Susquehannock grabs OT victory in boys' basketball; other Wednesday high school results

STEVE HEISER
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Susquehannock's Jalen Franklin, right, looks to get the ball past Lancaster Mennonite's David Shell during boys' basketball action at Susquehannock High School, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. Susquehannock would win the game 69-64. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Susquehannock used a 12-7 overtime edge to earn a 69-64 nonleague victory over Lancaster Mennonite on Wednesday night in Glen Rock.

The Warriors went 10 for 15 at the foul line in the OT and finished the night 16 for 28 at the charity stripe. Lancaster Mennonite was 5 for 9 at the foul line.

Susquehannock is now 9-5 overall, while Lancaster Mennonite fell to 9-7.

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The win boosted Susquehannock’s hopes of making the District 3 Class 5-A playoffs. The Warriors are No. 13 in the latest power ratings and the top 16 teams in the final power ratings after the games of Saturday, Feb. 12, will make the 5-A field. Lancaster Mennonite is No. 3 in the latest district 2-A power ratings.

Jalen Franklin’s 16 points led a balanced Susquehannock attack. He got double-digit scoring support from Ricky Ferguson (14 points), Dan Benna (11 points), Joshua Franklin (10 points) and Ezra Davis (10 points). Those five players combined for 61 of Susquehannock’s 69 points.

The Warriors led 33-26 at halftime, only to see Lancaster Mennonite use a 31-24 second-half surge to force OT.

Susquehannock has two more games this week: Friday at home vs. York Suburban and Saturday at Northern Lebanon.

OTHER BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Berks Catholic 69, York Catholic 52: At York, Luke Forjan poured in 33 points, but it wasn't enough in the nonleague loss for the Fighting Irish, who fell to 13-3. John Forjan added 13 points for YC. Berks Catholic, who got 30 points from Josiah Jordan, improved to 14-2.

Biglerville 34, York Country Day 31 (OT): At YCD, Anthony Cervantes led the Canners to the nonleague victory by scoring 16 points, including three from behind the arc. For the Greyhounds, Evan Haglin scored 23 points, including three 3-pointers. Biglerville is 3-15, while YCD fell to 4-6.

Carlisle 72, Gettysburg 56: At Gettysburg, Michael Hankey led the Warriors by scoring 21 points in the losing effort. Teammate Trent Ramirez-Keller had 11 points. Gettysburg is 8-9. Carlisle improved to 4-11.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Red Lion 52, York High 21: At Red Lion, Tatiana Virata scored 15 points and Bhrooke Axe added 14 points to lead the home team to the York-Adams Division I victory. The Lions held the Bearcats to singles digits in each quarter. Red Lion improved to 15-2 overall and 9-2 in D-I. York fell to 7-10 and 3-8.

Delone Catholic 75, Fairfield 30: At Fairfield, Giana Hoddinott poured in 26 points, all in the first half, to lead the unbeaten Squirettes to the York-Adams Division III victory. She had three 3-pointers. Teammate Abigail Vingsen had 10 points. For the Green Knights, Breana Valentine scored 11 points. With the win, Delone Catholic improved to 9-0 in the division and 17-0 overall. Delone has won 45 straight D-III contests. Fairfield is 7-10 and 3-7.

Gettysburg 61, Northeastern 42: At Manchester, Anne Bair and Camryn Felix led the Warriors to the nonleague victory by scoring 19 points apiece. For the Bobcats, Laurelye Kennedy scored 14 points, including four from behind the arc, while Alisha Keller scored 11, including three from downtown, and Carolyn Pospichal had 10 points. Gettysburg is now 13-2. Northeastern fell to 7-11.

New Oxford 40, South Western 25: At New Oxford, Timberley Linebaugh led the Colonials to the nonleague victory by scoring 15 points. Teammate Hailey Linebaugh had 11 points, including three from behind the arc. New Oxford improved to 9-8. South Western fell to 8-10.

Bermudian Springs 56, Susquehanna Township 39: At Susquehanna Township, the Eagles took the nonleague contest behind 18 points from Lilly Peters, 15 points from Hannah Chenault and 12 points from Bailey Oehmig. The Eagles improved to 15-3. Susquehanna Township fell to 7-6.

WRESTLING

York Suburban 54, Northeastern 24: At Suburban, Trojans head coach Brian Gentzyel picked up his 100th career victory. The Trojans received pins from Cole Jones (152), Jamel Lewis (172), Collin Boldt (189), Tyler Adams (120), Zach Emory (126), Bryson Neidigh (132) and Brayden Gentzyel (138) to secure the York-Adams Division II victory. Suburban finished divisional action at 5-1 and improved to 8-2 overall. Northeastern finished at 2-4 in the division and fell to 4-10 overall.

Susquehannock 42, Hanover 21: At Hanover, the Warriors improved to 7-8 with the nonleague triumph. Susquehannock got pins from Garrett Bortner (126), Jack VanTassel (145), Blake Romjue (160), Michael Fox (172), Tim Hall (189) and Isaiah Durham (215). Hanover (4-8) got pins from Daniel Corbin (113), Kenneth Hernandez (120) and Sage Hartlaub (152).

Gettysburg 57, Chambersburg 16: At Chambersburg, the unbeaten Warriors won the nonleague contest behind pins from Samuel Rodriguez (215), Trevor Gallagher (285), Wyatt Sokol (132), Dalton Redden (138), Jaxon Townsend (145), Logan Newell (152) and Tyler Withers (172). Gettysburg, the York-Adams Division II champion, finished the regular season at 17-0. The Warriors won each of their matches by double digits.

Dover 45, Mechanicsburg 27: At Dover, the Eagles received pins from Gavin Wells (285), Mason Leiphart (132), Daniel German (126) and Wyatt Dillon (138) to secure the nonleague victory. Leiphart is now 23-0 on the season. Dover improved to 1-10 as a team. Mechanicsburg is 2-13.

Biglerville 37, Central Dauphin East 18: At Central Dauphin East, the Canners received pins from Brody Gardner (106), Seth Lady (145) and Levi Roberts (189) to secure the nonleague victory. Biglerville is 14-3. C.D. East fell to 6-10.

Boiling Springs 59, Bermudian Springs 3: At Boiling Springs, the Eagles' only points came from a decision by Reece Daniels at 120. Bermudian fell to 8-9. Boiling Springs is 14-1.

West York 42, Kennard-Dale 27: At Fawn Grove, the Bulldogs won the York-Adams Division II match to finish 3-3 overall in D-II action. West York is 6-6 overall. K-D is 1-13 overall and finished 0-6 in the division.

Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @ydsports. Dave VanO'Linda contributed to this report.