It will be a War of the Roses battle Friday night for the championship of McCaskey Boys' Basketball Tournament.
The York High Bearcats will represent the White Rose City, while Lancaster McCaskey will represent the Red Rose City. Both York and McCaskey earned easy semifinal wins over Philadelphia schools on Thursday.
York punched its ticket to the finals with a 77-48 pounding of Franklin Learning Center. McCaskey, meanwhile, thumped Carver Engineering and Science, 87-50.
The Bearcats led 46-26 at the half and cruised from there. Tavon Parker led the Bearcats with a game-high 34 points. Teammate Derek Wilson knocked in 21 points. The Bearcats finished 20-for-25 from the foul line.
York High will take a 6-1 record into Friday's game, while McCaskey will enter at 6-2.
OTHER BOYS' BASKETBALL
DONEGAL 68, DALLAS TOWN 52: At Ephrata, the Wildcats trailed 41-20 at the half and were unable to recover in an Ephrata Tournament semifinal. Mike Gibbs and Ben Doorn led the Wildcats with 13 points apiece. Teammate Ethan Sutton scored 10 points. Dallastown (6-2) will take on York-Adams Division I rival Spring Grove in Friday's consolation game.
EPHRATA 72, SPRING GROVE 58: In the other Ephrata Tournament semifinal, Spring Grove allowed three Ephrata players to finish in double-figure scoring, including Evan Radcliffe (23 points). The Rockets were led by Logan Hagerman (14 points), Nick Spangler (14 points) and Darin Gordin (11 points). Ephrata will meet Donegal in Friday's title game.
STEEL-HIGH 79, WEST YORK 65: At West York, the Bulldogs led at halftime, 33-31, but the Rollers used a 48-32 second-half edge to earn the win in the semifinals of the West York Tournament. Kevin Rice led West York with 19 points, including five 3-pointers. Braxton Neff added 16 for the Bulldogs, while Darian McCauley chipped in 10. Dee'quan Fleming poured in 22 for Steel-High. Central Dauphin East won the other semifinal over Manheim Twp., 57-54. West York will face Manheim Twp. in the consolation game Friday, while Steel-High takes on C.D. East in the title game.
SOUTH PHILADELPHIA 64, CENTRAL YORK 59 (OT): At Landisville, Central carried a 39-34 lead into the fourth quarter, but South Philadelphia rallied to tie the game and send it into overtime. The Rams then outscored the Panthers, 11-6, in the OT. Central's Royce Clemens knocked in five 3-point shots and finished with 18 points. Darian Hampton contributed 10 points for the Panthers, who connected for eight 3-pointers. South Philadelphia's Wayne Brunson earned game-high honors with 19 points. Central will play West Chester Rustin in Friday consolation game. Rustin fell to Hempfield in the other semifinal, 59-49. Hempfield will take on South Philadelphia in the title game.
SUSQUEHANNOCK 52, KENNARD-DALE 50 (OT): At Glen Rock, Justin McClee hit a 3-pointer at the end of regulation to send the game into extra time, where the Warriors ended up victorious in a Susquehannock Tournament semifinal. McClee knocked in 14 points for the game, while Tim Frey scored 17 and Dan Ferraro scored 15. For the Rams, Vince Failla scored 17 points. Susquehannock (6-2) will face Cedar Cliff in the championship game on Friday, while Kennard-Dale will face Middletown in the consolation game. Cedar Cliff beat Middletown in the other semifinal, 72-50.
NEW OXFORD 43, YORK TECH 36: At New Oxford, the Colonials opened a 27-12 lead at halftime and withstood a York Tech rally in the second half to earn a spot in the championship game of the New Oxford Tournament. Alex Decinti connected for four 3-point baskets and finished with 14 points for the winners. Zachary Wildasin added 11 points for New Oxford. Ronald Henderson and Dontae Grim had 11 points apiece for the visiting Spartans. New Oxford will meet Bermudian Springs in Friday's championship game, and York Tech will take on Littlestown in the consolation game. Bermudian beat Littlestown in the other semifinal, 56-43.
DELONE CATHOLIC 64, NORTHEASTERN 48: At Gettysburg, sophomore sensation Devon Moore poured in 26 points to lead Delone into the title game of the Gettysburg Tournament. Andrew Austin added 13 for the winners, while Brett Smith chipped in 10. Northeastern's Khalid Nwandu matched Moore with 26 points of his own. Nwandu, however, didn't have any double-digit support. Delone outscored Northeastern in each quarter. Delone will now face Chambersburg in Friday's title game. Chambersburg beat Gettysburg in the other semifinal, 64-58. Northeastern will take on Gettysburg in the consolation game Friday.
LOWER DAUPHIN 70, DOVER 58: At Dover, Ryan Beck led the Eagles with 32 points, including six 3-pointers.. Teammate Josh McMahon knocked in 14 points. Dover fell to 3-4.
RED LION 55, RED LAND 33: At Red Lion, the Lions led 27-12 at the half cruised to victory. Evan Miller led the Lions with 14 points, including four 3-pointers. Mike Fox knocked in 13 for Red Lion (4-3).