The Lebanon Catholic boys' basketball team will enter the District Three Class A tournament on a two-game winning streak. The Beavers closed out the Lancaster-Lebanon League regular season Tuesday night with a 61-60 double-overtime victory against Pequea Valley in Kinzers.
Alex Frattaroli dropped a team-high 20 points, and Anthony Thomas added 17 in the Beavers' victory. Timmy Orr and Anthony Pletz also reached double digits for Catholic, ranked No. 3 in the most recent district power rankings.
The Beavers (15-7 overall and 9-7 league) finished in third place in L-L Section Four behind champion Lancaster Catholic and runner-up Lancaster Mennonite. The Crusaders topped the Blazers 51-49 Tuesday night to clinch the crown.
Elsewhere Tuesday night:
Columbia 65, Annville-Cleona 43: In Annville, the Little Dutchmen were outscored 30-13 in the second quarter, seeing a four-point lead turn into a 14-point halftime hole they could not dig out of. Despite its 4-18 overall record and 2-14 mark in Section Four, A-C was eighth in the Class AA district rankings and in position to reach the postseason.
Paxson Hayes paced the Dutchmen with 16 points, while Derrick Sanders added 10.
Donegal 70, Elco 31: In Mount Joy, the Raiders saw their season come to a close in humbling fashion after playing the unbeaten Indians tight for a quarter. Trailing just 14-13 after a quarter, Elco (4-18, 1-15 Section Three) was outscored 28-4 in the second quarter and never recovered.
Cameron Paul was the lone Raider in double figures with 13 points.
Lebanon Christian 66, Blue Mountain Christian 24: In Lebanon, the Panthers won their fifth straight game by outscoring the Defenders 15-0 in the first quarter, improving to 12-2 in the process. It was a 30-9 game by halftime, and Lebanon Christian never looked back.
Playing shorthanded, the Panthers got a game-high 13 points from Brock Monk, an eighth-grader who came off the bench to score all of his points in the fourth quarter. Jon Beiler added 12 for Lebanon Christian, while Daulton Fortna paced Jonestown-based Blue Mountain with nine points.