York-Adams League all-stars put on offensive show
- The York-Adams League Senior All-Star Basketball Games were held Sunday at West York High.
- In the boys' game, the two teams combined for 268 points. The girls teamed up for 176 points.
- York Catholic's Melik Martin led all scorers on the day with a 35-point performance.
It was all offense all the time in the annual York-Adams League Senior All-Star Basketball Games on Sunday afternoon at West York High School.
The senior players kept the scorekeeper and scoreboard operator busy from opening tip-off to closing buzzer.
The teams in the boys' game racked up a total of 268 points, while the girls' teams accumulated 176 points. The two guys' teams knocked down a combined 31 3-point shots.
Team 1, featuring players from York Catholic, Central York, West York, Hanover, York Suburban, Bermudian Springs and Biglerville, defeated Team 2, 138-130 in the boys' game. Team 2 players were from York High, Eastern York, Dallastown, Susquehannock, New Oxford and Littlestown.
Team 1, with players from Central, Red Lion, York High, Dallastown, Delone Catholic, New Oxford and Biglerville, also won the girls' game, 92-84. Players from Dover, West York, Suburban, Gettysburg, Littlestown and Biglerville represented Team 2.
York Catholic's Melik Martin led all scorers with 35 points in the boys' game. The 6-foot, 5-inch forward scored on a variety of inside moves and short jumpers.
"It was nice to get on the floor with all the other seniors," Martin said. "Everybody was trying to get a dunk in. I got a couple in. No defense means a lot more energy for offense."
Martin had a chance to play one more time with York Catholic teammate Andrew Forjan, who scored 16 points.
"It's been a lot of fun playing on the team with Andrew. We definitely have gotten better together," Martin said.
Every player on the winning team reached doubles figures. The other scorers were: Courtney Batts, Central, (19 points); Jack Schultz, Suburban, (18 points); Noah Ayers, Biglerville, (17 points); Hunter Martz, Hanover, (13 points); Kenton Meckley, West York, (10 points); and Quinton Nace, Bermudian, (10 points). The York High duo of Jayden Iturmendi and Jacquez Casiano teamed for 59 Team 2 points. Jordin Brown of New Oxford (21 points), Avery Eyler of Littlestown (17 points) and Evan Springer of Eastern (13 points) also hit double figures.
Girls' game: In the girls' game, five Team 1 players reached doubles figures. Haley Luckabaugh (New Oxford) led the way with 19 points, followed by Madey-Zania Redman of York High (18 points), Elise Knobloch of Delone Catholic (14 points), Emma Saxton of of Central (11 points) and Sabrina Stough of Dallastown (10 points).
Rayah Fink of Dover and Georgia Dumars of Suburban each scored 19 points for Team 2, and Catie McCarty of West York delivered 17 points.
"It was a good experience playing in this game," Redman said. "I played against mostly all of these girls during the season, and I knew what they could do. I felt we played good considering it was our first game game together."
Redman, who plans to play at Lock Haven University, said the final score was "phenomenal."
"We tried to get to 100, but we just couldn't do it," she said.
The games were sponsored by the York White Rose Lions Club. The proceeds will benefit Hudsen Wolfe, a 7-year-old West York student who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.
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