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Trey, as a basketball term, means 3-point shot.

William Penn's Trey Shifflett has a knack for living up to his name with a game on the line.

Shifflett was at it again Sunday during the AAU Nationals in Louisville, Ky., where his winning 3 lifted the York Ballers' 16-and-under team to an elite eight appearance. The team, which includes York County locals Darian McCauley of West York and Jason Rebuck of Red Lion, beat Kentucky Elite, 67-64. The squad then suffered a two-point loss to the Tennessee Tigers and will play in the fifth-through-eighth place consolation bracket Monday before returning home.

As a sophomore last season at William Penn, Shifflett repeatedly knocked down buzzer-beating 3s to lift the Bearcats. First came a season-opening, four-team tournament, where Shifflett's shot knocked off Reading.

He later did it again in a road game at J.P. McCaskey and once more with a last-second shot at Dallastown. Shifflett and the Bearcats went on to win the District 3 Class AAAA championship. The majority of that team, including all five starters from the district run, are expected back this winter.

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Down by one point, Jared Wagner's steal set up Spring Grove's Darin Gordon for the go-ahead 3 to advance the York Ballers on Monday morning, 57-55, vs. the Minnesota Comets. The York Ballers finished in sixth place after playing a team from Tennessee later in the day.

York Ballers Premier AAU Powerhouse & home 6th place Div 1 u16 Ballers intro their new website http://t.co/nMXi5tFiq9pic.twitter.com/i377f5PtKn— York Ballers Inc (@yorkballers) July 28, 2014

Like Shifflett with his last-second shots, Wagner stood out as a sophomore perimeter defender last winter at Central York. His play helped the Panthers capture their first YAIAA title in 40 years.

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