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GameTimePA reporters Teddy Feinberg and Jim Seip preview the state tournament for the 13 squads from the York-Adams area. Jim Seip, GameTimePA.com

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Anytime an athlete is selected to play in postseason all-star game, it gives them one final chance to represent the high school that they have played for throughout their scholastic career.

That happened for 34 YAIAA basketball players on Sunday afternoon at West York as the YAIAA Senior All-Star basketball games were staged there and sponsored by the York White Rose Lions.

If you like offense, it was the place to be for any hoops fan.

In the opener, Team 1 took the girls' contest over Team 2, 92-84 as they held off a late rally that saw their 19-point lead midway through the fourth quarter cut all the way down to six.

Team 1 led 81-62 with six minutes left, but went cold from the field while Team 2 heated up and cut the lead to 83-77 with two minutes to play.

William Penn's Bink Redman led Team 1 to the victory as she stuffed the box score with 18 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and four steals.

"It's a good experience to get to play with these girls. They can all play and it's an honor to be picked for this game," Redman said. "I was excited to play in my York High jersey and rep my school one last time."

Redman will continue her basketball career at Loch Haven University next fall and plans to major in business.

New Oxford's Haley Luckabaugh (19 points, 10 rebounds) and Central York's Emma Saxton (11 points, 10 rebounds) each put together double-doubles for Team 1, while Delone Catholic's Elise Knobloch (14 points) and Dallastown's Sabrina Stough (10 points) also reached double digits for the winners.

Dover's Rayah Fink and York Suburban's Georgia Dumars paced Team 2 with 19 points apiece and West York's Catie McCarty had 17 points and 15 boards.

The first hoop of the game was by Delone's Jill Novak, who, despite missing all but six of the Squirettes' games this season, was voted into the game by the league's coaches. She started the game and waited under her team's bucket for a pass from Redman that started the scoring. Novak left the floor to a nice hand and took her seat with her teammates on Team 1's bench for the rest of the game.

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In the boys' game, Team 1 took a 138-130 victory as York Catholic's Melik Martin put in 35 points to go with 14 rebounds and seven assists. Those were all game highs.


Martin threw down two of the six dunks that happened in the game. One a tomahawk jam that finished a fast break that he started by grabbing a rebound and going coast-to-coast. The other, an alley-oop slam off an assist from fellow Irish player Andrew Forjan.

"It's nice to be able to get on the floor with a bunch of guys that we played against a lot of times," Martin said. "It was an honor to get to represent York Catholic in this game."

Martin is undecided on where he will go to college, but plans to continue his basketball career.

All eight of the players that suited up for Team 1 reached double figures with Central's Courtney Batts (19 points, eight rebounds) and Suburban's Jack Schultz (18 points) following Martin in the scorebook.

Team 2, which trailed 112-105 with seven minutes to go, yielded a 10-0 run in just over a minute that put the game out of reach.

William Penn's Jayden Iturmendi (30 points) and Jacquez Casiano (29 points) paced Team 2, while New Oxford's Jordin Brown tossed 21.

There were a combined 31 3-pointers made in the game, out of 104 attempts. Team 2 made 19 of them with Littlestown's Avery Eyler bagging five.

Girls game

Team 1 92, Team 2 84

Team 2 (84)

Janelle Kress 4 0-0 9, Jill Gauthier 1 2-2 4, Rayah Fink 9 0-0 19, Georgia Dumars 7 0-0 19, Devetche Johnson 4 0-0 8, Parker Faircloth-Henise 0 0-0 0, Liz Burke 3 2-4 8, Catie McCarty 7 3-4 17. Totals 35 7-10 84.

Team 1 (92)

Bink Redman 9 0-1 18, Ashlyn Miller 1 1-2 3, Haley Luckabaugh 9 0-0 19, Emma Saxton 5 0-0 11, Amy Maciejewski 2 4-4 9, Jill Novak 1 0-0 2, Kaelyn Long 3 0-0 6, Sabrina Stough 4 2-2 10, Elise Knobloch 6 1-2 14. Totals 40 8-11 92.

Team 2 _20_18_22_24 - _84

Team 1 _27_18_26_21 - _92

3-Point Goals - Team 2 7 (Dumars 5, Kress, Fink); Team 1 4 (Luckabaugh, Saxton, Maciejewski, Knobloch).

Additional Notes: Redman added 11 rebounds, seven assists and four steals. Luckabaugh and Saxton each grabbed ten boards for Team 1. McCarty had 15 rebounds for Team 2.

Boys game

Team 1 138, Team 2 130

Team 2 (130)

Jayden Iturmendi 14 0-1 30, Jacquez Casiano 13 1-1 29, Donovan Catchings 1 0-0 3, Adam Hedgeland 3 0-0 9, Avery Eyler 6 0-0 17, Evan Springer 5 0-0 13, Jordin Brown 9 0-0 21, Dom Particelli 1 0-0 2, Ben Lehman 3 0-0 6. Totals 55 1-2 130.

Team 1 (138)

Courtney Batts 9 0-0 19, Jack Schultz 8 0-0 18, Kenton Meckley 4 0-0 10, Melik Martin 17 0-0 35, Quinton Nace 5 0-0 10, Andrew Forjan 8 0-0 16, Hunter Martz 5 0-0 13, Noah Ayers 7 0-0 17. Totals 62 0-0 138.

Team 2 _57_73 - _130

Team 1 _76_62 - _138

3-Point Goals - Team 2 19 (Eyler 5, Hedgeland 3, Springer 3, Brown 3, Iturmendi 2, Casiano 2, Catchings); Team 1 12 (Martz 3, Ayers 3, Schultz 2, Meckley 2, Batts, Martin).

Additional Notes: Martin also grabbed 14 boards and handed out seven assists.

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