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The Lebanon Catholic girls' basketball team entered Wednesday night in the throes of a two-game losing streak that featured disheartening losses to county rivals Elco and Northern Lebanon that opened their league schedule.

The Beavers exited Wednesday night under far better circumstances.

With Neesha Pierre's 16 points leading three scorers in double figures, Catholic halted its brief losing skid with a 58-42 win over Lampeter-Strasburg on Assumption Hill.

Mariah Sholly added 14 points and Jayden Shellehamer checked in with 11 as the Beavers (2-2, 1-2 Section Four) jumped to a 21-12 first quarter lead and never looked back.

Also in Wednesday's action:

Cedar Crest 63, Conestoga Valley 34: In Witmer, the Falcons stayed unbeaten in the early going, improving to 5-0 behind a 22-point outburst from Ariel Jones.

Alyssa Austin added 18 points as Cedar Crest (3-0 Section One) tuned up for Friday's showdown at home with McCaskey.

Northern Lebanon 52, Lancaster Mennonite 18: In Lancaster, the Vikings also remained without a loss in the early going, moving to 6-0 with an easy win over the Blazers.

Zoe Zerman led the charge with 16 points, Megan Brandt added 15, and Liz Voight rounded out the balanced effort with 14 points.

Lancaster Catholic 70, Elco 27: In Lancaster, the Raiders went down to defeat for the first time in emphatic fashion, buried by the Crusaders' 37-11 run through the first half.

Freshman Ryelle Shuey led Elco (3-1, 2-1 Section Three) in defeat with seven points.

Donegal 52, Annville-Cleona 34: In Annville, A-C was done in by a three-point second quarter while falling to 1-4 overall and 0-3 in Section Four.

Lauren Schrader was a bright spot in defeat with 12 points, and Meredith Bachman contributed 11.

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