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Youth Travel Basketball Girls Update: December 14

This update runs through December 11, 2022.

This feature recaps recent action from the youth travel basketball organizations in Lebanon County. Additional reporting beyond the scores is based on information provided by the dedicated volunteers within these organizations.  




6th grade (1-3, 0-3 in Section 4)

Recent Games:

11/29: Annville defeated Donegal

12/4:   Manheim Twp White defeated Annville

12/6:   Pequea Valley defeated Annville

12/11: Lancaster Mennonite defeated Annville

Coaches’ Update: The Annville girls are still getting accustomed to playing in the LL Travel League, but have remained competitive regardless of their early 1-3 record.  On Sunday, they fell to a strong Lancaster Mennonite team, in a game where Georgia Sellers and Alayna Dalton led the Dutchmen in scoring.


     Cedar Crest 


6th grade (1-2 overall, 0-2 in Section 1)

Recent Games:

11/29: Cedar Crest defeated ELCO

12/7:   Hempfield defeated Cedar Crest

12/11: Manheim Twp Blue defeated Cedar Crest

Coaches’ Update: The Cedar Crest 6th grade girls started the season with three tough competitions, coming out 1-2.  They  beat ELCO and came up just short against Manheim Township and Hempfield.  The girls have a balanced team, with different leading scorers each game.  McKenna Kantner and Madison Stradnick led the way in the win against ELCO.  Star Simaska and Katie McCracken were leading scorers against Hempfield.  Alex Jones and Naomi Speaks dropped the most points against Manheim Township.


5th grade (3-0 overall, 2-0 in Section 1)

Recent Games:

12/4:  Cedar Crest defeated Northern Lebanon

12/6:  Cedar Crest defeated Warwick Black

12/8:  Cedar Crest defeated Manheim Twp

Coaches’ Update: The Cedar Crest 5th grade girls won the Northern Lebanon Turkey Tip-Off preseason tournament and are 3 -0 to start the L-L Travel League season. They have scored wins over Northern Lebanon, Warwick, and Manheim Township.  The leading scorers are Mya Kleinfelter (8 ppg), Addy Shay (6 ppg), and Lynden Bechtold (5 ppg).  Defense is the strong point of this team and it is likely to take them far.  Fun fact, Mya Kleinfelter and Addy Shay are daughters of local Division 1 girls’ basketball players Becky Hower (Lebanon Catholic) and Ashli Schwab (ELCO), while Lynden Bechtold is the daughter of former Princeton Tiger Mike Bechtold (Lebanon).




6th grade  (2-1 overall, 2-0 in Section 3)

Recent Games:

11/29: Cedar Crest defeated  ELCO

12/8:   ELCO defeated Manheim Central

12/10: ELCO defeated Cocalico


5th grade (1-1 overall, 0-1 in Section 3)

Recent Games:

11/29: ELCO defeated Ephrata

12/11: Northern Lebanon defeated ELCO




6th grade (4-1 overall, 2-1 in Section 2)

Recent Games:

11/29: Lebanon defeated Manheim Twp White

12/4:   Lebanon defeated Donegal

12/7:   Lebanon defeated Conestoga Valley

12/7:   Lampeter Strasburg defeated Lebanon

12/11: Lebanon defeated Ephrata

Coaches’ Update: While this Lebanon team plays in the 6th grade division, the squad is made up of only five 6th graders.  There are also five 5th graders and two 4th graders on the team.  This team is very inexperienced when it comes to the realm of travel basketball.  Yet, they are a hard-working group and have been very coachable. They are gritty and in true Lebanon basketball fashion, they love to run the floor.  They have overcome early adversity to begin the season with a 4-1 record.  Ella Haulman is leading the team in assists. Nina Lampkin is leading the team in rebounds, and Makenzie Bower is leading the team in minutes and points scored at 12.5 points per game. While they are off to a hot start, they will have to continue working on their overall skills, especially when it comes to breaking a press, if they will want to remain competitive for the entirety of the season.


     Northern Lebanon


6th grade (2-1 overall, 2-0 in Section 3)

Recent Games:

11/28:  Warwick defeated Northern Lebanon

12/4:    Northern Lebanon defeated Manheim Central

12/8:    Northern Lebanon defeated Donegal


5th Grade – Blue (2-1 overall, 1-0 in Section 3)

Recent Games:

11/28:  Northern Lebanon Blue defeated Warwick Black

12/4:    Cedar Crest defeated Northern Lebanon

12/11:  Northern Lebanon defeated ELCO


5th Grade – White (2-0 overall, 1-0 in Section 4)

Recent Games:

11/29: Northern Lebanon White defeated Donegal

12/5:   Northern Lebanon White defeated Warwick White



We were unable to get any information by the time that this was published.  It will be updated if that information becomes available to us.


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