The York County 1,000-point club has grown by three more basketball players during the past several days.
It started Thursday night, when Elijah Sutton passed the milestone in style.
The Dover High School senior poured in 42 points to help the Eagles to a 65-50 nonleague triumph over visiting Donegal.
Sutton entered the game needing 41 points to reach 1,000 points. He got the milestone basket with two minutes left in the game. For the night, he had 14 baskets, including three 3-pointers, and was 11 for 16 from the foul line.
Sutton has been a scoring machine this season for the Eagles (7-5) and is now averaging just under 26 points per game.
Friday night, two more area players reached the milestone.
York Tech’s Terence Romey scored 27 points in a 75-62 loss to unbeaten Littlestown. Romey entered the game needing 13 points to reach the milestone. The game was a meeting of the top two teams in York-Adams League Division III.
Romey is averaging 20.9 points per game for the Spartans (6-4), who rebounded from the Littlestown loss with a 63-42 nonleague win over James Buchanan on Saturday. Romey poured in 25 points in that win.
Also on Friday, Susquehannock’s Jaden Walker reached the milestone in a 55-49 setback at Gettysburg in a Y-A D-II girls’ showdown.
Walker needed 16 points to get to 1,000 and she finished with 21. She got the milestone on a rebound basket in the third quarter. Walker is a St. Joseph’s recruit who is averaging 17.5 points per game.
The loss left Susquehannock at 8-3 overall and 4-1 in the division. Gettysburg is 11-1 and 5-0. Gettysburg is alone in first, a half game ahead of Kennard-Dale (11-1, 5-1) and a full game clear of Susquehannock.
OTHER Y-A BASKETBALL NOTES
Only two unbeaten teams left: There are now just two unbeaten teams left in the Y-A League — the York High boys (8-0) and the Littlestown boys (10-0).
The Bearcats, however, had to survive their closest game yet to improve to 5-0 in D-I. York High outlasted Northeastern on Friday night, 69-65. That was York High’s first win this season by fewer than 10 points.
The Bearcats are ranked first in the state in Class 5-A according to rankings put out by Mike Bullock of the Sunbury Daily Item.
Two-time defending D-I champion Northeastern fell to 8-3 and 3-2.
Littlestown’s 75-62 win over York Tech was its closest win of the season. Logan Collins poured in 32 points for the Thunderbolts and is averaging 22.6 points per game.
West York, meanwhile, fell from the ranks of the unbeaten with a heartbreaking 59-58 home-court loss to Eastern York on Friday in a Y-A D-II battle. West York lost again on Saturday to Hempfield in the War of the Roses showcase at Conestoga Valley, 64-49, to fall to 8-2 overall. The Bulldogs are 3-1 in D-II. Eastern (9-2 overall) now leads D-II at 4-1. The Golden Knights, meanwhile, earned another OT win Saturday in the War of the Roses over Lancaster Mennonite, 65-60.
Overall, the York County teams went 2-3 in the War of the Roses vs. their Lancaster County foes. Red Lion also triumphed for York County, beating Conestoga Valley, 65-52. In the other two games, Central York fell to Manheim Township, 61-43, and Lancaster Catholic beat York Catholic, 63-21.
South Western girls alone in first in D-I: The South Western girls took over sole possession of first place in Y-A D-I after a 44-39 triumph over defending D-I champion Central York on Friday.
In another key D-I contest on Friday, Dallastown outlasted Spring Grove in overtime, 38-36.
The Mustangs (9-2 overall) are now 4-0 in D-I, while Dallastown (9-2 overall), Spring Grove (6-3 overall) and Central York (6-5 overall) are each 3-1 in the division.
On Saturday, York-Adams girls' teams went 5-2 at the West York Showcase, getting wins from Delone Catholic (65-18 vs. Red Land), York Catholic (54-41 over Manheim Central), Eastern York (41-26 over Shippensburg), Spring Grove (50-41 over Solanco) and West York (56-28 over Conestoga Valley). New Oxford fell to Lower Dauphin, 43-34, and Red Lion lost to Dowingtown East, 51-45.
Reach Steve Heiser at email@example.com.