There was nothing unlucky about this No. 13 for the Palmyra girls' basketball team.

Playing in Camp Hill on Friday night, the Cougars continued their unbeaten run in easy fashion, coasting to a 68-36 victory over Cedar Cliff.

Palmyra rolled out to a 20-1 first-quarter lead and never looked back on the way to improving its record to 13-0 overall and 9-0 in the Keystone Division. The lead grew to 36-11 by halftime, and the rest was academic.

Ten Palmyra players found the scoring column, a group that was led by Carly Richardson's 18 points and 10 each from Kristen Smoluk and Gabi Gundermann.

Girls'

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  • Ephrata 46, Cedar Crest 36: In South Lebanon, the Mounts snapped the Falcons' three-game winning streak with a Section One-Two crossover victory. Ephrata built a 23-16 halftime lead and outscored Crest 23-20 the rest of the way.

    Alex Rich scored 15 points for the hosts, who fall to 5-8 overall and 4-5 in the league.

  • Penn Manor 45, Lebanon 41: In Millersville, the Cedars nearly overcame a slow start to knock off the Comets. Penn Manor led 12-6 after one and 22-20 at halftime before Penn Manor was able to build up a 37-29 lead entering the final stanza.

    Shaela Shellehamer paced the Cedars with 13 points.

  • Lancaster Catholic 72, Elco 58: In Myerstown, the Crusaders outscored the Raiders 24-7 in the first quarter and never looked back, rolling to the Section Three-Four crossover win. The loss leaves Elco at 8-6 overall and 5-4 in Section Three while Catholic improved to 12-0 and 9-0.

    The Raiders did get to within 57-46 by the start of the final period but could not get over the hump. Kady Yoders scored 14 of her team-high 22 points in the first half, and Sydnie Parker joined in her double figures with 10.

  • Lampeter-Strasburg 45, Annville-Cleona 36: In Lampeter, the Pioneers held the Little Dutchmen to seven first-half points and held on for the Section Three-Four victory. The loss makes A-C 8-6 overall and 5-4 in Section Four.

    Trailing 22-7 at the break, the Dutchmen managed to outscore L-S 16-8 in the third to make a game of it, but the hole was just too deep to dig out of. Elaina Wanamaker hit for 17 points in the losing effort.

  • New Covenant 38, Harrisburg Academy 29: In Wormleysburg, the Flames got above the .500 mark for the first time this season, getting 15 points from Marcia Copenhaver and 13 more out of Erin Haggard to improve to 4-3 on the season.

    Trailing 11-7 after eight minutes of play, New Covenant used a 13-2 burst through the second period to grab a 20-13 halftime lead. The lead grew to 29-20 by the start of the final quarter before the Flames salted away the win.

  • Gloucester County Christian 34, Lebanon Christian 28: In Lebanon, the Panthers couldn't hold onto an early 11-6 lead and dropped to 4-2 with the loss. After the opening eight minutes, Gloucester County Christian outscored Lebanon Christian 28-17 to win going away.

    Emily Olson paced the Panthers with 12 points.