BLOG: Advance sale set for Bobcats-Rockets showdown

Patrick Strohecker

With Eli Brooks coming to town, the Northeastern athletic department has announced that it will have an advance ticket sale for next Tuesday's boys' basketball game between the Bobcats and Spring Grove.

Doors for the highly-anticipated event will open at 5 p.m., with the junior varsity game starting at 6 p.m., followed by the varsity contest. All Northeastern year/season passes purchased before Wednesday will be accepted, as well as senior gold passes. However, District 3 passes will not be accepted. A packed house is expected.

Tickets for the game can be purchased at the ninth-grade main office on Thursday, Friday and Monday from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Fred Mulbah (left) and Northeastern will face Spring Grove next Tuesday in boys' basketball. Northeastern is pre-selling tickets for the event, starting on Thursday.  John A. Pavoncello photo

The Rockets and Bobcats are two of the top teams in York-Adams League Division I through the early part of the season. Northeastern is unbeaten on the year, going 8-0 entering Wednesday night's game against East Pennsboro. Spring Grove, meanwhile, is off to a 4-2 start on the season entering Wednesday night's game against Warwick, but is the reigning Y-A League champion and has one of the top players in the state in Brooks, a University of Michigan commit.

Brooks is second in the league this year in scoring, averaging 24.8 points per game, while the Bobcats possess several weapons of their own. Junior guard Antonio Rizzuto is eighth in the league in scoring, putting up 18.9 points per game, and fellow junior Fred Mulbah is averaging 15.1.

The Bobcats are currently the only undefeated team left on the boys' side in the Y-A League and, in the program's first year as a member in Division I, sit in first place at 4-0 in division play. The Rockets, meanwhile, are 3-1 in Division I, tied with Dallastown for second, a game back of Northeastern.

— Reach Patrick Strohecker at pstrohecker@yorkdispatch.com