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BASKETBALL: York Catholic boys beat Berks Catholic

  • York Catholic downed Berks Catholic in boys' basketball on Thursday, 47-39.
  • Melik Martin poured in 19 points to lead the Fighting Irish.
  • York Catholic has won four straight and improved to 4-1 on the season.

The York Catholic boys’ basketball team went on the road and pulled off a victory over Berks Catholic on Thursday night, 47-39.

The game was a defensive struggle, but the Fighting Irish opened up a five-point lead at halftime. The Saints closed the gap to just three after three quarters, but a strong closing frame by York Catholic helped it earn the win.

Melik Martin scored 19 points Thursday for York Catholic.

Despite a down game offensively by D’Andre Davis, getting just five points from the junior guard, Melik Martin more than picked up for him on the offensive end, dropping in a game-high 19 points. Steven Nigro chipped in with nine points for the Irish and Kyle Derowski added eight.

York Catholic moved to 4-1 on the season and 4-0 in its last four games after opening the year with a loss. Berks Catholic fell to 1-3.



Dover 61, Northern York 39: At Dover, three players scored 10 points or more for the Eagles. Leading the way was Brady Bowman with 19 points, while Keith Davis added 16 and Victor Dorm scored 10. Davis’ total included four 3-pointers. Ryan McGill scored 15 points for the visitors.

Solanco 66, Kennard-Dale 51: At Quarryville, the Rams were outscored 39-16 in the first half. Adam Freese poured in 33 points in a losing cause.

Lower Dauphin 67, York Tech 46: At Hummelstown, the Spartans couldn’t match the Falcons’ hot shooting, falling behind by 20 by halftime. The York-Adams League's leading scorer, Terrence Romey, managed 15 points in the loss for Tech, while Jamel Jackson finished with 13.



Susquehannock 66, Shippensburg 40: At Glen Rock, the Warriors (5-2) continued their strong start to the season by easily dispatching the Greyhounds in a non-league contest. Tyler Williams posted 17 points for the home team, followed by Maddie Stone’s 15 and Jayla Galbreath’s 14.