Lots of questions remain to be answered in York-Adams League girls' basketball races

  • Central York, Susquehannock and Delone lead the York-Adams girls' basketball races.
  • Central leads York-Adams Division I at 10-3 overall and 5-1 in D-I.
  • Susquehannock leads Division II at 10-1 overall and 6-1 in D-II.
  • Delone leads Division III at 12-1 overall and 6-0 in D-III.

Some questions have been answered, while others remain unknown, with the York-Adams League girls’ basketball races passing the midway point.

Central York (10-3, 5-1 Division I), Susquehannock (10-1, 6-1 Division II) and Delone Catholic (12-1, 6-0 Division II) have all taken big strides toward division championships.

Teirra Preston has helped Central York earn the top spot in York-Adams Division I thus far this season. YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO

A lot, however, remains to be determined as the regular season approaches its end in early February.

Division I: While many believed that Central would repeat as Division I champion, the major question going into the season was who would be the Panthers’ biggest rival.

That has yet to be answered, with three teams breathing down Central’s neck.

Entering the campaign, Dallastown (7-4, 4-2) was presumed to be that team and the Wildcats are certainly in the mix.

However, both Spring Grove (9-3, 4-2) and South Western (8-4, 4-2) have improved by leaps and bounds this season. Both programs are tied with Dallastown for second in the division.

Division II: Division II figured to be a multi-team tussle, and so far that has been the case. Few, if any, expected it to be this close, however.

Susquehannock remains atop the standings, but six — yes six — other programs remain in contention for league playoff berths. That list includes a pair of surprise squads in Gettysburg (6-7, 3-4) and Kennard-Dale (6-4, 3-3).

Despite some off-the-court drama surrounding the Dover girls, the Eagles (6-5, 3-2) have so far stayed in the fray.

York Suburban (9-4, 4-2), West York (7-5, 4-3) and Eastern York (6-6, 3-4) are also still alive.

Division III: Finally, in Division III, this could be the year that York Catholic (5-8, 5-1) is upended.

The Irish have struggled against a challenging non-league schedule without the presence of all-state standout Kate Bauhof in the lineup. 

If the season ended right now, York Catholic would miss the District 3 Class 3-A playoffs. The Irish are seventh in the 3-A power ratings, and only the top six will make the district field.

The good news is that Bauhof will likely be around before York Catholic meets up with Delone Catholic (12-1, 6-0) in a rematch that will likely decide the D-III title.

The rest of the division seems to be a rather large step behind the two parochial rivals.

Fink piling up points: Dover’s Rajah Fink was a standout scorer last year as a junior.

This year, she’s turned it up a notch.

After finishing behind Bauhof in scoring last year at 18.9 points per game, the Indiana University of Pennsylvania recruit has upped her average to 25.6 this year.

Reach Ryan Vandersloot at sports@yorkdispatch.com.