A 12-1 first quarter lead was enough for York Suburban in District 3 win over Susquenita

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With the season – and two high school careers – on the line, it’s hard to imagine getting off to a better start than York Suburban did when it hosted Susquenita in Wednesday’s District 3 Class AAA girls' basketball tournament game.

The Trojans scored on their first five possessions. Yet, the story may have been on the other end where they forced seven turnovers and 12 missed shots in the first quarter alone.

No. 8-seeded Suburban scored the first 12 points of the game and never looked back en route to a 53-28 victory.

“We really wanted to come out strong at the start and get them on their heels,” said Trojans coach Jess Barley. “We did a great job defensively that set the tone and carried through the entire game.”

Suburban improved to 18-5 on the season and will face top-seed Berks Catholic, which dispatched Twin Valley on Wednesday. That second round contest is slated for 6 p.m. Saturday at Garden Spot.

Led by 13 points from Ali Reinecker, three Trojans reached double figures. Parker Faircloth-Henise had 12 to go along with a game-high 13 rebounds and Olivia Gettle added 10.

Seniors Gettle and Molly Day provided sparks all night for Suburban.

“I played this game like it was my last,” Gettle said. “Our team was so hyped up for this game. We got out here and the nerves went away.”

“I love this program and what it’s become. We really wanted this one and I am not ready to end my high school career,” added Day, who scored eight points, had 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals.

Down 12-1 after one, Katie Humphrey (16 points) knocked down a layup and 3-pointer that brought Susquenita (21-4) within 12-6 early in the second quarter. But Gettle stopped that run with a basket.

Later in the quarter, Day hit Reinecker with a great pass for a layup, and a short while after that, banked in a 3-pointer, putting her team up 20-7. Near the end of the second period, Day grabbed a steal and took it coast-to-coast for a layup and a 22-9 halftime lead.

“They know that playoff time means it’s senior time,” Barley said. “Olivia and Molly do a lot for us and we expect them to.”

Susquenita (28)
Rohrer 0 0-0 0, Katie Humphrey 6 0-0 16, Sheibley 0 0-0 0, Fisher 0 0-0 0, Feltenberger 3 1-2 7, Urich 0 0-0 0, Krick 0 0-0 0, Siegfried 0 1-2 1, Spease 1 0-0 2, Stitt 1 0-0 2, Kenny 0 0-0 0. Totals — 11 2-4 28.
York Suburban (53)
Embrey-Banks 0 0-0 0, DuMars 2 0-0 6, James 0 0-0 0, Mooney 2 0-0 4, Bulgarelli 0 0-0 0, McKee 0 0-0 0, Ali Reinecker 6 1-2 13, Parker Faircloth-Henise 5 2-4 12, Olivia Gettle 3 3-4 10, Day 2 3-4 8, Eytcheson 0 0-0 0. Totals — 20 9-14 53.
Susquenita _ 1 _ 8 _ 6 _ 13 _ — _ 28  
York Suburban _ 12 _ 10 _ 14 _ 17 _ — _ 53  
3-point goals 
— Sus 4 (Humphrey 4); YS 4 (DuMars 2, Day, Gettle).

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