It was vital that the Cedar Crest girls' basketball team get back on the winning track, and the Falcons did Friday night.

Saddled with a four-game losing streak, the Falcons got back on the winning track by holding off Warwick 41-39 in Lititz. The win makes Cedar Crest 3-7 overall and 2-4 in Section One.

A 15-5 run through the second quarter turned a tight 10-8 game into a 25-13 halftime lead for the Falcons. Warwick pulled to within 33-26 by the start of the fourth quarter but couldn't come all the way back.

Nichole Wagner had the hot hand for Crest, scoring 18 points, while Rachel Miller added 10.

Elsewhere Friday night:

Girls'

basketball

roundup

  • Lebanon Catholic 62, Columbia 49: In Columbia, the Beavers put the Tide away with a 20-11 run through the second quarter, improving to 7-4 overall and 3-2 in Section Four.

    Catholic led 31-25 after the second quarter before using the eight-minute run in the first eight minutes of the second half to build a commanding 51-36 advantage. Abby Shay paced the Beavers with 18 points, while Catherine Gross added 12 and Helene Reist chipped in 10.

  • Cocalico 44, Lebanon 42 (OT): In Lebanon, the Cedars dropped a heartbreaker in overtime. Brittany Ulrich paced Lebanon with 22 points and drained five 3-pointers in the losing effort.

  • Annville-Cleona 60, Lancaster Mennonite 37: In Lancaster, the Little Dutchmen rolled to the win thanks to a game-opening 14-4 spurt that grew to 30-14 by halftime. Alex Siebecker (three 3-pointers) and Elaina Wanamaker both had 18 points for A-C.

  • Palmyra 69, Susquehanna 40: In Harrisburg, the Cougars stayed perfect by rolling to the Keystone Division win. Carly Richardson hit for 27 points and five 3-pointers in Palmyra's winning effort, while Kait Carmo supported her with a 24-point effort.