Cedar Crest wraps up Section One title
The Lancaster-Lebanon Section One girls basketball title is back in South Lebanon.
One night after moving to the brink of the section crown with a key win over Manheim Township, Cedar Crest finished the job on Thursday,clinching the title with a 60-57 victory over Warwick in Lititz.
Alyssa Austin powered the Falcons to a victory with a 29-point outburst and Ariel Jones popped in 23 as Cedar Crest improved to 18-1 overall and 14-1 in Section One.
The Falcons, who will meet Section Three runner-up Cocalico when the L-L playoffs begin a week from Monday, climbed out of a 23-7 first-quarter hole en route to the victory, rebounding with a 27-point second quarter before holding off a late Warwick charge in the end.
Rylee Derr led Warwick and all scorers with 31 points.
Lebanon Catholic 51, Pequea Valley 42: In Kinzers, the Beavers used balanced scoring and a 17-point second quarter to pick up the road win at the home of the Braves.
Neesha Pierre led the way with 14 points and Mariah Sholly and Allie Warren added 10 apiece for Catholic, now 14-5 overall and 10-5 in Section Four.
Annville-Cleona 50, Lancaster Mennonite 35: In Annville, A-C outscored the Blazers 19-7 in the second quarter and cruised home from there to the easy win.
Michaela Singer paced A-C with 13 points, and Hannah Fischer and Addison Hayes chipped in with 11 as A-C upped its record to 4-10 in Section Four and 5-14 overall.
Elizabethtown 56, Lebanon 49: At Elizabethtown, the Cedars were overwhelmed by E-town's 26-point first quarter but managed to make it a game in the end.
Down 26-5 after the opening eight minutes, Lebanon rallied behind 20 points from Alexis Hill and 10 from Morgan Truax before dropping to 4-15 overall and 3-11 in Section Two.