BLOG: Central fans should buy Reading tickets early

Steve Heiser

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.

Reading's Lonnie Walker, center, is seen here in action from earlier this season against York High. Central York will take on Walker and the top-seeded Red Knights in a District 3 Class 6-A quarterfinal game on Friday night at the Geigle Complex. The game is expected to be a sellout. Walker is considered one the best players in Pennsylvania and has committed to play for the University of Miami.

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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