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The York College women’s basketball team cruised to their fourth straight triumph on Wednesday with a 77-50 victory at St. Mary’s College in St. Mary’s City, Maryland.

The Spartan men also beat St. Mary’s, 88-84. It was also their fourth straight triumph.

In the women’s game, Susquehannock High School graduate Katie Wagner paced the Warriors with 18 points, six rebounds, three steals and two assists.


DICK VanO’LINDA, 505-5403/@ydsportsyork high/spring grove bsk

When payback time arrived, the Spring Grove boys’ basketball team seized the opportunity.

The Rockets, who lost to York High earlier this season on their home floor, turned the tables on Wednesday night by earning a 71-66 victory on the Bearcats’ court.

“We’re a little bit more seasoned, we’re getting used to how we have to play to be effective,” Spring Grove head coach James Brooks said. “The guys came out, and they were effective either by defending or limiting their fast break.”


, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerNortheastern vs Dallastown boys' basketball

Over the course of any long winning streak, there are bound to be times when a team doesn’t play its best, yet somehow finds a way to win.

Riding a 16-game streak of its own heading into Wednesday night’s York-Adams League Division I showdown at Dallastown, Northeastern couldn’t have played much worse in the first half. As a result, it found itself in the rare spot of trailing at halftime, 30-26. The Bobcats, however, showed the character that’s gotten them to this point of the season unblemished and rallied, knocking off the Wildcats, 71-63, pushing their undefeated record to 17-0, including 9-0 in division play. The loss for Dallastown drops it to 10-4 and 5-4.


YORK DISPATCH STAFF REPORTNortheastern vs Central York boys' basketball

In its first 15 games of the season, the Northeastern boys’ basketball team had little difficulty in any of its games, getting off to a perfect 15-0 start.

On Monday night, win No. 16 may have been the Bobcats’ most impressive thus far.

Northeastern reached triple digits for the first time this season, routing traditional power Steel-High, 101-64, at home to remain unbeaten on the season.



Dover High School graduate Ryan Beck scored a team-high 19 points off the bench, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Penn State York men’s basketball team from falling to Harrisburg Area Community College, 72-69, in a non-league contest on Tuesday.

Red Lion grad Trent Thomas added 13 points for PSY, while Lucas Jewell chipped in 11.

PSY fell to 9-5 overall.

, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerEastern York vs Conrad Weiser boys basketball

Eastern York boys’ basketball coach Jon Reichard didn’t even make it all the way to senior Jared Achterberg before he sensed the worst.

During a 65-50 win last Monday against York Tech, Achterberg sat on the court in a near panic, according to Reichard, after suffering a significant knee injury. Driving to the hoop, Achterberg jump-stopped, causing the trailing defender to slam into him and make his right knee lock and twist.

Achterberg experienced a torn ACL a few years ago, so as soon as he felt the pain, he knew it was serious.


RYAN VANDERSLOOT, 505-5403/@yaiaascoresWest York vs New Oxford girls basketball

DALLASTOWN — For some reason, West York girls’ basketball coach Darrell Wildasin wasn’t worried when one of his standout players, Angie Hawkins, was lying down near midcourt.

Injuries haven’t been especially kind for the Bulldogs this year. Freshman star Mackenna Hoffman separated her shoulder in a loss to Susquehannock a month ago, ending her season.

Then at the end of practice Monday, another injury caused Wildasin to scramble to replace freshman standout Alayna Harris in the lineup.