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Penn State York's outstanding 2013-2014 season is reaching new heights.

The local Lions, seeded No. 2, advanced to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II national semifinals on Thursday with a 95-89 come-from-behind victory over No. 7 seed Berkeley (N.J.).

The USCAA D-II Championships, featuring 10 teams, are taking place at Penn State Fayette in Lemont Furnace.

PSY will now face No. 6 seed Andrews (Mich.) University at 3 p.m. Friday in the semifinals. The winner of that game will advance to the championship game on Saturday.

The Yorkers struggled mightily in the first half on Thursday, falling behind 49-40, but they exploded for a 55-40 second-half edge to secure the victory.

Tyler Martin led PSY with 21 points and nine assists. He shot 64 percent from the field (7-for-11). Josh Jamison added 19 points and nine rebounds for the winners and shot 9-for-12 from the field (75 percent). Lucas Jewell came off the bench to pour in 22 points and added seven assists. He was 7-for-9 from the field (78 percent).

Overall, PSY shot 57 percent from the floor (35-for-61).

The local Lions also got double-digit scoring efforts from Ben Todd (14 points) and Red Lion Christian grad Logan Steckel (12 points).

PSY improved to 25-2 on the season. Berkeley fell to 16-12.

Andrews (22-4) advanced to face PSY by beating No. 3 seed Central Penn College, 92-78. The Yorkers had split two games vs. Central Penn during the regular season.


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This is the second-straight year that PSY advanced to the USCAA event. Last year, the Yorkers lost their opener by 20 points. That was the first year that PSY made the USCAA national tournament.

PSY has won consecutive Penn State University Athletic Conference crowns.

— Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.