PAVILION — The York Golden Knights defeated the Pavilion Golden Gophers 77-47, on an emotional night.
Kurt Kingsley was a big member of the Pavilion community as a teacher and coach. Kingsley passed away in a tragic motor cycle accident that shocked the community. This game fundraised a scholarship in his name, by his close friends and family.
“He was a ton of fun to be around, always the life of the party,” close friend Ryan Conway said. “He had so much passion in his coaching and teaching.”
The Golden Knights started off the night with a 10-0 run. The Knights were on their A-game, meshing together and taking good shots.
Tyler Shutts lead his team with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Ben Shepard stepped up big for his team late, adding 11 points.
“I was a little nervous at first but I found my groove,” Shepard said. “We’re looking to come in on Monday and be right back to work preparing for the next game.”
The Knights (6-2) are looking to carry their momentum into Tuesday night against Bath-Haverling, on the road, at 7pm.