It's going to take little more to knock off these Raiders.
Fighting for supremacy of Section Three, the Elco boys basketball team (7-0, 4-0 Lancaster-Lebanon) survived a nail-biter at Cocalico, 61-57. Mason Bossert posted 26 points, including eight 3-pointers, while the Eagles had three players in double figures, led by Tucker Lescoe's 18. No quarter yielded a point differential of more than five, as the Raiders edged their hosts by one in the final period.
Colton Lawrence scored 19, while Nate Beamer, Caleb Buchmoyer and Ryan Eshleman combined for 16 as the only other Elco players to register in the scorebook.
Also in Friday's action:
Annville-Cleona 49, Lebanon Catholic 44: Finishing the second half of a doubleheader on Assumption Hill, the Little Dutchmen (3-4, 2-2) edged the Beavers for their second straight league win. Lebanon Catholic (1-5, 0-4) was boosted by a dozen points from Davian Perez, but couldn't overcome the balance of Annville-Cleona, which had a half-dozen players score at least six. The Beavers next host Lancaster Catholic on Monday, while the Little Dutchmen are set to soonest carry their win streak to Pequea Valley for a Tuesday tip.
Lebanon 60, Conestoga Valley 45: The Cedars (5-1, 4-0) ripped off their fourth win in a row, as Cam Shaak (14 points) continued to strike from downtown with three treys. Ten different players registered in the scorebook for Lebanon, which held the hosting Buckskins to only 15 field goals on the night. The Cedars have yet to record a win by less than a dozen points.
Donegal 65, Northern Lebanon 36: A poor shooting night did the Vikings (4-3, 2-2) in on the road, as the Indians jumped to a 51-29 lead after three quarters. Isaac Bicher led Northern Lebanon with 15 points.
Red Land 60, Palmyra 55 (OT): Unable to hold on in the final moments, the Cougars (3-2, 1-2) fell below .500 in Mid-Penn play with a home loss. Palmyra fought through four tight quarters, only to watch the Patriots escape with an 8-3 edge in the extra session. Isaac Blatt and Bryant Willis poured in 16 points apiece.