Adam Newhard hit for 21 points as Palmyra dispatched Red Land, 59-46.
Adam Newhard was feeling it Wednesday night, and in part because of his shooting touch, the Palmyra boys' basketball team was able to take care of Red Land.
Newhard drained five 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 21 points in the Cougars' 59-46 victory over the Patriots in Lewisberry. The win improved Palmyra's record to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the Keystone Division of the Mid-Penn Conference.
Logan Stovall complemented Newhard by scoring 12 points, and Trey Baker chipped in with eight.
Red Land held a 13-11 lead after the first quarter before Palmyra grabbed a 28-26 halftime lead. A 20-9 spurt in the third quarter by the Cougars upped their advantage to 48-35, and the Patriots weren't able to recover the rest of the way.
Elsewhere Wednesday night:
Lancaster Catholic 60, Northern Lebanon 58: In Fredericksburg, the Vikings put a serious scare into the Crusaders only to come up short in the Section Three-Four crossover. NL trailed 22-11 after eight minutes of play and spent the rest of the game clawing back into it, getting to within 41-39 by the start of the fourth quarter.
Sam Light threw in four 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 22 points, while Pat Stevens added a trio of "3s" and netted 19. The Vikings (3-3 overall, 1-2 Section Three) were just 2-for-6 from the line, while Catholic made 12 of its 19 attempts.
Donegal 67, Lebanon Catholic 52: In Mount Joy, a 25-12 game-opening spurt propelled the Indians to the Section Three-Four crossover win. The second half went back and forth as Donegal outscored Catholic 24-7 in the third quarter to take a 58-28 lead into the final period where the Beavers ended the game with a 24-9 run.
Timmy Orr and Anthony Pletz did the damage offensively for Catholic, scoring 20 and 17 points, respectively, and combining for five made 3-pointers. The Beavers slipped to 5-2 overall and 1-2 in Section Four.
Manheim Central 55, Annville-Cleona 38: In Manheim, the Barons ran out to a 24-12 first-quarter lead and never looked back in recording the Section Three-Four crossover win. The loss makes A-C 3-3 overall and 1-2 in Section Four.
Paxson Hayes paced the Dutchmen with 12 points, and Derrick Sanders also hit for double figures with 11.
Lancaster Mennonite 63, Elco 50: In Myerstown, a big second half by the Blazers turned a close game into a double-digit loss for the Raiders. With the game tied at 29 entering the third quarter, Mennonite outscored Elco 18-7 in the period and 34-21 over the final 16 minutes en route to the victory.
The Raiders, now 2-4 overall and 1-2 in Section Three, got 16 points out of Caleb Buchmoyer and 10 more from Robert Shultz in the losing effort.