GRAND ISLAND – The Duke boys, within striking distance at halftime down seven, saw the game get away in the second half.
Action was Saturday at Northwest against the No. 7 (Omaha-World-Herald) Vikings.
York got a three from junior point guard Leighton Thomas at 2:27 of the opening period. A trey by Ty Danielson, a junior whose 17 points led York, had the Dukes within two, 12-10, at :43. The first period ended 14-10.
York profited by 9-for-10 free throw shooting by Danielson in the second quarter, but a Jonah Otte bucket was the Dukes' only other points in the period and York trailed 28-21 at halftime.
The third period saw the Dukes fall six more behind ahead of the fourth which was all Vikings, 20-11.
York got it to within 10 in the final period on a pair of Otte free throws, only to have the Vikings regain control.
Otte's seven points and five from Jon Fletcher were the top numbers behind Danielson's 17. The Vikings got 19 from Darrek McNelis and 14 from Alex Larsen.
Northwest couldn't keep Danielson off the line where he was 12-15 in the game. As a team the Dukes were 18-for-26 shooting free throws.
The Vikings answered with 14-of -20.
York matched Northwest's four 3-pointers and had four more points than the Vikes at the line. The difference came in the 2-point field goal column where Northwest's 19 eclipsed York's six.
The Dukes (6-3) visit Grand Island Central Catholic tonight while the Vikings (10-1) hit the road to St. Cecilia.
Score by quarters
York (6-3) ................ 10 11 10 11—42
Northwest (10-1) .............. 14 14 16 20—64
Y: Thomas 1 (1) 0-0 3, Miller 0 3-4 3, Zumpfe 0 0-2 0, Dolan 3 (1) 0-0 7, Neville 1 (1) 0-0 3, Fletcher 2 1-2 5, Otte 1 2-3 4, Danielson 2 (1) 12-15 17. Totals – 10 (4) 18-26 42.