60.0
West York 21 1240 59.0
Eastern York 22 1248 56.7
York Catholic 22 1245 56.6
Red Lion 22 1241 56.4
Dallastown 22 1219 55.4
Delone Catholic 22 1211 55.0
Dover 22 1207 54.9
Gettysburg 22 1191 54.1
York Suburban 22 1186 53.9
Spring Grove 22 1176 53.5
South Western 21 1049 50.0
York Tech 21 1046 49.8
Biglerville 22 1045 47.5
Kennard-Dale 22 959 43.6
New Oxford 22 945 43.0
Fairfield 22 957 43.5
Bermudian Springs 22 867 39.4
Susquehannock 22 818 37.2
Littlestown 22 808 36.7

Team Defense PPG
School GM PTS PPG
Bermudian Springs 22 873 39.7
Hanover 21 858 40.9
Northeastern 22 950 43.2
Gettysburg 22 951 43.2
Red Lion 22 1067 48.5
Central York 22 1068 48.5
West York 21 1033 49.2
Eastern York 22 1092 49.6
Spring Grove 22 1098 49.9
Delone Catholic 22 1119 50.9
Dover 22 1137 51.7
Dallastown 22 1188 54.0
Fairfield 22 1225 55.7
Biglerville 22 1234 56.1
York Catholic 22 1240 56.4
York Suburban 22 1262 57.4
Kennard-Dale 22 1264 57.5
Littlestown 22 1269 57.7
York High 22 1288 58.5
South Western 21 1243 59.2
York Tech 21 1247 59.4
New Oxford 22 1333 60.6
Susquehannock 22 1339 60.9

Team FT %
School FT Made FT Attempt FT%
Eastern York 272 384 70.8
Spring Grove 220 313 70.3
Dallastown 304 447 68.0
New Oxford 166 245 67.8
Central York 215 318 67.6
York Catholic 210 311 67.5
Dover 256 385 66.5
York High 286 436 65.6
Delone Catholic 278 426 65.3
Bermudian Springs 157 242 64.9
West York 248 388 63.9
Susquehannock 155 243 63.8
Northeastern 276 441 62.6
Kennard-Dale 190 304 62.5
Gettysburg 174 279 62.4
Red Lion 187 310 60.3
Biglerville 212 351 60.4
Littlestown 189 317 59.6
Hanover 187 318 58.8
South Western 166 295 56.3
York Suburban 162 295 54.9
York Tech 166 305 54.4
Fairfield 170 320 53.1

Individual PPG
Player Name School Games Points PPG
Dylan Krieger Han 21 533 25.4
Ryan Beck Dov 22 485 22.0
Broguen Nicholas EY 22 450 20.5
Eli Brooks SG 22 443 20.1
Jahaire Wilson YH 19 355 18.7
Noah Ayers Big 22 399 18.1
Paul Martello YC 22 383 17.4
Stone McCreary RL 22 345 15.7
Sam Saxton CY 22 337 15.3
Cheyzae Carter YS 21 319 15.2
Donte Grim YT 19 288 15.2
Jimmy O’Boyle DC 22 325 14.8
Brock Geiman SW 21 307 14.6
Josh Bailey WY 21 303 14.4
Brandon Smallwood YH 21 302 14.4
Kobi Nwandu Ne 22 313 14.2
Darin Gordon SG 22 307 14.0
Devon Duvall NO 21 278 13.2
Marquise Camel Get 22 286 13.0
Ty Brown YT 18 234 13.0
Jared Wagner CY 21 258 12.3
Ryan Trott KD 12 145 12.1
Josh Stroup BS 22 259 11.8
Kyle Wooldridge KD 22 239 10.9
Darian McCauley WY 21 227 10.8
Jake Rhodes Han 21 227 10.8
Colin Bortner Get 22 237 10.8
Jason Rebuck RL 22 235 10.7
Jonny Sutton Dal 9 96 10.7
Kyle Krout Han 21 223 10.6
Logan Alexander DC 22 233 10.6
Najah Fink Dov 22 232 10.5
Darius Rowelette SW 21 219 10.4
Wyatt Tyson RL 22 229 10.4
Donovan Mears YS 22 227 10.3
Charlie Gingerich CY 21 214 10.2
Austin Albright Dal 22 224 10.2
Jared Achterberg EY 22 223 10.1
Aaron Ward Dal 22 222 10.1
Montrel Morgan YH 22 218 9.9
David Riley F 22 213 9.7
Kristopher Johnson YH 22 211 9.6
Tavian Dorsey DC 22 209 9.5
Cody Shaffer Big 22 206 9.4
Blake Kratz Dal 20 186 9.3
DeAireus Brown Ne 21 195 9.3
Andrew Forjan YC 22 204 9.3
Max Lampe Get 21 192 9.1
Derrick Hoffman Ne 22 200 9.1
Trey Shiflett YH 22 199 9.0
Adam Freese KD 22 198 9.0
Jared Woods EY 22 190 8.6
Tyler Lampe Get 22 188 8.5
Bryce Mondorff DC 22 188 8.5
John Wessel NO 22 186 8.5
Michael Coleman Ne 22 183 8.3
Donovan Catchings Dal 22 181 8.2
Nick Grams F 22 181 8.2
Brady Topper Lit 22 175 8.0
Tanner Fuhrman SW 21 165 7.9
Will Mcqueen Han 21 165 7.9
Mason Flickinger F 22 169 7.7
Brandon McGlynn Dal 22 168 7.6
Josh Stoneberg Sus 21 156 7.4
Jerry O’Neal Dov 22 163 7.4
Avery Eyler Lit 21 155 7.4
Jacob Deppen KD 20 146 7.3
Chandler Dashiell F 20 144 7.2
Luis DeLeon YT 20 144 7.2
Ian Lalic WY 21 147 7.0

Individual FT%
Player Name School FTM FTA FT %
Jase Etzler Han 14 15 93.3
Jordan McMillion Sus 35 40 87.5
Benjamin Lehman NO 20 23 87.0
Broguen Nicholas EY 137 162 84.6
Brandon McGlynn Dal 85 101 84.2
Russell Livesay Lit 10 12 83.3
John Wessel NO 28 34 82.4
Avery Eyler Lit 50 61 82.0
Christian Ellis YC 14 18 77.8
Brandon Shaffer CY 14 18 77.8
Montrel Morgan YH 57 74 77.0
Aaron Ward Dal 65 85 76.5
Eli Brooks SG 105 138 76.1
Andrew Forjan YC 34 45 75.6
Alex Tweardy BS 37 49 75.5
Ian Lalic WY 43 57 75.4
Adam Freese KD 30 40 75.0
Ryan Schreckengast RL 12 16 75.0
Matt Peters Dov 9 12 75.0
Charlie Gingerich CY 56 75 74.7
Colin Bortner Get 46 62 74.2
Devon Duvall NO 63 85 74.1
Noah Ayers Big 83 112 74.1
Joe Giannotto NO 20 27 74.1
Jake Rhodes Han 31 42 73.8
Kyle Wooldridge KD 14 19 73.7
Josh Bailey WY 66 90 73.3
Ryan Beck Dov 125 171 73.1
C.J. Boxley YH 27 37 73.0
Donovan Mears YS 24 33 72.7
Calvin Luckenbuagh CY 8 11 72.7
Tavian Dorsey DC 53 73 72.6
Matt DellOrfano WY 21 29 72.4
Josh Stroup BS 26 36 72.2
Nick Geiman YC 18 25 72.0
Najah Fink Dov 38 53 71.7
Darin Gordon SG 68 95 71.6
Jacob Deppen KD 35 49 71.4
Nick Bartkowiak YC 20 28 71.4
Lane Nye Lit 22 31 71.0
Derrick Hoffman Ne 56 79 70.9
Matias Bowman DC 29 41 70.7
Austin Albright Dal 29 41 70.7
Lucas Thomas Sus 19 27 70.4

3-Point Leaders
Player Name School 3’s
Ryan Beck Dov 57
Noah Ayers Big 56
Brock Geiman SW 53
Stone McCreary RL 52
Kyle Krout Han 44
Sam Saxton CY 43
Broguen Nicholas EY 42
Cody Shaffer Big 42
Max Lampe Get 41
Ty Brown YT 38
Donovan Mears YS 35
Paul Martello YC 31
Marquise Camel Get 31
Adam Freese KD 30
Erik Myers SG 30
John Wessel NO 29
Kristopher Johnson YH 29
Jacquez Cesiano YH 29
Kobi Nwandu Ne 29
Michael Coleman Ne 29
Jimmy O’Boyle DC 28
Josh Stoneberg Sus 28
Donovian Maxfield Ne 28
Tanner Fuhrman SW 27
Joe Giannotto NO 25
Josh Bailey WY 25
Nathan Markey CY 24
Matias Bowman DC 23
Aaron Ward Dal 22
Ryan Trott KD 20
Brandon Shaffer CY 20
Mason Flickinger F 20
Collin Conaboy SW 20
Darin Gordon SG 20
Liam Flaherty SG 20
Donovan Catchings Dal 20
Nick Sprenkle Ne 20
Austin Albright Dal 19
Eli Brooks SG 19
Colin Bortner Get 18
Andrew Forjan YC 18
Jordan Zirkle Ne 18
Connor Weikert Get 18
Ryan Schreckengast RL 18
Cam Bosserman Han 18
Benjamin Lehman NO 17
Tavian Dorsey DC 17
Trey Shiflett YH 17
Aaron Portner Sus 17
Josh Stroup BS 17
Kyle Wooldridge KD 17
Grant Weirman SG 16
Brady Topper Lit 15
Montrel Morgan YH 15
Logan Alexander DC 15
Jacob Deppen KD 14
Jared Wagner CY 14
Thomas Merkle YS 14
Chandler Dashiell F 13
Brady Wilt YS 13
Jeff Reynolds Ne 13
Eddie Smith YC 13
Will Mcqueen Han 13
Brady Bowman Dov 12
Alec Maitland DC 12
Kyle Einsig WY 12
Luis DeLeon YT 11
Avery Eyler Lit 11
Bobby Weikert Get 10
Bryson Eyler Lit 10
Joe Stiles NO 10
Ian Lalic WY 10
Calvin Luckenbuagh CY 10
Jared Woods EY 10

Eastern York’s Broguen Nicholas reached a career milestone on Thursday night in the Golden Knights’ 61-48 boys’ basketball triumph at York Suburban.

The junior scored his 1,000th career point in the York-Adams Division II contest. Nicholas scored a game-high 19 points, while teammate Jarred Achterburg added 16 points.

Suburban was led offensively by Donovan Mears, who had 14 points.

Eastern improved to 12-6 overall and 8-3 in Division II. Suburban fell to 5-15 and 3-9.

OTHER BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Red Lion Christian 87, Blue Mountain Christian 57: At Red Lion, Jake Myers had 25 points and 16 rebounds to pace RLC. John Keenan (16), Tate Pendell (13) and Zach Mercy (10) also hit double digits for the winners. That balance offset a 31-point effort from BMC’s Sebastian Fisher. RLC improved to 10-6.

Bermudian Springs 45, York Catholic 33: At York Springs, Josh Stroup scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Eagles to the victory over the Irish in York-Adams Division III play. Paul Martello led York Catholic with 11 points. York Catholic fell to 9-9 overall and 9-3 in the division. Bermudian improved to 11-7 and 9-2.

York Country Day 54, Conestoga Christian 45: At Morgantown, Jordan Ray led the Greyhounds to the road victory by scoring a game high 19 points, including three from behind the arc. Also for YCD, Tom Wymard scored 11 points, while Lance Gertz knocked in 10.

No JV game at York High on Friday: Capitol Christian Academy will not bring a junior varsity boys’ basketball team to York High on Friday night. As a result, the doors to the gym will not open until 6:30 p.m. Friday. The varsity game is set to start at 7:30 p.m.

By PATRICK STROHECKER
505-5442/@P_Strohecker

Northeastern’s Kobi Nwandu dribbles against West York’s Matt Dellorfano on Tuesday night. Pennsylvania does not have a shot clock, which allows

Northeastern’s Kobi Nwandu dribbles against West York’s Matt Dellorfano on Tuesday night. Pennsylvania does not have a shot clock, which allows teams to hold the ball for an indefinite period of time. (JOHN A. PAVONCELLO — jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com)

As I sat and covered the boys’ basketball game between Northeastern and Eastern York a few weeks back, I began to look around the Northeastern High School gymnasium and observe the fans.

The Golden Knights were giving the then-undefeated Bobcats all they could handle in a game that I’m sure many didn’t expect to be close. As the fourth quarter began, Eastern held a slight advantage, forcing the Northeastern fans to rally behind their team in an effort to will the Bobcats to victory.

Sure enough, the Bobcats went on an 8-2 run, erasing a five-point deficit and taking the lead. The excitement and energy level of both the players and the fans during that run was nothing short of electric. Northeastern fans were euphoric at the run their team was making, while the Eastern fans were doing whatever they could to keep their team in the game. And then, it all just stopped.

Donovian Maxwell brought the ball over midcourt after a steal and just held the ball. With more than four minutes to go in a one-point game, the Bobcats, with momentum fully on their side, were content in taking the air out of the ball. And the worst part? The Golden Knights were letting them.

Both teams sat there and just looked at each other, while fans around me grew restless and irritated at the lack of action. Here was a good game that had the makings of a great finish, only to be stalled by the fact that there was nothing preventing the two teams from simply not playing.

No shot clock: In high school basketball in Pennsylvania, there is no shot clock. It allows teams to possess the ball for, sometimes, minutes on end without even sniffing a shot attempt. It’s a rule that puts the winning team in the driver’s seat and forces the losing team to make a decision: start fouling or pressure and try to cause a turnover.

The end result of that odd sequence wound up playing out like this: After about two minutes of holding the ball, Northeastern called a timeout. Out of the timeout, both teams went back to what they were doing before and just stood around. Then, with Eastern pressuring, the Bobcats turned the ball over, then got it right back after forcing a turnover of their own, made a few free throws and the game ended with Northeastern still unbeaten. It was about as anticlimactic a finish as you could’ve had in a game that saw the home favorite erase an 11-point deficit and hold on to win.

Afterward, Northeastern coach Jon Eyster said: “We wanted them to come out and play us man-to-man. They would have trouble matching up with us.”

It was an understandable response, playing on the idea of match-ups and trying to force the opposition to do something it wasn’t comfortable doing.

Fast forward ahead two weeks and the same thing happened in another Bobcats game, only this time Eyster’s team was on the wrong side of a team sitting on the ball and killing the clock.

Down by as many as eight in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s game at West York, the Bulldogs chose to eat away at the clock, just in a less blatant way. Rather than simply holding the ball, they passed it around, forcing Northeastern to chase and start fouling with about 2 1/2 minutes to play. It extended the game for the Bobcats to the point where they cut the deficit to as little as four points, but ultimately suffered their first defeat of the season, 63-58.

After the game, West York coach Bill Ackerman said: “All we wanted to do was make them play defense … and let their aggressiveness hurt them in the end.”

I have no problem with the concept that Ackerman used. All he was doing was using the lack of a shot clock to his advantage.

Hurting the game: Unfortunately, this type of tactic is hurting high school basketball in Pennsylvania. While this isn’t a new thing — the non-existent shot clock — it might be time for the PIAA to think about putting one into play and I’d be hard pressed to believe that I’m the only one who thinks this. A number of states do use a shot clock for high school boys’ and girls’ games, including California, Massachusetts and New York. Most states, however, do not.

Fans in that Northeastern-vs.-Eastern game were just as emphatic in their cries of “let’s play basketball,” as they were when they were cheering on their teams. It’s a simple rule change that could greatly benefit the high school game. While many may believe that the lack of a shot clock now allows the kids more time to get better shots, by adding a shot clock, you’ll most likely get better basketball during crunch time.

And to be honest, the shot clock doesn’t even need to be as long as the one in the college game. In my opinion, 35 seconds is too long at that level. A 30-second clock could at least allow a team a couple more minutes before having to foul, while it also prevents teams from holding onto the ball.

Leagues and other sports organizations are always looking for ways to improve their respective sports. Implementing a shot clock is the next step that the PIAA needs to take if it wants to continue growing high school basketball in the state. It can’t hurt the game, even if it’s a failed concept that doesn’t wind up working.

But, for now, just like myself and all the fans did at the end of the Northeastern-vs.-Eastern game two weeks ago, we must sit around and wait for some sort of action to happen.

— Reach Patrick Strohecker at pstrohecker@yorkdispatch.com.

By JOHN WALK
505-5406/@yorksportsguy

York High’s Brandon Smallwood gets pressure from Dallastown’s Michael Diaz and Austin Albright, right, during action at Dallastown on Thursday.

York High’s Brandon Smallwood gets pressure from Dallastown’s Michael Diaz and Austin Albright, right, during action at Dallastown on Thursday. (BILL KALINA — balina@yorkdispatch.com)
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DALLASTOWN — In their first meeting a month earlier, Dallastown found itself trailing York High at halftime by 29 points. Things would only get worse from there, en route to a 93-50 Bearcats’ victory back on Dec. 16.

On Wednesday night at Dallastown, the Wildcats were again in a similar hole against York High when the visiting Bearcats opened up a 22-point advantage midway through the second quarter. This time, however, the host Wildcats clawed back, coming from 15 points down with four minutes remaining to pull to within five points in the final minute before York High calmly knocked down free throws to escape with an 80-72 York-Adams Division I road victory. The victory clinched at least a tie for the Division I title for the Bearcats.

“Our guys don’t quit,” Dallastown coach Mike Grassel said.

Wednesday’s comeback happened in large part thanks to a career night from Dallastown senior Blake Kratz, who entered the contest averaging 6.3 points a game. The 5-foot, 11-inch guard came off the bench and attacked the rim without fear, going at the much taller York High defenders all night to eventually finish with a career-high 28 points.

“Whenever I started playing basketball, people just told me to drive to the rim because no one can stay in front of me,” Kratz said of his fearless style of play. “And my dad’s a boxer, so maybe I get it from him.”

York High (16-4 overall, 10-1 Division I) drilled eight 3-pointers in the first half — three of them from Kris Johnson (15 points) — to lead 45-26 at the break.

Later in the fourth quarter, Dallastown (10-9, 5-5 Division I) trailed 58-42 with seven minutes remaining before going on a 8-1 run to pull within 59-50 with 5:41 left. York High later went back up by 15, 68-53, with under four minutes to play. Dallastown answered with a 11-4 run, capped off by back-to-back 3-pointers from 6-foot-5 senior forward Austin Albright (11 points) to cut the deficit to 72-64 with 1:18 to go.

Both teams went back-and-forth from there, with Kratz’s final layup of the night drawing Dallastown to within 75-70 with 36 seconds on the clock.

York High senior Jahaire Wilson (16 points) and junior Montrel Morgan (six points) combined to go 4-for-5 at the line in those final seconds. And Albright, Kratz and teammate Aaron Ward (16 points) all fouled out over those few possessions, leaving Dallastown without their top weapons and unable complete what would have been an epic comeback.

“It comes down to them (York High) knocking down free throws,” Grassel said. “They’ve been in big games. Wilson came down and knocked down a bunch of free throws.”

Wilson finished 10-for-14 from the charity stripe, forward Brandon Smallwood tallied a team-high 18 points and teammate Trey Shifflett had 13 points off the bench. And the Bearcats escaped with a victory, just as they did the night before in a 75-69 win over visiting Red Lion on Tuesday.

York High’s last three league games now include the nine-point loss at Central York and the single-digit wins over Red Lion and Dallastown. Fortunately for the Bearcats, their lone remaining league game is at South Western on Tuesday, so it appears they have a good shot at wrapping up the outright York-Adams Division I title.

The Wildcats, meanwhile, now fall two games behind Spring Grove (7-3 Division I) in the division standings, with the Rockets sitting in third place, which is important to keep in mind since the top three teams in the division qualify for the league tournament.

The Wildcats next host Spring Grove on Friday, Northeastern in a cross-division contest on Saturday and rival Red Lion next Wednesday.

“Any given night we’ll see,” Grassel said. “Spring Grove is in here Friday. That’s is the biggest game of the year right now.”

OTHER BOYS’ BASKETBALL

South Western 66, Dover 63: At Dover, Brock Geiman’s game high 22 points helped led the Mustangs to the York-Adams League non-divisional victory. For the Eagles, Ryan Beck scored a team high 21 points, while teammates Jerry O’Neal and Najah Fink each knocked in 10 points apiece. With the win, South Western improves to 6-12 overall, while Dover falls to 11-9 overall.

Spring Grove 64, New Oxford 46: At Spring Grove, Eli Brooks had a game-high 22 points to lead the Rockets over Colonials in York-Adams League Division I action. Liam Flaherty, Grant Wierman and Luke Hoffnagle each made two 3-pointers for Spring Grove. Joey Giannotto scored 12 points for New Oxford, all on 3-pointers, while Devon Duvall also had 12 points.

—Reach John Walk at jwalk@yorkdispatch.com.

By PATRICK STROHECKER
505-5442/@P_Strohecker

West York’s Darian McCauley, center, rebounds the ball against Kobi Nwandu, left, and Jeff Reynolds of Northeastern on Tuesday.

West York’s Darian McCauley, center, rebounds the ball against Kobi Nwandu, left, and Jeff Reynolds of Northeastern on Tuesday. (JOHN A. PAVONCELLO — jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com)
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YORK — West York boys’ basketball coach Bill Ackerman knew a lot had to change about his team if it wanted to avoid the embarrassment that it suffered back on Dec. 23 against Northeastern.

Simply put, the Bulldogs did.

With the memories of the 77-35 rout just more than a month ago still fresh in their minds, the Bulldogs managed to do the one thing that every team up until Tuesday night failed to do in Northeastern’s first 17 games of the season — beat the Bobcats.

West York ended Northeastern’s undefeated season and prevented it from clinching a tie for the York-Adams Division II title with a 63-58 victory on Tuesday night, prompting the school’s students to storm the court.

“We were more intent on not letting what happened at their place seep into tonight,” Ackerman said. “We were embarrassed the first time we played them … and since then, it’s been in the back of our minds.”

There would be no rolling over by the Bulldogs (14-5 overall, 9-3 Division II). They countered every Bobcats run with big baskets of their own, keeping the raucous crowd in the game the entire time until they finally made their move.

“It was great,” Josh Bailey said of the crowd following the game. “It was one of the hypest games I’ve been in so far other than the Central game this year … And we actually pulled this one out.”

After trailing for all of the first half and into the third quarter, West York finally took the lead with 3:36 remaining in the third at 32-30. It carried the lead into the final frame thanks to a Kyle Einsig 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving the Bulldogs a 42-39 advantage. Then, a 12-5 run in the middle of the fourth quarter opened up West York’s largest lead of the game at 54-46, sending a clear indicator that if Northeastern (17-1 overall, 10-1 Division II) wanted to remain unbeaten, it wasn’t going to come easy.

But, like all great teams do, Northeastern responded. The Bobcats went on a mini 4-0 run in the matter of seconds to again make the game close and quiet the West York faithful. However, unlike the first meeting, the Bulldogs didn’t concede and responded by knocking down clutch free throws down the stretch, slowing the game down and forcing Northeastern to start fouling.

“I thought we took some punches and then gave some back,” Ackerman said. “I think we’re finally starting to learn how to handle adversity and now we’re starting to win some games as a result.”

West York knocked down 14 of its 20 free throw attempts in the fourth quarter, which turned out to be a major deciding factor in the contest. In contrast, the Bobcats missed six of their first eight free throw attempts in the second half, causing their deficit to balloon to a margin that they couldn’t overcome.

Josh Bailey led the Bulldogs with 20 points, but it was his fourth-quarter performance that helped his team maintain its advantage. After scoring nine points in the opening quarter, he managed to make only two free throws in the next two frames, before going for nine points down the stretch. Matt Dellorfano added 13 points for West York, making all five field goals that he attempted.

Northeastern was led by Kobi Nwandu, who finished tied with Bailey with a game-high 20 points. It was his hot start that moved the Bobcats into the lead right from the start, making his first five field goal attempts, including three 3-pointers. He finished with four 3-pointers in the game, but only scored two points in the final quarter.

After going through much of the season unscathed, the test for Northeastern is to see how it responds to its first setback. The Bobcats are still in a good position to wrap up the Division II title with only three league games remaining in the regular season.

As for the Bulldogs, who still have a glimmer of hope to win the Division II crown, this was a chance to put the first match-up behind them and make a statement — one that was too good to squander.

“I was hoping, after what happened (the first game), that they would come in undefeated. I really was,” Ackerman said. “If you’re going to play a great team, let’s play them when they’re undefeated. Let’s have the opportunity to make that first blemish.”

OTHER BOYS’ BASKETBALL

York High 75, Red Lion 69 (2 OT): At York, Red Lion pushed the first-place Bearcats to the limit, but York High prevailed by outscoring the Lions, 14-8, in the second overtime. Jahaire Wilson had a huge game for the Bearcats with 31 points, including nine in the second OT. All of Wilson’s points in the second overtime came at the foul line. York High connected on 25-of-35 foul shots while Red Lion was 9-of-14. Three Lions’ players fouled out of the game. Red Lion exploded for 22 points in the third quarter to carry a nine-point advantage into the final quarter, but the Bearcats won the fourth quarter, 17-8, to force overtime. Montrel Morgan also finished in double figures for the winners with 14 points. Wyatt Tyson led the Lions with 18 points while Stone McCreary and Jason Rebuck teamed for 26 Red Lion points. York High improved its York-Adams Division I record to 9-1 and overall mark to 15-4. Red Lion is now 4-6 and 10-8, respectively.

Dover 60, York Suburban 51: At Suburban, Dover held the Trojans to just four points in the fourth quarter to earn the comeback victory. The Eagles entered the final quarter trailing by eight (47-39), but they racked up 21 points in last eight minutes with Ryan Beck accounting for 15 of the points. Beck finished with 17 points while Najah Fink added 15 and Jerry O’Neal had 13, for Dover. Suburban’s Chey Carter took game-high scoring honors with 19 points. Kevin Moats supplied 10 points for the Trojans.

York Tech 65, Biglerville 38: At Spry, Tech’s Kahleik Savery and Donte Grim outscored Biglerville by combining for 41 points. Savery connected for 21 points, 15 in the fourth quarter, and Grim racked up 20 points. The Spartans broke open a close game in the second half with a 36-14 scoring advantage. Ty Brown supplied 12 points for the winners. Biglerville’s Noah Ayers led all scorers by accounting for 29 of his team’s points.

Central 66, New Oxford 37: At New Oxford, Central, leading by eight points at halftime, outscored the Colonials, 21-11, in the third quarter to take a commanding lead. Nathan Markey and Charlie Gingrich split 24 points for the Panthers, and Sam Saxton added 11 points. New Oxford’s Devon Duvall led all scorers with 18 points. Central is now 8-2 in York-Adams Division I and 14-6 overall.

York Catholic 49, Delone Catholic 40: At York, Paul Martello delivered 14 points to help power the Fighting Irish past their parochial school rival for the second time this season. York Catholic scored 16 points in the first and fourth quarters. Jimmy O’Boyle led Delone Catholic with 13 points. York Catholic earned its ninth York-Adams Division III victory against just two setbacks.

Kennard-Dale 55, Susquehannock 37: At Glen Rock, four K-D players finished in double figures. Andrew McClean led the Rams with 18 points followed by Jake Deppen (12 points), Kyle Wooldridge (11 points) and Adam Freese (10 points). Quinlan Kauffman was Susquehannock’s high scorer with 17 points. Aaron Portner finished with 11 points for the Warriors.

Christian School of York 56, Hershey Christian 16: At York, Sean Graybill poured in 22 points, while Austen Smith added 17 for the Crusaders. Graybill and Smith each had three 3-pointers.

— Reach Patrick Strohecker at pstrohecker@yorkdispatch.com.

Red Lion used a 16-5 surge in overtime to capture a 69-58 York-Adams Division I boys’ basketball victory over visiting South Western on Monday night.

The Lions used a 23-11 scoring edge at the foul line to secure the victory.

Stone McCreary (17), Wyatt Tyson (14) and Jason Rebuck (12) each reached double digits for the winners.

Brock Geiman poured in 31 points for South Western to lead all scorers. He had four 3-pointers and was 9-for-9 at the foul line.

Red Lion, which is fighting for a District 3-AAAA playoff berth, improved to 10-7 overall and 4-5 in Division I. South Western fell to 5-11 and 2-7.

OTHER BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Kennard-Dale 54, York Tech 49: At Spry, Adam Freese poured in 27 points, including six 3-pointers, to power the Rams to the win. Kyle Wooldridge added 18 points for the winners. Donte Grim had 18 points to lead Tech, while Ty Brown collected 16 points, including five 3-pointers.

2014-15 York-Adams League Boys’ Basketball Standings
Division I Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
York High 8 0 13 3 77.4 54.6 69 16 8 22.8
Central York 6 2 12 5 57.6 49.9 84 17 8 7.7
Spring Grove 5 3 9 5 53.4 50.1 67 14 8 3.4
Dallastown 3 4 7 8 58.8 58.1 60 15 7 0.7
Red Lion 3 4 9 6 52.7 45.4 45 15 7 7.3
South Western 2 6 4 10 48.1 57.1 61 14 8 -8.9
New Oxford 0 8 4 13 45.1 61.0 76 17 8 -15.9
Division II Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
Northeastern 9 0 16 0 65.0 41.4 116 16 9 23.6
West York 7 3 12 4 56.8 47.1 33 16 10 9.7
Eastern York 6 3 10 6 57.5 50.1 46 16 9 7.4
Dover 6 4 9 8 55.1 52.1 73 17 10 3.1
Gettysburg 6 4 10 6 55.1 43.0 70 16 10 12.1
York Suburban 3 6 5 12 54.1 56.9 58 17 9 -2.8
Susquehannock 1 9 1 15 37.9 61.2 35 16 10 -23.3
Kennard-Dale 0 9 4 12 43.5 57.7 68 16 9 -14.2
Division III Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
Hanover 8 0 14 1 68.7 42.1 59 15 8 26.6
York Catholic 8 1 8 7 59.6 57.5 50 15 9 2.1
Bermudian Springs 6 2 8 6 40.9 40.4 19 14 8 0.4
Delone Catholic 6 3 7 9 57.0 53.8 74 16 9 3.2
Biglerville 3 7 7 10 49.8 54.7 78 17 10 -4.9
Fairfield 3 7 6 10 43.0 57.0 39 16 10 -14.0
York Tech 2 7 2 13 50.7 61.8 54 15 9 -11.1
Littlestown 0 9 0 17 36.9 60.7 10 17 9 -23.8

Team Offense PPG
School GM PTS PPG
York High 16 1238 77.4
Hanover 15 1030 68.7
Northeastern 16 1040 65.0
York Catholic 15 894 59.6
Dallastown 15 882 58.8
Central York 17 979 57.6
Eastern York 16 920 57.5
Delone Catholic 16 912 57.0
West York 16 909 56.8
Dover 17 937 55.1
Gettysburg 16 881 55.1
York Suburban 17 919 54.1
Spring Grove 14 748 53.4
Red Lion 15 790 52.7
York Tech 15 760 50.7
Biglerville 17 847 49.8
South Western 14 674 48.1
New Oxford 17 767 45.1
Kennard-Dale 16 696 43.5
Fairfield 16 688 43.0
Bermudian Springs 14 572 40.9
Susquehannock 16 606 37.9
Littlestown 17 627 36.9

Team Defense PPG
School GM PTS PPG
Bermudian Springs 14 566 40.4
Northeastern 16 662 41.4
Hanover 15 631 42.1
Gettysburg 16 688 43.0
Red Lion 15 681 45.4
West York 16 754 47.1
Central York 17 848 49.9
Eastern York 16 801 50.1
Spring Grove 14 701 50.1
Dover 17 885 52.1
Delone Catholic 16 861 53.8
York High 16 873 54.6
Biglerville 17 930 54.7
York Suburban 17 967 56.9
Fairfield 16 912 57.0
South Western 14 799 57.1
York Catholic 15 862 57.5
Kennard-Dale 16 923 57.7
Dallastown 15 871 58.1
Littlestown 17 1032 60.7
New Oxford 17 1037 61.0
Susquehannock 16 979 61.2
York Tech 15 927 61.8

Team FT %
School FT Made FT Attempt FT%
Spring Grove 152 214 71.0
Eastern York 201 290 69.3
Central York 163 236 69.1
Dallastown 213 309 68.9
Dover 204 303 67.3
York Catholic 156 232 67.2
Susquehannock 107 162 66.0
Bermudian Springs 117 178 65.7
Gettysburg 135 208 64.9
Delone Catholic 201 312 64.4
Biglerville 171 266 64.3
Kennard-Dale 127 199 63.8
West York 177 280 63.2
York High 183 291 62.9
Hanover 145 236 61.4
Northeastern 198 324 61.1
New Oxford 142 235 60.4
Littlestown 152 253 60.1
Red Lion 122 205 59.5
York Suburban 130 228 57.0
York Tech 118 211 55.9
South Western 111 210 52.9
Fairfield 132 259 51.0

Individual PPG
Player Name School Games Points PPG
Dylan Krieger Han 15 403 26.9
Ryan Beck Dov 17 384 22.6
Broguen Nicholas EY 16 331 20.7
Eli Brooks SG 14 285 20.4
Paul Martello YC 15 287 19.1
Jahaire Wilson YH 14 260 18.6
Noah Ayers Big 17 306 18.0
Cheyzae Carter YS 16 250 15.6
Donte Grim YT 13 202 15.5
Kobi Nwandu Ne 16 243 15.2
Stone McCreary RL 15 226 15.1
James O’Boyle DC 16 233 14.6
Sam Saxton CY 17 247 14.5
Brandon Smallwood YH 15 210 14.0
Darin Gordon SG 14 194 13.9
Brock Geiman SW 14 194 13.9
Josh Bailey WY 16 220 13.8
Ty Brown YT 13 178 13.7
Marquise Camel Get 16 216 13.5
Jared Wagner CY 17 216 12.7
Josh Stroup BS 14 174 12.4
Devon Duvall NO 17 207 12.2
Ryan Trott KD 12 145 12.1
Darius Rowelette SW 14 157 11.2
Colin Bortner Get 16 178 11.1
Darian McCauley WY 16 172 10.8
Cody Shaffer Big 17 182 10.7
Logan Alexander DC 16 171 10.7
Jonny Sutton Dal 9 96 10.7
Austin Albright Dal 16 170 10.6
Jake Rhodes Han 15 159 10.6
Najah Fink Dov 17 179 10.5
Kyle Wooldridge KD 16 168 10.5
Charlie Gingerich CY 16 166 10.4
Jared Achterberg EY 16 166 10.4
Andrew Forjan YC 15 155 10.3
Kyle Krout Han 15 154 10.3
Jason Rebuck RL 15 153 10.2
David Riley F 16 163 10.2
Montrel Morgan YH 16 163 10.2
DeAireus Brown Ne 15 152 10.1
Tyler Lampe Get 16 162 10.1
John Wessel NO 17 170 10.0
Donovan Mears YS 17 169 9.9
Aaron Ward Dal 16 159 9.9
Tavian Dorsey DC 16 156 9.8
Bryce Mondorff DC 16 155 9.7
Trey Shiflett YH 16 151 9.4
Wyatt Tyson RL 15 137 9.1
Kristopher Johnson YH 16 144 9.0
Will Mcqueen Han 15 129 8.6
Chandler Dashiell F 15 126 8.4
Derrick Hoffman Ne 16 132 8.3
Donovan Catchings Dal 16 130 8.1
Jared Woods EY 16 129 8.1
Josh Stoneberg Sus 16 129 8.1
Brady Topper Lit 17 134 7.9
Nick Grams F 16 126 7.9
Luis DeLeon YT 15 118 7.9
Adam Freese KD 16 125 7.8
Brandon McGlynn Dal 16 122 7.6
Max Lampe Get 15 114 7.6
Donovian Maxfield Ne 16 121 7.6
Michael Coleman Ne 16 119 7.4
Mason Flickinger F 16 116 7.3
Avery Eyler Lit 17 122 7.2
Jacob Deppen KD 16 114 7.1
Jerry O’Neal Dov 17 121 7.1
Jacquez Cesiano YH 16 113 7.1

Individual FT%
Player Name School FTM FTA FT %
Jase Etzler Han 14 15 93.3
Brandon McGlynn Dal 63 71 88.7
Benjamin Lehman NO 20 23 87.0
Broguen Nicholas EY 107 126 84.9
Kyle Krout Han 11 13 84.6
Noah Ayers Big 67 80 83.8
Avery Eyler Lit 42 51 82.4
Eli Brooks SG 74 92 80.4
John Wessel NO 20 25 80.0
Brandon Shaffer CY 12 15 80.0
Josh Stoneberg Sus 11 14 78.6
Ryan Schreckengast RL 11 14 78.6
Alex Tweardy BS 28 36 77.8
Aaron Ward Dal 44 57 77.2
Andrew Forjan YC 27 35 77.1
Jack Schultz YS 13 17 76.5
Nick Geiman YC 16 21 76.2
Donovan Mears YS 19 25 76.0
Joe Giannotto NO 19 25 76.0
Charlie Gingerich CY 44 58 75.9
Ryan Beck Dov 109 144 75.7
Adam Freese KD 18 24 75.0
Kyle Wooldridge KD 9 12 75.0
Devon Duvall NO 52 70 74.3
Jake Rhodes Han 23 31 74.2
Jacob Deppen KD 22 30 73.3
Jared Wagner CY 49 67 73.1
Josh Bailey WY 46 63 73.0
Austin Albright Dal 24 33 72.7
Trey Shiflett YH 16 22 72.7
Matias Bowman DC 21 29 72.4
Colin Bortner Get 34 47 72.3
Ian Lalic WY 31 43 72.1
Josh Stroup BS 18 25 72.0
C.J. Boxley YH 18 25 72.0
Nick Bell Big 20 28 71.4
Aaron Portner Sus 22 31 71.0
Najah Fink Dov 31 44 70.5

3-Point Leaders
Player Name School 3’s
Ryan Beck Dov 46
Noah Ayers Big 38
Cody Shaffer Big 37
Sam Saxton CY 31
Brock Geiman SW 31
Kyle Krout Han 30
John Wessel NO 29
Stone McCreary RL 28
Ty Brown YT 28
Broguen Nicholas EY 27
Donovan Mears YS 26
Donovian Maxfield Ne 24
Josh Stoneberg Sus 24
Paul Martello YC 22
Kobi Nwandu Ne 22
Marquise Camel Get 22
James O’Boyle DC 21
Ryan Trott KD 20
Jacquez Cesiano YH 20
Max Lampe Get 20
Kristopher Johnson YH 18
Mason Flickinger F 18
Brandon Shaffer CY 18
Erik Myers SG 18
Aaron Ward Dal 18
Adam Freese KD 17
Michael Coleman Ne 17
Matias Bowman DC 16
Joe Giannotto NO 16
Nick Sprenkle Ne 16
Nathan Markey CY 16
Benjamin Lehman NO 16
Tavian Dorsey DC 15
Donovan Catchings Dal 15
Andrew Forjan YC 14
Austin Albright Dal 14
Josh Bailey WY 14
Darin Gordon SG 14
Ryan Schreckengast RL 13
Colin Bortner Get 13
Jacob Deppen KD 13
Cam Bosserman Han 13
Collin Conaboy SW 13
Brady Topper Lit 13
Chandler Dashiell F 13
Montrel Morgan YH 12
Tanner Fuhrman SW 12
Liam Flaherty SG 12
Logan Alexander DC 12
Josh Stroup BS 12
Brady Wilt YS 12
Jared Wagner CY 11
Kyle Wooldridge KD 11
Jordan Zirkle Ne 11
Grant Weirman SG 11
Aaron Portner Sus 11
Brady Bowman Dov 10
Trey Shiflett YH 10
Alec Maitland DC 10
Thomas Merkle YS 10
Will Mcqueen Han 10

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