Buy your tickets ahead of time.

That's the best advice for Central York boys' basketball fans who plan to drive to Reading on Friday night for the Panthers' highly-anticipated District 3 Class 6-A quarterfinal match-up against the powerhouse Red Knights.

The contest is set for 7 p.m. at the Geigle Complex and is expected to be a sellout.

Reading is led by one of the best players in Pennsylvania — University of Miami recruit Lonnie Walker. The Red Knights are 23-2 and are seeded No. 1 in the District 3 6-A field. Reading was ranked No. 2 in the state in 6-A in the latest City of Basketball Love boys' basketball rankings.

Central (18-8), meanwhile, is seeded No. 9 in District 3 6-A. The Panthers are coming off an impressive 64-48 triumph at No. 8 seed Cedar Crest in a first-round contest on Tuesday. Reading had a bye in the first round.

Central will hold an advance ticket sale in the high school lobby from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday and from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday — if tickets remain. Tickets are $6 for adults $4 for students.



YCD game moved: York Country Day's District 3 1-A quarterfinal game at 7 p.m. Thursday against High Point Baptist Academy has been moved to York Tech.

YCD (16-4) is seeded No. 1 and is the defending District 3 1-A champion. High Point is 16-7 and seeded No. 8.

District bowling event set: The District 3 Bowling Championships are set to start at 10 a.m. Saturday at Clearview Lanes in Mount Joy, Lancaster County.

The championship matches are tentatively set for 1:45 p.m. Three York-Adams athletes are competing: York Tech sophomore Deric Mong, York Tech senior Chyanne Shoff and Bermudian Springs sophomore Jody Royer.

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