After the Red Lion girls' basketball team suffered a seven-point loss Tuesday in its regular-season finale against YAIAA Division I foe Central York, you could pretty much bet the house that longtime coach Don Dimoff wouldn't let that happen twice in a row.

Dimoff and the Lions did not disappoint.

Red Lion ran off the opening 10 points during Saturday evening's YAIAA tournament quarterfinal against West York and never trailed, racing to a 46-27 win at Dover High School.

"I was pleased with the start," Dimoff said. "It's not so much the scoring points part, but rather we were focused. When (West York) was calling out stuff (on offense), we called it out and rotated. We were in the right spots (defensively) and executed exactly as we wanted to. We are playing good when we are focused."

Red Lion advances to the semifinals against Delone Catholic, which eliminated York Suburban in the opening game at Dover.

Red Lion (21-2, 11-1) shot 5-of-12 from the field in the opening eight minutes, while West York went just 2-of-11.

Things got worse for the Bulldogs. In their one-point second quarter, they they went 0-for-5 from the field and went into the half trailing, 20-6.

"We've done that a number of times this year," said West York coach Darrell Wildasin. "Usually, it has been in the bigger games. You got to have somebody to step up. That exudes confidence in everybody else. We just don't have that."

West York (14-8, 10-4 YAIAA Division II) cut the lead to nine points with 2:44 left in the third quarter after a three-point play by sophomore forward Paige Weekly, but Red Lion took a 12-point lead into the fourth quarter.

"We did play a bit better in the second half," Wildasin said. "But you can't dig a hole like that. Against a good team, you just can't do it."

Lions senior guard Courtney Dimoff scored nine of her game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter as Red Lion slowly pulled away down the stretch.

"Overall, I was pleased," Don Dimoff said. "West York plays hard. They are very gritty and tough. I thought we handled that for the post part. There are still some things on offense we need work on. I'd like to get a better flow. But at this time of the season, it is about winning and advancing."

West York (27)
Hawkins 1 1-3 3, Sollberger 2 0-0 4, Bamberger 1 0-0 3, McCarty 0 0-0 0, Tallman 0 1-2 1, Paige Weekly 2 8-11 12, Williams 0 0-1 0, Stine 2 0-1 4. Totals —  8 10-18 27
Red Lion (46)
Reba 3 2-2 8, Amy Maciejewski 3 3-4 10, Courtney Dimoff 7 2-2 18, Funke 0 0-0 0, Harvey 2 2-3 4, Johnson 0 0-0 0, Wolf 0 2-2 2, Klunk 0 0-0 0, Sheperd 0 2-2 2, Kocman 0 0-0 0, J. Shingler 0 0-0 0, P. Shingler 0 0-0 0. Totals —  15 13-15 46  
West York _ 5 _ 1 _ 11 _ 10 _ — _ 27  
Red Lion _14 _ 6 _ 9 _ 17 _ — _ 46  
3-point goals 
— WY 1 (Bamberger), RL 3 (Dimoff 2, Maciejewski).

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