In a crucial Section Two contest between the Cedars and Cocalico - teams that were in a tie for second place in the section entering the night - Spaulding hit a layup at the buzzer to propel Lebanon to a dramatic 56-55 victory on the Cedars' home floor. The win puts Lebanon (10-9 overall, 7-7 Section Two) in the driver's seat for an L-L League playoff berth over Cocalico (10-10, 6-8), which beat Lebanon by five earlier in the season in Denver.
The Cedars, who have now won five straight games, were down 55-54 in the closing seconds when they inbounded the ball on the sideline and got it to Spaulding (15 points) in the paint. Spaulding drove to the basket and put up a contested shot in traffic that bounced off the rim before coming down through the basket for the winning points as the buzzer sounded.
Drey Murray and Evan Zimmerman (three 3-pointers) both scored 11 points for Lebanon, while Cocalico got seven 3-pointers and 25 points out of Tucker Lescoe.
Elsewhere Tuesday night:
Isaac Ray added 15 points and Richard Iwuagwu contributed 13 for the Vikings, while Cameron Paul scored 18 for Elco (4-16, 1-13), and Austen Davis netted 11. Light needs 25 points to reach 1,000 for his career.
Logan Stovall hit for a game-high 20 points for Palmyra, which also got 13 points from Adam Newhard and 10 from Chris Lynn.
A-C (4-16, 2-12 L-L) put seven players in the scoring column, a list that was led by 12 points from both Paxson Hayes and Derrick Sanders.
At the other end, Nick Noble scored 33 points for Columbia (9-11, 6-8).