The Little Dutchmen shook off Friday's lopsided 82-43 loss to Northern Lebanon and got the better of Elco on Monday, upending the Raiders 47-40 in a Section Three-Four crossover battle in Annville.
Casey Smith led the way for Justin Edwards' club, which settled the outcome by racing to a 28-16 halftime lead, with 16 points and three 3-point bombs, and Derrick Sanders backed him up with 11 as A-C improved to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in Section Four.
Caleb Buchmoyer paced Elco (2-3, 1-1 Section Three) with 11 and was the lone Raider in double figures.
Elsewhere Monday night:
Freshman guard Evan Horn added 10 points to the win, which left Cedar Crest 3-2 overall and 1-1 in Section One heading into Wednesday's showdown with backyard rival Lebanon at the Falcon Cage.
Josh Spaulding took high-scoring honors for Lebanon with 13 points, and Evan Zimmerman added 12 on four 3-point buckets.
Now 5-1 overall and 1-1 in Section Four, Catholic, which dropped a double-overtime heartbreaker to Lampeter-Strasburg on Friday, used balanced scoring led by Timmy Orr's 17 points to pull off the win.
Alex Frattaroli added 15 points and John Groh chipped in with 10 to help the Beavers overcome a 10-for-20 night at the foul line.
The teams combined for 44 free throw attempts in the contest, which Palmyra claimed on the strength of a 42-point second half.
Logan Stovall led four Cougars in double figures with 16 points, Adam Newhard collected 15, Trey Baker added 13 and Chris Lynn checked in with 12.
It was a 23-23 game at the half before Palmyra racked up 20 third-quarter points to take control.
Pat Stevens added 18 for Northern Lebanon, 10 of which came in the third quarter, but it wasn't enough to keep the visitors from falling to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in Section Three.
Now 0-3 for the season, New Covenant fell behind 36-19 at the half and only saw the deficit grow in the second half.
C.J. Kornhaus added 11 points for New Covenant.