Thanks in large part to Karron Mallory’s long-range shot on Wednesday night, the Northeast boys’ basketball team edged closer to the top-place finish in Division I York-Adams.

Mallory collected half of the Bobcats’ points (25) in a 50-36 triumph over Spring Grove in Manchester. Mallory had 18 of his points on six 3-pointers. It was also 5 for 6 at the foul line.

The victory took the Bobcats to 7-2 in DI and in a first-place game Red Lion (8-1), which was inactive Wednesday. The northeast is 10-5 overall.

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Spring Grove fell to 4-9 overall and 3-6 in DI.

Northeastern took a 32-19 halftime lead, only to be shut out in the third quarter, when Spring Grove held an 8-0 advantage to shoot at 32-27. The Bobcats, however, regained control with an 18-9 surge in the fourth quarter.

Ethan Glass had 17 points to lead Spring Grove, including three 3-pointers.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Central York 64, Carlisle 61: In Carlisle, Ben Natal led the Panthers with 23 points in the non-league victory, including four from behind the arc. Central’s Greg Guidinger added 20 points, including an 8-for-10 night from the Charity Strip, while Ethan Dodson scored 11 points. Central York improved to 5-10 on aggregate and won four straight. Carlisle fell to 3-8.

Dover 63, York Tech 45: At Dover, Jakob Smyser led the Eagles to non-league victory by scoring 15 points. His teammate Omari Casiano had 10 points. For the Spartans, Anthony Torres scored 21 points. Dover is 1-12. Tech fell to 5-13.

GIRL SNEAKERS

Catholic of Lancaster 54, East York 44: In Lancaster, the Golden Knights suffered another loss to their Class 4-A nemesis from District 3 across the Susquehanna River. The non-league loss dropped Eastern to 12-1, while Lancaster Catholic improved to 11-3. It was the third time Eastern had fallen to LC in three years. Last year, the Knights fell to the Crusaders in the district semifinals. The previous year, LC defeated Eastern in the District Finals. Eastern led 19-16 at halftime, but LC dominated the second half, edging Eastern 38-25. Breana Grim led the Golden Knights with 13 points, including three from behind the arc.

Spring Grove 68, Northeast 41: In Spring Grove, Leah Kale led the Rockets to York-Adams Division I victory by scoring 26 points. His teammate Addyson Wagman had 16 points. For the Bobcats, Lorelei Hartzfield scored nine points. Spring Grove is now 6-6 overall and 3-5 in DI. Northeastern fell to 7-8 and 3-6.

York Tech 54, Dover 47: At Spry, Rhlyn Rouse led the Spartans to home non-league victory by scoring 25 points. Her teammate Amelia Bernard had 17 points, including three from downtown. For the Eagles, Makenzie Gamber scored 18 points, including four from behind the arc. Tech is now 2-13. Dover fell to 2-11.

ELCO 44, Catholic York 36: In Myerstown, the Irish suffered a non-league defeat. Mariah Shue and Paige O’Brien each scored nine points for YC, which fell to 5-9. ELCO is 7-8.

Boiling Springs 42, Hannover 34: At Boiling Springs, Jaycie Miller led the Hawkettes in scoring 11 points in the non-championship contest. Hanover fell to 10-4. Boiling Springs is 2-11.

Fairfield 61, Fannett-Metal 29: At Fannett-Metal, Maddie Neiderer led the Green Knights to non-league victory by scoring 15 points, including three from downtown. Her teammates Breana Valentine had 13 points, while Emma Dennison scored 12 points. Fairfield improved to 6-8.

WATCH

Waynesboro 45, Southwest 27: In Waynesboro, the Mustangs received pins from Robbie Sterner (172), Robert Utz (215) and Ayden Wysocki (285) in the non-league loss. Southwest fell to 8-6. Waynesboro is 7-7.

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