SCHUYLER – York shook off a slow start on Saturday and rolled past the Schuyler Warriors in boys Central Conference action by the final score of 59-23.
York held a 14-10 lead at the end of the first quarter, but over the second eight minutes rang up 24 points to just seven for the Warriors to take a 38-17 led at the half.
The Dukes hit their first seven 3-point shots in the win and finished 9-of-15 from the arc.
York head coach Scott Lamberty felt the team recovered nicely from the previous night’s loss to Seward.
“I thought we played pretty well once we settled in. We moved the ball pretty well and were able to get good shots because of it, hitting our first seven 3-point shots for the night,” Lamberty said. “Our bench really gave us a lift with a lot of energy and we were able to keep our press on because of that. I was proud of how they rebounded after the tough loss to Seward.”
York’s defense held the Warriors to just six second-half points, while the Dukes scored 21.
On offense Drew Hoffman was 4-of-6 from the 3-point arc and finished with a game high 15 points. John Erwin was 3-of-3 on 3-pointers and ended the night with 11 points, while JJ Schulz had 10.
As a team York was 22-of-43 overall and along with the 9-of-15 from the arc the Dukes were 6-of-14 from the free throw line.
Schuyler was led by Asad Gargar with eight points and Preston Hall with five.
Schuyler was 11-of-33 from the field, 0-of-5 from 3-point distance and 1-of-3 on free throws.
Jonah Otte and Schulz led York in assists with six and five respectively. John Erwin went hard to the glass with seven rebounds.
York (12-10) hosts the No. 2 Beatrice Orangeman (19-2) on Friday night at 7:45 p.m.
“We have one big regular season game left with senior night against Beatrice before heading into district play against Schuyler,” said Lamberty.
York (12-10)........................14 24 12 9- 59
Schuyler (2-19)....................10 7 2 4- 23