Delone wins ‘tractor pull’ vs. Dallastown to advance to playoff final

  • Delone Catholic beat Dallastown in girls’ basketball action on Tuesday, 39-28.
  • Unbeaten Delone (23-0) now advances to the York-Adams playoff final on Thursday.
  • The Squirettes will meet Bermudian Springs for the third time this season.
Dallastown's Abby Jacobs runs into defense by Delone Catholic's Makenna Mummert during a York-Adams girls' basketball semifinal at York County School of Technology Tuesday, Feb.  15, 2022. Delone went on to win 39-28.  Bill Kalina photo

SPRY – If fans were expecting a high-scoring affair Tuesday night between Delone Catholic and Dallastown, they were destined to be disappointed.

The Division III champion Squirettes and the Division I champion Wildcats entered the York-Adams girls’ basketball playoff semifinals with two of the best defenses in the league, limiting opponents to just a shade over 30 points a game.

So, yes, defense was certainly a key factor at York Tech.

However, when makeable shots are missed against a standout defense, the result can be predictable. That was the sad story for Dallastown head coach Jay Rexroth and his crew.

Not a prolific scoring machine on even their best nights, the Wildcats had serious trouble putting the ball through the basket in a 39-28 setback against the unbeaten Squirettes (23-0).

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Delone’s victory sets up an historic all-Adams County and all-Division III final Thursday against rival Bermudian Springs, a 48-38 winner over Division II champ Eastern York in the other semifinal. The Squirettes will be going for their first league title since 2001, while the D-III runner-up Eagles will be participating in their first-ever final.

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