Needing a win to secure a District Three playoff berth, the Palmyra boys' basketball team got one Monday night in thrilling fashion.

The Cougars pulled out a 75-72 overtime victory at Hershey High School behind a 23-point performance from Logan Stovall and 18-point efforts from both Trey Baker and Adam Newhard. The victory concludes Palmyra's regular season at 15-7 overall and 10-6 in the Keystone Division.

The Cougars were ranked 15th in the district power rankings entering the game in a Class AAA field that takes 18 teams to the postseason. Northern Lebanon is 16th.

Monday, Hershey built a 40-29 halftime lead before seeing Palmyra storm back for the OT win. It was a 54-48 game entering the fourth quarter before the Cougars completed the comeback.

The game featured 46 combined fouls and 58 total foul shots, with four players fouling out. Palmyra was 21-for-27 from the line, including a perfect 5-for-5 in the fourth quarter. The Cougars also made six free throws in overtime to help seal the win.

John Miller had 16 points to lead Hershey (9-12, 7-9).

Elsewhere Monday night:

Basketball

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  • Conestoga Christian 72, New Covenant 47: In Morgantown, the Flames were saddled with their 10th straight loss and fell to 2-16 overall despite getting 21 points from Nate Dawson and 14 more out of C.J. Kornhaus.

    Leading 40-25 at halftime, Conestoga Christian went on a 16-6 third-quarter run to put the game away.

  • New Covenant 35, Conestoga Christian 34: In a girls' game in Morgantown, Rayna Fisher put the Flames ahead to stay with a 15-foot jumper with 10 seconds to play - her only points of the night - sending New Covenant to the win and a 10-6 mark.

    The Flames trailed 21-19 at halftime before an 11-4 third-quarter spurt put them in front 30-25 entering the final period where it was able to pull out the win. Shaya Martin paced New Covenant with 16 points, and Marcia Copenhaver added 12.