A look at upcoming games for hoops teams
Many things were affected by this past weekend's snowstorm, including the schedules of local sports teams. With practically every game over the past five days getting rescheduled to this later week or next, most teams have a heavy workload in front of them. While it remains to be seen how big an impact this will have on players, let's take a look at how many upcoming games every basketball team in the Hanover area has over the next seven days.
Spring Grove: 5 (1/27, 1/28, 1/29, 1/30, 2/1)
Fairfield: 5 (1/27, 1/28,1/29, 2/1, 2/2)
Hanover: 4 (1/29, 1/30, 2/1, 2/2)
Gettysburg: 4 (1/27, 1/29, 1/30, 2/1)
Littlestown: 4 (1/27, 1/29, 1/30, 2/2)
Delone Catholic: 3 (1/27, 1/29, 1/30)
Bermudian Springs 3 (1/27, 1/29, 2/2)
New Oxford: 3 (1/27, 1/29, 2/2)
South Western: 3 (1/30, 2/1, 2/2)
Biglerville: 2 (1/27, 1/29)
Hanover: 4 (1/27, 1/30, 2/1, 2/2)
Spring Grove: 4 (1/27, 1/29, 1/30, 2/1)
Littlestown: 4 (1/27, 1/29, 1/30, 2/1)
South Western: 4 (1/27, 1/30, 2/1, 2/2)
Fairfield: 4 (1/27, 1/28, 1/29, 2/2)
Delone Catholic: 3 (1/27, 1/29, 2/1)
Gettysburg: 3 ((1/27, 1/29, 1/30)
Biglerville: 3 (1/27, 1/29, 2/1)
New Oxford: 3 (1/27, 1/29, 2/2)
Bermudian Springs: 2 (1/29, 2/2)
And here's a look at a few of the most intriguing games over this same stretch.
1/29: Hanover (13-4, 9-1 Division III) at York Catholic (12-4, 11-0 Division III) (Boys)
If the Nighthawks want to have any chance of winning Division III, they'll have to beat the division-leading Fighting Irish on Friday. When the two teams first met on Jan. 6, York Catholic overcame an early 10-0 deficit to eventually win, 69-58. One of the deciding factors in that game was the Fighting Irish's superior depth, as they got at least nine points from four different players. If the Nighthawks want to win this one, they'll need players like Will McQueen and Hunter Martz to help Kyle Krout carry the scoring load.
1/29: York Catholic (14-4, 9-1 Division III) at Delone Catholic (14-4, 10-0 Division III) (Girls)
This game will likely determine which team finishes first in Division III. The first time the two teams met on Jan. 5, Delone Catholic won a thriller, 53-49, in overtime. The Squirettes Katie Laughman stole the show that night, scoring 20 points and defending York Catholic star Kate Bauhof, who finished with just five. York Catholic nearly won in regulation when Jania Wright went to the foul line with 1.6 seconds left in the fourth quarter and the Fighting Irish down by one, but Wright went made just 1-of-4 shots after being fouled a second time. It's going to be hard for the rematch to top that, but it should be an exciting game regardless.
1/29: New Oxford (7-11, 2-7 Division I) at Dallastown (8-9, 4-6 Division I) (Boys)
This game won't have any impact on the race in Division I, but it's still an intriguing matchup because of how well New Oxford has been playing lately. Although the Colonials were blown out by Dallastown, 84-53, on Jan. 5, they've won six of their last nine and lost a close game to division-leading Central York. New Oxford has struggled against Division I opponents, but this is one game that's winnable.
2/1: Gettysburg (11-5, 6-5 Division II) at West York (9-6, 6-4 Division II) (Boys)
This is another interesting rematch between two teams in the middle of the pack in Division II. In the first matchup on Dec. 18, Gettysburg played sloppily in the first half and eventually lost, 47-41. The Warriors have won two in a row after enduring a three-game losing streak a few weeks ago, and they won't want to lose momentum now. This one also has plenty of star power with Marquise Camel and Max Lampe on Gettysburg and Darian McCauley and Josh Bailey on West York.