Gettysburg boys finish off perfect regular basketball season
The Gettysburg High School boys' basketball team finished off an historic regular season on Wednesday night with an 82-39 pounding of visiting Greencastle-Antrim in a nonleague contest.
Quadir Copeland led Gettysburg with 19 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists. Zach Ketterman (14 points, seven rebounds, five assists), Charles Warren (15 points) and Trent Ramirez-Keller (13 points) also excelled for the Warriors.
The Warriors ended the regular season at 22-0. It's the program's first unbeaten regular season since the 1967-68 campaign. Gettysburg is also just one win shy of the school record for wins, set by the 23-2 team in 1974-75.
Greencastle dropped to 3-18.
Gettysburg will now take its perfect record into the postseason, starting with the Y-A playoffs. In its league quarterfinal opener at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at West York, the Warriors will face York High, the third-place team from D-I. The Bearcats are the defending league champions.
Gettysburg is coming off its first-ever Y-A division title, compiling 12-0 mark in D-II. That marked the first time the Warriors went unbeaten in division play since 1992-93.
After the league playoffs, Gettysburg will enter the District 3 Class 5-A playoffs, almost certainly as the No. 1 seed. The Warriors are No. 1 in the latest district 5-A power ratings. Gettysburg has not made a District 3 title game since the 1967-68 team.
Gettysburg was ranked No. 7 in the state in 5-A in the latest Trib/HSSN poll.
OTHER BOYS' BASKETBALL
Harrisburg Academy 53, York Country Day 39: At Harrisburg, the Greyhounds fell to 8-12 with the nonleague loss. Harrisburg Academy is 12-9.
York Country Day 48, Harrisburg Academy 42: At Harrisburg, the Greyhounds earned the win to improve to 9-11. Harrisburg Academy fell to 10-10.
York Suburban 55, Hershey 16: At Hershey, the Trojans closed out a standout team season with an easy nonleague win to improve to 17-6. Suburban won the Y-A D-II title at 6-0. It was the Trojans' first-ever outright division title in wrestling. Earning pins for Suburban were Zachary Emory (126) and Mike Jury (195). Emory improved to 26-3.
Susquehannock 39, Northeastern 35: At Glen Rock, the Warriors got pins from Garrett Bortner (126), Owen Bortner (138), Jack Bender (160) and Colby Romjue (170) to earn the Y-A D-II win. Cole Wilson had a technical fall at 132 for Northeastern. Susquehannock finished at 10-7 overall and finished second place alone in D-II at 5-1. Northeastern fell to 5-12 and 3-3. Colby Romjue is 21-1 on the season, while Wilson is 28-2.
York Tech 42, James Buchanan 33: At Spry, the Spartans received pins from Zachary Childs (138), Eduardo Santana (145), Gary Balbi (220) and Jacob Sharp (285) to secure the nonleague victory.
York Tech 72, Columbia 6: At Spry, the Spartans received pins from Brayden Whitacre (152), James Wilmot (195), Jacob Sharp (220) and Evyn McCleary (285) to secure the easy nonleague victory. The Spartans (11-11) picked up eight forfeit wins.
Wyomissing 57, Hanover 17: At Wyomissing, Dalton Kirby (126) and Kardan Trish (220) had pins for Hanover (4-7), while Malcolm Gerlach (152) had a technical fall in the nonleague match. Wyomissing is 8-6.
Biglerville 60, Susquehanna Twp 15: At Susquehanna Twp, the Canners got nine forfeit victories to even their team record at 10-10.
Reach Steve Heiser at email@example.com.