BOYS HOOPS: Central York overcomes slow start to win

STAFF REPORT
  • Central York overcame an 8-point deficit after one quarter to beat Cedar Crest on Tuesday, 64-48.
  • The District 3 6-A first-round win moves the Panthers to Friday's quarterfinals at top seed Reading.
  • Landyn Ray poured in 19 points to lead Central. Garrett Markey added 14 for the winners.

Central York overcame a 13-5 deficit after one quarter to storm back and beat Cedar Crest 64-48 on Tuesday night in a District 3 Class 6-A boys' basketball first-round contest.

The road victory moves the ninth-seeded Panthers (18-8) into Friday's quarterfinals against top-seeded Reading (23-2) and its superstar, Lonnie Walker, who has already committed to the University of Miami. Friday's contest will be at the Geigle Complex in Reading. The Red Knights had a first-round bye.

Central York's Landyn Ray scored 19 points on Tuesday in the Panthers' win over Cedar Crest. Amanda J. Cain photo

Eighth-seeded Cedar Crest finished at 15-8.

Central used a 22-8 second-quarter surge to take the lead and a 21-12 fourth-quarter run to put the game out of reach.

Landyn Ray poured in 19 points for the winners, while Garrett Markey added 14 and Niko Sobestanovich chipped in 11.

Cedar Crest's Cole Laney paced all scorers with 22 points.

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BASKETBALL

Rosedale Baptist 66, Red Lion Christian 34: At Rosedale Baptist, the Swordsmen dropped the MACSAC quarterfinal. Robert Englestad led the Swordsmen with nine points.