West York comes together to topple Eastern York
Eastern York junior Hannah Myers comes from a family of 11, but she has managed to stand out for the Golden Knights by helping them to a 5-0 start to the 2016-17 season. Jim Seip, GameTimePA.com
It hasn't been easy for the West York Bulldogs.
Injuries have plagued the team throughout the 2017 season. Inside the locker room, the girls knew that they haven't reached their full potential yet.
On Tuesday night against Eastern York, that changed.
Led by Angie Hawkins' 15 points, West York came away with a 51-44 victory over the Golden Knights.
West York is now 14-7 on the year and 8-5 in YAIAA Division II play while Eastern is 14-6, 10-3.
"We got what we needed tonight," said Bulldogs head coach Darrell Wildasin. "We've been working hard in practice ... We just keep practicing and trying to get better."
Early in the game, Hawkins took control — scoring nine of the team's 12 first quarter points.
The momentum carried over for West York. The Bulldogs outscored Eastern York 14-13 in the second quarter to hold a six point lead., 26-20, at the break.
The Golden Knights trailed the Bulldogs by four points a number of times in the second half but couldn't make the necessary stop at the other end. That was also in large part due to West York's consistency at the free throw line.
The Bulldogs made 10 of their 18 free throw attempts in the third and fourth quarters combined. Paige Weekly knocked down seven of them.
Eastern York made just 10 of 30 free throws in the contest.
"You need to make free throws in order to play," Weekly said. "They're important for us."