PREP NOTEBOOK: During pivotal Friday in girls' hoops, Susquehannock star reaches milestone
- Susquehannock High School standout Jayla Galbreath reached the 1,000-point milestone on Friday.
- Galbreath reached the milestone on a 3-point shot. She finished the game with 15 points.
- In just more than a week, five York County players have reached the 1,000-point mark.
Membership in an elite York County basketball club is growing quickly.
Susquehannock High School standout Jayla Galbreath is the latest local player to reach the 1,000-point milestone for her career.
Galbreath achieved the feat Friday night in the Warriors’ 55-31 triumph over York Suburban. She finished with 15 points in the contest.
Her milestone basket, which came in front of a large home crowd in Glen Rock, came on a 3-point attempt. After the ball bounced off the rim and the backboard before dropping, she was mobbed by her teammates.
Galbreath became the second Warrior in a week to reach the mark, following in the footsteps of Jaden Walker, who reached the milestone on Friday, Jan. 4.
Walker had 11 points vs. Suburban, while Kelsey Gemmill matched Galbreath with 15 points.
Galbreath also became the fifth York County player in eight days to achieve the feat, matching the accomplishments of Walker, Dover’s Elijah Sutton, York Tech’s Terence Romey and South Western’s Taylor Geiman.
K-D girls hand Gettysburg first D-II loss: The win helped the Warriors (10-3 overall) draw even in the loss column for first place in York-Adams Division II.
They can thank their southern York County rivals from Kennard-Dale for that. K-D handed Gettysburg its first D-II loss Friday night, 52-41.
Susquehannock and Gettysburg (12-2) are 6-1 in the division, a half game behind K-D (14-1, 7-1).
Jaedyn McKeon (15), Lexie Kopko (14) and Megan Halczuk (11) combined for 40 of the Rams’ 52 points vs Gettysburg.
Gettysburg's Anne Bair led all scorers with 24 points.
Another D-II girls’ team, Eastern York, also continued to roll Friday night, downing Northeastern, 57-43. Amanda Galentine (13), Addy Malone (11) and Breana Grim (10) reached double digits for the Golden Knights (9-5, 4-3), who have won eight straight.
Susquehannock plays host to Eastern on Monday night in a pivotal D-II battle.
Three girls’ basketball teams now tied for D-I top spot: The D-I girls’ basketball race also tightened up Friday night when surging Spring Grove handed South Western its first D-I setback, 51-38.
Spring Grove (8-3), South Western (10-4) and Dallastown (11-2) are now each 5-1 in the division.
In the Rockets’ win, Haley Wagman led the way with 17 points, while Lexi Hoffman added 11. Geiman scored 17 points in a losing cause.
Spring Grove’s stingy defense held South Western to six points over the middle two quarters.
Dallastown beat Central York Friday night, 49-33, to earn its piece of first place. Claire Teyral and Lily Jamison had 11 points each to lead Dallastown.
Dallastown wins own wrestling tournament: The Dallastown wrestling team remained unbeaten on the season by winning its own dual tournament on Saturday.
The Wildcats downed Marple Newtown (78-0) and Hatboro Horsham (59-6) before edging Central Mountain in the finals. The title match ended at 28-28, but Dallastown was eventually credited with a 29-28 victory based on tiebreaking criteria E (most falls). Central Mountain came into that match ranked No. 16 in the state in Class 3-A by papowerwrestling.com. Dallastown came in unranked.
That marked the second time this season that Dallastown won a match by tiebreaker. They won a critical early-season York-Adams Division I triumph over Gettysburg, 32-31, based on criteria H (most first points scored).
Dallastown is 12-0 on the season and faces another crucial Y-A D-I match on Thursday at home vs. Spring Grove. The first-place Wildcats will enter that match at 4-0. Spring Grove is 2-1. If the Wildcats win that match, they'll likely earn their first outright D-I title since 2006. If Spring Grove wins on Thursday, the division title will likely be shared by Dallastown, Spring Grove and Gettysburg (3-1).
Susquehannock finished fifth at Dallastown, while York Suburban was seventh.
Gettysburg improved to 12-3 over the weekend by winning its own dual tournament, beating previously unbeaten Bermudian Springs (14-1) in the finals, 43-26.
Central York swimmers second at own Big 8 Invitational: The Central York swimming teams finished second in both the boys' and girls' divisions at its own Big 8 Invitational on Saturday.
Scranton Prep won girls' division at 409.5, while Central took second at 392. South Fayette took the boys' division at 349.5, followed by Central at 339. West York finished sixth in the boys' competition and seventh in the girls' action.
Lucas Tate won the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke for Central. Patrick O'Neill (200 freestyle) and Cody Beck (100 butterfly) also earned individual wins for the Panthers. The team of O'Neill, Tate, Beck and Clayton Brosend won the 200 medley relay.
Red Lion co-ed cheer team finishes fourth in state: The Red Lion High School team finished fourth in the co-ed division finals at the competitive spirit championships at the Giant Center in Hershey over the weekend.
Red Lion was first in the semifinal round before advancing to the finals.
New Oxford finished fifth in the co-ed division finals, while Dallastown was 13th in the small varsity division finals. Dover took fourth in the small varsity division semifinals.
The overall champions were: Garnet Valley (large varsity), Butler (co-ed), St. Hubert's (medium varsity) and Bethel Park (small varsity).
— Reach Steve Heiser at firstname.lastname@example.org.