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Ex-York High star Kelvin Parker hits winning buzzer-beater, continues to shine for Bucs

STEVE HEISER
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Former York High standout Kelvin Parker is excelling in his first year with the York Buccaneers.

Former York High standout Kelvin Parker is certainly making his presence felt during his first year with the York Buccaneers.

Parker’s 30-footer at the buzzer on Sunday gave the Bucs a thrilling 103-102 road triumph over the Woodbridge Wolves in Virginia. Parker finished that game with 35 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks.

That win helped the Bucs improve to 2-1 on the season in American Basketball Association action.

Saturday, in York’s home opener, Parker also had a big game, with 27 points, seven rebounds, five assists, three steals and a block. That wasn’t enough to prevent a 114-105 loss to the Baltimore Hawks.

For the season, Parker is averaging 29.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game.

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Former York College standout Jason Bady, right, had 19 points, six rebounds and four assists in Sunday's win for the York Buccaneers.

Parker is in his first season with the Bucs after his former ABA team moved to another league. He formerly played at the NCAA Division I level for Mount St. Mary's before transferring to, and excelling for, Division II Millersville University.

Other York contributors: Parker did receive lots of help over the weekend.

In Sunday’s victory over Woodbridge, former York College standout Jason Bady added 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and a steal. Former York High player Zach Newby collected 10 points and eight rebounds, while York Suburban graduate Darian Doleman chipped in with nine points and 12 rebounds.

Big night from ex-York High standout Kelvin Parker helps York Buccaneers to opening win

In Saturday’s loss to Baltimore, former Penn State York player Anthony Bennett had 16 points, five assists and two steals. Doleman added 12 points, 10 rebounds and a block, while Newby piled up 11 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks.

York will be on the road in Philadelphia this weekend and return home to host the Hub City Hogs on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Voni Grimes Gym.

Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.