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York offense struggles, but defense buckles down on Minutemen

York offense struggles, but defense buckles down on Minutemen

Dukes 2-0 and welcome Elkhorn to town on Tuesday

Jake Erwin, York B BB

York senior Jake Erwin (5) drives to the basket as Lexington’s Kaden West (5) attempts to defend on the play. Erwin led the Dukes with 11 points, all of those coming in the second half, eight in the third quarter when York extended their lead to 31-13.

YORK-You can look at the York Dukes win over Lexington on Saturday in Central Conference action in two ways.

Both the Dukes and the Lexington Minuteman played great defense or it was just a bad offensively day for both teams.

York improved to 2-0 with the 37-23 win over Lexington on Saturday, but the offense struggled while the defense shut down every facet of the Lexington attack.

The Minutemen were held by the York defense to just 9 of 30 shooting from the field and did not make their first 3-point attempt until the fourth quarter and finished 2 of 7.

Even on the Minutemen’s uncontested shots at the free throw line, the basket had a lid on it as Lexington hit just 3 of 14.

York jumped to a 10-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 17-9 at the quarter as they were not having much better luck than Lexington hitting just 6 of 23 shots in the first half and 3 of 12 from 3-point range.

The Dukes finished 15 of 39 and 4 of 17 behind the 3-point arc. York was 3 of 6 at the free throw line.

Matt Haggadone, York B BB senior

The Duke’s Matt Haggadone (3) gets an open look in the first quarter and knocks down one of York’s two three-pointers over the first eight minutes.

York 6-foot 2 inch senior Jake Erwin took the game over in the third quarter scoring nine of his team high 11 points as the Dukes stretched the lead to 31-13 and never looked back.

Along with Erwin’s 11 points, Matt Haggadone scored all of his seven points in the first half and Barrett Olson added five points including one three-pointer.

York was able to control the glass to the tune of 33-23 and the Minutemen had more turnovers through three quarters than they had points.

Lexington finished with 17 turnovers and the Dukes had 18, most of those in the fourth quarter when they were charted with seven.

Lexington was led in scoring by Austin Friedrichsen with 10 points as he scored four in the fourth quarter when Lexington out pointed the Dukes 10-6.

The Minuteman got five points from Kaden West and four from Anthony Rodriguez.

York will be back on the court on Tuesday night when they host 2-0 Elkhorn who had their game with Boys Town over the weekend postponed.

York and Elkhorn are scheduled to tip off at 7:15 p.m.

Lexington (2-3) 5 4 4 10-23

York (2-0) 10 7 14 6-37

LEX (23)-Rodriguez 4, West 5, Friedrichsen 10, Converse 3, Scharff 1. Totals-9-30 (2-7) 3-14 23.

YORK (37)-Haggadone 7, Erwin 11, Collingham 3, Olson 5, Phinney 4, Hale 3, Benjamin 2, Seevers 2. Totals-15-39 (4-17) 3-6 37.

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