Jones, Austin lead Crest in romp
When Ariel Jones and Alyssa Austin have it going, the Cedar Crest girls basketball team is tough to beat. Like on Friday night, for example.
With Austin pumping in 23 points and Jones adding 15, the Falcons stayed in first place in Section One on Friday night with a 63-42 beatdown of Penn Manor in Millersville.
Now 11-1 overall and 7-1 in the section, the Falcons settled the outcome early, racing to a 34-17 halftime lead.
Elco 46, Donegal 42: In Mount Joy, the Raiders picked up a quality win, outscoring the Indians 13-4 in the fourth quarter to erase a five-point deficit after three.
Chandelle Keller led Elco (6-5, 4-4 Section Three) with 17 points.
Columbia, Lebanon Catholic 64, Columbia 52: In Columbia, the red-hot Beavers stayed that way, picking up their 10th win of the season behind 23 points from Allie Warren, who surpassed the career 1,000-point plateau.
Neesha Pierre and Jayden Shellehamer added 14 points apiece for Catholic, now 10-3 overall and 5-3 in Section Four.
Lebanon, Garden Spot 48, Lebanon 43: In New Holland, the Cedars' struggles continued despite a 17-point outburst from Jasmine Turner.
Lebanon was outscored 16-7 in the fourth quarter en route to the loss.
Lancaster Catholic 60, Annville-Cleona 23: In Annville, A-C ran into the Section Four frontrunner and didn't fare too well as a result.
Meredith Bachman was a bright spot in defeat with eight points.
Harrisburg Christian 68, New Covenant 27: In Harrisburg, Kylie Murray's 15 points weren't enough to save the Flames from the 24-4 battering they took in the first quarter.