The Central York varsity boys basketball team has had success this past season. The Panthers won 63-47 over the Exeter Township Eagles Feb. 18. This win by the Panthers and a win by York High over Hershey brought the same two teams together to play again Feb. 21 at 10:00 a.m.. These two teams played for the York-Adams League Championship. Central York and York High split the regular season series 1-1.
In the regular season, York High sat atop YAIAA Division One with a 21-4 regular season record overall and an 11-1 record in division with their lone loss coming to the Panthers. The second place team in YAIAA Division One was Central York with an 18-7 accumulative record and a 10-2 record against division opponents.
The Panthers played close with the Bearcats in their most recent game on Feb. 13 at York College. They still fell short because of a late game run led by Trey Shifflett and Jahaire Wilson of York High. In York High’s game versus Hershey they needed another late game comeback to cut the deficit and ultimately win to move on and play the Panthers once again. The Bearcats won 68-54 over Hershey in a game Wednesday February 18. The high scorers for York High were Jahaire Wilson with 19 points and Trey Shifflett with 18 points.
With Central York being the six seed in the PIAA county tournament they started the tournament of by playing Exeter Township. After winning and moving on to the next round they faced the York High Bearcats but lost 71-47. With the loss to the Bearcats the Panthers will face the loser of Cedar Cliff and Northeastern in a consolation game Feb. 24 held at Northern York High School at 7:30 p.m.. This shouldn’t be unfamiliar territory for Central students and returning players. Last season, the Panthers made a tournament run but fell short losing 49-47 to Cedar Crest in the tournament semifinal that would’ve given them a spot in the 2014 District 3 Class AAAA M&T Bank Boys’ Basketball Tournament. Cedar Crest went on to win their first round game versus Spring-Ford with a score of 66-52. In the following round they lost 49-43 to La Salle who earned runner-up of the tournament. Even though the Panthers lost to the Bearcats this past Saturday they still seeded in the state wide tournament.