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Boys Basketball Results Tracker: December 18-22

In this post, we will attempt to bring you details from as much of the Boys Basketball action from around LebCo.  It will be a rolling summary, as we get details, that will serve as a place where you can find out about what is going on.


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Friday, December 22

Northern Lebanon 57, Williams Valley 39

Since the beginning of the season, the Vikings have been focused on growth. The last time they played last Saturday was an inspired loss to Octorara. After six days of practice, they hosted Williams Valley with hopes of showing just how far they’ve come in a short amount of time. Northern Lebanon jumped out to an early lead, but Williams Valley was unphased and took a 5-point lead by the end of the 1st quarter. The Vikings responded and locked it down in the 2nd quarter, outscoring Williams Valley by 10. Out of the half, the Vikings continued to add to their lead with a barrage of three-pointers. The game was physical, but Northern Lebanon was up for the challenge as the offense began to click with efficiency. Ultimately, the Vikings put together a total team victory they can look back on with pride.

A total of eight Northern Lebanon players scored in the game, with Riley Messinger leading them with 12 points. Riley Clinger and Brady Krall each scored 11 points. It was a particularly good shooting night for the Vikings, as they hit 9 three-pointers and went 12-15 from the free throw line.

We caught up with Coach Chris George following the win. He said, “We had so many contributions across the board. The kids really executed in this one. It was a great week of prep with some knock-down, drag-out days. The kids are after each other daily, and we’re growing. It showed tonight when our main varsity guys got going in the 3rd.”

George went on to talk about the depth of this team, saying, “Our bench was fantastic. In the limited time they are in the game, they spark us, and we don’t miss a beat.”

Northern Lebanon (2-4) will be back in action on Wednesday when they begin play in the Tulpehocken Holiday Tournament.

Another note: the Junior Varsity team ran their record to 6-0 with a 64-25 win.

NL Scoring: Messinger (12); R. Clinger (11); B. Krall (11); A. Via (9); Kael Erdman (8); B. Planken (2); L. Shaffer (2); N. Lesher (2)

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Northern Lebanon 9 13 17 18 57
Williams Valley 14 3 9 13 39



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Thursday, December 21

Mount Calvary 58, New Covenant 50 [OT]

The Flames traveled to Mount Calvary with hopes of improving on their .500 record. Mount Calvary built a 2-point lead by the end of the 1st quarter. The Flames recovered and dominated the 2nd quarter on their way to building a 4-point lead at the half. However, Mount Calvary responded and tied it up just in time for the 4th quarter. In the final period of regulation, the two teams played each other evenly. With time expiring, it looked like Tycen VanDerPloog was going to win it for New Covenant, but gravity was not on his side as the contest layup rimmed out as the final buzzer sounded. In overtime, Mount Calvary was able to create separation on their way to victory. By all accounts, this was an excellent game, with both teams rising to the occasion. Unfortunately, one team had to lose.

Keenan Stoner led the Flames with 16 points. Joining him with double figures was VanDerPloog with 13 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 assists.

New Covenant (3-4) will have until January 5th to recover before they travel to take on Dayspring Christian.

NC Scoring: K. Stoner (16); T. VanDerPloog (13); S. Balsbaugh (9); G. Canakis (8); C. Hess (4)

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Final
New Covenant 12 16 7 11 4 50
Mount Calvary 14 8 13 11 12 58


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Wednesday, December 20

Cedar Crest 72, Penn Manor 28

In one of the week’s most anticipated matchups, Cedar Crest hosted Penn Manor. The Comets entered the game with a 6-1 record (this is a correction, as the District 3 website wasn’t updated), while the Falcons held a 4-2 record and were coming off a statement win over Hempfield to open Section 1 play. This would quickly become another statement by Cedar Crest as they took the early lead and never looked back. Owen Chernich drained three three-pointers, scoring 9 points to lead Crest as they built a 17 point lead by the end of the 1st quarter. They would then build a 45-12 lead by the half, as newly minted Lehigh University commit Aiden Schomp scored 6 points in the 2nd quarter. In the 3rd quarter, the Falcon offense slowed down, in part of the running clock, resulting from the mercy rule being implemented. Fernando Marquez scored 6 in the quarter as Crest extended their lead to 38 points heading into the 4th. Coach Smith emptied the bench in the 4th, even as his Falcons continued to outpace Penn Manor, eventually winning by 44. Penn Manor was missing their top scorer, Ethan Benne, further compounding their issues in responding to Crest.

As eleven Falcons were able to register points, Chernich led them all with a 14 point effort that included four three-pointers. Marquez joined him in double-figures, scoring 10.

Cedar Crest (5-2), now 2-0 in Section, will have off until next Thursday when they are set to play Palmyra.

For more on this Cedar Crest victory, be sure to check out for their article on the action.

CC Scoring: O. Chernich (14); F. Marquez (10); L. Tirado (9); R. Young (9); J. Custer (8); A. Schomp (6); I. Wolfe (5); C. Simone (4); A. Abreu (3); B. Hassan (2); D. Speaks (2)

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Cedar Crest 22 23 13 14 72
Penn Manor 5 7 8 8 28



McCaskey 66, Lebanon 61 [OT]

Some might think that Lebanon’s 0-6 start is an indication of a culture of losing among the players and coaches. To those involved with the team, that perception is one they are working hard every day to disprove. They got another chance to show their growth when they hosted McCaskey on Wednesday night. The Cedars fell behind early and trailed by 8 points through one quarter of play. A positive sign early on was the offensive involvement of sophomore Malachi Briddell, who scored 5 of Lebanon’s 13 points in the 1st. Daryan Rodriguez and Ricky Estevez both earned starting roles, and each hit a three-pointer, flashing some depth from the Cedars. In the 2nd, they tightened up their defense, and six Cedars scored to cut McCaskey’s lead to 3 at the half. In the 3rd quarter, the game was played evenly. Down 4 points entering the 4th, Lebanon continued to push back against the idea that they would settle for another loss. In the final quarter, the Cedars hit five three-pointers, including the biggest one being at the buzzer by Ben DiScuillo knotting the game at 59 a piece. In overtime, McCaskey hit some timely free throws down the stretch to hold off Lebanon’s upset attempt.

For Lebanon, Briddell led the scoring with 14 points. DiScuillo scored 11, including hitting three treys.

Lebanon (0-7) will have another chance to show their development when they play in the Cedar Crest Holiday Tournament beginning next Thursday.

Lebanon Scoring: M. Briddell (14); B. DiScuillo (11); R. Estevez (9); M. Suarez (9); J. Torres (8); B. Beaver (4); N. Trace (3); D. Rodriguez (3)

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Final
Lebanon 13 14 15 17 2 61
McCaskey 21 9 16 13 7 66



Middletown 57, ELCO 50

On Wednesday night, ELCO went on the road to play the Middletown Blue Raiders. Middletown entered the game with a 4-1 record, while our hometown Raiders held a 4-2 record and were fresh off their win over Wyomissing on the same floor where Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey often pair to overwhelm opponents. Middletown was prepared and hopped out to an early lead, building a 29-21 advantage by halftime. In the 1st half, Micah Gray and Camden Marquette each scored 5 points for ELCO. In the 3rd quarter, ELCO took a sizable chunk out of Middletown’s lead, with Gray and Marquette each scoring 5. Down three points heading into the 4th, ELCO was hoping to come from behind, but the rally was stopped when the Blue Raiders would go 13-14 from the line down the stretch.

Gray led ELCO with 16 points, including drilling three three-pointers. Marquette totaled 11 points in the losing effort.

ELCO (4-3) are now off until next Friday, when they will participate in the Eastern York Holiday Tournament.

ELCO Scoring: M. Gray (16); C. Marquette (11); J. Hayes (8); K. Boyer (8); D. George (3); L. Kless (2); P. Williams (2)

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
ELCO 10 11 14 15 50
Middletown 16 13 9 19 57


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Tuesday, December 19

West Shore Christian 41, New Covenant 35

New Covenant traveled to take on West Shore on Tuesday night, hoping to make it three wins in a row. With the score tied at halftime, West Shore began to break away in the 3rd quarter. Despite the Flames picking up the scoring pace in the 4th, they could not catch the home team.

Keenan Stoner led New Covenant with 10 points and 8 rebounds.

New Covenant (3-3) will take to the road again on Thursday when they are set to play Mount Cavalry.

NC Scoring: K. Stoner (10); S. Balsbaugh (7); T. VanDerPloog (7); A. Canakis (5); C. Hess (4)

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
New Covenant 6 9 8 12 35
West Shore 7 7 14 13 41


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Monday, December 18

ELCO 60, Wyomissing 47

In a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the ELCO players got the opportunity to play Wyomissing as the home team at the Wells Fargo Center, with the 76 at center court. The Raiders took full advantage of the chance to play on the NBA hardwood, jumping out to an early lead and holding on to it for the remaining three quarters.

Sophomore Kaden Schultz Tillison (KST) had himself a day, drilling three NBA-length three-pointers on his way to scoring a team-high 20 points. Another sophomore, Josiah Hayes, also hit double-figures, scoring 11.

ELCO Scoring: KST (20); J. Hayes (11); M. Gray (9); C. Marquette (8); D. George (7); E. Kreider (2); P. Williams (2); K. Boyer (1)

For more on this game, check out the coverage done by

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
ELCO 17 15 12 16 60
Wyomissing 10 11 8 18 47



New Covenant 72, Harrisburg Academy 27

In a game that was heard on Froggy Valley, the Flames put forth a performance that never left the outcome in doubt. With New Covenant leading 36-19 at halftime, they used a strong 3rd quarter to run their lead to 35. Coach Kantner was able to give minutes to several of his backups in what ended up being a 45-point victory.

Colson Hess led the Flames with 14 points. Keenan Stoner joined him in double-figures, scoring 12. Ten players were able to score in the lopsided win.

NC Scoring: C. Hess (14); K. Stoner (12); G. Palmer (9); T. VanDerPloog (8); S. Balsbaugh (6); A. Canakis (6); T. VanDerPloog (5); L. Hess (5); G. Summers (4); G. Canakis (3)

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
New Covenant 18 18 24 12 72
Harrisburg Academy 7 12 6 2 27



Garden Spot 52, Lebanon 43

Coming off a tough loss to Manheim Township, Lebanon hoped to find its way when it hosted Garden Spot. Unfortunately, the Cedars got a sluggish start, allowing the Spartans to build a lead. It proved too late when the hard-charging Lebanon team cut into Garden Spot’s lead in the 4th quarter.

Ben DiScuillo led the Cedars with 12 points. Riquelme Estevez hit some key shots, including two three-pointers. In the middle of the game on his way to scoring 9 points. On the day, the Cedars drained 7 threes.

Lebanon (0-6) will host McCaskey on Wednesday night.

Lebanon Scoring: B. DiScuillo (12); R. Estevez (9); J. Torres (6); D. Rodriguez (6); B. Beaver (5); M. Briddell (5)

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Lebanon  6 12 12 13 43
Garden Spot 19 12 14 7 52



Lancaster Mennonite 75, Annville-Cleona 33

Annville-Cleona hosted Lancaster Mennonite, the defending State Champ and winners of four straight games. While this was going to be a challenging game, it was even more difficult as Elisha Slabach, Annville’s leading scorer, was sidelined with an injury. While the Dutchmen could score some points, it was not enough to keep up with the Blazer’s offensive onslaught. At halftime, Annville found itself down 44-20. In the 2nd half, Mennonite continued to break away, leaving the Dutchmen to reset for the next game.

Anthony Pena led the Dutchmen with 10 points.

Annville-Cleona (5-2) have off until next Wednesday when they play in the Holiday Tournament hosted by York Tech.

AC Scoring: A. Pena (10); J. Shay (9); H. Sellers (5); D. Casciotti (4); J. Guerrido (3); J. Zdazinsky (2)

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Annvile-Cleona 10 10 6 7 33
Lancaster Mennonite 22 22 21 10 75



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