After two losses, Dover tries to bounce back
One thing I'll be interested to see Friday? How the Dover boys respond after two straight losses, when the Eagles visit Red Lion for a YAIAA crossover contest at 7:30 p.m. This week figured to be a litmus test for Dover, with games against the two top teams in District 3's Class AAAA power rankings: William Penn and Dallastown. The Eagles fell to the Wildcats on Monday, 58-50, and suffered a double-digit defeat Wednesday at home against the Bearcats. "We were very excited going into the week," Dover coach Brian Schmoyer said after Wednesday's loss. "We took Dallastown and York High as a test for us. I think we learned some different things from the Dallastown game, and we'll learn some different things from tonight's game. "This week we've played some of the toughest competition in York County. That will get us ready for the rest of the season." Dover (13-3, 6-3) still managed to hang on to its top spot in the Division II standings, one game ahead of Northeastern. And even though Red Lion (5-9, 3-5) has slumped through much of this season, the Lions can still catch fire from beyond the arc on occasion. The Eagles cannot afford to come out flat after two emotionally charged games.