York-Adams girls' star erupts for 28 points to reach 1,000; other Tuesday prep basketball

STEVE HEISER
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Delone Catholic's Giana Hoddinott, seen here in a file photo, reached the 1,000-point mark for her high school career on Tuesday.

Giana Hoddinott has accumulated a lot of honors during her standout high school basketball career.

She’s a two-time all-state selection and a two-time York-Adams Division III Player of the Year.

She helped Delone Catholic win the PIAA Class 3-A state championship as a freshman starter in 2019 and she helped the Squirettes win District 3 crowns in 2020 and 2021.

And she’s committed to play NCAA Division I college basketball for Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Now the senior standout can add another accolade to her resume – 1,000-point career scorer.

The 5-foot, 8-inch Hoddinott reached the milestone by pouring in 28 points on Tuesday afternoon in a 52-43 victory over Pennridge in a semifinal game of the Boyertown holiday tournament.

That put Hoddinott at exactly 1,000 points. She reached the milestone by canning two free throws with less than a minute left in the game.

Hoddinott was at her best in the first and fourth quarters. She had 13 points in the first quarter, when Delone jumped out to a 20-10 advantage.

Then, after Pennridge tied the game at 35-35 with a 17-5 third-quarter run, she scored eight points in the final eight minutes to spark a 17-8 fourth-quarter run by Delone that put the game away.

Hoddinott finished 9 for 10 at the foul line and made three 3-pointers.

For the season, Hoddinott is leading the York-Adams League in scoring at 22 points per game.

The Squirettes improved to 6-0. Pennridge fell to 4-3.

In Wednesday’s championship game, Delone will face Lansdale Catholic (4-0), a 60-30 winner over Boyertown (0-7) in the other semifinal.

OTHER GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Susquehannock 38, York Catholic 33: At Central York, the Warriors outscored the Irish 12-7 in the final quarter to earn the semifinal victory at the Central York holiday tournament. Evelyn Weldon led the Warriors with 10 points. For the Irish, Mariah Shue had 13 points, including three from behind the arc. Teammate Olivia Curry knocked in 10 points. Susquehannock (4-1) moves on to the championship at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and will face Central York (5-1), a 64-31 winner over Red Land in the other semifinal. York Catholic (2-2) will meet Red Land (2-5) in the consolation game at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Central York 64, Red Land 31: At Central York, the Panthers rolled to the victory behind big games from Emily Crouthamel (14 points), Bella Chimienti (13 points) and Karli Bacha (10 points),

Northeastern 62, Kennard-Dale 42: At Manchester, Mikayla Coleman led the Bobcats to the semifinal tournament victory by scoring 14 points. Also for Northeastern, Abigail McAlexander knocked in 13 points, including three from behind the arc, while Laurelye Kennedy scored 11 points, including three from downtown. For the Rams, Jenna Morris had 17 points. Northeastern (4-3) moves on to the championship game at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and will face Columbia (7-0), a 51-31 winner over Elizabethtown in the other semifinal. The Rams (2-5) move into the consolation game at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday vs. Elizabethtown (3-3).

Gov. Mifflin 56, Gettysburg 51: At the Hershey holiday tournament, Gettysburg dropped its first game of the season in the semifinal contest. Gettysburg fell to 4-1, while Gov. Mifflin improved to 4-3. Anne Bair (13), Camryn Felix (13) and Bri Abate (11) each reached double digits for Gettysburg. In the consolation game at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Gettysburg will face Middletown (3-5), which lost to Hershey (3-4) in the other semifinal.

Hanover 59, Mount Calvary Christian 29: At Hanover, Jaycie Miller led the Hawkettes to the home tournament semifinal victory by scoring 18 points, including four from behind the arc. Hanover (5-0) moves into the championship game at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday against South Western (3-4), which beat Biglerville (2-4) in the other semifinal, 53-26. MCC fell to 3-2.

South Western 53, Biglerville 26: At Hanover, the Mustangs cruised behind a 20-point effort from Grace Thomas. South Western finished the game on a 21-0 fourth-quarter surge. Brylee Rodgers had 23 points for Biglerville.

Fairfield 46, Newport 22: At Christian School of York, Breana Valentine led the Green Knights to the semifinal victory by scoring 15 points, including a nine-point outburst in the final quarter. Teammate Maddie Neiderer knocked in 12 points. The Green Knights outscored Newport 30-7 in the second half. Fairfield (3-3) now moves on to the championship game at 6 p.m. Wednesday and will face host Christian School of York (5-1), a 41-21 winner over Juniata Mennonite in the other semifinal.

Christian School of York 41, Juniata Mennonite 21: At CSY, Kayleigh Rhine (15) and Linda Brown (10) combined for 25 points for the Defenders.

Lebanon 51, New Oxford 40: At the Lebanon holiday event, the Colonials fell in the semfinals to the host team, which moved to 5-2. Ella Billman's 19 points paced New Oxford (1-5). In Wednesday's consolation, New Oxford will face Northern Lebanon (1-6), which fell to McCaskey (2-5) in the other semifinal, 41-38.

Littlestown 53, Octorara 17: At the Annville-Cleona holiday tournament, Kellee Staub poured in 20 points, including six 3-pointers, to earn the semifinal triumph for Littlestown (2-5). Celi Portillo added 12 points for the winners. Octorara fell to 0-4. In the title game Wednesday, Littlestown will face Annville-Cleona (2-4), a 44-29 winner over Tulpehocken in the other semifinal.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

West York 48, Northern York 35: At West York, the Bulldogs moved to 7-0 on the season and advanced to the title game of their own holiday tournament. Jaden Walker led the Bulldogs with 14 points. Teammate AJ Williams knocked in 13 points. For the Polar Bears, Gavin Moyer scored 18 points. In the championship game at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, West York will face Northeastern (5-3), a 69-44 victor over Ephrata in the other semifinal. Northern (3-3) faces Ephrata (2-4) in the consolation game at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Northeastern 69, Ephrata 44: At West York, the Bobcats were led to victory by Nick Rizzuto (20 points, three 3-pointers), Karron Mallory (15 points) and Chase Kloster (10 points).

York High 93, Thomas Mastery Charter 33: At Lancaster, Jacere Vega led the Bearcats to the easy semifinal victory by scoring 19 points. Julez Tucker knocked in 18 points for York, while also getting double-digit support from Shavell Jones (16), David Warde (13) and Daveyon Lydner (10). York High (2-4) moves on to the championship game at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and will face Harrisburg (1-4), a 73-66 winner over Lancaster McCaskey (1-4) in the other semifinal.

Red Lion 45, York Suburban 34: At Red Lion, the home team emerged victorious in a low-scoring nonleague contest. The Lions were led by double-digit scoring efforts from Sammy Vaught (13), Mason Urey (10) and Joe Sedora (10). Red Lion improved to 5-2. Suburban fell to 2-5.

Hempfield 60, Central York 51: At Hempfield, the Black Knights captured the championship at their own tournament. For the Panthers, Isaiah DeShields poured in 24 points. Teammate Jacobi Baker knocked in 12 points. Central fell to 1-6. Hempfield improved to 8-0.

Gettysburg 56, South Western 51: At Gettysburg, the Warriors captured the consolation game of their own holiday tournament. Trent Ramirez-Keller led the Warriors (4-3) with 17 points. Teammate Ethan Wagner knocked in 10 points. For the Mustangs (3-5), Shiloh Bivens scored 14 points, while teammate Emerson Sites-Byers scored 10 points.

New Oxford 55, Bermudian Springs 32: At New Oxford, Brennan Holmes led the Colonials to the semifinal victory by scoring 13 points. Teammate Aden Strausbaugh knocked in 10 points. For the Eagles, Ethan Beachy had 11 points. New Oxford (3-3) moves on to the championship game at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and will face York Catholic (4-0), a 69-38 winner over Dover in the other semifinal. Bermudian (2-4) will face Dover (0-6) in the consolation game at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

York Catholic 69, Dover 38: At New Oxford, Luke Forjan led the Irish to the semifinal victory by scoring 23 points. Teammate Michael Shelley knocked in 11 points. For the Eagles, Jakob Smyser scored 18 points.

Fairfield 54, York Tech 46: At Christian School of York, Eric Ball led the Green Knights to the semifinal tournament victory by scoring 17 points, including three from behind the arc. For the Spartans, Jordan Overton scored 14 points. Fairfield (4-2) moves into the championship game and will face the winner of the Christian School of York-York Country Day semifinal at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Tech (1-7) will face the CSY-YCD loser in the consolation game at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Donegal 50, Littlestown 44: At East Pennsboro, the Thunderbolts fell in a tournament semifinal. Zyan Herr had 21 points for Littlestown (5-2), while Christopher Meakin added 14. Donegal moved to 3-4. Greecastle (2-5) beat East Pennsboro 73-35 in the other semifinal. In Wednesday's consolation, Littlestown will face East Pennsboro (0-6).

 Kutztown 68, Biglerville 41: At Kutztown, the Canners trailed 32-21 at the half and were unable to recover, dropping the nonleague contest to Kutztown (3-3). Eli Weigle led the Canners (1-6) with 21 points, including three from behind the arc.

Columbia 98, Hanover 49: At Columbia, the Nighthawks fell to unbeaten Columbia (5-0) despite getting 15 points from Ethan Killinger and 12 points from Justus Feeser. Also at Columbia on Tuesday, Hanover fell to Kennard-Dale, 58-37. Hanover fell to 2-5. Kennard-Dale is 3-4.

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