Northeastern boys' basketball standout Antonio Rizzuto enjoys monster scoring weekend

Steve Heiser
York Dispatch
  • Antonio Rizzuto scored 83 combined points over two games over the weekend.
  • Rizzuto went over the 1,000-point mark for his career in Friday's win over Spring Grove.
  • Rizzuto had 18 3-pointers in the two games, helping the Bobcats improve to 9-0 on the season.

Northeastern High School standout Antonio Rizzuto enjoyed a weekend he won't soon forget.

Friday night, Rizzuto poured in 36 points, including eight 3-pointers, in a 78-28 blowout of Spring Grove. During that game, Rizzuto passed the 1,000-point milestone for his career.

Northeastern's Antonio Rizzuto went over the 1,000-point milestone for his career on Friday night. YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO

Rizzuto followed up that game with a career-high 47 points in a 75-63 road triumph over a Greencastle-Antrim team that came in with an 8-1 record. He had 10 3-pointers vs. the Blue Devils.

The 47 points are believed to be a Greencastle gym record.

"He was unbelievable," Greencastle head coach Rick Lewis told the about Rizzuto. "We played box-and-one, we played our zone, we played man, and he just couldn't miss."

Rizzuto helped the Bobcats improve to 9-0 on the season. He averaged 41.5 points per game over the weekend with 18 3-pointers.

Rizzuto, who has committed to play NCAA Division I basketball for the University at Albany, leads the York-Adams League in scoring at 28.7 points per game.

In a related note, the Northeastern athletic department will have an advance ticket sale for the Wednesday, Jan. 10, game vs. York High.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, Jan. 8, and Tuesday, Jan. 9, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the ninth-grade office (198 N. Hartman St., Manchester). Ticket buyers will be limited to two tickets per visit. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. The York High athletic department will have an advance ticket sale as well on Monday, Jan. 8, and Tuesday, Jan. 9, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the school athletic office.



York-Adams teams struggle in War of the Roses: The news wasn't quite as good for the York-Adams League boys' basketball teams competing in the War of the Roses showcase against Lancaster-Lebanon League schools on Saturday.

Overall, the L-L League held a 7-4 edge in the series this year.

In the six games at West York High School, the York-Adams teams went 3-3, with wins by Dallastown (66-48 over Warwick), York Catholic (61-58 over Lancaster Catholic in overtime) and West York (61-58 over Penn Manor in overtime). The three York County teams to lose were Red Lion (57-50 to Manheim Twp.), Eastern York (67-66 to Conestoga Valley) and Central York (57-51 to Hempfield).

In the five games at Manheim Central, only one York-Adams team managed a win — Gettysburg (44-37 over Manheim Central). The York-Adams schools losing at Manheim Central were York Suburban (58-30 to Ephrata), Susquehannock (52-46 to Eliazabethtown), Kennard-Dale (50-38 to Garden Spot) and Dover (65-51 to Lampeter-Strasburg).

York Catholic's win over Lancaster Catholic was likely the most impressive victory by a York-Adams school in the showcase. Lancaster Catholic is second in the District 3 4-A power ratings at 8-2. York Catholic improved to 7-3.

Northeastern's O'Leary wins diving title: Northeastern's Abigail O'Leary won the girls' one-meter diving championship at the South Western Diving Invitational on Saturday.

O'Leary had a total of 416.55 points, while Big Spring's Shannon McCabe was second at 396.

West York's Trinity Thomas was eighth at 311.25. The other York County girls in the top 10 were West York's Maya Sarver in ninth at 297.50 and Central York's Hannah Potts in 10th at 285.25.

Chambersburg's Nick Cover won the boys' one-meter title at 527.85, which was a new meet record. South Western's Izaiah Bosse was the top York County finisher in fourth at 322.75. The other York County divers in the top 10 were: Central York's Nick Cappella in fifth at 312.30, Northeastern's Wade Wolfgang in seventh at 262.10, Northeastern's Jason Cardone in eighth at 239.75 and South Western's Matt Miller in 10th at 207.60.

Dallastown takes Hamburg title: This past weekend, the Dallastown varsity wrestling team swept five straight matches to capture the team title at the Hawk Mountain Duals at Hamburg High  School.

The Wildcats defeated Allentown Central Catholic 66-13, Upper Perkiomen 53-15, Neshaminy 40-28, Pottsville 34-31 and Hamburg 45-25.

Red Lion's Shay to coach in all-star game: Red Lion head coach Jesse Shay has been selected as an assistant coach for the West team in the Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game.

The game will be played at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Altoona's Mansion Park.

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