The Cedar Crest boys'’ basketball team certainly found the cure for the four-game losing streak that was ailing it less than two weeks ago.

How about a five-game winning streak?

The Falcons extended their recent run of success Saturday and did so in dramatic fashion, outlasting Central Dauphin, 57-56, in overtime in a non-league clash at the Falcon Cage.

Now 10-7 and very much in the thick of the district playoff chase, Cedar Crest took down the Rams (7-11) behind 20 points from senior guard Killian Klopp, the last two of which came on a go-ahead driving layup in the closing seconds, and 15 more from junior big man Andrew Eudy.

The Falcons led the tightly-contested battle 17-16 after the first quarter, and 33-31 at the half, before CD drew even at 42-42 after three quarters. The matchup headed for OT after regulation ended in a 51-51 tie.

Clay Penchard chipped in with 11 points for Cedar Crest. Zayd Issah led Central Dauphin with 18 points.

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· Palmyra 51, Muhlenberg 36: At Palmyra, the Cougars stayed unbeaten, improving to 16-0 by rolling the Muhls in a non-league contest.

Carly Richardson and Kristen Smoluk led a balanced Palmyra attack with 12 points apiece, as the home team ran out to a 15-4 first-quarter lead and never looked back.

Foul shooting helped the Cougars keep their record unblemished. Led by a 5-for-6 effort at the stripe by Smoluk, Palmyra converted 20 of 28 attempts.


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· Ephrata 58, Elco 55 (OT): In Ephrata, the Raiders dropped a heartbreaker after seeing a nine-point halftime lead dissolve into an extra-time defeat.

Now 10-7 overall, Elco was outscored 35-23 in the second half and overtime after enjoying a 32-23 lead at the break.

Cheyenne Hassler did what she could for the Raiders, pouring in a game-high 29 points that included 13 for 16 foul shooting.

Victoria Sweatlock added 10 points for Elco.

· Lebanon 46, Milton Hershey 25: At Lebanon High, the Cedars bounced back from Friday’'s two-point loss to Hempfield to rout the Spartans by 21.

Lauren Chambers paced Lebanon (7-10) with 12 points, and Shaela Shellehamer added 10. In all, seven different Cedars contributed points to the win.

· Pine Grove 64, Annville-Cleona 43: At Lebanon Valley College, the grieving Cardinals rolled to their second highly-emotional win since the tragic passing of team member Samantha Lengel on Thursday.

Now 10-7 for the season, A-C trailed 38-27 at the half before pulling to within seven points of the lead at one point in the third. But from there, Pine Grove essentially put the game away with a 12-0 run.

Alex Siebecker led A-C with 17 points, and Kayla Parks collected 10.

Also on Saturday, a fundraising effort by the A-C community netted a $700 donation to the Lengel family.

· Hamburg 47, Northern Lebanon 39: In Fredericksburg, the Vikings saw their three-game win streak halted by the visitors from Berks County.

The defeat left Northern Lebanon, which lost star point guard Emily Brandt for the season to a second knee injury on Friday night, 11-6 for the season.