The Cedar Crest boys basketball team (14-5, 10-4 Lancaster-Lebanon) dropped both its third straight overall and in Section One play Wednesday at Manheim Twp. with a 68-53 road defeat. Falcons senior Evan Horn poured in a game-high 28 points, edged by the support afforded to Blue Streaks freshman Tyler Crespo, who scored 27. Cedar Crest trailed from the get-go, producing only an eight-point effort in the opening quarter and trailing by five at halftime.
The Falcons must look to bounce back Friday on Senior Night, when they welcome Warwick.
Also in Wednesday's action:
Lampeter-Strasburg 51, Northern Lebanon 49: The Vikings (7-12, 3-10) were done in by a Luke Beers buzzer-beater at home, ending one of the biggest upset bids of the season. Northern Lebanon trailed the Pionners by only one entering the fourth quarter, boosted by a dozen points from both Noah Gingrich and Isaac Bicher. Each knocked down a pair of 3-pointers, contributing to seven Northern Lebanon treys on the night.
Pequea Valley 50, Annville-Cleona 45: Despite leading by four after three quarters, the Little Dutchmen (6-13, 4-9) failed to hold on in a tight Section Four matchup. Cameron Hoch and Isaac Burris each scored 10. Annville-Cleona travels to Lancaster Mennonite on Friday.
Palmyra 81, Hershey 73: The Cougars won a shootout at home, surviving a 43-point output from Hershey senior and Villanova commit Dylan Painter. Palmyra (15-4, 8-4 Mid-Penn Keystone) countered with a 32-point performance from Austin Yetter, who nailed five 3-pointers. Eric Lynn and Sam Sheils had 13 and 10, respectively.
Lancaster Mennonite 93, Lebanon Catholic 59: Joe Gates piled up 18 points and Luke Frattaroli chipped in with 15, but it was not enough to keep the Beavers (2-17, 0-14) afloat in Lancaster. Davian Perez finished with 13 points.