York Teams Take Wins Over DeKalb Co; Split With Oneida and Watertown; Drop Two To Upperman

The York Dragons and Dragonetes, playing three scheduled games plus a makeup game in six days last week, took victories over Dekalb County, split with Oneida and Watertown, and came up short in both games with Upperman.

On Monday, January 22, York hosted Oneida and took a split, with the Lady Indians posting a 61-57 win over the Dragonettes, and the Dragons defeating the Indians 51-43.

In the girls’ game, it was close all the way.  York took a 13-10 first period lead, and held a 29-27 halftime advantage, but saw Oneida come back strong in the third period to pull ahead 44-41 going into the fourth period, and hit 9 of 12 free throws down the stretch to hold on to the lead and take the 4-point win.

Hannah Conatser paced the Dragonettes with 17 points, with Harli Smith adding 12, Haylee Johnson 11, Carly Tipton and Shelby Beaty adding 6 each, Amelia Hull 4, and Mikaela Reagan adding 1 point.

Jayden Thomas led Oneida with 17 points, with Emily Bertram adding 12, Shay Buttram 9, Jace Lowe 8, Kendyl West 5, Katelyn Stiltner and Logan Lamb with 4 each, and Gracie Martin adding 2 points.

In the boys’ game, York pulled out to a 14-7 first period score and never looked back as they increased their lead to 27-18 at the half, and pulled out to a 10-point lead going into the fourth period.

Oneida made a brief run in the final period, but York’s Landrick Leffew kept the Dragons ahead as he pumped in 10 of his game-high 19 points in the period to lead his team to the 8-point win.

In addition to Leffew’s 19 points, Roger Meadows had 11, Luke Patton 8, Isaac Peavyhouse 7, and Case Moody 6 for York.

Oneida was led by Zachary Kazee with 11 points, with Dawson Branstetter and Logan Stephens adding 8 each, Chancery Botts and Elijah West with 4 each, Dante’ West and Nate Bowling with 3 each, and Zach Burchfield adding 2 points.

On Tueday night, York hosted DeKalb County in District 8-AA action, and swept both games, as the Dragonettes won 45-35, and the Dragons took a 49-45 win over the Tigers.

The girls’ game was close, with York taking an 8-6 lead at the end of the first period, only to see DeKalb County come back with a 13-11 run in the second period to tie the game at 19 at the half.

In the third period, Haylee Johnson led a 13-9 run with 8 points to give York  a 32-28 lead going into the fourth period, and the Dragonettes were able to pull away in the final minutes as they hit 7 of 11 free throws to post the 10-point win.

Hannah Conatser led the York scoring as well as game-high honors with 16 points, with Haylee Johnson adding 13, and Mikaela Reagan 10, with Harli Smith adding 6 points.

Joni Robinson led DeKalb with 7 points, with Lydia Brown, Emme Colwell, Mya Ruch and Mallori Hart adding 6 each; and Sophie Cripps and Maddison Parsley with 2 points each.

The boys’ game was close all the way.  Isaac Peavyhouse had 5 points in the first period as York pulled out to a 12-8 lead, but saw DeKalb’s Austin Johnson blister the nets with five 3-pointers in the second period to score all of his team’s points and close the gap to a single point at the half, 26-25.

The game continued to go back and forth through the third period, with the teams going into the final period deadlocked at 38-38.

In the fourth period, Case Moody’s 6 points sparked the Dragons to an 11-7 run, with Roger Meadows adding 4 points, to give the Dragons the 4-point win, 49-45.

Isaac Peavyhouse led York with 13 points, with Case Moody and Roger Meadows adding 12 each, Landrick Leffew 10, and Jacob Jennings with 2 points.

Austin Johnson led DeKalb and took game-high honors with 20 points, with Nathan Atkins adding 7, Trey Jones 6,Tanner Poss 5, Colter Norris 4, and Marshal Evins with 3 points.

On Friday night, the York teams traveled to Watertown and came away with a split, as the Dragonettes posted a 58-40 win, and the Dragons came up on the short end of a 60-48 score.

In the girls’ game, Haylee Johnson and Hanna hConatser scored 5 points each to give York a 16-10 first period lead, and held the 6-point lead at the half, 30-24.

The Dragonettes came out strong in the third period, led by Haylee Johnson’s 7 points to pull away to a 47-31 lead going into the final period, and cruised to the 18-point win.

Hannah Conatser led York’s scoring with 16 points, including four 3-pointers, with Haylee Johnson adding 14 with two 3-pointers, Harli Smith 10, Shelby Beaty 7, Carly Tipton 5, Isabella Blevins 4, and Mikaela Reagan with 2 points.

Watertown was led by Brenna Luttrell with 7 points, with Emma Edwards, Brittini Allison, Emma Christianson and Ashlea Dickens adding 6 points each; McKenna George 4, Morgan Bain 3, and Madi Reeder adding 2 points.

In the boys’ game, Watertown pulled out to an 18-11 first period lead and extended that lead to 10 at the half, 34-24.

York made a brief run in the third period, but could only cut the deficit by a point going into the final period, which saw Watertown hold on to their lead and pull away by hitting 11 of 14 from the free throw line to take the 12-point win.

Landrick Leffew led the Dragons with 19 points, with Luke Patton adding 10, Isaac Peavyhouse and Roger Meadows with 7 points each, Case Moody 3, and Isaiah Strong with 2 points.

Austin Lasater led Watertown with 20 points, with Heath Price adding 15, Jared Tomsen 8, Elijah Williams and Preston Tomlinson with 7 each, and Aidan Usher with 3 points.

On Sunday, January 28, York hosted Upperman in a makeup game postponed from January 16, and came up short in both games, as the state-ranked Lady Bees took a 78-46 win and the Bees won by a 74-49 score.

In the girls’ game, Upperman took a 17-13 lead in the first period, and pulled out to a 37-28 halftime lead.

The Lady Bees put the game away in the third period as they went on a 23-8 run, including 10 of 13 free throws, to take a commanding 60-36 lead going into the fourth period, and cruised to the 32-point win.

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