Boys basketball

Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Dallastown at Reading High (Boys basketball)
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Highlights: Ricki Lopez scored a career-high 22 points and Reading High held off a big comeback bid to defeat Dallastown 83-71 in a District 3 Class 6A quarterfinal at Geigle Complex.

The top-seeded Red Knights (22-4) advance to face fifth-seeded Manheim Township in the semifinals Tuesday at 8:30 at Giant Center.

Lopez had 16 first-half points in helping Reading build a 20-point lead but the ninth-seeded Wildcats (14-10) twice pulled within five points in the final quarter.

Xavier Starks had 15 points and Larry Wingo and R.J. Dixon each had 12 for Reading.

Braden Caldwell knocked down four 3-pointers and scored 22 points for Dallastown.

Wesley Butler, who finished with 10 points, had six points during a 2 1/2-minute stretch of the final quarter that saw the Red Knights extend their lead back to double digits.

The Wildcats made eight 3-pointers in the game, the Red Knights just two.

Lopez made his first nine shots and finished 11-for-12 from the field.

For a complete report, read Mike Drago's story in the print edition of the Reading Eagle or on-line at

Dallastown Stats
Caldwell, Braden 71044484522
Barton, 4834014111
McGlynn, 151201003
Albert, Da'Trail 61112380016
Ward, 353400829
Altwood, 340011207
Richardson, 000000120
Thomas, 111100103
Teyral, 010001000
Totals 25451317820231071
Reading High Stats
Dixon, R.J. 1 5924025212
Starks, Xavier 2 51144141115
Butler, Wesley 3 31044046610
Colter, Daniel 12 260000404
Lopez, Ricki 24 111200006322
Heath, Bobby 5 132213315
Wingo, Larry 11 4646004212
Whitfield, Kahari 20 111100103
Mato, Juan 31 000200200
Totals 32581723213351583