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.
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.