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2014-15 York-Adams League Girls’ Basketball Standings
Division I Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
New Oxford 3 0 5 0 50.4 25.6 6 5 3 24.8
Dallastown 2 0 5 0 56.0 40.4 9 5 2 15.6
Red Lion 2 0 4 2 48.3 39.5 11 6 2 8.8
South Western 1 2 2 3 45.4 43.8 15 5 3 1.6
York High 1 2 2 4 44.7 48.5 17 6 3 -3.8
Central York 0 2 3 2 45.2 41.8 14 5 2 3.4
Spring Grove 0 3 1 4 32.8 50.8 1 5 3 -18.0
Division II Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
West York 3 0 5 0 60.6 37.6 15 5 3 23.0
York Suburban 3 0 4 1 42.2 38.0 8 5 3 4.2
Dover 2 1 3 2 46.6 47.8 11 5 3 -1.2
Northeastern 2 1 5 1 52.5 42.7 22 6 3 9.8
Eastern York 1 2 2 3 43.2 47.8 12 5 3 -4.6
Gettysburg 1 2 1 5 33.8 55.5 3 6 3 -21.8
Kennard-Dale 0 3 2 5 38.0 52.6 16 7 3 -14.6
Susquehannock 0 3 1 5 42.5 47.2 9 6 3 -4.7
Division III Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
Delone Catholic 3 0 6 0 58.3 28.7 17 6 3 29.7
York Catholic 2 0 4 0 55.5 34.0 11 4 2 21.5
Biglerville 2 1 5 1 46.7 37.7 9 6 3 9.0
Bermudian Springs 1 1 1 5 36.7 41.7 8 6 2 -5.0
Hanover 1 2 1 5 37.7 48.5 8 6 3 -10.8
Fairfield 0 2 0 4 33.8 55.5 3 4 2 -21.8
Littlestown 0 3 1 5 20.2 32.7 1 6 3 -12.5

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Team Offense PPG
School GM PTS PPG
West York 5 303 60.6
Delone Catholic 6 350 58.3
Dallastown 5 280 56.0
York Catholic 4 222 55.5
Northeastern 6 315 52.5
New Oxford 5 252 50.4
Red Lion 6 290 48.3
Biglerville 6 280 46.7
Dover 5 233 46.6
South Western 5 227 45.4
Central York 5 226 45.2
York High 6 268 44.7
Eastern York 5 216 43.2
Susquehannock 6 255 42.5
York Suburban 5 211 42.2
Kennard-Dale 7 266 38.0
Hanover 6 226 37.7
Bermudian Springs 6 220 36.7
Fairfield 4 135 33.8
Spring Grove 5 164 32.8
Gettysburg 6 179 29.8
Littlestown 6 121 20.2

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Team Defense PPG
School GM PTS PPG
New Oxford 5 128 25.6
Delone Catholic 6 172 28.7
Littlestown 6 196 32.7
York Catholic 4 136 34.0
West York 5 188 37.6
Biglerville 6 226 37.7
York Suburban 5 190 38.0
Red Lion 6 237 39.5
Dallastown 5 202 40.4
Bermudian Springs 6 250 41.7
Central York 5 209 41.8
Northeastern 6 256 42.7
South Western 5 219 43.8
Susquehannock 6 283 47.2
Dover 5 239 47.8
Eastern York 5 239 47.8
Hanover 6 291 48.5
York High 6 291 48.5
Spring Grove 5 254 50.8
Kennard-Dale 7 368 52.6
Gettysburg 6 329 54.8
Fairfield 4 222 55.5

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Team FT %
School FT Made FT Attempt FT%
Biglerville 73 103 70.9
Central York 43 64 67.2
New Oxford 71 107 66.4
Red Lion 86 133 64.7
South Western 56 91 61.5
York Catholic 25 42 59.5
York Suburban 71 121 58.7
Gettysburg 23 40 57.5
Dallastown 61 108 56.5
Delone Catholic 59 105 56.2
Spring Grove 33 60 55.0
Kennard-Dale 88 161 54.7
Northeastern 43 79 54.4
West York 57 107 53.3
Susquehannock 48 91 52.7
Dover 43 85 50.6
Eastern York 40 83 48.2
York High 46 98 46.9
Hanover 35 76 46.1
Littlestown 34 75 45.3
Bermudian Springs 29 69 42.0
Fairfield 8 28 28.6

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Individual PPG
Player Name School Games Points PPG
Maddie Comly DC 6 133 22.2
Soukaina Tracy Han 5 108 21.6
Kari Lankford WY 4 79 19.8
Amari Johnson Dal 5 98 19.6
Chyna Steele YH 6 117 19.5
Rebecca Isaac Big 6 112 18.7
Rajah Fink Dov 5 88 17.6
Jordyn Kloster Ne 6 98 16.3
Courtney Dimoff RL 6 90 15.0
Kaelyn Long NO 5 74 14.8
Claudia Mingora YS 5 73 14.6
Payton Hauck Ne 5 73 14.6
Kelsey Wisner CY 5 70 14.0
Debria Hendricks Dal 5 70 14.0
Devetche Johnson Get 6 82 13.7
Rayah Fink Dov 5 68 13.6
Emily Freese KD 7 90 12.9
Abby Herring F 4 51 12.8
Leah Myers EY 5 61 12.2
Jill Novak DC 5 61 12.2
Emily Wood WY 5 61 12.2
Ashley Stone Sus 6 72 12.0
Jacey Shipley SW 5 58 11.6
Kelsey Plonk YS 5 57 11.4
Hannah Laslo YC 4 45 11.3
Emma Saxton CY 5 56 11.2
Liz Burke Big 6 66 11.0
Kayleigh Thomas SW 5 54 10.8
Jasmine Beistline YH 6 63 10.5
Allyson Shipley DC 6 61 10.2
Ashley Meyer Ne 6 60 10.0
Taryn Crone NO 5 49 9.8
Haley Nalls EY 5 48 9.6
Katie McGowan Dal 5 48 9.6
Tyler Williams Sus 6 57 9.5
Gabby Emeigh BS 6 56 9.3
Kate Bauhof YC 4 37 9.3
Annie Roberts F 4 37 9.3
Sara Pilkey KD 7 64 9.1
Ashley Caster SG 5 43 8.6
Taylor Tannura Sus 6 51 8.5
Maddie Wenk Big 6 51 8.5
Amy Maciejewski RL 6 50 8.3
Hannah Myers EY 5 41 8.2
Molly Day YS 5 40 8.0
Natalie Reba RL 6 47 7.8
Marissa Ressler YC 4 31 7.8
Kynslee Shepherd RL 3 23 7.7
Abbie Marquette SG 5 37 7.4
Lauren Schmidt SW 5 37 7.4
Taylor Mayers BS 6 42 7.0

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Individual FT%
Player Name School FTM FTA FT %
Rachel Stoner BS 8 9 88.9
Liz Burke Big 21 24 87.5
Rebecca Isaac Big 26 30 86.7
Kynslee Shepherd RL 10 12 83.3
Debria Hendricks Dal 13 16 81.3
Ashley Stone Sus 16 20 80.0
Claudia Mingora YS 23 29 79.3
Payton Hauck Ne 11 14 78.6
Taryn Crone NO 7 9 77.8
Beanne Sauter NO 7 9 77.8
Courtney Dimoff RL 23 30 76.7
Kelsey Wisner CY 19 25 76.0
Abby Herring F 6 8 75.0
Emily Freese KD 38 52 73.1
Kaelyn Long NO 32 44 72.7
Abbie Marquette SG 16 22 72.7
Jacey Shipley SW 13 18 72.2
Mady Williams CY 12 17 70.6
Morgan Hagerman SG 7 10 70.0
Brooke LeCesa EY 7 10 70.0

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3-Point Leaders
Player Name School 3’s
Maddie Comly DC 12
Chyna Steele YH 10
Emily Freese KD 9
Jacey Shipley SW 9
Rebecca Isaac Big 8
Jordyn Kloster Ne 8
Kendra Meyer Ne 8
Alana Bortner Get 7
Courtney Dimoff RL 7
Debria Hendricks Dal 7
Rayah Fink Dov 7
Kelsey Wisner CY 6
Emily Wood WY 6
Claudia Mingora YS 4
Jensen Sneeringer NO 4
Kayleigh Thomas SW 4
Haley Nalls EY 4
Hannah Myers EY 4
Morgan Bamburger WY 4
Ashley Meyer Ne 4
Ashley Stone Sus 4

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Northeastern 47, Bermudian Springs 37: At York Springs, the Bobcats led 22-13 at the half and went on to capture the non-divisional victory. Payton Hauck led the Bobcats with 16 points. Teammate Jordyn Kloster scored 12 points.

By RYAN VANDERSLOOT
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Whoever came up with the master league schedule for girls’ basketball in the York-Adams League this season is either psychic or just plain lucky.

Either way, the battle for the first place in all three divisions will be on the line Friday night.

Perhaps the most unlikely of the three showdowns — Dallastown at New Oxford in Division I, York Suburban at West York in Division II and York Catholic at Delone Catholic in Division III — is the Division II battle.

While there were many fans picking the Bulldogs (5-0 overall, 3-0 Division II) to come out on top this season, not too many were picking the Trojans (4-1, 3-0) to be in contention. But that’s exactly the position that Coach Jess Barley has her club in after knocking off both Northeastern and Eastern York in the past week.

Suburban has been particularly impressive in rallying back from slow starts in both of those victories. Barley’s club was down 13-6 against Northeastern before prevailing 57-47. They also trailed 14-4 against Eastern Tuesday before escaping with a 47-42 triumph in double overtime.

“We know that we have to get better and put together four full quarters every night to win games in our league,” Barley said.

The Trojans will face their biggest challenge when they venture into West York to take on a club that appears to be in midseason form. Veteran head coach Darrell Wildasin, in his first year coaching the Bulldog girls’ program, has steered his club atop the standings behind a league-best 60.6 points-per-game average offensively.

Perhaps just as impressive as West York’s offense this season is its depth. That depth was sorely needed when senior guard Kari Lankford injured her wrist in Monday’s triumph over Trinity. Lankford (19.8 ppg) sat out Tuesday night against Susquehannock, but it was no problem. Her team still scored a 62-50 victory.

Fellow senior Emily Wood followed up a 15-point showing against the Shamrocks by going for a game high 20 against the Warriors Tuesday. Sela Fuhrman chipped in a season-high 12 points, helping the ‘Dogs overcome the loss of Lankford, who became just the fifth West York girl to reach 1,000 points for her career in the win vs. Trinity.

Division I: No one can say they are really surprised that the Colonials and Wildcats are unbeaten in Division I, along with Red Lion (2-0), at this point of the season. Both clubs returned the nucleus of successful squads from a season ago.

Dallastown (5-0, 2-0) started the season with a pair of impressive victories over District 3-AAAA heavyweights Wilson and Hempfield. Coach Mary Manlove’s team did get a test from Central York, which pushed the Wildcats into overtime before falling, 55-50.

The trio of Rhode Island-bound Amari Johnson, Katie McGowan and Debria Hendricks have led the offense, with Johnson topping out at 19.6 points a contest. McGowan, who forms a nice 1-2 punch with Johnson in the paint, scores a shade under 10 points (9.6) a game.

Hendricks, known more as a pass-first guard earlier in her career, has really stepped up her offensive output this season. She’s averaging 14.0 points a game.

“(Debria) gives us a lot of outside scoring ability,” Manlove said. “And to have a guard that can knock down shots like that consistently — and we did not have it consistently last year when it mattered — is huge.”

While the size of Johnson (6 feet, 1 inch) and McGowan (6-0) gives opponents fits on the defensive end, the Colonials have also made their mark the past two years on that side of the ball under Coach Mike Sanders. New Oxford (5-0, 3-0) is allowing a league-low 25.6 points a game, behind a pressure defense that thrives on creating turnovers.

That number is pretty amazing when you consider this: the Colonials’ top two scorers — Kaelin Long and Taryn Crone — have combined to score 123 points, or just five points less than the combined totals of New Oxford’s five opponents (128).

Division III: In the recent past, the Squirettes and Irish have played one another in the final contest of the league cycle. This year the schedule was accelerated, with the unbeaten teams facing off before the Christmas break.

Delone standout guard Maddie Comly, a Fairleigh-Dickinson recruit, is hoping to help put an end to York Catholic’s nine-year reign atop the District 3-AA field. Comly is averaging a league-best 22.2 points a contest for a Delone side that is holding opponents to just 28.7 points a night.

While Comly accounts for over a third of her team’s points, the Irish are a more balanced-scoring outfit. Seton Hill recruit Hannah Laslo leads Coach Kevin Bankos’ club at 11.3 points a game, while freshman Kate Bauhof supplies 9.3 points a game.

Four other Irish players — Marissa Ressler (7.8), Japriya Carroll (6.8), Madison Dormer (5.7) and Megan Salter (5.3) — all average more than five points a game.

Delone enters the game at 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the division. York Catholic is 4-0 and 2-0.

The Irish are ranked No. 8 in the state in AA by Pennlive.com. Delone is listed among the teams to watch in the same poll.

Power Rankings

1. West York (5-0): This year’s squad feels like a true “team,” all the way down to their matching headbands.

West York’s Olivia Sollberger, center, goes up for a shot while being covered by Miranda Nixon of Trinity, Monday December 15, 2014.

West York’s Olivia Sollberger, center, goes up for a shot while being covered by Miranda Nixon of Trinity, Monday December 15, 2014. (JOHN A. PAVONCELLO — jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com)
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2. Dallastown (5-0): Having a guard (Debria Hendricks) who can handle the ball, score (14.0 ppg), AND make free throws (81.3 percent) when needed in the game’s final minutes should prove invaluable.

3. New Oxford (6-0): If defense truly does win championships, there’s a chance that the York-Adams League title finishes up on the Adams County side for the first time since Delone won it back in 2001.

4. Delone Catholic (6-0): The Squirettes haven’t won the division outright since claiming it back in 2009.

5. York Catholic (4-0): While leading scorer Hannah Laslo is not a surprise, the emergence of the freshman Kate Bauhof only makes this club more scary.

6. York Suburban (4-1): Claudia Mingora, who leads the Trojans in scoring at 14.6 points a contest, is sixth in the league in free throw shooting at 79.3 percent (23-of-29).

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at sports@yorkdispatch.com.

By RYAN VANDERSLOOT
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While the York Suburban girls’ basketball team may not have any future NCAA Division I standouts on the roster, Coach Jess Barley’s team does have a healthy dose of players who know their roles very well.

That was pretty evident Tuesday night when the Trojans played host to York-Adams Division II rival Eastern York. After the Knights raced out to a 10-point lead in the first half, the home team picked away at the deficit steadily, eventually sending the contest into not one, but two overtime sessions.

Kelsey Plonk, one of Suburban’s interior post players, was able to find ways to get to the foul line when her team needed a boost. Molly Day, the other inside presence, didn’t score but was able to collect 14 rebounds, often in clutch times.

Then there was the team’s leading scorer, Claudia Mingora. The guard, who entered averaging 14.3 points a contest, was perfect at the foul line. And Mingora (16 points) was even bigger when her team needed her most, knocking down a pair of baskets in the second OT to break a 40-40 deadlock.

While it wasn’t the prettiest of games to watch (a combined 57 turnovers), Barley and company were plenty happy to survive and claim a 47-42 triumph.

“I wouldn’t say this was a pretty win, but in our division we’ll take a win any time,” Barley said.

The contributions received from Day, Plonk (game-high 20 points) and Mingora collectively demonstrated the strength of the Trojans, who improved to 4-1 overall and remained tied atop the division standings along with West York at 3-0.

“Down the stretch (Day’s) rebounds were huge,” Barley said. “We knew that (Eastern) was very physical and very athletic. And Kelsey is capable inside. She’s strong in the post and she’s really tough.”

Mingora, however, again showed she’s able to step up her game when needed. She drove to the basket for a layin to put her team ahead for good at 42-40 before draining a jumper on the team’s ensuing possession to double the lead.

“She’s the heart and soul of the team,” Barley said. “She makes good decisions and finds a way to get it done.”

Suburban, which was coming off an upset victory over preseason favorite Northeastern on Friday, had trouble getting on track early. The Knights’ pressure forced three early turnovers. Those miscues resulted in a 7-0 hole for Suburban, with the deficit growing to as many as 10 points (14-4, 16-6, 20-10) on three occasions.

“Yeah, I think we let their press rattle us a little bit,” Barley said. “And we had some self-inflicted wounds in the first quarter. We turned the ball over a lot (nine first-quarter turnovers) and, defensively, I thought we were slow on our rotations.”

In years past, those problems may have snowballed into a bigger deficit, but not this year. The Trojans were able to clean up their issues in the second quarter to get back into things, trimming the deficit to 22-19 at the intermission.

“That’s the difference,” Barley said. “We’re learning to weather the storms and finish games. It’s still a work in progress and we know that we still have to get better.”

The Knights (2-3, 1-2), meanwhile, felt they let a victory slip away. They controlled the boards throughout the first five periods until both Leah Myers (12 points, 11 rebounds) and Hannah Myers (11 points, nine rebounds) fouled out late in the first overtime.

Just as devastating were two other big factors — free throws and missed shots. Coach Cheryl Land’s squad was 0-of-3 from the foul line all game, which contrasted to Suburban’s 35 free throw attempts. Add in a dreadful shooting night (20-of-81) and Land wasn’t entirely thrilled after the final whistle.

“We really executed very well in the first quarter,” she said. “And I was really pleased defensively and offensively. But it comes down to making the shots and we went really, really cold. And we just need to get to the foul line a lot more.”

OTHER GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Red Lion 41, South Western 38: At Hanover, the Lions used a 7-4 edge in overtime to grab the win. Red Lion won despite getting shut out in the first quarter and outscored 11-0. Taylor Funke’s 10 points led Red Lion. Lauren Schmidt had 10 points for the Mustangs. Red Lion improved to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in York-Adams Division I.

West York 62, Susquehannock 50: At West York, Bulldogs standout Kari Lankford did not play, but the home team still rolled behind 20 points from Emily Wood and 12 points from Sela Fuhrman. Taylor Tannura had 18 points for the Warriors, while Ashley Stone had 11. Lankford hurt her wrist on Monday night when she reached the 1,000-point milestone in a win vs. Trinity. The Bulldogs’ 19-6 second-quarter surge was the key to the victory. West York improved to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in York-Adams Division II.

Northeastern 62, Kennard-Dale 31: At Manchester, the Bobcats improved to 4-1 overall and 2-1 in York-Adams Division II. Payton Hauck led the winners with 16 points, while Jordyn Kloster added 13 and Kendra Meyer chipped in 11. Sara Pilkey scored 12 points for K-D.

Dover 47, Gettysburg 27: At Dover, Rajah Fink scored 16 points and Rayah Fink added 13 to power the Eagles. Devetche Johnson led Gettysburg with 17 points. Dover improved to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in York-Adams Division II.

York Catholic 56, Hanover 26: At Hanover, the Lady Irish stayed unbeaten, improving to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in York-Adams Division III. Hanna Laslo scored 13 points to lead York Catholic, while Megan Salter scored 10.

Dallastown 61, York High 54: At Dallastown, the Wildcats improved to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in York-Adams Division I. Debria Hendricks and Amari Johnson each scored 21 points for the winners, while Katie McGowan added 14. That trio accounted for 56 of Dallastown’s 61 points. Chyna Steele had a monster night for the Bearcats with 35 points, while Jasmine Beistline added 11 points.

New Oxford 53, Spring Grove 24: At Spring Grove, the Colonials rolled to the win to improve to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in York-Adams Division I. Spring Grove fell to 1-4 and 0-3. No other details were reported.

Red Lion Christian 46, C.H.E.S.S. 14: At Red Lion, Destiny Hollingshead led the Swordsmen, scoring 20 points. The home team dominated the boards, with Casey Kuczynski grabbing 12 rebounds and Liz Baker grabbing 11. RLC moved to 3-4.

Christian School of York 33, Lancaster Country Day 29: At Christian School of York, Alex Landis led the Crusaders with 12 points, including three 3-pointers.

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at sports@yorkdispatch.com.

2014-15 York-Adams League Girls’ Basketball Standings
Division I Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
New Oxford 2 0 4 0 49.8 26.0 5 4 2 23.8
Dallastown 1 0 4 0 54.8 37.0 8 4 1 17.8
Red Lion 1 0 3 2 49.8 39.8 10 5 1 10.0
South Western 1 1 2 2 47.3 44.5 14 4 2 2.8
York High 1 1 2 3 42.8 46.0 14 5 2 -3.2
Central York 0 2 3 2 45.2 41.8 14 5 2 3.4
Spring Grove 0 2 1 3 35.0 50.3 1 4 2 -15.3
Division II Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
West York 2 0 4 0 60.3 34.5 12 4 2 25.8
York Suburban 2 0 3 1 41.0 37.0 7 4 2 4.0
Gettysburg 1 1 1 4 35.7 49.0 3 5 2 -13.3
Dover 1 1 2 2 46.5 53.0 10 4 2 -6.5
Eastern York 1 1 2 2 43.5 48.0 10 4 2 -4.5
Northeastern 1 1 3 1 51.5 47.0 12 4 2 4.5
Kennard-Dale 0 2 2 4 39.2 51.0 13 6 2 -11.8
Susquehannock 0 2 1 4 41.0 44.2 7 5 2 -3.2
Division III Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
Delone Catholic 2 0 5 0 60.8 30.6 16 5 2 30.2
York Catholic 1 0 3 0 55.3 36.7 7 3 1 18.7
Bermudian Springs 1 1 1 4 36.6 40.6 7 5 2 -4.0
Biglerville 1 1 4 1 41.0 39.6 9 5 2 1.4
Hanover 1 1 1 4 40.0 47.0 6 5 2 -7.0
Fairfield 0 1 0 3 35.7 49.0 2 3 1 -13.3
Littlestown 0 2 1 4 20.4 30.0 1 5 2 -9.6

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Team Offense PPG
School GM PTS PPG
Delone Catholic 5 304 60.8
West York 4 241 60.3
York Catholic 3 166 55.3
Dallastown 4 219 54.8
Northeastern 4 206 51.5
Red Lion 5 249 49.8
New Oxford 4 199 49.8
South Western 4 189 47.3
Dover 4 186 46.5
Central York 5 226 45.2
Eastern York 4 174 43.5
York High 5 214 42.8
York Suburban 4 164 41.0
Susquehannock 5 205 41.0
Biglerville 5 205 41.0
Hanover 5 200 40.0
Kennard-Dale 6 235 39.2
Bermudian Springs 5 183 36.6
Fairfield 3 107 35.7
Spring Grove 4 140 35.0
Littlestown 5 102 20.4

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Team Defense PPG
School GM PTS PPG
New Oxford 4 104 26.0
Littlestown 5 150 30.0
Delone Catholic 5 153 30.6
West York 4 138 34.5
York Catholic 3 110 36.7
Dallastown 4 148 37.0
York Suburban 4 148 37.0
Biglerville 5 198 39.6
Red Lion 5 199 39.8
Bermudian Springs 5 203 40.6
Central York 5 209 41.8
Susquehannock 5 221 44.2
South Western 4 178 44.5
York High 5 230 46.0
Northeastern 4 188 47.0
Hanover 5 235 47.0
Eastern York 4 192 48.0
Fairfield 3 147 49.0
Spring Grove 4 201 50.3
Kennard-Dale 6 306 51.0
Dover 4 212 53.0

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Team FT %
School FT Made FT Attempt FT%
Biglerville 60 87 69.0
Central York 43 64 67.2
New Oxford 59 90 65.6
Red Lion 67 104 64.4
South Western 53 84 63.1
York Catholic 22 37 59.5
Spring Grove 32 56 57.1
Delone Catholic 55 97 56.7
Kennard-Dale 80 145 55.2
Dallastown 43 80 53.8
Susquehannock 44 82 53.7
Gettysburg 16 30 53.3
Northeastern 26 52 50.0
Eastern York 40 80 50.0
Dover 31 63 49.2
West York 42 88 47.7
Hanover 33 70 47.1
Littlestown 29 62 46.8
York High 34 77 44.2
Bermudian Springs 25 61 41.0
Fairfield 7 25 28.0

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Individual PPG
Player Name School Games Points PPG
Maddie Comly DC 5 118 23.6
Soukaina Tracy Han 5 108 21.6
Kari Lankford WY 4 79 19.8
Amari Johnson Dal 4 77 19.3
Jordyn Kloster Ne 4 73 18.3
Rajah Fink Dov 4 72 18.0
Rebecca Isaac Big 5 90 18.0
Kaelin Long NO 4 66 16.5
Chyna Steele YH 5 82 16.4
Courtney Dimoff RL 5 81 16.2
Claudia Mingora YS 4 57 14.3
Kelsey Wisner CY 5 70 14.0
Abby Herring F 3 42 14.0
Emily Freese KD 6 83 13.8
Jacey Shipley SW 4 55 13.8
Rayah Fink Dov 4 55 13.8
Payton Hauck Ne 3 41 13.7
Devetche Johnson Get 5 65 13.0
Debria Hendricks Dal 4 49 12.3
Leah Myers EY 4 49 12.3
Ashley Stone Sus 5 61 12.2
Jill Novak DC 5 61 12.2
Kayleigh Thomas SW 4 48 12.0
Emma Saxton CY 5 56 11.2
Ashley Meyer Ne 4 43 10.8
Hannah Laslo YC 3 32 10.7
Jasmine Beistline YH 5 52 10.4
Emily Wood WY 4 41 10.3
Gabby Emeigh BS 5 51 10.2
Tyler Williams Sus 5 51 10.2
Kate Bauhof YC 3 30 10.0
Molly Day YS 4 40 10.0
Taryn Crone NO 4 40 10.0
Ashley Caster SG 4 39 9.8
Haley Nalls EY 4 39 9.8
Marissa Ressler YC 3 29 9.7
Annie Roberts F 3 28 9.3
Kelsey Plonk YS 4 37 9.3
Allyson Shipley DC 5 45 9.0
Liz Burke Big 5 44 8.8
Sara Pilkey KD 6 52 8.7
Katie McGowan Dal 4 34 8.5
Natalie Reba RL 5 42 8.4
Amy Maciejewski RL 5 41 8.2
Maddie Wenk Big 5 39 7.8
Kynslee Shepherd RL 3 23 7.7
Leah Hutchison YH 5 38 7.6
Abbie Marquette SG 4 30 7.5
Hannah Myers EY 4 30 7.5
Libby Heinbaugh F 3 22 7.3

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Individual FT%
Player Name School FTM FTA FT %
Samantha Smith Dal 2 2 100.0
Taylor Snyder Dal 2 2 100.0
Ashton Eyler Lit 2 2 100.0
Morgan Bamburger WY 2 2 100.0
Madison Dormer YC 2 2 100.0
Catherine Apgar DC 1 1 100.0
Nakoya Beady YH 1 1 100.0
Payton Hauck Ne 7 8 87.5
Liz Burke Big 19 22 86.4
Rachel Stoner BS 6 7 85.7
Rebecca Isaac Big 22 26 84.6
Kynslee Shepherd RL 10 12 83.3
Debria Hendricks Dal 9 11 81.8
Presley Berryhill NO 4 5 80.0
Taryn Crone NO 4 5 80.0
Marissa Ressler YC 4 5 80.0
Abbie Marquette SG 15 19 78.9
Ashley Stone Sus 14 18 77.8
Jacey Shipley SW 13 17 76.5
Kelsey Wisner CY 19 25 76.0
Courtney Dimoff RL 18 24 75.0
Olivia Gettle YS 12 16 75.0
Jasmine Beistline YH 9 12 75.0
Abby Herring F 6 8 75.0
Morgan Hagerman SG 6 8 75.0
Allyson Shipley DC 3 4 75.0
Jena Shingler RL 3 4 75.0
Megan Salter YC 3 4 75.0
Kaelin Long NO 32 43 74.4
Emily Freese KD 38 52 73.1
Ashton Ball SG 15 21 71.4
Claudia Mingora YS 15 21 71.4
Ashley Dietz EY 5 7 71.4
Mady Williams CY 12 17 70.6
Rayah Fink Dov 7 10 70.0
Brooke LeCesa EY 7 10 70.0

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3-Point Leaders
Player Name School 3’s
Maddie Comly DC 11
Chyna Steele YH 8
Emily Freese KD 8
Jacey Shipley SW 8
Rebecca Isaac Big 8
Alana Bortner Get 7
Courtney Dimoff RL 7
Debria Hendricks Dal 6
Rayah Fink Dov 6
Kelsey Wisner CY 6
Jordyn Kloster Ne 5
Emily Wood WY 5
Claudia Mingora YS 4
Jensen Sneeringer NO 4
Kayleigh Thomas SW 4
Kendra Meyer Ne 4
Morgan Bamburger WY 4
Emma Saxton CY 3
Haley Nalls EY 3
Hannah Myers EY 3
Madeline Hammond Han 3
Marissa Ressler YC 3
Molly Day YS 3
Ashley Stone Sus 3
Kelsey Shifflett CY 3
Madison Stone Sus 3
Leah Hutchison YH 3
Abby Herring F 2
Ashley Dietz EY 2
Ashley Meyer Ne 2
Bri Pfeiffer EY 2
Cierra Brown Get 2
Kaeana Rebert SW 2
Kari Lankford WY 2
Kate Bauhof YC 2
Lottie Gingerich BS 2
Mackenzie Farley BS 2
Morgan Beichner Dov 2
Rachel Stoner BS 2
Sara Pilkey KD 2
Allyson Shipley DC 2

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By RYAN VANDERSLOOT
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West York’s Kari Lankford, right, gets a hug from teammate Charizma Johnson after scoring her 1,000th career point during the Bulldogs’ game

West York’s Kari Lankford, right, gets a hug from teammate Charizma Johnson after scoring her 1,000th career point during the Bulldogs’ game against Trinity on Monday. Lankford scored 20 points in West York’s 58-43 win. (JOHN A. PAVONCELLO — jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com)
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There are many different ways to approach impending milestones.

Some may try to keep them completely out of mind. Others might obsess over them.

For West York girls’ basketball standout Kari Lankford, it was a combination of the two. The Shepherd University-bound guard was fully aware that she needed just 14 points to reach 1,000 for her high school career. Knowing that, Coach Darrell Wildasin took her aside before the game and gave her some simple advice.

“I said, ‘look … you can’t be nervous. This thing is going to happen sooner or later and we have business to take care of,'” Wildasin said.

That “business” was hosting perennial District 3-AAA power Trinity Monday night at West York High School. While Lankford and company took care of business by a convincing 58-43 margin, Lankford finished off her “business” late in the first half. The senior reached 1,000 points after draining two free throws with 54.2 seconds left in the first half.

“Everyone was just telling me to not worry about it,” Lankford said. “It’ll come when it comes. And once I started going I sort of forgot about it until it happened.”

Lankford was the spark plug that propelled her Bulldogs to their fourth victory in a row to begin the season. She scored her team’s first points early in the contest and had eight in the first quarter en route to a game-high 20 points.

When Lankford sank the second of her two free throws to get to 1,000, the contest was stopped and she was presented with the game ball, which she handed over to her parents in the stands. Her teammates swarmed around her to congratulate her on becoming just the sixth girls’ player in school history to reach the milestone.

“She’s definitely deserving,” Wildasin said. “She’s a hell of a player. She plays a very nice floor game.”

The Bulldogs raced out to a 6-0 lead early and never trailed. Their defense forced an astounding 30 turnovers. The Shamrocks (1-4) managed to close to within a point (19-18) midway through the second period, but the home team responded with an 8-1 run to close the half. The Bulldogs continued to pour it on to start the second half with an 11-0 run that pushed the lead to 38-19.

The night — with milestone and victory in tow — would have been perfect had it not been for a play late in the third quarter when Lankford injured her left wrist. She had a bag of ice on it after the game while taking pictures with her family, friends and fans.

“It hurts a little bit,” she said. “I landed on it weird.”

Lankford is hoping the injured wrist, which she had wrapped and continued to play with until late in the fourth quarter, won’t keep her out when her team hosts Susquehannock Tuesday in a York-Adams League Division II clash.

Trinity was led by Sydney Kockler, who scored 19 points to go with 10 rebounds, while 6-foot-3 center Miranda Nixon, a Holy Cross recruit, finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Emily Wood chipped in 15 points for the Bulldogs, who won despite a 7-of-24 shooting night from the free throw line.

OTHER GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Central York 46, Susquehannock 43: At Glen Rock, the Panthers used a 12-4 fourth-quarter edge to erase a 39-34 deficit after three quarters. Kelsey Wisner had 12 points for the Panthers, who improved to 3-2. Tyler Williams scored 15 points for the Warriors (2-3), while Ashley Stone added 11.

East Pennsboro 56, York High 41: At Enola, the Bearcats led 27-23 at halftime but couldn’t hold on. Jasmine Beistline had 14 points to lead York, which fell to 2-3.

York Country Day 38, Littlestown 18: At York, Staff Waltersdorff scored 11 points to lead the Greyhounds to the easy win over winless Littlestown.

Christian School of York 46, Mt. Calvary Christian 30: Kendis Butler tallied a team-high 13 points and teammate MeKenzie Smith chipped in 10 points to lead Christian School of York.

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at sports@yorkdispatch.com.

2014-15 York-Adams League Girls’ Basketball Standings
Division I Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
Dallastown 1 0 3 0 55.0 36.3 4 3 1 18.7
New Oxford 1 0 3 0 47.3 22.0 4 3 1 25.3
South Western 1 0 2 1 50.3 40.3 12 3 1 10.0
Red Lion 0 0 1 2 48.3 47.0 6 3 0 1.3
Central York 0 1 2 1 45.7 39.7 7 3 1 6.0
Spring Grove 0 1 1 2 31.7 48.7 0 3 1 -17.0
York High 0 1 1 2 39.3 43.0 6 3 1 -3.7
Division II Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
Northeastern 1 0 3 0 53.0 43.7 7 3 1 9.3
Gettysburg 1 0 1 2 35.7 49.0 3 3 1 -13.3
West York 1 0 2 0 64.0 41.0 9 2 1 23.0
York Suburban 1 0 2 1 35.7 33.7 4 3 1 2.0
Dover 0 1 1 2 45.0 57.7 9 3 1 -12.7
Eastern York 0 1 1 2 42.3 48.7 6 3 1 -6.3
Kennard-Dale 0 1 1 3 38.3 55.3 7 4 1 -17.0
Susquehannock 0 1 1 2 38.7 42.7 3 3 1 -4.0
Division III Division Overall
W L W L Off PPG Def PPG 3’s Games L Games Diff
Bermudian Springs 1 0 1 2 38.3 32.7 4 3 1 5.7
Biglerville 1 0 3 0 39.7 35.7 8 3 1 4.0
Delone Catholic 1 0 3 0 63.0 37.0 10 3 1 26.0
York Catholic 0 0 2 0 52.0 38.0 3 2 0 14.0
Fairfield 0 1 0 3 35.7 49.0 2 3 1 -13.3
Hanover 0 1 0 4 41.5 54.5 4 4 1 -13.0
Littlestown 0 1 1 2 22.3 26.0 1 3 1 -3.7

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Kennard-Dale 60, Columbia 57, OT: The scored tied 49-49 at the end of regulation, the host Rams went overtime, when they outscored visiting Columbia, 11-8, to win it. Sara Pilkey (11), Emily Freese (21) and Abbi Driggers (13) scored in double digits for K-D, who improved to 2-2. Shanel Neal (15 points) and Lucy Schulz (19) paced the Tide.

Red Land 51, Red Lion 47: At Red Land, the Lions got outscored 20-8 in the final quarter, allowing a 39-31 lead after three quarters to get away. Amy Maciejewski led Red Lion (1-2) with 10 points. Bella Ricci had 19 points for Red Land, including 14 in the final quarter.

York Catholic 53, Susquehanna Township 29: At Susquehanna Township, the Lady Irish rolled to the non-league victory to improve to 2-0 on the season. No other details were reported.

York Country Day 45, Hanover 39: Madey Zania Redman scored 14 points for YCD to lead her team over the visiting Hawkettes. Soukaina Tracy tallied 25 of the 39 points for Hanover, which dropped to 0-4.

By RYAN VANDERSLOOT
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EMIGSVILLE — The Central York girls’ basketball team hoped to send a message to the rest of the York-Adams League on Tuesday night when the Panthers hosted rival Dallastown in the Division I opener for both teams.

The Wildcats quite clearly received that message.

While Coach Mary Manlove’s club never trailed — leading by as much as 14-2 early in the contest — but the home-standing Panthers pushed her club to the limit. Central rallied from a three-point deficit with under 20 seconds left to push the contest into overtime.

But the duo of Dallastown forward Amari Johnson and guard Debria Hendricks — who combined for 39 points — showed their might over the final 60 seconds, combining for the club’s final five points in a 55-50 victory.

The Wildcats improved to 3-0, while Central fell to 2-1.

“We barely squeaked out a win against them last year,” Manlove said. “I think we won by two or three, so we knew it was going to be a battle. But we knew we had size advantage in our favor and if we just hit the boards and pound it inside that something good was going to happen.”

Johnson, a Rhode Island recruit, finished with 19 points, including a 7-of-9 showing from the free throw line as well as double-digit rebounds (14). But it was Hendricks, a guard who was more hesitant to shoot a year ago, that stepped up her game. The Wildcat senior poured in 20 points, included three 3-pointers.

“She gives us a lot of outside scoring ability and she creates in transition,” Manlove said. “We just love her energy. She’s like our play-maker for the program.”

While that duo was causing headaches all night for the Panthers, the Central duo of guards Kelsey Wisner and Emma Saxton provided similar woes for Manlove and company. Wisner, who also scored 20 points, came up with a clutch play late when she scored on an old-fashioned 3-point play with 17.3 seconds that knotted the contest at 44-all.

“Yeah, I recall the team being down 14-2 in the first quarter, so I was pleased that our kids stayed the course,” Central coach Scott Wisner said. “And they continued to do what they needed to do to stay in the game. And to make some plays like we did to get it to overtime really pleased me.”

Manlove implored her team after regulation to raise its intensity and not allow another letdown.

“We just needed to keep up the same intensity and finish it out,” Hendricks said.

That intensity never allowed the hosts to recover in the four-minute extra session, especially after Dallastown’s Sabrina Stough converted on a pair of shots to put the Wildcats ahead for good at 50-46 with 1:08 left.

Kelsey Wisner, who scored all six of her team’s OT points, was able to twice draw her team within a basket. The final time came after she knocked down two free throws with 35.4 seconds left, but those would prove to be her team’s final points.

“Our execution in overtime was just horrendous,” Coach Wisner said. “We didn’t take care of the ball or finish around the basket.”

To pull out the victory against a scrappy team should provide Manlove’s club — one of the preseason favorites to win the Division I title — a bit more confidence, especially considering they weren’t as successful in similar situations a year ago.

“Their confidence is high and that is different from last year,” she said. “Last year, when we would get rattled, it would kind of snowball. So far this year we’re more poised. They say ‘we’re up, we’re in charge, here we go.'”

OTHER GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

West York 68, Dover 50: At Dover, Kari Lankford poured in 23 points to power the Bulldogs. Katie Tallman added 10 for the winners, who used a 27-8 second-quarter surge to take control. Lankford scored 11 of her points in that period. Rajah Fink had 19 points for Dover, while Rayah Fink added 17.

York Suburban 43, Susquehannock 27: At Glen Rock, Claudia Mingora pumped in 17 points to lead the Trojans, who used a 14-4 third-quarter edge to break open a close game. No one for the Warriors scored more than six points. Suburban’s defense held the Warriors to single digits in each quarter.

Northeastern 43, Eastern York 35: At Manchester, Jordyn Kloster scored 20 points and Ashley Meyer added 12 for the Bobcats. Payton Hauck, who has an NCAA Division I scholarship to Boston University, did not play for the Bobcats Leah Myers led Eastern with 11 points. A 22-9 edge over the middle two periods powered Northeastern.

Gettysburg 55, Kennard-Dale 47: At Gettysburg, Devetche Johnson and Alana Bortner each scored 21 points to spark the Warriors. Emily Freese (16) and Sara Pilkey (13) led K-D. Gettysburg used a 17-10 third-quarter surge to take control.

South Western 58, Spring Grove 32: At Hanover, Laykin Feeser scored 23 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead the Mustangs. Kayleigh Thomas added 12 points. Ashley Caster had half (16) of the Rockets’ points.

New Oxford 41, York High 24: At York, Kaelyn Long led the Colonials with 16 points. For the Bearcats, Jasmine Beistline had 13 points.

Frederick Christian 28, Red Lion Christian 24: At Frederick, Destiny Hollingshead scored 10 points in a losing cause.

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at sports@yorkdispatch.com.

By RYAN VANDERSLOOT
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Northeastern’s Payton Hauck averaged nearly 15 points per game last season. She’s earned a scholarship to Boston University.

Northeastern’s Payton Hauck averaged nearly 15 points per game last season. She’s earned a scholarship to Boston University. (YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO)
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Despite having a number of talented girls’ basketball players who have come through the Northeastern program over the years, the Bobcats have only one York-Adams League division title in their history (2009).

That could change this year if Coach Bill Novak and company can find a way to maximize the team’s potential.

That potential starts with senior Payton Hauck, a 5-foot, 9-inch Boston University recruit. Already one of the best players in the York-Adams League at driving to the hoop, Hauck (14.8 points per game last year) has tried to expand her game to be a more complete player.

“When I got there she was extremely athletic,” said Novak, a third-year head coach. “She handles the ball well and what we needed to work on with her is getting some jump shots out of her. She’s always been really adept at getting to the basket and getting to the hole really well. So we’ve had to broaden her range and broaden what she can do.”

Part of what makes coaching Hauck such a coach’s dream is her selflessness. Not one to demand the ball on every possession, Hauck has been more happy to share then she is to receive.

While Novak, who preaches a team-first mentality to his squad, no doubt enjoys that, he has been trying to balance that out a bit more the past two years.

“She has always been an exceptional team player,” he said. “She’s never really been one to hog the ball. In fact, she was more of a pass-first player when we got here and there were times when we needed to say, ‘hey, if you’re open, you need to go.’ And I think, over the past few years, we’ve seen a lot more of that.”

By no means is Hauck, who joins Delone’s Maddie Comly and Dallastown’s Amari Johnson as the three NCAA Division I recruits in the league, a one-way player. Her defense is also a main reason she was able to find a path to the highest level of college basketball.

Northeastern girls’ basketball coach Bill Novak leads his team in practice on Monday. The Bobcats, coming off a 13-11 season, are expected to be a

Northeastern girls’ basketball coach Bill Novak leads his team in practice on Monday. The Bobcats, coming off a 13-11 season, are expected to be a force in York-Adams Division II this season. (JOHN A. PAVONCELLO — jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com)
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“On defense she anticipates extremely well because she’s so quick and athletic,” Novak said. “And now, because she’s a little bit stronger, she can guard a bigger girl when called upon. She can use her speed and athleticism to offset a height disadvantage.”

Hauck will be joined in Northeastern’s starting lineup by fellow seniors Lauren Pace and Ashley Meyer (8.5 ppg) as well as junior Jordyn Kloster (12.8 ppg). Meyer’s sister, Kendra, appears to have the leg up for the competition to be the fifth starter.

Novak sounds quite comfortable with his squad, although he was a bit cautious.

“With our group, it’s a nice group to have,” he said. “We’ve been together now for awhile and things seem to be coming together. But we haven’t played anybody yet.”

Dallastown’s Amari Johnson (31) has earned an NCAA Division I scholarship to Rhode Island. She averaged 12.2 points per game a season ago.

Dallastown’s Amari Johnson (31) has earned an NCAA Division I scholarship to Rhode Island. She averaged 12.2 points per game a season ago. (YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO)
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Strong division: While there are high expectations in Manchester this season, winning the school’s second title won’t come easily. Gettysburg’s addition forced a change from the old four-division alignment to a new three-division format. The Bobcats were placed in Division II along with four other programs — West York (Division I), Eastern York (Division III), Dover and Susquehannock (Division II co-champs) — that either won or shared a division title a year ago.

The new division will feature those five squads along with Gettysburg, Kennard-Dale and York Suburban.

“The league and the division is as balanced as I think it’s ever been,” Novak said. “With West York and Eastern — and you can’t sleep on Susquehannock — I don’t think anyone is a shoe in for anything. We have never played Kennard-Dale since I’ve been here at Northeastern so I don’t have any background with them. And then at Dover, I know that their new coach (Marley Klunk) is going to try to bring a mix of York Catholic and Red Lion philosophy there, so that will be interesting.”

Novak is a big fan of the new eight-team division alignment, in which only games within your division count for your league record.

West York’s Kari Lankford, center, averaged 13.7 points per game a year ago for the Bulldogs, who won the York-Adams Division I title. West York is

West York’s Kari Lankford, center, averaged 13.7 points per game a year ago for the Bulldogs, who won the York-Adams Division I title. West York is in Division II this season. (YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO)
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“I like it,” he said. “Before with the cross-over games, it mattered a lot where you played those games. Playing at home versus on the road … there’s a difference. Now you all play each other and it doesn’t matter who you play out of the division, except for district ratings. So it should be much more even and equitable.”

West York, which returns a number of players from last year’s Division I title squad, including Shepherd University-bound Kari Lankford (13.7 ppg), figures to be in the hunt for the division title as well.

Interestingly enough, new Bulldog coach Darrell Wildasin and Novak have some history. They coached the boys’ team together at Susquehannock. That familiarity could fuel a bit more intrigue when those two programs square off, although Novak down played that aspect.

“As far as Darrell and West York, it’s been almost seven or eight years since we coached together,” Novak said. “Until we can see tape of them or see them in person, then (familiarity) may help a little bit. But it’s a different style with different players and it’s a different gender. I’ll say it probably won’t be like playing anybody else, but I don’t think it will give an advantage to either of us.”

Note: In the league playoffs this season, the top three teams in Division I and the top two in Division II and Division III will each earn entries into the eight-team bracket. The final berth will be go to the third-place team in either Division II or Division III, with the edge being decided by District 3 power ratings.

DIVISION I

Dallastown: West York’s move down to Division II leaves the Division I fairly open.

Dallastown (16-8 overall, 10-5 Division I) finished second behind the Bulldogs a year ago for Coach Mary Manlove, who lost guard Alex Lehman (6.6 ppg) to graduation. The return of standout post players Amari Johnson (12.2 ppg), a Rhode Island recruit, and Katie McGowan (9.3 ppg), in addition to point guard Debria Hendricks (5.6 ppg) should make the Wildcats a tough out.

Red Lion: The Lions (17-10, 9-6) will have to overcome the graduation of leading scorer Morgan Kuehne (17.4 ppg) and Devan Horka (8.3 ppg) if they hope to get back atop the division standings.

The good news for Coach Don Dimoff is that he will have his main outside threat in junior Courtney Dimoff (12.4 ppg) back in the fold. Also returning will be the duo of Julia Kendrick (4.1 ppg) and Taylor Funke (4.1 ppg).

New Oxford: The Colonials (14-10, 8-7) surprised a number of teams a year ago under Coach Mike Sanders.

The Colonials, however, lost a couple of key players from an all-underclassman squad in forward Ashley Caster (8.3 ppg), who transferred to Spring Grove, and Emily Lawrence (4.8 ppg), who decided not to play this year. Despite losing those two, Sanders will return the trio of leading-scorer Jensen Sneeringer (8.4 ppg), Taryn Crone (6.8 ppg) and Kaelin Long (6.6 ppg).

Central York: The Panthers (10-12, 4-11) lost a trio of players in Alexis Balanda (7.8 ppg), MacKenzie Windsor (6.0 ppg) and Alexis Cash (6.5 ppg) to graduation.

But Coach Scott Wisner’s club figures to be improved in his second season of his second stint with the program. Leading scorer Kelsey Wisner (11.5 ppg) and fellow senior Kelsey Shifflett (5.4 ppg) are back and should be aided by a number of additions from successful JV and ninth-grade programs.

Spring Grove: The Rockets (11-11, 6-8 Division II) return to Division I this year.

Spring Grove will have to find a way to replace the league’s top scorer a year ago in guard Morgan Arden (23.2 ppg). The addition of Caster (8.3 ppg) to pair with Erika Gregory (6.9 ppg) should provide Coach Gerry Rohrbaugh a formidable presence inside the paint.

York High: The Bearcats (4-18, 3-10 Division III) are also returning to the division after playing in Division III.

The Bearcats were allowed to play down because of program strength, so the move back figures to be tough, even with standout Chyna Steele (21.9 ppg a year ago) returning.

South Western: The Mustangs (3-17, 1-14) return the trio of Kaleigh Thomas (10.0 ppg), Lauren Schmidt (7.9 ppg) and Jacey Shipley (5.6 ppg).

Thomas was injured in the first game of the year and missed the remainder of the season.

DIVISION II

West York: The reigning Division I champs from West York (17-10, 11-4 Division I) were bumped back into Division II after two seasons.

Even with a new head coach in Darrell Wildasin at the helm, the Bulldogs figure to be in the thick of the mix. The trio of Kari Lankford (13.7 ppg), Emily Wood (9.9 ppg) and Sela Fuhrman (7.3 ppg) return for Wildasin, who has previously had success coaching on the boys’ side at Delone, Spring Grove and Susquehannock.

Dover: Co-Division II and reigning York-Adams League champion Dover (26-4, 12-2) will have a full program reboot a year after advancing to the PIAA quarterfinals for a second year in a row.

New Head Coach Marley Klunk will try to infuse her experiences from Red Lion and York Catholic into a young and inexperienced squad that will have to replace all five starters. Alayah Hall (17.9 ppg), Lindsey Fowler (7.7 ppg), Megan Lokhaiser (5.9 ppg), Maxine Herman (5.4 ppg) and Marissa McMahon (6.3 ppg) will all need to be replaced. McMahon opted to not play this season while the other four graduated.

Susquehannock: The Warriors (23-6, 12-2) didn’t quite lose its starting five like Dover, but Coach Dave Schreiner will be without his three leading scorers in Katie Wagner (14.1 ppg), Shannon Druck (12.9 ppg) and Makenzie Fancher (9.0 ppg).

The Warriors, who shared the Division II title with Dover a year ago, will have forward Ashley Stone (7.2 ppg) returning.

Eastern York: The Golden Knights (15-9, 12-1 Division III) claimed the Division III title a year ago under Head Coach Cheryl Land.

The Knights will have to find a way to make up for the graduation of leading scorers Morgan Thomas (18.7 ppg) and Lauren Beaver (10.0 ppg). Senior Leah Myers (9.7 ppg) returns, along with classmates Haley Nalls (5.2 ppg) and Ashley Dietz (4.5 ppg).

York Suburban: The Trojans (8-14, 2-12) will have to find a way to replace the output from graduated seniors Alexis Mailman (11.6 ppg), Katherine Weaver (8.3 ppg), Cierra Eckenrode (4.5 ppg) and Bethany Spencer (4.3 ppg).

Juniors Molly Day (5.4 ppg), Kelsey Plonk (3.9 ppg) and Olivia Gettle (3.2 ppg) will return for Coach Jess Barley.

Kennard-Dale: Like Eastern, Kennard-Dale (7-14, 6-7 Division III) will make the jump up to Division II.

Rams’ coach Josh Clark will have to find a way to replace leading scorer Kaitlyn Trott (11.0 ppg), but does return a solid nucleus, led by junior Emily Freese (6.6 ppg). Seniors Avery Gertz (5.6 ppg) and Abby Driggers (3.2 ppg), in addition to juniors Sara Pilkey (4.2 ppg) and Morgan Anderson (4.2 ppg), also are back for a team that should have some solid depth.

Gettysburg (14-9): The Warriors join the York-Adams League a season after graduating standout Cami Boehner (21.9 ppg).

Madalyn Weikert and Larissa Felton also graduated for Coach Casey Thurston, who will have Devetche Johnson back from a team that finished second in the Mid-Penn Colonial Division (9-3).

Division III

York Catholic: The Irish (24-5, 12-1 Division IV) again figure to be the favorite after moving up from what was Division IV.

The Irish and Coach Kevin Bankos lost five seniors, including UMBC recruit Zaenna Echevarria (6.6 ppg), from a squad that won its ninth District 3-AA title in a row. Bankos, however, returns his top two scoring threats in seniors Hannah Laslo (11.2 ppg) and Anne Lehr (8.1 ppg). Marrissa Ressler (7.4 ppg) and Japriya Carroll (6.3 ppg) are also back, as well as Laslo’s sister, Emily (2.7 ppg).

Delone Catholic: The Squirettes (21-6, 11-2 Division IV) will try to knock off their parochial rivals for both the division and District 3 titles.

Coach Gerry Eckenrode will have his top scoring threat back from a year ago in senior Maddie Comly (18.4 ppg), a Fairleigh Dickinson recruit. The loss of Mary Gingrow (13.0 ppg) should provide a chance for juniors Allyson Shipley (6.4 ppg) and Amanda Reck (2.5 ppg), as well as sophomore Jill Novak (5.5 ppg), to expand their roles.

Hanover: The Hawkettes (12-11, 6-7 Division IV) hope to make the division a three-team race this year.

Hanover lost a few reliable scoring options in Shelby Barnes (6.8 ppg), Renee Drawbaugh (5.8 ppg) and Emily Silver (5.0 ppg). Coach Denny Garmin and company should be OK, however, especially with junior Soukaina Tracy (20.9 ppg) back. Tracy suffered an ACL injury a year ago, which limited her to 16 games. Tracy’s sister, Zaynah (5.3 ppg), also returns.

Biglerville: The Canners (11-12, 6-7 Division IV) return leading scorer Rebecca Isaac (15.4 ppg) for Coach Rob Moore, but the losses of Katie Camara (14.8 ppg) and Maddie Wenk (4.3 ppg) could prove troublesome.

Bermudian Springs: The Eagles (10-12, 6-7 Division III) will also have their leading scorer back in senior Shannon Kuhn (13.2 ppg).

Juniors Gabby Emeigh (7.3 ppg) and Rachael Erdman (5.2 ppg) also return for Coach Kari Cover’s squad.

Littlestown: The Thunderbolts (5-17, 3-10 Division III) improved to five wins a season ago after a winless campaign in 2012-13.

Leading scorer Lauren Slater (8.5 ppg) and Meagan Smith (5.6 ppg) graduated, but junior Emily Lanahan (6.0 ppg) is back.

Fairfield: The Green Knights (1-20, 0-13 Division IV) will look to improve and have last year’s leading scorer, Abby Herring, (11.0 ppg) back in the fold.

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at sports@yorkdispatch.com.


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