By Genevieve Turner
Last night as Red Lion faced Northeastern in the second game of the season it set a different tone than in years past. Stands stood nearly empty as the referee blew the whistle to start the game.
While there were few fans to cheer on the Lions, the team played with fervor, not unlike years past, the night ended with a score of 53-36.
Red Lion Varsity came in strong keeping a steady lead over Northeastern. At the end of the first quarter, Red Lion led 16-7, and at half-time, 23-19. By the end of the third quarter, Red Lion led 35-28.
Standout players included senior forward Davante Dennis, the high-scorer, with 18 points on the nigh. Junior forward Mason Urey scored a total of 13 points.
The game ended with Red Lion emerging victorious.
JV began strong with four points in under four minutes. From there they continued their streak. At half-time Red Lion lead 24 -19. Red Lion kept up their lead in the third quarter but was neck and neck with Northeastern in the fourth quarter.
With 12.5 seconds left, both teams were tied at 40 points. At 6.0 seconds Northeastern gained 4 more points allowing them to take the lead 44-40.
In the end, Red Lion JV lost 44-40 against Northeastern Senior High.
Governor Wolfe announced a delay of the start of winter sports practices and games Dec. 13 as COVID-19 cases rose in Pennsylvania.
Signs in the gym remind anyone at the events to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Players are required to wear masks as well. Spectators are not allowed to attend. They can watch events as they are live-streamed.
After resuming the season Jan. 4, winter sports are in full swing. Boys and girls basketball had their first game and scrimmage Jan. 8. The boys won their game. Wrestling had their first match Jan. 10, leaving them 3-2 overall.
Upcoming home games include girls’ and boys’ basketball against William Penn Jan. 15. The wrestling team has a match against Dover High School Jan. 14. Also, the swimming team has a meet against Central York Jan. 21.