Boys win York Suburban tournament
The Wildcats boys opened the 2019-20 season in style by capturing the York Suburban tip-off tourney. Dallastown topped West York 55-49 in Friday's opener, then defeated Suburban 69-58 on Saturday.
Boys split Division I opening games
YAIAA Division I play begins this week with the boys were impressive, remaining unbeaten after a 67-55 win past always-tough Northeastern on Tuesday. The Cats hosted York High on Friday and lost heart breaker 41-39, then fell to at outstanding Governor Mifflin squad, 56-32 in Saturday's Keystone Cup contest.
Boys earn pair of wins on weekend
The Wildcats boys scored a pair of wins this past weekend, starting with Friday's 66-51 Division I victory at Spring Grove. The next day was even more impressive as the Cats took down a red hot Penn Manor squad 56-29 in the cross-river contest. Roman Owens scored 15 and Michael Dickson added 13 as Dallastown went off on a 21-3 third-quarter blitz to run away.
Boys split pair of Division I games
Central York's defense has given opponents fits all season and the Panthers did the same to our boys Friday night in a 53-41 Division I victory. Still, despite a third league loss, Dallastown has plenty to play for the rest of the way, as one of the top 12 teams in District 3 6A.
A trio of Wildcats posted double figures and the boys' team went on to a hard fought 45-40 win at Red Lion in the opener of Wednesday's boys-girls doubleheader. Michael Dickson led the way with 15, while Kobe Green (11 points) and Jadon Green (10) combined to score all 19 of Dallstown's first quarter points.
Boys fall to Northeastern, York and New Oxford
It was a tough week for the Wildcats boys and two days after falling to Northeastern, Dallastown led York High several times on Wednesday night, but the Bearcats took the lead late and knocked off the Wildcats, 50-49. While Dallastown played great against York, Friday was unkind to our boys, who fell to a very good New Oxford team, 68-58. Kobe Green led the Cats with 19 points and Michael Dickson added 14.
Boys top Mustangs
After falling on tough times last week, the Wildcat boys got rolling in Tuesday's 62-48 win at South Western. There remains plenty to play for as the boys are trying to reach the District 3 6A tournament. There is some work to be done as Dallastown is currently ranked 16th trying to get into the 12-team field.
The boys picked up a big 52-40 win against Spring Grove on Friday night and closed the week with an impressive 48-45 Keystone Cup win at Hempfield.
Boys take down rival Lions, fall in other games
Leading throughout most of their game against Red Lion Tuesday night, the host Wildcats found themselves in a gut-check moment. The Lions got on a roll and took the lead behind a couple of dunks. Fortunately, Dallastown got the momentum back and behind a big fourth quarter rallied for a 57-50 victory.
The Wildcats drooped Friday night's game, 72-40 to Central York, then on Saturday lost to Central Dauphin 63-40. The boys regular season ended with a 66-58 win past Shippensburg on Feb. 3.
Girls fall in Hempfield title tilt
The girls played great defense in Friday's 33-30 victory over Solanco to open the Hempfield tournament, however the ladies fell on Saturday to a very good Central Dauphin team, 53-42.
Girls go 2-1 in second week of season
The girls faced Conestoga Valley on Tuesday and came away with a one-sided 68-26 win. The ladies upended York High on Friday, 43-26 before losing a Keystone Cup game to Governor Mifflin, 47-39 on Saturday.
Girls also grab two wins
The Dallastown girls squad had three players post double figures, led by Olivia Stein's 14 points in Friday's 49-40 win against a quality Spring Grove squad. The ladies followed that performance on Saturday with a 49-44 win against Penn Manor. Aniya Matthews led the way with 17 as the Cats jumped out to a 15-4 lead after one quarter and never looked back.
Coach Rex's 300th win highlights week
Saturday's girls team win past Susquehannock as when the Wildcats defeated the Warriors 46-26, giving coach Jay Rexroth his 300th career victory. Although the coach would likely downplay the accomplishment, his 300-204 record speaks volumes about what he has meant to Dallastown girls and boys basketball.
Coach Rex's moment helped the team make a quick recovery from Friday night's disappointing 49-47 loss to Central York. The Wildcats trailed the Panthers by 10 heading into the final quarter before coming back to within two points. Aniya Matthews led the way with 13 points.
Red Lion has always been the Wildcats nemesis, and the rivalry is renewed this season with the two teams battling for Division I supremacy. Unfortunately, on Wednesday, the Lions showed they are ready, holding the Wildcats offense in check to defeat our ladies, 46-32. First place Red Lion jumped out to an 8-2 lead after one and led 19-6 at halftime, handing Dallstown its first league loss of the season.
Dallstown wins battle of Cats
In their only game of the week of Jan. 19, the Wildcats topped the Bearcats of York High, 42-33. With a few games remaining, Dallastown hopes to catch Red Lion and Central York, the two teams ahead of them in Division I.
New week starts with big wins for girls
Despite not playing for several days, the girls team made the most of its trek to Lebanon County on Monday. Facing a talented Cedar Crest squad, the Wildcats battled all game before heading to the final quarter tied at 29. Fortunately, the Dallastown exploded for 19 in the fourth and picked up a 48-37 non-league victory and important district ranking points. D'Shantae Edwards dropped 15 points and Claire Teyral added 10.
On Tuesday, Bria Beverly led the way with 12, Teyral had 10, part of 10 players that reached the scoresheet in the Wildcats' 60-31 thrashing of South Western. A 35-point first half had things going in the right direction.
The ladies saw their week close in disappointing fashion, starting with Friday night's tough 53-44 Division I loss to Spring Grove. Edwards dropped 18 in that game and 20 the next afternoon, however Lower Dauphin nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to top Dallastown 44-43.
Girls stun Red Lion, top New Oxford, lose to Central
While the Wildcats girls are in the midst of another fine season, few teams have been as hot as Red Lion, which entered Tuesday night with only two losses. However, that changed as the patented Dallastown defense did its thing holding the Lions in check. Down 12 after the first quarter, the Wildcats allowed only 14 points the rest of the game and came for for a huge 32-28 victory. D'Shantae Edwards scored 14 in the win.
Despite 11 points from Edwards on Friday, the ladies lost to first-place Central York, 35-29. The Wildcats responded with Saturday's solid 45-34 Division I win against New Oxford and still have a shot to make the YAIAA tournament, which starts February 8. The girls closed their regular season on February 3 by beating Shippensburg 43-39.
Girls Win Second Straight YAIAA Tourney Title
The Wildcats girls remembered how nice it was cutting down the nets at York College last season, so on Valentines Day they got to do it again, playing consistent basketball much of the night in a 42-38 victory past Gettysburg to win the their second straight YAIAA tournament championship. Aniya Matthews and Bria Beverly were named co-players of the game by 1350 WOYK, which broadcast the game
YAIAA Tournament, game 1, The Cats used a common theme to win the 2019 YAIAA tournament championship: Do not allow the opposition to score. The ladies opened the 2020 tourney much of the same way, by limiting West York's points in a 38-24 victory at Dover on Saturday.
Wednesday's semifinal was more of the same as despite trailing by six at the intermission, Dallastown roared back, allowing only seven points in the second half and notched a comeback win past rival Red Lion, 35-30.
That victory sends the Wildcats back to the championship game.
The District 3 6A playoffs open on Monday, Feb 17 when Dallstown travels to Ephrata for a 7 pm start.