A trio of York County athletes have helped Dickinson College advance to the NCAA Division III Sweet 16 in men's basketball.
York Suburban High School graduate Tom McInerney is averaging 7.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per game for the Red Devils. Another Suburban grad, Ted Hinnenkamp is adding 5.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game for Dickinson. Hanover grad Pete Yingst is scoring 1.0 per game for Dickinson. McInerney is a 6-foot, 6-inch senior, Hinnenkamp is a 6-7 sophomore and Yingst is a 5-11 junior.
All three players come off the bench for Dickinson, which is 23-6 overall. The 23 wins is a school record. Dickinson won the Centennial Conference regular-season title at 15-3.
The Devils are coming off an upset of Wooster College on Saturday night. Wooster entered that contest ranked No. 8 in NCAA Division III. That earned Dickinson a trip to Bloomington, Ill., for the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
Dickinson will face Wheaton College (21-8) of Illinois, at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Illinois Wesleyan University. Host Illinois Wesleyen (25-4) will square-off against Calvin College (24-5), at 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Friday's winners advance to the next round, tipping off at 8 p.m. Saturday at IWU.
OTHER LOCAL COLLEGE BASKETBALL NOTES
York High grad Freeland helps Edinboro win PSAC title, earn NCAA berth: York High graduate Aignee Freeland recently helped Edinboro University capture the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference women's basketball title and earn a berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament.
The 6-3 sophomore had 16 points, five rebounds and three assists in Edinboro's 86-76 win over Gannon in the PSAC title contest. Edinboro stands at 24-5.
For the season, Freeland is averaging 14.2 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. She was previously named to the All-PSAC West Division First Team.
The Fighting Scots will face Charleston (W.Va.) in a first-round NCAA D-II game at 2:30 p.m. Friday, at Glenville State.
County players excel at Millersville: Four York County athletes played key roles for the Millersville University men's basketball team this season.
The Marauders finished 13-14.
York High grad Kelvin Parker, a 6-4 junior guard, averaged 17.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. He was Millersville's leading scorer, but missed the first half of the season while on suspension. Parker's brother, Tavon, was Millersville's second-leading scorer at 13.4 points per game, but he missed the last part of the season after being declared academically ineligible. Tavon is a 6-2 freshman guard.
Eastern York grad Nate Bollinger, a 6-2 senior, averaged 5.8 points per game, while Central York's Tre Bowman, a 6-1 sophomore, averaged 3.2 points per game.
Cooper contributes at Lock Haven: The Lock Haven men's basketball team finished 17-10 this season, the Bald Eagles' best mark in 25 years.
Northeastern grad Elijah Cooper, a 6-2 sophomore, played in every game for Lock Haven and averaged 2.2 points per game.
New Hope players see action: A pair of New Hope Academy graduates saw action this season in men's college basketball.
Anthony Morgan, a 6-5 sophomore, averaged 2.0 points per game for McDaniel, which finished 18-10. Rasaun Mosley, a 6-3 redshirt freshman, averaged 1.2 points per game for Pitt-Johnstown, which finished 13-13.
— Reach Steve Heiser at email@example.com.