That will be the case tonight in the championship game of the Annville-Cleona boys' tip-off event after host A-C and county brethren Northern Lebanon both recorded opening-round wins on Friday night.
The Vikings took a hard-fought decision over Middletown, 54-53, while the Little Dutchmen rolled over York County Tech 49-33 in the nightcap. In the opener, Northern Lebanon held a lead most of the game before holding in to beat Middletown. Trailing by three points with 30 seconds to play, Middletown's Trent Zimmerman was fouled shooting a 3-pointer, putting him at the line with a chance to tie the game.
Zimmerman missed the first free throw but made the second, and after a Viking turnover in the final 10 seconds, the Blue Raiders got off a good shot but it bounced off the rim as time expired.
Sam Light finished with a game-high 26 points before fouling out. Light, who was 8-for-8 from the line, made four free throws on one play in the third quarter when he was fouled shooting a 3-pointer and also made a technical foul that was whistled after the play.
Middletown erased a 14-10 first-quarter deficit with a 16-7 run through the second quarter that gave it a 26-21 halftime lead. Northern Lebanon managed to tie the game at 39 by the start of the fourth quarter.
In the second game, the Little Dutchmen used balanced scoring led by Derrick Sanders' 15 points to secure its championship game invitation. Zach Weaber, Casey Smith and Paxson Hayes each added nine points for A-C, which pretty much settled the outcome with a 17-4 run through the first quarter. Elsewhere Friday night:
Cedar Crest's deficit grew to 42-10 by halftime. Addy Toms netted a team-high nine points for the Falcons.