Game of the Day
Northern Lebanon boys basketball 64, Pequea Valley 57
The Northern Lebanon boys have been overshadowed a bit by the success of the school's girls basketball team, but on Friday night the Vikings stepped on to center stage with a big win that kept their postseason hopes alive.
The Vikings got some breathing room after outscoring the Braves 18-8 in the second quarter, but had to hang on after a comeback attempt from PV fell short, led by Josh Stoltzfus’ 28-point performance. Cameron Gensler led NL with 20 points.
Player of the Day
Mason Bossert, Elco boys basketball
Bossert went off for a 31-point performance in the Raiders 60-48 win at Annville-Cleona. Bossert earned just about half his points from the free throw line, going a perfect 14-of-14
Cedar Crest 59, Manheim Township 41
It's 18-0 and counting for the Falcons, who inched closer to the Section One title behind 32 points from Ariel Jones.
Cedar Crest (11-0 Section 1) trailed 13-12 after the first quarter, but dominated the contest from there. Rachel Witherite added 9 points to the win.
Northern Lebanon 62, Pequea Valley 41
After a tough first quarter, the Vikings took over, outscoring the Braves 17-7 and 16-8 in the second and third quarters, respectively. Megan Brandt and Zoe Zerman finished tied with a team-high 14 points.
Elco 49, Annville-Cleona 43
In Myerstown, the Raiders edged county rival A-C behind 15 points from Taylor Bossert. Jordan Rosengrant added 12 points for the Raiders, who grabbed a 20-14 halftime lead and held on from there.
Michaela Singer led A-C with 12 points and Chloe Inman chipped in with 11.
Palmyra 43, Red Land 34
The Cougars picked up the road victory over the Patriots, enhancing their district playoff hopes in the process. No other details were available.
Solanco 66, Lebanon 34
The Cedars fell in a 22-9 hole after the first quarter and couldn't dig out of it.
Katelyn Roth and Stefanie Gass led Lebanon with 8 points apiece.
Elco 60, Annville-Cleona 48
Behind Bossert’s big night, the Raiders dominated the second half, outscoring the Dutchmen 19-6 in the third, and then 23-12 in the final quarter.
Lancaster Mennonite 78, Lebanon Catholic 32
It didn’t take long for the Blazers to pull ahead, outscoring the Beavers 25-9 in the opening quarter. Kyle Kauffman led Lebanon Catholic with a game-high 16 points.
Palmyra 56, Red Land 45
After a slow start, the Cougars outscored Red Land in every other quarter, including 13-5 in the third quarter, and 18-11 in the fourth. Palmyra had three guys in double figures, led by Isaac Blatt with 15 points. Dillin Wright had a game-high 22 points for Red Led.