After pouring in 21 second-half points against Central Dauphin in the season opener the Wildcats had another big second half in Saturday's win against York Suburban.
Dallastown followed a 60-41 win with a 64-41 victory at Suburban to open the season 2-0.
Da'Trail Albert, Donovan Catchings and Braden Caldwell all finished in double figures.
Great start for boys, Dec 9 & 10
It was a tough opening weekend for the Dallastown girls as the Cats dropped both games at the Hempfield Tournament.
Julia Sutton scored 15 points in each contest, but Dallastown fell 52-42 against Governer Mifflin and 40-29 vs. host Hempfield in the consolation game.
Central tough to open league play
Da'Trail Albert poured in 16 points, Brandon McGlynn 15 and Donovan Cathings 12 as the Wildcats boys improved to 3-0 after a 59-53 win past Central York.
Dallastown trailed the Panthers 26-24 at halftime, but rallied with a 22-point third quarter and held off Central over the final eight minutes for the victory.
Boys improve to 3-0
The Wildcat girls' team opened the YAIAA Division I season against an experienced Central York squad and fell to the Panthers, 65-48.
Despite the loss, it was the highest point total for Dallastown this season. The girls fell to 0-3 on the young season.
Rough openers for girls, Dec 9 & 10
The much-improved Dallastown boys faced the consensus top team in the area, unbeaten Northeastern and led the Division I opener at halftime. However, the host Bobcats were too tough down the stretch and handed the Wildcats a 70-58 defeat.
The Cats led 28-26 after two quarters, but Northeastern’s 44-point second half was too much to overcome. Dallastown will take its 3-1 record to York High on Tuesday.
Boys fall at Northeastern
Julia Sutton scored 16 points, Samantha Miller 13 and Sabrina Stough added 11 to lead the Wildcats to their first victory of the season, 49-35 at Susquehannock.
Dallastown (1-3) sprinted out to an 11-7 lead after one period and followed that with a terrific second quarter and a 27-16 halftime advantage.
Cats get first win
Brielle Berry notched a varsity career-high with 12 points, including three clutch 3-pointers, helping the Wildcats to a 57-32 Division I home win over York High.
Berry hit her long-range shots in the second quarter, as Dallastown took a 24-20 lead at the half. The Wildcats then clamped down the defense and an 18-point third quarter put York away. Julia Sutton topped all scorers with 13 as the home team improved to 2-3 after a second straight win.
Cats top York
Cats get first win
What a game.
Down four with only 10 seconds to play in a hostile environment, the Wildcats pulled off their version of a holiday miracle when Donovan Catchings broke free and hit a layup with 2.9 seconds to play in a stunning 66-65 comeback victory at York High.
Brandon McGlynn, who led all scorers with 19 points, completed a three-point play six seconds before feeding Catchings for the game winner. Dallastown improved to 4-1 after the exciting win over the Bearcats.
Cats win stunner at York High
New Oxford hasn’t really been pushed much this season, but on Friday, the Wildcats did just that. Julia Sutton scored 15 points and Lily Jamison added 10 as Dallastown stayed in the game late, before falling to the senior-laden Colonials, 48-44..
Great effort against Colonials
The Dallastown boys improved to 6-1 overall after an important 72-63 Division I win against New Oxford. Four starters reached double figures and Max Teyral added seven big points off the bench. Donovan Catchings led the way with 16.
Cats 6-1 after topping Colonials
The Wildcats will take momentum into the new year after earning a huge overtime victory against Manheim Township, 58-56 on Dec. 29. Donovan Catchings led the way with 18 points with Brandon McGlynn scoring 13 and Will Barton adding 12.
Cats top Streaks in OT
The Wildcats staged a terrific comeback in Tuesday's opening night of the Lower Dauphin Tournament. Unfortunately, Greencastle-Antrim was able to hold off Dallastown, 35-34. Sabrina Stough and Julia Sutton scored 11 points each for the Wildcats. The next night, Dallastown fell to the host Falcons, 40-18, but the young group playing in its first tourney together gained valuable experience.
Experience gained at tournament
A three-game win streak came to a surprising end on Tuesday when the Wildcats dropped a 59-58 decision against South Western. Da'Trail Albert scored 19, Brandon McGlynn 14 and Rob Catchings 10 in the loss, which dropped Dallastown's record to 7-2 overall.
Upset by Mustangs
The Wildcat girls' team started 2017 the right way with a 49-43 win at South Western. Julia Sutton and Sabria Royal scored 13 points each in the win. Down one entering the fourth quarter, the Cats ran off a 20-12 run in the final eight minutes to improve their record to 3-6 overall.
Big win against South Western
The Wildcat girls' team is inching its way towards the .500 mark after a one-sided home win against Spring Grove on Friday night, 42-20.
One-sided win vs Spring Grove
The Dallastown boys team split a pair of games over the weekend, falling at Spring Grove, 70-59 against a very good Rockets squad. The Wildcats led 16-13 after one quarter and Brandon McGlynn poured in 26 points against University of Michigan recruit Eli Brooks. The next night, the boys teams scored a thrilling 44-42 victory against Penn Manor, as a part of the War of the Roses tournament.
The Wildcat improving girls' team continued their hot streak at home on Monday. Dallastown earned its fourth straight victory with a 44-39 non-league victory past Mechanicsburg.
Four straight after beating Mech.
Weekend split for D-town boys
The Wildcat girls' team won their fourth straight game with another terrific effort, all the better against rival Red Lion, 51-34. Julia Sutton scored 19 points, Sam Miller added nine and Lily Jamison hit a pair of 3-pointers in the win. The coaching staff was particularly proud of only allowing 34 points.
The Dallastown boys rolled during the first rivalry night against Red Lion, as Da'Trail Albert scored 18 points, while Will Barton and Justin Atwood added 10 in the 61-44 win over the Lions. The Wildcats improved to 9-3 overall and remain tied for third place in Division I.
Boys 9-3 after win over Red Lion
Girls impressive vs rival Lions
Girls stun first-place Central York
The Wildcat girls' team entered Friday's game against first-place Central York on a four-game win streak, looking for a true "signature" win for the young team - and they got it. Julia Sutton scored 20 points, 10 of which came in the fourth quarter, when Dallastown outscored the Panthers, 18-6, to rally for a 43-42 win. The Wildcats' fifth straight win handed Central its first Division I loss of the season.
Boys take down Central York
The Dallastown boys rolled to a third consecutive victory on Friday, this one on the road at Central York. The Wuildcats topped the Panthers 55-46 as Brandon McGlynn led the way with 15 and Robert Catchings added 13 as Dallastown rebounded from a five-point first quarter.
The Wildcat girls' team saw their five-game win streak end on Monday at Manheim Township against a very tough Blue Streaks squad. Dallastown lost 51-30 to the Streaks with Division I recruit Megan Baldassarre, who had 16 points, to support teammate Olivia Matto, who dropped 19. Sam Miller led the Wildcats with eight.
Township too much for Cats girls
Northeastern hasn't had many close games this season, but the undefeated Bobcats had a battle against Dallastown this week. Brandon McGlynn scored 21 points, Da'Trail Albert added 14 and Donovan Catchings 11 in the Wildcats' 71-63 loss.
Boys fall vs unbeaten Bobcats
The Wildcat girls' team forced overtime against West York (12-4), but fell to the Bulldogs 47-43. Julia Sutton led the way with 19 points and Sam Miller scored 13 the Wildcats.
Overtime does in Wildcats
The Wildcats split a par of games this weekend, starting with Friday night's impressive 73-64 win against York, which marked the second time this season Dallastown topped the Bearcats. Donovan Catchings was one of five players to reach double figures with a team-high 17. Brandon McGlynn, Da'Trail Albert and Will Barton had 11 and Ben Ward added 10. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, they were on the short end of a tough 58-57 decision at Governor Mifflin.
The Wildcat girls' team opened the weekend with a 65-43 Division I win at York High on Friday, but fell, 47-42, at always-tough York Catholic on Saturday.
Boy earn weekend split
Girls beat York High, fall to Catholic
The Wildcats boys were caught by surprise on Tuesday when New Oxford pulled off a 56-54 upset. It marks the second straight loss for Dallastown, but let's hope, like the last time, for another three-game win streak to follow this two-game skid.
What a performance by the Dallastown girls, who stated down Division I favorite New Oxford and knocked off the Colonials, 59-47. Sabrina Stough scored 18 points, 17 of which came in the first half when the Wildcats built a sizeable lead and held on. Don't look now, but Dallastown is 7-2 in the division, which promises to make the final weeks very interesting.
Colonials stun Wildcats
Cats score big win against the Ox
The Wildcats boys rebounded from their two-game skid in style with a pair of wins this week. First off was a cross-over win against Dover. Brandon McGlynn led the way with 21, Donovan Catchings added 16 and Braden Caldwell 15 in a 75-66 win vs. the Eagles. The Cats trailed 35-27 at halftime but rallied with a 48-point second half.
On Friday, Caldwell notched 20, McGlynn 17 and Da'Trail Albert 12 in a 72-58 win against South Western.
Julia Sutton dropped 19 points and Sabria Royal notched a career-high 17 as the Wildcat ladies topped South Western, 55-42. Dallastown is playing well right now with two league games remaining.
Colonials stun Wildcats
Cats earn two wins
Cats top Mustangs
The Wildcats boys stayed close throughout Tuesday's game against Spring Grove, unfortunately the Rockets may be the YAIAA's hottest team and handed Dallastown a 62-58 loss. Brandon McGlynn led the Cats with 17, Braden Caldwell had 14 and Da'Trail Albert 11.
Boys fall to Rockets
Girls' win streak reaches three
Dallastown's girls came away from Papertown with a 59-32 win over the Rockets. Freshman Aniya Matthews led the way with 14 points, Julia Sutton scored 12 and Samantha Miller added 10. The win, the Wildcats' third in a row, assured the team of at least a .500 record regular season record. Way to go ladies!
Regular season finales
Regular season finales
The Wildcats boys finished their solid YAIAA season with a 57-43 win at Red Lion on Thursday. Da'Trail Albert led the way with 22 points as an early nine-point run keyed Dallastown. The boys' regular season concluded with a 67-59 loss to Lower Dauphin in the Keystone Cup series.
The Wildcats girls were likely the YAIAA's most improved teams from the beginning of the regular season to the end, which concluded on Thursday with a 55-44 win over the Lions. Sabria Royal led the way with 22 points, 11 of which came in the first quarter.
The upstart Wildcats girls' team raised some eyebrows this season as Dallastown qualified for the YAIAA playoff tournament. Unfortunately the girls fell to an experienced Delone Catholic squad, 45-44. The Wildcats led by one after three quarters, but the Squirettes pulled it out. Julia Sutton scored 11 and Lily Jamison added 10 in defeat.
Girls fall in YAIAA tournament
Missing leading scorer Brandon McGlynn, the Wildcats boys had to play at Carlisle, one of the top teams in the District 3, Class 6A postseason tournament. But the boys did Dallastown - and all of the YAIAA - proud with the way they battled against the No. 5 seeded Thundering Herd. Donovan Catchings closed out his high school career by scoring a career-high 29 points and Da'Trail Albert added 22 in the 80-77 loss that ended the Cats' season.
“It was a disappointment losing, but, you know, I’m proud of my high school career. … And I’m proud of these guys for fighting with me and finally getting here (to the district tournament)," Catchings told GameTimePA.
Boys nearly stun Carlisle
Season ends against CD East
The Wildcat girls saw their season come to an end one game shy of qualifying for the PIAA Class 6A playoffs when Dallastown lost to Central Dauphin East, 51-43.
Still, it was a terrific ride for the girls as coach Jay Rexroth took over and guided the team past expectations. One of the highlights was the District 3 Class 6A tournament opener when the Cats managed a 10-point lead after the first quarter and went on to upset No. 6 Governor Mifflin by double digits, 58-43.
Julia Sutton poured in 7 points, including a pair of 3-pointers during the first quarter in which Dallastown held a 17-7 lead. Sophomore Lily Jamison continued her constant improvement by adding 10 points, five in each half.
Unfortunately, good things come to an end. But these ladies really opened some eyes, Watch out next season. Here is the district bracket.
Dec 9 Hempfield Tip-off L 42-52
Dec 10 Hempfield Tip-off L 29-40
Dec 13 at Central York L 48-65
Dec 17 at Susquehannock W 49-35
Dec 20 vs York High W 57-32
Dec 23 at New Oxford L 44-48
Dec 27 Lower Dauphin vs G-A L 34-35
Dec 28 Lower Dauphin vs LD L 18-40
Jan 3 at South Western W 49-43
Jan 6 vs Spring Grove W 42-20
Jan 9 vs Mechanicsburg W 44-39
Jan 11 vs Red Lion W 51-34
Jan 13 vs Central York W 43-42
Jan 16 at Manheim Township L 30-51
Jan 17 vs West York (OT) L 43-47
Jan 20 at York High W 65-43
Jan 21 at York Catholic L 42-47
Jan 24 vs New Oxford W 59-47
Jan 27 vs South Western W 55-42
Jan 31 at Spring Grove W 59-32
Feb 2 at Red Lion W 55-44
Feb 10 YAIAA Tournament at Dover
vs Delone Catholic L 44-45
Feb 20 District 3 Tournament
at Governor Mifflin W 58-43
Feb 23 at Central Dauphin L 28-47
Feb 27 vs McCaskey (Warwick) L 36-40
Mar 2 vs CD East (Con Val) L 43-51
Dec 9 vs Central Dauphin W 60-41
Dec 10 at York Suburban W 64-41
Dec 13 vs Central York W 59-53
Dec 14 vs Elizabethtown W 58-42
Dec 16 at Northeastern L 58-70
Dec 20 at York High W 66-65
Dec 23 vs New Oxford W 72-63
Dec 29 vs Manheim Township (OT) W 58-56
Jan 3 vs South Western L 58-59
Jan 6 at Spring Grove L 59-70
Jan 7 vs Penn Manor (War of Roses) W 44-42
Jan 11 vs Red Lion W 61-44
Jan 13 at Central York W 55-46
Jan 18 vs Northeastern L 63-71
Jan 20 vs York High W 73-64
Jan 21 at Governor Mifflin L 57-58
Jan 24 at New Oxford L 54-56
Jan 25 at Dover W 75-66
Jan 27 at South Western W 72-58
Jan 31 vs Spring Grove L 58-62
Feb 2 at Red Lion W 57-43
Feb 4 at Lower Dauphin (Keystone Cup) L 59-67
Feb 21 District 3 Tournament
at Carlisle L 77-80