WEDNESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: York Suburban rallies to earn girls' hoops win vs. Northeastern
York Suburban used a strong second half to rally for a 37-33 nonleague girls' basketball victory over visiting Northeastern on Wednesday night.
The Trojans trailed 21-16 at halftime but used a 21-12 second-half run to capture the victory.
The foul line proved to be a key. Suburban finished 16 for 24, while Northeastern was 8 for 12.
The win helped Suburban solidify its District 3 Class 5-A playoff position. The Trojans are 9-3 and ranked No. 11 in the latest power ratings. The top 16 in the final power ratings will make the district 5-A field.
Northeastern could have significantly helped its playoff position if it could've held on for the win. The Bobcats dropped to 5-6 and sit at No. 15 in the latest district 5-A power ratings.
Suburban's defense shined over the final three quarters, limiting Northeastern to single digits in each of those periods.
Maddison Perring (14) and Alyssa Dougherty (13) combined for 27 of Suburban's 37 points.
Suburban next faces a major challenge at Gettysburg on Friday night. The Warriors (10-1 overall) are ranked No. 3 in the state in Class 5-A and are the defending District 3 5-A champions. Gettysburg won at Suburban on Jan. 19, 56-52.
Jordyn Jennings scored nine points to lead Northeastern and reached the 1,000-point mark for her career. Jennings led the York-Adams League in scoring a year ago and is averaging about 16 points per game this season.
OTHER GIRLS' BASKETBALL
Delone Catholic 64, York Catholic 44: At McSherrystown, Makenna Mummert led the Squirettes to the York-Adams Division III victory by scoring 16 points. Also for Delone, Giana Hoddinott knocked in 15 points, Maggie Hughes scored 14 points, and Abby Jacoby scored 12 points. For the Irish, Ashley Patterson scored 12 points. Delone Catholic improved to 9-0 in the division and 13-0 overall. while York Catholic fell to 3-4 and 2-2.
West York 51, Muhlenberg 34: At Muhlenberg, the Bulldogs led 37-24 at the end of three quarters and went on to capture the nonleague victory. T'azjah Generett led the Bulldogs with 12 points. West York improved to 5-7 overall.
Bishop McDevitt, 47, Central York 44: At Harrisburg, the Panthers dropped the nonleague contest to fall to 6-3 overall. McDevitt is 7-2. Mackenzie Wright-Rawls had 14 points for Central, while Bella Chimienti added 12.
Solanco 63, York High 38: At Quarryville, Ciarra Gibbs had 16 points and eight rebounds for York High in a losing cause. The Bearcats fell to 5-8. Solanco is also 5-8.
York Tech 59, Waynesboro 49: At Waynesboro, the Spartans won the nonleague contest to improve to 4-6 overall. Waynesboro is 1-9.
Dallastown 61, Eastern York 60: At Wrightsville, Michael Dickson's game-high 23 points, including 20 second-half points, led the Wildcats to the nonleague victory. Also for Dallastown, DJ Smith knocked in 14 points, while Ryan Snyder scored 10 points. For the Golden Knights, Austin Bausman scored 17 points, while Tristan Sawmiller knocked in 16 points and Micah Myers scored 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. Dallastown improved to 6-6 overall. Eastern fell to 1-9.
Central York 84, Bishop McDevitt 47: At Central York, the high-scoring Panthers enjoyed another big night in the nonleague triumph. The Panthers improved to 10-2. They've scored at least 78 points in nine of those wins. Central has won six straight. McDevitt is 3-6. The Panthers were led by K.B Brown (22 points), Nolan Hubbs (19 points), Greg Guidinger (18 points) and Jacobi Baker (13 points).
Littlestown 68, Hanover 41: At Littlestown, the Thunderbolts rolled in the York-Adams Division III battle to improve to 8-2 overall and 6-2 in the division. Hanover fell to 6-6 and 5-4.
York Suburban 41, New Oxford 30: At New Oxford, the Trojans received pins from Bryson Neidigh (132), Jamal Lewis (172) and Tyler Adams (106) to secure the nonleague victory. Adams is now 16-1, Neidigh is 15-1 and Lewis is 7-0. For the Colonials, Cameron Herring (138), John Ernst (160), Dylan Forbes (215) and Jerry Dattoli (113) each picked up pins. Forbes is 14-2. Suburban improved to 10-7 overall.
West York 36, Susquehannock 18: At Glen Rock, the Bulldogs received a pin from Eli Lawless (285) and a technical fall from Tyler Bard (152) to secure the York-Adams Division II victory. Lawless and Bard are each 10-2 on the season. For the Warriors, Michael Fox (172) picked up a pin. West York improved to 3-2 in the division and 6-6 overall.
Littlestown 45, Susquenita 22: At Susquenita, the Thunderbolts received pins from Caden Rankin (126), Connor Brown (138), Ayden Dillon (145), Ian Donihue (160) and Dakota Kroft (172) to secure the nonleague victory. Littlestown (10-3 overall) also beat East Pennsbboro, 60-9. Brown picked up the 100th victory of his career.
Bermudian Springs 45, Biglerville 21: At York Springs, the Eagles received pins from Savauri Shelton (215), Jakson Keffer (126), Brennan Schisler (132) and Bryce Harner (138) to capture the York-Adams Division III victory. Shelton is 10-0 and Schisler is 9-1, For the Canners, Joey Ney (120) and Levi Haines (145) each picked up pins. Haines is 11-0 and Ney is 7-1. Bermudian improved to 5-0 in the division and 7-3 overall. The Eagles have captured at least a tie for the divisional crown.
Eastern York 72, Columbia 6: At Columbia, Kaleb Crean (160) led the Golden Knights (6-6) to the nonleague victory by picking up a pin. The Golden Knights picked up 11 forfeit victories.
Octorara 44, Eastern York 30: At Columbia, Brock Bolton (145) and Adam Dandridge (285) had pins for the Golden Knights in the nonleague contest.
Hanover 42, Kennard-Dale 30: At Hanover, Dalton Kirby (138) led the Nighthawks to the nonleague victory by earning a pin. For the Rams, Avery Cummings (172) picked up a pin.
Lancaster Catholic 51, York Tech 12: At Spry, Jojo Nieves (189) picked up the lone pin of the nonleague match for the Spartans (2-9).
— Reach Steve Heiser at firstname.lastname@example.org. David VanO'Linda contributed to this report.