Based on unofficial power ratings, York-Adams teams set to meet in district hoops playoffs
- A total of 22 York-Adams basketball teams will compete in the District 3 basketball playoffs.
- Nine boys' teams have qualified, including defending 5-A champion Northeastern.
- Thirteen girls' teams made the field, including defending 5-A champ Susquehannock.
- The York Catholic girls are the defending 3-A champions.
The final unofficial District 3 basketball power ratings have been released.
Based on those ratings, 22 York-Adams League teams will compete in the district postseason — nine boys' teams and 13 girls' teams.
The power ratings will become official on Monday, when District 3 releases its official brackets.
It appears as if a number of York-Adams teams will face off against each other in the early rounds.
Boys' playoffs: If the unofficial ratings hold up, the nine boys' teams in districts will be:
Class 6-A (12 teams make field, six will advance to states): No. 8 Central York (15-7) and No. 9 Dallastown (13-9).
Class 5-A (16 teams make field, 10 will advance to states): No. 3 Northeastern (21-2), No. 4. Dover (19-4), No. 7 New Oxford (17-6) and No. 10 York High (13-9). Northeastern is the defending 5-A district champ.
Class 4-A (10 teams make field, five will advance to states): No. 4 Kennard-Dale (18-5) and No. 5 Littlestown (15-7).
Class 3-A (six teams make field, four will advance to states): No. 5 York Catholic (15-8).
No York-Adams teams made the four-team 2-A field or the 10-team 1-A field.
Among the York County boys' teams just missing the cutoff were No. 14 York Tech (14-9) in 6-A and No. 11 Eastern York (10-13) in 4-A.
According to the unofficial pairings, No. 8 Central will play host to No. 9 Dallastown in a meeting of York-Adams Division I rivals in the 6-A first round on Tuesday, Feb. 20. They split their two regular-season meetings.
In 5-A, New Oxford will play host to York High in a first-round 5-A game on Monday, Feb. 19. The Colonials and Bearcats are also Y-A D-I rivals and split their regular-season meetings. In other 5-A first-round games, Y-A D-I champion Northeastern will play host to No. 14 Conrad Weiser (14-8) and Y-A D-II champion Dover will play host to No. 13 Garden Spot (13-9).
In 4-A, K-D will play host to Littlestown in a quarterfinal game on Thursday, Feb. 22. Both the Rams and Thunderbolts will have first-round byes.
In 3-A, York Catholic, the D-III co-champ with Littlestown, will visit No. 4 seed Lancaster Mennonite (16-6) on Monday, Feb.. 19. Lancaster Mennonite beat York Catholic on Jan. 22, 51-39.
In 1-A, the York Country Day boys (10-5) grabbed the No. 4 seed in the 10-team field. In a quarterfinal on Thursday, Feb. 22, YCD will play host to No. 5 High Point Baptist (14-5). The top six teams will move on to states. The Greyhounds are the two-time defending 1-A champions. YCD beat High Point 45-40 on Feb. 6.
Girls' playoffs: The 13 Y-A girls' teams in districts appear to be:
Class 6-A (12 teams make field, seven will advance to states): No. 3 Central York (18-4) and No. 5 Dallastown (17-6). Those two teams shared the Y-A D-I title.
Class 5-A (16 teams make field, eight will advance to states): No. 5 Susquehannock (20-3), No. 6 Spring Grove (15-7), No. 10 West York (13-9), No. 13 Dover (13-10) and No. 15 South Western (11-10). Susquehannock is the defending 5-A district champ.
Class 4-A (10 teams make field, six will advance to states): No. 6 Kennard-Dale (13-10), No. 7 York Suburban (13-9) and No. 10 Eastern York (11-11).
Class 3-A (six teams make field, three will make states): No. 2 Delone Catholic (20-3), No. 3 York Catholic (11-14) and No. 5 Hanover (15-8). York Catholic the defending 3-A district champ and has won 11 district titles in the past 12 seasons.
No Y-A teams made the four-team 2-A field or 10-team 1-A field. However, Christian School of York (18-4) is the No. 4 seed in 1-A, with six teams making states.
In 6-A, Central gets a first-round bye, and in the quarterfinals on Thursday, Feb. 22, will face the winner of the first-round game on Monday, Feb. 19, between No. 6 Cedar Cliff (16-6) and No. 11 Central Dauphin East (12-9). Dallastown, meanwhile, will play host to No. 12 seed Conestoga Valley (11-11) in a first-round contest on Monday, Feb. 19.
In 5-A, the first-round match-ups on Tuesday, Feb. 20, are:
D-II champ Susquehannock,will play host to No. 12 Hershey (13-9), Spring Grove will play host to No. 11 Shippensburg (15-7), West York will visit No. 7 Solanco (15-7), Dover will visit No. 4 Lampeter-Strasburg (20-2) and South Western will visit No. 2 Harrisburg (17-3).
Spring Grove beat Shippensburg in December, 40-33.
In 4-A, in a first-round game on Tuesday, Feb. 20, Suburban will play host to Eastern. The two teams split in the regular season. K-D gets a first-round bye, but will visit No. 3 Bishop McDevitt (14-7) on Friday, Feb. 23, in the quarterfinals.
In 3-A, York Catholic will play host to No. 6 Middletown (9-13) on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The winner will travel to Delone for a semifinal contest on Friday, Feb. 23. Delone and York Catholic are longtime rivals who shared the D-III title and split their regular-season contests. In another first-round contest on Tuesday, Feb. 20, Hanover will visit No. 4 Pequea Valley (12-10).
In 1-A, CSY will play host to No. 5 Veritas Academy (15-3) in the quarterfinals on Friday, Feb. 23.
Reach Steve Heiser at email@example.com.