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Boys Basketball Results Tracker: January 8-13

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 13

Cedar Crest 70, Wilson 61

On Saturday, Cedar Crest hosted Wilson. In doing so, they put their seven-game win streak on the line against a talented team of Bulldogs entering the game with a 10-3 record. Fernando Marquez wanted to ensure that streak became eight. He came out firing on all cylinders, racking up 11 points in the 1st quarter to give the Falcons an early 6-point lead. Wilson recovered slightly in the 2nd quarter, but Crest took a 37-32 lead into halftime. Marquez tallied 17 points in the 1st half to lead the charge. As Wilson attempted to adjust in the 3rd quarter to deal with Crest’s size, the guards Leo Tirado, Owen Chernich, and Jackson Custer combined for 11 points to stretch the lead. Up by 8 points heading into the 4th, the balanced attack continued. To seal the victory, RJ Young and Aiden Schomp combined down the stretch to go 5-7 from the foul line.

“Nando” Marquez finished the game with 21 points to lead the Falcons. Young and Schomp each finished with 10 points.

Cedar Crest (10-2) is now off until next Friday when they will face another test on the road against Hempfield.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Cedar Crest 21 16 15 18 70
Wilson 15 17 12 17 61

CC Scoring: F. Marquez (21); R. Young (10); A. Schomp (10); L. Tirado (9); O. Chernich (9); D. Speaks (6); J. Custer (5)


Williams Valley 67, New Covenant 36

Amid a four-game winning streak, New Covenant traveled to Williams Valley on Saturday. They held firm in the 1st quarter against their 2A hosts, with four different Flames getting in on the scoring action. Unfortunately, the wheels came off in the 2nd as Williams Valley dominated ahead of halftime on their way to building a 25-point lead. In the 3rd quarter, New Covenant was able to right the ship, but the damage had already been done. Speaking with Coach Kantner after the game, he indicated that he was pleased with how his team played outside of the 2nd quarter that doomed his squad.

In the game, Tycen VanDerPloog led New Covenant with 14 points.

New Covenant (7-5) will return home on Tuesday when they host Harrisburg Christian.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
New Covenant 13 5 14 4 36
Williams Valley 15 28 15 9 67

NC Scoring: Ty. VanDerPloog (14); S. Balsbaugh (7); K. Stoner (5); G. Canakis (5); C. Hess (4); Ta. VanDerPloog (1)


Friday, January 12

Hershey 65, Palmyra 38

Palmyra had a tough road match-up with Hershey, who entered the game ranked as the top-ranked team in the 5A District 3 Power Rankings. The Cougars challenged Hershey in the 1st half and trailed 22-18 at the half. Hershey made halftime adjustments and turned up the heat in the 3rd quarter to score 20 and build a 10-point advantage. It was much of the same in the 4th quarter, and with the game out of reach, Coach Bean was able to give his junior varsity players some key minutes.

Palmyra was led offensively with Hunter Mayer’s 11 points. Tyler Burgess scored 9, with 7 coming in the exciting 1st half.

Palmyra (2-10) is set to host Northern York on Monday night.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Palmyra 9 9 10 10 38
Hershey 10 12 20 23 65

Palmyra Scoring: H. Mayer (11); T. Burgess (9); H. Roesch (4); A. Willard (4); B. Bown (3); S. Loser (2); M. Warner (2); M. Roesch (2)


Lampeter-Strasburg 63, Northern Lebanon 32

Lampeter-Strasburg rolled into Fredericksburg, having just lost a close game to Octorara. Looking for the win to stay in the 5A District 3 Playoff hunt, the Pioneers did not waste any time putting points on the board. Northern Lebanon traded some baskets but trailed by 6 after the 1st quarter. The opening frame was the last time the Vikings would score 10+ in a quarter, as the LS defense made it difficult for them, forcing 22 turnovers and limited quality looks at the basket.

While eight Vikings registered points, it was Brian Bicksler who was able to do the most damage as he scored 8 points.

Northern Lebanon (5-9) will now have a week to prepare for when they host Cocalico next Friday.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Northern Lebanon 12 5 7 8 32
Lampeter-Strasburg 18 14 14 17 63

NL Scoring: B. Bicksler (8); R. Clinger (6); B. Krall (5); A. Via (4); R. Messinger (3); Kael Erdman (2); C. Stoltz (2); L. Shaffer (2)


New Covenant 73, Our Lady of the Cross 5

On a night when the two PIAA private school teams in LebCo met for the first time, it was a matchup of experience versus inexperience. Early in the game, it was clear that Our Lady of the Cross was outmatched, with only five players available. New Covenant built a 46-0 lead at halftime, playing backups all but the first few minutes. According to reports, the New Covenant coaching staff attempted to find a ways to exhibit sportsmanship, but the Our Lady of the Cross staff insisted that the Flames play their game. As part of their learning experience, Our Lady of the Cross scored 5 points in the 2nd half.

Twelve Flames tallied points in the game, with Grayden Summers leading the way with 14. Jadison Shuey scored all 5 of Our Lady’s points.

New Covenant (7-4) will travel to play Williams Valley on Saturday.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
New Covenant 26 20 12 15 73
Our Lady 0 0 3 2 5

NC Scoring: G. Summers (14); A. Shaffer (9) L. Heckard (8); Ta. VanDerPloog (7); S. Balsbaugh (6); A. Canakis (6); G. Canakis (6); A. Newswanger (5); Ty. VanDerPloog (4); M. Shuey (4); E. Hess (2); L. Hess (2)

Our Lady Scoring: Jadison Shuey (5)


Thursday, January 11

Cedar Crest 60, McCaskey 44

Cedar Crest went on the road to play against JP McCaskey (5-7) to mark the halfway point of the Section 1 schedule. The Falcons jumped out to an early 11-point lead, with every starter scoring in the 1st quarter. However, McCaskey would not go away that easily and used the 2nd quarter to pull the game back to within one. At halftime, the score was 25-24 in favor of Crest.

In the 3rd quarter, the Falcons again began to pull away, with RJ Young leading the effort with 7 points. Going into the 4th with an 11-point lead, Cedar Crest continued to use their size to overwhelm the smaller McCaskey squad on their way to their ninth win.

Young led Crest with 15 points and also grabbed 9 rebounds. Leo Tirado and Fernando Marquez each scored 12, while Aiden Schomp contributed 11 to the winning total.

Cedar Crest (9-2) is set to host Wilson on Saturday.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Cedar Crest 17 8 18 17 60
McCaskey 6 18 8 12 44

CC Scoring: R. Young (15); L. Tirado (12); F. Marquez (12) A. Schomp (11); O. Chernich (5); I. Wolfe (5)

Columbia 71, Annville-Cleona 48

On Thursday, the Dutchmen welcomed Columbia to “The Barn.” The Tide are in the midst of another excellent campaign, sporting a record of 7-2 coming into the matchup. Annville held their own early in this game, with Elisha Slabach scoring 15 points in the 1st half. Down 35-33 at halftime, the Dutchmen were hoping to continue to make this interesting in the end half. However, Columbia made adjustments and made life difficult for the red and white the rest of the way. In the 3rd quarter, the Tide added 7 points to their lead, using strong defense. In the final quarter, Columbia hit the gas and broke the game wide-open to leave the 17003 with the win.

Slabach finished the game with 18 points to lead the scoring for the Dutchmen.

Annville-Cleona (6-6) will look to get back into the win column when they travel Monday night to take on Williams Valley.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Annville-Cleona 20 13 5 10 48
Columbia 19 16 12 24 71

AC Scoring: E. Slabach (18); W. Mase (10) A. Pena (8); J. Shay (8); J. Zdazinsky (2); B. Morcom (2)


Hempfield 77, Lebanon 46

On Thursday evening, Lebanon traveled to Landisville to take on Hempfield. While the Cedars entered the game with an 0-11 record, there are signs that some of the young players are beginning to develop. That theory was put to the test in this one, as the Black Knights hopped to a 14-point lead after one quarter of play. After getting knocked back, the Cedars responded in the 2nd quarter to slow the bleeding. Lebanon was down 37-20 at the half, with sophomore Malachi Briddell scoring 8 points. In the 3rd quarter, junior Ben DiScuillo hit two threes, and Briddell scored another 7 points as the Cedars put 16 on the board. In the end, it was not enough to compete for the victory. Still, there continue to be glimpses that Lebanon is beginning to come together.

Briddell finished the game with 15 points. DiScuillo joined him in double-figures, scoring 13. It is worth noting that only one of the five point scorers for Lebanon is a senior.

Lebanon (0-12) travel to Hershey on Monday, when they will play against a strong unit coached by former Cedar head coach Paul Blackburn.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Lebanon 8 12 16 10 46
Hempfield 22 15 22 18 77

Lebanon Scoring: M. Briddell (15); B. DiScuillo (13); D. Rodriguez (7); R. Estevez (6); I. Abdallaoui (5)


Octorara 62, ELCO 60

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
ELCO 23 13 12 12 60
Octorara 6 22 15 19 62




Tuesday, January 9

Cedar Crest 80, Manheim Township 76 [2 OT]

In what ended up being a wild game, Cedar Crest took to the road to face Manheim Township. The Streaks were not intimidated when comparing their 4-9 record up against the 8-2 Falcons. Township was able to win the first two quarters and took a 30-22 lead into halftime. A trio of Leo Tirado three-pointers kept Cedar Crest within 8 points of Township. In the 3rd quarter, Township turned the screws further, outpacing Crest 17-8 in the quarter. Down 17 going into the 4th and having been limited inside throughout the night, the Falcons turned to the hot hand of Fernando Marquez, who would score 12. Combined with 6 points from Jackson Custer, along with a stellar team defensive effort, Crest mounted an improbable comeback to force overtime.

As the chess match continued in OT, each team scored 6 points, and a 2nd extra period was required. In extra, extra time, the offense was on display, with the two teams combining for 30 points. Owen Chernich rose to the occasion and scored 7 points to lead Crest to the victory.

Marquez ended the game with 26 points. Tirado had 15, including four three-pointers. Chernich had 11 points, all of which came in the 4th quarter and overtime.

Cedar Crest (8-2) will travel to McCaskey on Thursday night.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 1OT 2OT Final
Cedar Crest 9 13 8 27 6 17 80
Manheim Twp 14 16 17 10 6 13 76

CC Scoring: F. Marquez (26); L. Tirado (16); O. Chernich (11); J. Custer (11); R. Young (8); A. Schomp (4); D. Speaks (2); D. Groff (2)

ELCO 51, Cocalico 40

Tuesday evening, ELCO hosted Cocalico as they aimed to move back into the win column after losses to Lancaster Catholic and Blue Mountain. The Eagles came out strong and held a 4-point lead after one quarter of play. In the 2nd quarter, the Raider defense held Cocalico to just 2 points, as ELCO took a 16-14 lead into halftime. Dallas George scored 6 1st half points to pace ELCO.

In the 3rd quarter, Cocalico rediscovered their offense, but it was met with an equally impressive effort by ELCO. Headed into the 4th quarter holding a 3-point lead, the Raiders poured it on to break away. Kaden Shultz Tillison (KST) nailed two three-pointers, and George scored 7 points as the Raiders secured the victory in front of their home crowd.

In the game, George led the Raiders with 15 points. KST totaled three treys for 9 points, all of which came in the 2nd half.

ELCO (7-6) have a big game on Thursday when they travel to play Octorara (12-1).

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
ELCO 8 8 16 19 51
Colcalico 12 2 15 11 40

ELCO Scoring: D. George (15); C. Marquette (11); KST (9); J. Hayes (6); L. Kless (4); M. Gray (4); K. Boyer (2)



Penn Manor 62, Lebanon 43

Lebanon hosted Penn Manor on Tuesday. The Comets entered the game with a 9-3 record and are considered a top-tier team when their star, Ethan Benne, is on the court. Despite the difference in the fortunes the two teams have faced this season, the Cedars were not intimidated. Behind 9 points from sophomore Malachi Briddell, Lebanon held a 1-point lead over Penn Manor at halftime. In the 3rd, the Cedars kept pace, with Briddell scoring 11 more points. Tied at 39, entering the 4th, things were getting interesting. However, Penn Manor turned to Benne, who scored 10 in the final quarter as the Comets clamped down on Lebanon to spoil the upset bid.

Briddell finished the game with 22 points. Benne scored 28 for Penn Manor, with 17 coming in the 2nd half.

Lebanon (0-11) will look to improve further when they travel to Hempfield on Thursday.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Lebanon 11 13 15 4 43
Penn Manor 14 9 16 23 62

Lebanon Scoring: M. Briddell (22); C. Robb (6); B. Beaver (5); B. DiScuillo (3); R. Estevez (3); N. Trace (2); I. Abdallaoui (2)


Mechanicsburg 53, Palmyra 39

Palmyra went on the road to play Mechanicsburg in a clash of Keystone rivals. The Wildcats entered Tuesday with a 9-3 record, while the Cougars have had some growing pains. The good news for Palmyra was that Hank Roesch was set to return from injury. Roesch’s impact was immediate, as he scored 9 points in the 1st half, and Palmyra went to the locker room with the score tied at 19-19. In the 3rd quarter, Mechanicsburg regrouped and built a 7-point lead. Hunter Mayer scored 5 points in the quarter to keep Palmyra within striking distance. Though Palmyra’s offense picked up in the 4th, they could not get any closer despite Tyler Burgess scoring 5 points down the stretch.

Burgess led Palmyra with 11 points. Roesch ended the game with 10 in his return.

Palmyra (2-9) will return to action on Friday night when they make the short trip to play Hershey.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Palmyra 6 13 8 12 39
Mechanicsburg 10 9 15 19 53

Palmyra Scoring: T. Burgess (11); H. Roesch (10); H. Mayer (8); B. Sommer (4); B. Bown (3); C. Scott (3)



Lancaster Catholic 57, Northern Lebanon 30

While Lancaster Catholic has struggled to find wins, they are probably better than their 2-8 record indicates. Northern Lebanon entered the game on the second night of a back-to-back, aware that it was going to be a challenging match-up. Unfortunately, that ended up coming to fruition as the Crusaders jumped all over the Vikings early to build an insurmountable lead.

Kade Erdman took the opportunity for more playing time, scoring 7 in the 4th quarter on his way to leading the Vikings with 9 points.

Northern Lebanon (5-8) is set to host Lampeter-Strasburg on Friday night. It is worth noting that the JV team improved to 13-0 with tonight’s win over Catholic.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Northern Lebanon 5 12 2 11 30
Lancaster Catholic 21 18 11 7 57

NL Scoring: Kade Erdman (9); L. Shaffer (5); R. Clinger (5); A. Via (4); B. Krall (2); B. Bicksler (2); R. Messinger (2); C. Wolfe (1)



New Covenant 53, Covenant Christian 41

New Covenant entered Tuesday’s game seeking their third straight win. They got out of the gate early in this one and held a 27-17 advantage going into the half. The 2nd half was played much more evenly, but visiting Covenant Christian was unable to close the gap.

Tycen VanDerPloog led the Flames with 19 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals.

New Covenant (6-4) will play on Friday when they host Our Lady of the Cross (the new Lebanon Catholic) in a battle of LebCo’s PIAA-approved private schools.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
New Covenant 17 10 13 13 53
Covenant Christian 11 6 12 12 41

NC Scoring: Ty. VanDerPloog (19); S. Balsbaugh (13); C. Hess (6); K. Stoner (5); L. Heckard (4); A. Canakis (2); G. Canakis (2); Ta. VanDerPloog (2)



Monday, January 8

Northern Lebanon 47, AnnvilleCleona 42

On Monday night, Annville-Cleona hosted Northern Lebanon in what ended up being a back and forth contest all the way until the end. The lead changed hands several times in the final minutes until Kael Erdman’s free throw shooting put the Vikings ahead for good.

Erdman ended the game with 12 points, all of which came in the 2nd half. He went 7-7 from the charity stripe during the 4th quarter. Brady Krall also had 12 points for Northern Lebanon. Annville was led in the scoring department by Elisha Slabach, who scored 13 points in the 1st half on his way to scoring 14 for the game.

Northern Lebanon (5-7), now riding a two-game win streak, is back in action on Tuesday night when they travel to Lancaster Catholic. Annville-Cleona (6-5) will host Columbia on Thursday.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Northern Lebanon 12 11 9 15 47
Annville-Cleona 12 5 14 11 42

AC Scoring: E. Slabach (14); J. Shay (9); J. Zdazinsky (9): A. Pena (8); W. Mase (1); D. Casciotti (1)

NL Scoring: Kael Erdman (12); B. Krall (12); R. Clinger (10); B. Bicksler (6); R. Messinger (3); C. Wolfe (2); L. Shaffer (2)

For more info on the game, check out Andy Herr’s recap on


New Covenant 75, Harrisburg Academy 35

New Covenant came out slow in their away game against Harrisburg Academy and trailed by four points at the end of the 1st quarter. The Flames then lit up, regaining their footing in the 2nd quarter to take an eight-point lead into halftime. The 2nd half saw New Covenant completely outpace their hosts, with the 4th quarter turning into an all-out lopsided victory, with the Flames scoring 22 while holding H-Burg to just two points.

Leading New Covenant was Sam Balsbaugh with 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals.

New Covenant (5-4) will host Covenant Christian on Tuesday.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
New Covenant 10 22 21 22 75
Harrisburg Academy 14 10 9 2 35



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