Written by: on Monday, January 29th, 2018


January 28, 2018

1. Reading (16-2) (AAAAAA) For the second straight Saturday, Reading would face an undefeated team ranked #3 in in 6A. Like last week they fell behind early, trailing State College 15-3 early but went on 15-2 run to take their first lead at 18-17 and went on to defeat the Little Lions 75-66 using relentless man-to-man defense to wear State College down in the Trinity SPBP Classic. Xavier Starks led five Knights in double-figures with 20 points, RJ Dixon had 17, Larry Wingo scored 13, Rick Lopez had 12 and Wesley Butler had 10 points. Earlier Reading defeated Muhlenberg 101-63 and Daniel Boone 66-30. Against Muhlenberg Wingo 20pts, Dixon 17pts, Starks and Butler 13pts apiece and Lopez 12pts all scored in double-figures…..Wingo scored 17 and Lopez 10 in the win over Daniel Boone. www.cityofbashttp://ketballlove.com/news_article/show/880550?referrer_id=1566508


2. York Northeastern (18-0) (AAAAA) Bobcats defeated Central York 67-64, Antonio Rizzuto poured in 33 points and Fred Mulbah had 21…..Also crushed York Southwestern 65-21. York Daily Record may let you look at one or two box scores a week. But one was the limit this week.

3. Berks Catholic (14-2) (AAAA) Tre Dabney hit four 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 14 points to lead the Saints over Twin Valley 50-30. the Raiders. Casey Jack scored 10 points to go with four steals and 10 assists, and Keba Mitchell had eight rebounds and three blocked shots for the Saints….. Jack had 21 points and five assists and Dabney recorded a double-double as Berks Catholic won 58-43 at Conrad Weiser, snapping a first-place tie in Division II of the Berks Conference. The Saints took over sole possession of first place and extended their league winning streak to 35 games. They haven’t lost a league game since early in the 2014-15 season, at Conrad Weiser. Dabney had 11 points, a game-high 12 rebounded and played a big part in a defensive effort that limited the Scouts to five points in the first quarter and 17 by halftime.

4. Hempfield (16-2) (AAAAAA) Black Knights get out of the funk they’ve been in for a couple weeks, by leading from start to finish in a 51-31 win over Conestoga Valley. Anthony Alston led the way with 14 points and David Martin Robinson had 11…..Then had to scored 35 fourth quarter points to overcome a 42-29 deficit with little over six minutes left in game. Ryan Moffatt had 20 in this one to lead and Robinson backed him up with 16 more…..As if that comeback wasn’t enough, the Knights next found themselves in a 24-9 hole with Warwick. Again they had enough to fight their way out and used a 34-14 middle-two quarters run to take a 42-38 lead into the final quarter to come away with 64-54 win. Four players scored in double-figures led b Alston with 19, Moffatt with 16. Robinson with 12 and Eli Washington with 10.

5. Lampeter-Strasburg (18-1) (AAAAA) Pioneers go 4-0 this week defeating Donegal 73-44, Solanco 53-34, Garden Spot 80-31 and Oxford 71-25. In the win over Donegal, Ryan Smith again led with another 30 point game. Chase Broderick added 12. Against Solanco Jordan Sweger was high with 11 and Zach Knigsley added 11. Smith scored 16, Isaac Beers 14, Patrick Holmes 11 and Kingsley 10 against Garden Spot. The Pioneers than shut out Oxford 27-0 in the first quarter in their big win. Isaac Beers led 12-players into the scoring column with 21 points and Cam Niemeyer added 10.

6. Chambersburg (14-4) (AAAAAA) The Trojans pushed State College to the limit before losing to the little Lions 51-46. Chambersburg got as close as 45-44 and had the ball but a missed layup gave it back and State held on of the win. Joel Torres who missed over half the game with sickness still led in scoring with 19 points. Terrell Williams added 10…..Then had to go overtime to defeat Central Dauphin 54-44. Torres missed the game with an injury and there is no know timetable for his return. Seth Brouse scored a career-high 19 points, Cade Brindle added 14 points and 6-8 junior Tyler Collier had 11.

7. Harrisburg (14-3) (AAAAAA) The Cougars played five games this week, losing to State College 78-52 (Nareece Glen 13pts, John McNeil 10pts), then defeating Carlisle 69-63 (Glenn 19pts, Tony James 13), Williamsport 82-47 (13-players scored led by James with 20 and Ky’Aire Sumpter 11), Mifflin County 87-67 (James 29, Deoin Patterson and Nyzier Brannon 13pts apiece) and Parkland 62-52 (James 24 points) in the Lehigh Valley Hoop Group Showcase.

8. Hershey (17-1) (AAAAA) The Trojans held off Cedar Cliff 55 -52. Four players scored in double-figures. Sean Collier led with 14pts. Jake Wilson and Griffin Jackson added 11 apiece and , Nick Hines scored 10 points……Defeated Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt 57-47 as Chase Wallace led with 14pts. Wilson had 13 and Collier and Drew Painter both had 10…..Then defeated Lebanon 56-48, with Wilson scoring 16 and Wallace and Collier both chipping in with 10 points.

9. Greencastle-Antrim (15-2) (AAAAA) Blue Devils had all five starters reach double figures with a 59-43 win over Boiling Springs at Greencastle on Tuesday night. It was a balanced effort for the Blue Devils. Brandon Stuhler scored 15 to lead the way and the other four Greencastle starters Jason Freeman, Ben Freeman, Ian Gelsinger and Bryan Gembe each had 11…..Also defeated Big Spring 73-50 and Red Lion 71-41.

10. Cedar Crest (16-3) (AAAAAA) The Falcons were got a big 40-point, 81-41 win over Conestoga Valley. Blake Thompson had a big 33-point game in the win. Cole Laney added 11 points…..Then got an important big win at Manheim Township, scoring 31 in the final quarter for a 76-73 win over the Blue Streaks. Thompson led again with 23pts, while Laney had 17 and Logan Horn added 15.

11. Lancaster Catholic (17-2) (AAAA) The Crusaders defeated Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt 61-49 behind 14 points from RJ VanTash, 12 from Dwayne Caine and 10 from David Kamwanga…..Turned back Annville-Cleona 69-42. Kamwanga had 14 and VanTash 11…..Blasted old arch-rival Columbia 66-36 behind 17 points from Johnny Besecker and 10 points from Denzel Kabasele.

12. Wilson (12-6) (AAAAAA) Wilson scored the last nine points, over the final 90 seconds, to beat Exeter 47-43. The Bulldogs trailed 43-38 with 1:45 remaining but saw Stevie Mitchell score four points in four seconds and Logan Horst hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 15 seconds left. Horst finished with a game-high 16 points, 11 in the fourth quarter….. freshman Stevie Mitchell scored 17 points, Horst had 14 and Josh Figura 10 as the Bulldogs broke from a third-quarter tie to knock off Muhlenberg 59-50…..Wilson lost a non-district game to Pottsville 48-43. The Bulldogs led 24-20 at the half but scored just one field goal in the third quarter. Freshman Stevie Mitchell led Wilson with 12 points.

13. Steelton-Highspire (12-5) (AAA) The Rollers defeated West Perry 44-33 as Tim Kater scored 18 points and went over the 1,000 point mark for his career…..Jarvai Flowers and Amiq Jenkins both scored 14pts and Kater 13 in a 63-37 win over Helen Thackston Charter…..Third win this week came in an 86-68 victory over York Country Day. Flowers had 24 and Kater 13.

14. Middletown (12-5) (AAAA)                                                                              ALL WINS: Steelton-Highspire 47-46, East Pennsboro 71-56, Susquehannock 64-49, Trinity 65-64, Annville-Cleona 68-48, West Perry 56-44, Northern Lebanon 71-61, Milton Hershey 81-55, East Pennsboro 62-52, Eastern Lebanon 72-62, Camp Hill 81-52, Mifflin County 80-62.                                                                              ALL LOSSES: Milton Hershey 71-83, Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt 46-50, Lampeter-Strasburg 51-75, Camp Hill 65-67, Steelton-Highspire 45-61.                      LEADING SCORERS: Ryan Hughes 6-4 Sr, 20.7, Chris Plummer 6-3 Sr, 14.7, Tre Leach 6-0 Sr, 12.9.

15. Lower Dauphin (13-4) (AAAAA)                                                                     ALL WINS: Mifflin County 71-35, Red Land 83-46, Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt 64-63, Susquehanna Township 58-56, Pottstown 79-45, York County Vo-Tech 84-54, Mechanicsburg 55-24, Palmyra 52-29, Red Land 79-32, Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt 75-61, Milton Hershey 73-61, Cedar Cliff 65-59.                                                    ALL LOSSES: Hershey 60-68, Cedar Cliff 56-62, Cedar Crest 68-71, Susquehanna Township 56-59.                                                                                            LEADING SCORERS: Casey Caruso 13.6, Will Bowen 6-6 Jr, 12.8, 6-5 Jr Brian Swist 9.6, Luke Hedrick 5-10, 9.5.

16. Milton Hershey (12-3) (AAAAA) Blown out by Middletown 81-55. DonYae Baylor-Carroll’s 12 points led the way and Pedro Rodriguez added 10…..Lost second game in a row 73-61 to Lower Dauphin. Rodriguez led with 26 and Carroll added 14…..Bounced back to defeat East Pennsboro 88-51. Carroll had 29 points and Rodriguez had 23 in the win…..Battled back from an 18-point halftime deficit and defeated Philadelphia John Bartram 78-67 in the Trinity SPBP Showcase. Carroll gunned in 34 points in the win.

17. Manheim Township (13-5) (AAAAAA) Blue Streaks drop down after losing to Hempfield and Cedar Crest both by three points. Bounced back with a 53-56 victory over Governor Mifflin. Tyler Vicidomini led the way with 15 points, Zack Oldac added 14 and Tyler Crespo scored 10.

18. Trinity (13-4) (AAA) Lost to Camp Hill 58-51. Sean Good scored 13 in the loss and Kalen Veres added 11…..Defeated West Perry 55-32 as Veres had 13, Good 11 and Patrick Walker 10….. Conestoga 63-57 at the Trinity SPBP Showcase. Good and Matt Long both scored 15 points and Walker added 13.

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