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Maybe the most encouraging sign from Central York's 66-43 victory against Red Lion Tuesday was the stellar play of forward Spencer Ortmyer. The 6-foot-5 junior had been slowed the last two weeks by the aftereffects of a nasty illness. The bug even forced Ortmyer to make a hospital visit. "He had like a 104 temperature," Panthers coach Marty Hasenfuss said. "It was terrible, to the point that then Sunday he got up, thought he was feeling better and then passed out and they had to take him to the hospital." Ortmyer missed Central's next game -- a 50-47 loss to Dover -- and hadn't quite been himself recently, Hasenfuss said. On Tuesday, Ortmyer notched a team-best 17 points and nine rebounds. At one point in the first quarter, Ortmyer rose up among a crowd of players in the paint for a two-handed slam. "To be honest, I thought tonight was the first night he looked close to full strength since when he got sick," Hasenfuss said. "(Last week) he still played but you could tell. He didn't have the dunks or the stuff that he did tonight. He didn't have that spring." When healthy, Ortmyer may be Central's most consistent scorer. His 13.8 points per game are tops on the team. And a healthy Ortmyer is a must for Panthers squad that, despite sitting at 4-4, should still have a say in who ultimately takes home the YAIAA Division I title.

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