The Annville-Cleona boys' basketball team apparently wasn't in the mood for a second straight loss to a county rival.

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:

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  • Cedar Crest 61, Solanco 46: In Quarryville, the Falcons made the long trip to southern Lancaster County worth it by returning with a 15-point win behind 18 points from senior forward Clay Penchard.

    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.

  • Manheim Township 51, Lebanon 50: At Lebanon Valley College in Annville, the Cedars scored the final 12 points of the game, turning a 51-38 game into a squeaker in the end. The Section One-Two crossover loss makes Lebanon 3-2 overall and 1-1 in league play.

    Josh Spaulding took high-scoring honors for Lebanon with 13 points, and Evan Zimmerman added 12 on four 3-point buckets.

  • Lebanon Catholic 53, Garden Spot 47: On Assumption Hill, the Beavers claimed a big-school scalp, taking down the Spartans in a Section Three-Four crossover bout on Assumption Hill.

    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.

  • Palmyra 65, Mechanicsburg 51: At Palmyra, the Cougars evened their early-season mark by surviving a foul-filled affair with the Wildcats.

    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.

  • Lancaster Mennonite 75, Northern Lebanon 59: In Lancaster, the Vikings fell in a 33-20 halftime hole and couldn't recover despite 22 points from Sam Light.

    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.

  • Lancaster County Christian 69, New Covenant 43: In Lancaster, the Flames were no match for their hosts despite 21 points from big man Nate Dawson.

    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.