2012-13 Men's Basketball
Coach: Parrish Petry
Assistant Coach: Alex Knox
Assistant Coach: Matt Rotonda
Managers: Derrick Wright, Tay Williams
Coming into the 2012-13 season, the Men’s Basketball Lions of Penn State York are excited about a team that has a great mix of returning talent and a new breed of Lions. Head Coach Parrish Petry (fourth season - Shippensburg '85) and his returning assistants Matt Rotonda (second season - Penn State '11) and Alex Knox (fourth season - Penn State '00) are optimistic that this year’s team could be among the best in school history. Recent graduate Josh Czerski (Penn State '12), a former Lion, will also be lending his help to the program. The coaches are all excited to get the season officially underway.
Ready to attack this season with a chip on their shoulder after their early exit in last year’s Conference quarterfinal, the Lions will call upon their depth and emphasis on defensive play and overall intensity to breed further success. The four-time defending PSUAC Southern Division Champions are poised to make this season special and memorable with the pieces they have in place.
The coaches will look especially to their four upper classmen for leadership and quality of play having the most experience at the college level.
Senior forward Xavier Smith (C. Milton Wright, Maryland) was an honorable mention All-Conference Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) player as a junior. His 'lead by example' approach to the season has set the tone for strong start.
Senior forward Zach Harlem (Oneonta, New York) will look to combine his on-court and off-court ability and intelligence to help the Lions in his final go-around. His consistent effort should be an excellent example for the Lion newcomers.
Junior swingman Jamahl Ralls (Edgewood, Maryland) ended his sophomore season as the Lions leading scorer early last year with a wrist injury. Missing the final quarter of the Lions playoff chase, he is poised to make an impact now that he is fully recovered.
Junior center Ben Todd (Hereford, Maryland) has improved his physique and will look to make a bigger impact on both sides of the floor as a result. His ability to rebound the basketball on the defensive side of things will be a telling statistic for the Lions as the season wears on.
The Lions will also count on four sophomore returners to draw on the team’s success and their individual contributions and experience from last season to help the Lions continue their winning ways.
Sophomore guard Tyler Martin (McCaskey, Pennsylvania) has a year of experience starting at the point guard position. He will bring his motor and intensity to the table as a sophomore.
Sophomore Swingman Josh Jamison (Dulaney, Maryland) will try to combine his slashing ability and athleticism with an improved understanding of the game to help the Lions as he enters his second season in the program.
Sophomore guard Kris Curry-Davis (Randallstown, Maryland) has the tools to be a real horse in the Lions attack. He will look to build on his own late season push to give the Lions more ability at both guard positions in his sophomore campaign.
Sophomore guard Evan Ehrhart (Red Lion, Pennsylvania) gives the Lions great depth at the guard positions. His play as a freshman gave the Lions a spark on numerous occasions.
The Lions have added six freshmen to their roster who all have the ability to contribute positively to the season.
As the season moves forward, their ability and effort should help the Lions with added depth across the board. The freshmen are guard Logan Steckel (Red Lion Christian, Pennsylvania), guard Judd Gemmill (Dallastown, Pennsylvania), forward/center Chris Robertson (Dallastown, Pennsylvania), swingman Jordan Jackson (Red Lion, Pennsylvania), center Devin Gibson (Western Tech, Maryland), and guard Jake Snyder (Eastern York, Pennsylvania).
|2012-2013 Men's Basketball Roster|
|Misc||Jersey #||Name||Position||Height||Class-Yr.||High School|
|3||Evan Ehrhart||Guard||5'10"||Sophomore||Red Lion|
|45||Devon Gibson||Center||6'8"||Freshman||Western Tech|
|42||Jordan Jackson||Guard||6'4"||Freshman||Red Lion|
|10||Xavier Smith||Forward||6'5"||Senior||C. Mitlon Wright (MD)|
|12||Jake Snyder||Guard||5'11"||Freshman||Eastern York|
|24||Logan Steckel||Guard||5'10"||Sophomore||Red Lion|
|2012-13 Men's Basketball Schedule|
|November 5, 2012||7:00 p.m.||Thadeus Stevens College of Technology||Home||W||96-72|
|November 7, 2012||8:00 p.m.||Harford CC||Home||W||80-74|
|November 12, 2012||8:00 p.m.||Central Penn College||Away||L||93-91|
|November 17, 2012||3:00 p.m.||Manor College||Away||L||87-86|
|November 20, 2012||8:00 p.m.||Harrisburg Area Community College||Away||W||116-85|
|November 28, 2012||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Mont Alto||Home||W||82-56|
|November 30, 2012||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Fayette||Home||W||95-93|
|December 3, 2012||7:00 p.m.||Penn State Lehigh Valley||Away||W||96-78|
|December 5, 2012||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Worthington Scranton||Home||W||77-50|
|December 8, 2012||3:00 p.m.||Penn State New Kensington||Away||W||87-53|
|December 11, 2012||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Schuylkill||Home||W||88-62|
|December 14, 2012||7:00 p.m.||Penn State Harrisburg||Home||W||84-72|
|January 8, 2013||8:00 p.m.||Harrisburg Area Community College||Home||W||Forfeit|
|January 9, 2013||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Mont Alto||Away||L||64-61|
|January 11, 2013||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Greater Allegheny||Home||W||100-62|
|January 14, 2013||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Brandywine||Away||L||70-62|
|January 16, 2013||7:00 p.m.||Penn State Lehigh Valley||Home||W||98-61|
|January 22, 2013||7:00 p.m.||Central Penn College||Home||W||93-90|
|January 24, 2013||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Schuylkill||Away||L||77-76|
|January 26, 2013||3:00 p.m.||Penn State Beaver||Away||L||81-75|
|January 30, 2013||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Brandywine||Home||W||74-65|
|February 2, 2013||3:00 p.m.||Penn State Wilkes-Barre||Away||W||76-68|
|February 5, 2013||8:00 p.m.||Penn College||Away||W||66-55|
|February 7, 2013||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Hazleton||Away||W||93-83|
|February 9, 2013||3:00 p.m.||Penn State Dubois||Home||W||72-57|
Awards will be announced at the awards banquet.
Coach: Parrish Petry
Hempfield School District
- West York High School
- Shippensburg University, B.S. in Mathematics
- Millersville University, Masters Equivalency in Education
Veteran high school coach of twenty-four years in both York and Lancaster counties. Most recently he was the head boys coach at Red Lion High School and during that time the basketball program enjoyed the most success in the history of the school earning five division championships, played in two Division 3 AAAA finals, three state tournaments, and finished in the eastern semi-finals in 2004.
Voted Coach of the Year four times in York County.
Three sport athlete in high school – basketball, baseball, and football - and earned All League honors in each sport. Voted one of West York’s Top Ten athletes in school history and holds the school record for the most points scored in a career with 1,359.
Four-year varsity athlete at Shippensburg University earning All Conference first team selection in his junior and senior years. Served as team captain.
Build on the past season’s success in becoming an annual participant in the conference play-offs. We hope to build a reputation within our conference of being a strong contender for divisional and league championships each and every year. With the talent in York and Lancaster areas combined with a rich northern Maryland recruiting base we hope to bring in student athletes that are interested in earning a Big Ten education while playing against some of the best local Division 3 colleges.
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