Roundup: Cedar Crest, Lebanon make L-L playoffs
By staking victories in their respective Lancaster-Lebanon League finales Tuesday, the Cedar Crest and Lebanon boys basketball teams each earned L-L playoff berths. The Cedars (15-6, 12-4 Lancaster-Lebanon), who won at Garden Spot, claimed the Section Two title for the second time since 2013. The Falcons (17-5, 12-4), meanwhile, took care of business at Penn Manor, and received help with a Hempfield loss at McCaskey.
Lebanon will host Section Four runner-up Lancaster Mennonite on Saturday, while Cedar Crest is set to travel to Section Three champion Lampeter-Strasburg. Should the county rivals both win, they would meet for a neutral-site showdown next Tuesday in the league semifinals.
Also in Tuesday's action:
Manheim Central 56, Northern Lebanon 36: The Vikings (7-15, 3-13) trailed 28-9 at halftime and couldn't recover from there in the season finale. Barons junior Taylor Funk posted a game-high 24 points, while Northern Lebanon's Isaac Bicher collected 15. Shane Reese also scored a dozen for the Vikings.
Lancaster Catholic 54, Annville-Cleona 45: Senior Night in Annville suffered a sour ending, as the Little Dutchmen (6-16, 4-12) endured a final loss to the Section Four champion Crusaders. Julian DeReyes-Kapp notched a team-best 13 points in his last high school game, while classmate Gordon Parks poured in seven. Noah Myers compiled nine points.
Columbia 76, Lebanon Catholic 51: The Beavers (2-19, 0-16) finished their regular season winless in league play, as a trip to Columbia ended in tough defeat. Lebanon Catholic trailed by only three at halftime, but produced nine and 12 points in the final two quarters, respectively. Davian Perez recorded a game-high 23 points, including a 7-for-7 showing at the foul line.