TUESDAY'S BOYS' BASKETBALL: Red Lion continues turnaround, moves into tie for first in D-I
Red Lion continued its standout 2021 boys' basketball season on Tuesday night with a 62-49 victory at York High.
The Lions improved to 11-1 overall and 7-1 in York-Adams Division I. They moved into a tie for first place in the division with Central York, which had its game with New Oxford postponed on Tuesday night.
Despite its gaudy record, every win is pivotal for the Lions in the chase for a District 3 Class 6-A playoff berth. The Lions are No. 10 in the latest district 6-A power ratings and only the top 12 teams in the final power ratings will make the playoffs.
It's a marked turnaround for the Lions, who finished 10-12 a season ago. None of the players on the current Red Lion roster have ever enjoyed a winning season.
Davante Dennis poured in 28 points on Tuesday to lead the Lions, while Evan Watt added 21, including five 3-pointers.
Red Lion is at New Oxford on Friday before a showdown with Central on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Red Lion.
Antoine Beard led York High (3-9, 3-6) with 14 points, while Rashim Lee added 10.
The game was tied 8-8 after one quarter before the Lions slowly pulled away.
OTHER BOYS' BASKETBALL
South Western 50, Northeastern 43: At Manchester, the Mustangs trailed 33-30 at the end of the third quarter but rallied in the final frame to capture the York-Adams Division I victory. John Fenwick led the Mustangs with 15 points. Also for South Western, Sam Stefano knocked in 14 points, while Reece Stein scored 10 points. For the Bobcats, Kaden Hamilton and Karron Mallory each scored 14 points. South Western improved to 2-4 in the division and overall, while Northeastern fell to 4-4 in the division and 5-4 overall.
West York 78, Gettysburg 42: At Gettysburg, the Bulldogs outscored the Warriors 44-18 in the second half to take command of the York-Adams Division II contest. Jaden Walker led the Bulldogs with 20 points, including four from downtown. Also for West York, Ty Nalls and AJ Williams each knocked in 14 points. Nalls also connected for four from behind the arc. For the Warriors, Trent Rameriez-Keller scored 21 points. West York improved to 7-1 in the division and 9-3 overall. The Bulldogs have won six straight.
Dallastown 73 Spring Grove 39: At Dallastown, the Wildcats' Michael Dickson poured in 37 points, including a big-time, alley-oop dunk. Jadon Green pitched in 10 points, with three dunks. The Wildcats hit nine 3-pointers. Dallastown improved to 5-6 overall and ended a four-game losing skid. The Wildcats are 5-4 in York-Adams Division I.
Delone Catholic 63, Biglerville 19: At Biglerville, Trenton Kopp led the Squires to the York-Adams Division III victory by scoring 14 points. Teammate Matt Rineman knocked in 11 points. For the Canners, Drew Parker scored 12 points. Delone improved to 5-5 in the division and 6-7 overall. Delone has won three straight.
Bermudian Springs 47, York Tech 43 (OT): At York Springs, the Eagles went 6 for 6 from the charity stripe in the overtime to capture the York-Adams Division III victory. Jacob Schriver led the Eagles with 16 points. Teammate Jaylen Martinez knocked in 15 points. For the Spartans, Abdias Hernandez scored 16 points, while Nehemiah Stubbs scored 11 points. Bermudian improved to 7-3 in the division and 8-4 overall.
Littlestown 63, Hanover 44: At Hanover, the Thunderbolts rolled behind big nights from Jake Bosley (27 points), Jayden Weishaar (13 points) and Luke Denault (12 points). Kyle Garman had 22 points for Hanover. Littlestown is 7-2 overall and 5-2 in York-Adams Division III. Hanover is 6-5 and 5-3.
Kennard-Dale 56, Susquehannock 52: At Glen Rock, the Rams won the battle between the southern York County rivals. The Rams, who have won three straight, improved to 9-3 overall and 6-2 in York-Adams Division II. Susquehannock is 5-6 and 3-5. K-D was led by Zach Orwig (13 points), Koy Swanson (12 points) and Drew Dressel (10 points). Nick Holloway (15 points) and Josh Franklin (11 points) paced Susquehannock.
Reach Steve Heiser at email@example.com. David VanO'Linda contributed to this report.