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Boys Basketball Results Tracker: January 22-27

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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Saturday, January 27

Pottsville 50, Palmyra 35

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Palmyra 12 9 7 7 35
Pottsville 11 16 12 11 50

Palmyra Scoring: T. Burgess (15); H. Roesch (10); S. Loser (6); H. Mayer (2); A. Willard (2)




Friday, January 26

Cedar Crest 79, Lebanon 49

Even with Cedar Crest and Lebanon entering Friday night having had very different fortunes this season, the rivalry game always offers intense emotion, no matter how many wins each team has had. In the 1st quarter at Lebanon High School, the game remained close, with the Falcons ending the period having grabbed a 2-point lead over the Cedars. In the 2nd quarter, Cedar Crest increased their offensive output and began to break away. By halftime, the Falcons were up by 15, 40-25. Fernando Marquez scored 14 points in the half.

As Cedar Crest began putting several Lebanon players into foul trouble, they were able to continue to add pressure in the 3rd quarter. However, Lebanon’s Daryan Rodriguez offered some excitement as he drilled a trio of three-pointers. Countering this offensive explosion, Cedar Crest junior RJ Young added 8 points. While the scoring slowed in the 4th quarter, the Crest bench was able to drive them to the finish in what ended up being a lopsided win.

Crest was led offensively with 24 points from Fernando Marquez. Falcon big men Young and Aiden Schomp each scored 10 points Lebanon had a good showing from a pair of sophomores, as Malachi Briddell scored 14, and Daryan Rodriguez ended the game with 12 points, all off of three-pointers.

On Tuesday, Cedar Crest (13-4) will travel to Lampeter-Strasburg for a non-league game.

Lebanon (0-15) will travel to CD East on Monday.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Cedar Crest 14 26 25 14 79
Lebanon 12 13 16 8 49

CC Scoring: F. Marquez (24); A. Schomp (10); R. Young (10); L. Tirado (9); O. Chernich (8); D. Groff (6); J. Custer (5); A. Abreu (4); D. Speaks (2); I. Wolfe (1)

Lebanon Scoring: M. Briddell (14); D. Rodriguez (12); R. Estevez (7); B. DiScuillo (6); B. Beaver (6); M. Suarez (2); C. Robb (2)


Lancaster Country Day 46, Annville-Cleona 43

On Wednesday, Annville lost a 46-43 game on the road to Pequea Valley. On Friday night, they hosted Country Day with their sights set on returning to the win column. The Dutchmen had lost a previous match-up by 11 points, but that didn’t seem to matter as they came out firing. Led by Elisha Slabach’s three three-pointers, Annville held a 9-point lead after the one quarter of play. At halftime, the Dutchmen were leading 22-14. In the 3rd quarter, Country Day continued to chip away at the Annville lead. Entering the 4th quarter, Annville still was leading 31-26, but it all came together for the visiting team as Country Day raced by to give the Dutchmen another loss, coincidentally by the same score as the last painful loss.

Slabach ended the game with 20 points, including five three-pointers, to lead Annville. Jon Shay registered a double-double, scoring 10 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

Annville-Cleona (7-9) will travel to Columbia on Tuesday.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Annville-Cleona 13 9 9 12 43
LCDS 4 10 12 20 46

AC Scoring: E. Slabach (20); J. Shay (10); W. Mase (10); J. Zdazinski (3)



Cedar Cliff 43, Palmyra 37

Winners of their last two, the Cougars hosted Cedar Cliff on Friday night. In the 1st quarter, the Colts grabbed a 4-point lead over the Cougars. Palmyra continued to keep the game close at halftime, trailing 23-18. Tyler Burgess had 7 points in the half. In the 3rd, Palmyra was able to cut into Cedar Cliff’s lead behind 6 points from Hunter Mayer. Entering the 4th quarter down by 3 points, the Cougars attempted to make a run. Unfortunately, the comeback attempt was stopped short despite 5 points from Hank Roesch in the final frame.

For the game, Mayer led Palmyra with 10 points. Burgess and Roesch each had 8 points.

Palmyra (4-12) will host Pottsville on Saturday.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Palmyra 10 8 10 9 37
Cedar Cliff 14 9 8 12 43

Palmyra Scoring: H. Mayer (10); T. Burgess (8); H. Roesch (8); B. Bown (6); A. Willard (4); C. Scott (1)



ELCO 71, Northern Lebanon 40

New Covenant 57, Covenant Christian 46


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Wednesday, January 24

Cedar Crest 60, Milton Hershey 25

A night after Cedar Crest dropped a tough game at Penn Manor, the Falcons were back in action for the third straight day. This time, they were at home against Milton Hershey, coming off Tuesday’s loss to Palmyra. The 1st quarter was reasonably competitive and ended with a score of 15-12. The rest of the game would be all Cedar Crest. By halftime, the Falcons held a 20-point advantage, with Owen Chernich leading the way with 10 points. In the 3rd quarter, Crest ran away with the game, outscoring the Spartans 19-2. Leo Tirado hit two three-pointers in the period. The Falcons coasted through the 4th quarter to earn their twelfth win of the season.

Chernich hit three three-pointers on his way to leading Crest with 13 points. Fernando Marquez scored 8 points in the 1st quarter on his way to finishing with 10. Tirado had three treys for 9 points.

Cedar Crest (12-4) will get a night off before playing Friday at Lebanon.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Cedar Crest 15 20 19 6 60
Milton Hershey 12 3 2 8 25

CC Scoring: O. Chernich (13); F. Marquez (10); L. Tirado (9); D. Speaks (8); A. Schomp (6); R. Young (3); D. Groff (3); A. Abreu (2); K. Tirado (2); B. Hassan (2); C. Simone (2)


Pequea Valley 46, Annville-Cleona 43



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Tuesday, January 23

Palmyra 46, Milton Hershey 37

In their last game, the Cougars earned a win over Mifflin County. They made the short trip over to Milton Hershey on Tuesday night with their sights set on winning their second game in a row. In the 1st quarter, Palmyra went out in front by 5 points, led by two three-pointers by Brayden Bown. The Spartans responded in the 2nd quarter, leaving Palmyra with a slim 20-18 lead at the halfway mark. Tyler Burgess would score 6 points in the 3rd, as the Cougars stretched the lead back to 5 points ahead of the final period. In the 4th, Palmyra did not let Milton Hershey get any closer, as Hunter Mayer scored 5 points, including in crunch time, going 3-4 from the foul line.

Burgess led the Cougars with 15 points. Bown had 11 points, most coming from his three treys.

Palmyra (4-11) will put their win streak on the line when they host Cedar Cliff on Friday.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Palmyra 12 8 11 15 46
Milton Hershey 7 11 8 11 37

Palmyra Scoring: T. Burgess (15); B. Bown (11); H. Mayer (9); H. Roesch (7); S. Loser (4)


Northern Lebanon 61, Hamburg 51

The Vikings traveled to Hamburg on Tuesday, seeking their sixth win of the season. The game was played evenly throughout the 1st half, with Northern Lebanon holding a 31-30 lead at the break. In the 3rd quarter, the Vikings caught fire and outpaced their hosts by 10 points. In the quarter, it was a balanced scoring attack that yielded 20 points, led by Riley Messinger’s two three-pointers. In an evenly played 4th quarter, the Viking defense kept the Hawks from making a run.

Sophomore Andrew Via led the Vikings with 19 points. Brady Krall, also a sophomore, scored 13. Messinger,  a junior, finished the game with 10 points.

After the game, Coach Chris George shared his thoughts on his team’s victory, “On a night where the defense was spotty it was nice to have our offense bail us out a little with one of our higher-scoring first halves. The defense tightened a bit in the 3rd and we were able to get a decent lead and hold on from there. We’re still learning how to play with leads, being a young team. But we’re certainly making the strides we were hoping.”

He then went on to talk about the overall effort from his guys: “Via had a great night. He had four steals to go along with his points. We also had nice contributions from Bicks, Clinger, Messinger, and Krall. Brandt & Kael also gave us some huge minutes off the bench. Seniors Wolfe & Shaffer were also rock solid doing all the little things.”

Northern Lebanon (6-10) will travel on Friday to take on ELCO.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Northern Lebanon  16 15 20 10 61
Hamburg 16 14 11 10 51

NL Scoring: A. Via (19); B. Krall (13); R. Messinger (10); B. Bicksler (8); R. Clinger (7); Kael Erdman (2); D. Brandt (2)



Penn Manor 65, Cedar Crest 49

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Cedar Crest 7 17 19 6 49
Penn Manor 9 14 16 26 65

CC Scoring: D. Speaks (10); A. Schomp (9); F. Marquez (8); R. Young (6); L. Tirado (5); D. Groff (5); O. Chernich (4); J. Custer (2)



McCaskey 75, Lebanon 64

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Lebanon 14 15 12 23 64
McCaskey 30 15 11 19 75

Lebanon Scoring: M. Briddell (20); M. Suarez (20); J. Wolfe (9); D. Rodriguez (7); B. DiScuillo (5); B. Beaver (3)



Mount Calvary 62, New Covenant 45

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final

New Covenant

4 14 17 10


Mt. Calvary 13 21 10 18


NC Scoring: C. Hess (16); S. Balsbaugh (13); Ty. VanDerPloog (6); K. Stoner (5); G. Canakis (3); A. Canakis (2)



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Monday, January 22

Cedar Crest 61, Hempfield 46

Cedar Crest looked to shrug off Saturday’s loss to Central Dauphin when they played their first of three nights in a row, returning to league play against Hempfield. When the two met earlier this season, the Falcons won at home by a score of 70-51. However, the Black Knights remain a dangerous team, and at home, they looked to knock Cedar Crest down a rung in the standings.

The Falcons were ready out of the gate, quickly building a 9-point lead after the 1st quarter. Leo Tirado led the effort in the 1st quarter, nailing two three-pointers on his way to scoring 8. In the 2nd quarter, Fernando Marquez took over the scoring responsibilities on his way to 10 points in the quarter. At halftime, Cedar Crest led 38-22. In the 3rd quarter, Marquez continued with 8 more points as Hempfield struggled to score against a pesky defensive effort led by RJ Young in the paint. Up by 19 points going into the 4th quarter, the starters were given a breather ahead of the next two nights, which will then be followed by a game against Lebanon on Friday.

Marquez finished the game with 25 points to lead the Falcons. Young ended the game with 10 points and had seven blocks, according to TJ Eck of

Cedar Crest (11-3) will be back in action on Tuesday when they travel to play Penn Manor. In that game, they will put their 6-0 record in Section 1 on the line against a Comet team led by Ethan Benne, who missed the first matchup between the two squads.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Cedar Crest 21 17 15 8 61
Hempfield 12 10 12 12 46

CC Scoring: F. Marquez (25); R. Young (10); L. Tirado (8); D. Speaks (4); J. Custer (4); D. Groff (3); O. Chernich (3); A. Abreu (2); A. Schomp (2)


Lancaster Mennonite 67, Annville-Cleona 50

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Annville-Cleona 14 15 10 11 50
Lanc Menno 67

AC Scoring: E. Slabach (20); J. Shay (11): A. Pena (11); B. Morcom (4); J. Zdazinsky (4)



New Covenant 54, West Shore Christian 31

After getting snowed out in their games last week, New Covenant sought to avenge an earlier loss to West Shore Christian in a game that would be critical for a Flames team currently sitting on the District 3 qualification bubble. New Covenant wouldn’t take any chances, as they had raced out to a 10-point lead by the end of the 1st quarter. They continued to add to their lead, holding a 28-14 advantage at halftime. Continuing to play tough defense into the 3rd quarter, the Flames would not let West Shore claw their way back into the game. As a result, New Covenant cruised to an important victory.

Tycen VanDerPloog led New Covenant with 16 points. He added eight rebounds, four assists, five steals, and two blocks. Alex Canakis was also in double figures, scoring 13 points in the game.

New Covenant (8-5) will host Mount Calvary on Tuesday evening.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
New Covenant 18 10 13 13 54
West Shore 8 6 6 11 31

NC Scoring: Ty. VanDerPloog (16); A. Canakis (13); S. Balsbaugh (9); C. Hess (7); K. Stoner (5); G. Canakis (2); E. Hess (2)



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January 15 – 20

January 8 – 13

January 2 – 6

December 27-30

December 18 – 22

December 12 – 16

December 4-9

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