Archive for the ‘Boys’ Basketball’ Category

YORK DISPATCH STAFF REPORTPenn State York vs Penn State Worthington Scranton basketball

The Penn State York men’s basketball season isn’t over yet.

The local Lions learned this week that they’ve earned an at-large berth in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II National Championship.

PSY will enter the playoffs as the No. 6 seed in the 10-team field.

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YORK DISPATCH STAFF REPORTMessiah vs York College mens' basketball

The York College basketball teams suffered a pair of Capital Athletic Conference semifinal playoff losses on Thursday night.

The York men dropped a heartbreaking 86-80 double-overtime decision at Salisbury University. York fell to 17-10, while Salisbury improved to 20-6.

The women’s team, meanwhile, fell to a powerhouse Christopher Newport outfit, 73-52, on the Captains’ home court in Newport News, Virginia. CNU, which is ranked No. 8 in NCAA Division III, improved to 24-2. York College fell to 18-9. It was the third time York fell to CNU this season.

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GEORGE HAMMOND, 505-5403/@ydsportsPHOTOS: Northeastern vs Eastern York boy's basketball

MANCHESTER — Balance.

It’s what most teams strive for.

Northeastern put its characteristic balance on display Thursday night when the top-seeded Bobcats (25-2) had four players in double figures and handled No. 8 seed Greencastle 73-52 in a District 3 Class 5-A boys’ basketball quarterfinal that puts them in the semifinals Monday night at Hershey’s Giant Center at 8 p.m.

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DICK VanO’LINDA, 505-5403/@ydsportsGreencastle vs Spring Grove boys' basketball

SPRING GROVE — Grant Sterner stepped into a starring role Thursday night and helped keep alive Spring Grove’s bid for a District 3 Class 5-A title.

Sterner, who comes off the bench for the Rockets, scored his team’s final five points of the game, along with making a key steal, as the Rockets edged Manheim Central, 65-63 before a standing-room-only crowd.

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Reading's Lonnie Walker, center, is seen here in action

Buy your tickets ahead of time.

That’s the best advice for Central York boys’ basketball fans who plan to drive to Reading on Friday night for the Panthers’ highly-anticipated District 3 Class 6-A quarterfinal match-up against the powerhouse Red Knights.

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, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerYork Suburban vs Northern York in District 3-AAA footbal

For the past several years, Northern York athletic director Gerry Schwille has sat down with members of the Northern York School Board about a potential move from the Mid-Penn Conference into the York-Adams League.

None of those talks, however, have ever progressed nearly as far as they have now. Monday night, Schwille and district superintendent Eric Eshbach held a general information meeting at the middle school to lay out some of the reasons for the potential switch. The meeting also gave community members the opportunity to voice questions, comments or concerns. The potential change would be for the two-year cycle beginning for the 2018-19 school year.

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RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@yaiaascoresNortheastern vs. Spring Grove

MANCHESTER — Fresh off winning their first-ever York-Adams League boys’ basketball championship on Friday, the Northeastern Bobcats were riding on cloud nine.

With the District 3 Class 5-A playoffs starting Monday, however, coach Jon Eyster’s top-seeded squad knew it couldn’t relish that feeling forever.

Maybe just a night and half.

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