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Girls Basketball Results Tracker: February 19-23

In this post, we will attempt to bring you details from as much of the Girls 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, February 23

Susquehanna Twp 48, Palmyra 30

After an opening-round win where the Lady Cougars held Cocalico to just 19 points, they took to the road for a 5A quarterfinals matchup with Susquehanna Township. The Indians boasted a 21-1 regular season record on their way to winning the Mid Penn Conference – Capital Division Championship. To win this one, Palmyra would need to figure out a way to slow down the speedy team from Susquehanna Township that scored an average of 49.2 points over their last five regular season contests.

In the 1st quarter, Palmyra battled hard and held Township to just 12 points, trailing by 5 points. The 2nd quarter was almost a carbon copy, as Palmyra faced a 23-13 deficit at the half.

In the 3rd quarter, Susquehanna Township got their offense rolling, scoring 16 points to extend their lead to 18 points. In the 4th quarter, Palmyra made it interesting, cutting it down to a 14-point game with just four minutes remaining. They could not get any closer, as Township was able to hold on for the win.

Keely Bowers led Palmyra with 11 points, a performance that included the senior going 4-4 from the free throw line.

Palmyra (16-8) will now move into the consolation round. Due to a power outage at Northern York, they will only find out on Saturday if they will play Northern or Red Land on Tuesday. They have already qualified for States, so it will be a matter of where they will be seeded, making the next two games very important.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Palmyra 7 6 8 9 30
Susquehanna Twp 12 11 16 9 48

Palmyra Scoring: K. Bowers (11); M. Doster (8); M. Margut (4); E. Sibbach (4); A. Salus (3)

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Linville Hill 51, New Covenant 37

On February 12, New Covenant lost to Linville Hill, 54-21, in the CCAC Playoffs. On Friday night, the two teams again met, this time in the District 3 – 1A quarterfinal. The Linville Hill Warriors finished the regular season with an 18-1 record, giving them the top seed and home-court advantage.

In 1st quarter in Paradise, Linville Hill raced out to an 18-8 lead. While Qynne Demler scored 5 points to open the game for the Flames, the 2nd quarter brought intense pressure that limited New Covenant’s offense. By halftime, the Warriors held an imposing 37-10 lead.

Down, but not out, New Covenant made halftime adjustments. In the 3rd quarter, they came to life as Demler hit two three-pointers on her way to 8 points in the frame. Fellow freshman Moriah Simniskis also scored 4 points as the Flames outscored Linville Hill 14-7 in the quarter. The 4th quarter was similar, as Demler pitched in 7 more points and junior Miracle Hershey scored 4 points. In the final quarter, the Flames outscored their hosts 13-7. While the 1st half did not go according to plan, New Covenant had reason for optimism after winning the 2nd half by a 13-point margin.

Leading the Flames was Demler, who finished the game with 20 points, including connecting on four three-pointers. She scored 15 of those points in the 2nd half.

New Covenant (13-9) will visit High Point Baptist on Tuesday night in a game that will serve as a State qualifier.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
New Covenant 8 2 14 13 37
Linville Hill 18 19 7 7 51

NC Scorers: Q. Demler (20); M. Simiskis (8); M. Hershey (6); M. Yeagley (2); A. Quinones (1)



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Thursday, February 22

Northern Lebanon 38, Trinity 35

Following a bye in the First Round, the #3 Lady Vikings hosted #6 Trinity in the District 3 – 4A Quarterfinals.

The Shamrocks showed up in Fredericksburg with every intention of playing spoiler. They backed it up with a strong full-court press and a series of blocked shots to build a 7-point lead at the end of the 1st quarter. The 15 points given up by Northern Lebanon was uncharacteristic of their typical style of play, but after adjustments, they were able to recover to give up just 6 points in the 2nd quarter. However, the Vikings faced a 21-12 deficit at the half.

In the 3rd quarter, more adjustments were made by Coach Battistelli, and Northern Lebanon began to look like . . . Northern Lebanon. With a strong defensive effort, the Vikings began to feed Olivia Shutter, as the junior scored 9 points in the quarter. Even with that effort, the scoreboard still read 30-23 entering the final eight minutes. However, the Vikings continued to clamp down. Shutter also continued her scoring tirade, scoring 7 points, as the home team stormed back to take the lead. Hayley Sheroky was also insanely clutch down the stretch, going 8-10 from the free throw line. Trinity hit a desperation three-pointer right before time expired, as Northern Lebanon won a game that was in jeopardy just minutes earlier.

This was a game that will live on in the memories of the players, the coaching staff, and all those in attendance for one simple reason: What had been a 7 point deficit entering the final quarter turned into a 3 point victory by the time the final buzzer sounded.

Shutter finished the game with 18 points, scoring all but two points in the 2nd half. She hit two three-pointers and went 4-7 from the line. Sheroky had 10 points in the game, with eight of those points coming as the result of exceptional free throw shooting in the game’s final minutes.

Northern Lebanon (19-5) will play on Monday against #2 Wyomissing in the District 3 Semifinals. With the win over Trinity, they have now qualified for the PIAA State Championship Tournament.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Northern Lebanon 8 4 11 15 38
Trinity 15 6 9 5 35

NL Scoring: O. Shutter (18); H. Sheroky (10); K. Weimer (4);  M. Miller (2); S. Phillips (2); K. Harmon (2)

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Lebanon 47, Ephrata 19

With the #1 seed, the Cedars earned a bye in the 1st round of the District 3 -6A Playoffs. Their task on Thursday night was to get by Ephrata, a team they soundly defeated, 50-27, when the two squads met on January 13th. However, having a week off following the Lancaster League Playoffs had the possibility of being a challenge for Lebanon at home against the Mounts.

In the 1st quarter, Lebanon got out to a slow start, with Ephrata limiting them to just 6 points. In the 2nd quarter, the Cedars began to click into gear, with Kailah Correa leading on her way to 10 points in the 1st half. At the break, Lebanon had built a 20-13 lead.

Halftime adjustments on the defensive end of the floor broke the game wide-open when play resumed. In the 3rd quarter, the Cedars outscored Ephrata 17-0. Lili Harrison scored 6 points, while Correa and Olive Brandt each scored 5 points as they both hit a three-pointer. With a 37-13 lead headed into the 4th quarter, Coach Walborn extended her rotation as the Cedars cruised to victory and punched their ticket for the District 3 Semifinals.

Correa ended the game with 17 points. Brandt scored 12, and Harrison pitched in 11 as the duo joined their leading scorer in double-figures.

With this victory, Lebanon (23-3) qualified for the PIAA State Championship Tournament. In the District 3 Semifinals, they will now host #4 Dallastown on Monday night

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Lebanon 6 14 17 10 47
Ephrata 5 8 0 6 19

Lebanon Scoring: K. Correa (17); O. Brandt (12); L. Harrison (11); T. Camuy (5); Z. Whigham (2)

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Tuesday, February 20

New Covenant 51, Covenant Christian 44

New Covenant entered the 1A District 3 Tournament as the #8 seed. In the 1st round, they were matched against #9 Covenant Christian, a team with whom they had split their season series.
With a week-long layoff, the Flames came out cold, falling behind early. After the 1st quarter, they faced a 9-point hole. By halftime, Covenant Christian held a 29-19 lead over New Covenant.

However, the Flames found their spark in the 3rd quarter and began chipping away on both ends of the floor. By the end of the quarter, New Covenant only trailed by 3 points. The effort continued into the 4th, and the Flames blew by Covenant Christian to earn the 6-point win.

For the game, freshman Qynne Demler led the Flames with 23 points. Miracle Hershey scored 21 points, hitting three three-pointers in the process.

New Covenant (13-8) will now face top-seeded Linville Hill, whom they lost to in the CCAC Playoffs last week.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
New Covenant 10 9 15 17 51
Covenant 19 10 8 8 45

NC Scoring: Q. Demler (23); M. Hershey (21); A. Quiñones (4); M. Simniskis (3)

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Palmyra 33, Cocalico 19

Palmyra finished the regular season with a 15-7 record, earning the #7 seed in the 5A District 3 Playoffs. As a result, they hosted Cocalico in the opening round.

There have been many times this season where the Lady Cougar defense has resembled a Brinks truck. The team’s defensive effort made this one of those games, as they locked it down and kept the Eagles from doing much on the offensive end. Addi Salus scored 7 points in the 1st quarter to set the tone in a game where Palmyra would not need to score much to win. By halftime, Palmyra led 23-19. In the 2nd half, they would only give up an additional 10 points as they cruised to the 14-point victory.

Salus finished the game with 11 points to lead Palmyra.

Palmyra (16-7) will now play #2 Susquehanna Township on Friday night.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Palmyra  13 10 6 4 33
Cocalico 4 5 5 5 19

Palmyra Scoring: A. Salus (11); M. Doster (8); K. Bowers (6); E. Sibbach (6); E. Ancharski (2)

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Greenwood 66, Our Lady of the Cross 25

Last season, Our Lady of the Cross did not have a PIAA Basketball program. This season, they made it to Districts as the new Lebanon Catholic began to rebuild under the legendary Patti Hower. At the #10 seed, the Lions had the arduous task of taking on battle-tested #7 Greenwood.
While this game was not close, Our Lady played hard until the final buzzer. Moreover, this game was a reflection of just how far the local parochial community has come in rebuilding following the closure of Lebanon Catholic’s closure in 2020.

Riley Hatzfeld led the scoring with 20 points, 13 of which came in the 2nd half. Sarah Ventura scored 5 points.

Our Lady of the Cross (10-7) will now move into the off-season, and they have plans to continue moving ahead.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Our Lady 5 6 6 8 25
Greenwood 18 18 20 10 66

OLC Scoring: R. Hatzfeld (20); S. Ventura (5)

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Monday, February 19

Northeastern 54, Cedar Crest 40

The Lady Falcons finished the regular season with a 13-9 record, giving them the #12 seed in the 6A District 3 Playoffs. On Monday night, they traveled to play #5 Northeastern (York), a team that finished their season with a 20-2 record.
With an upset in mind, Crest came out firing, with Allie Metzgar nailing three three-pointers in the 1st quarter. Kaila Francis added 6 points, and suddenly, the Falcons were up 15-10 after the opening frame. In the 2nd quarter, the offense slowed down, giving Northeastern a chance to tie the game 21-21 at intermission.

The 3rd quarter brought more scoring, as Crest received point contributions from five players. Scoring 15 points in the quarter, the Falcons took a slim one-point lead into the 4th. In the final period, Northeastern showed why they are a twenty-win team and scored through a balanced attack to break away. In the game, the Bobcats hit seven threes, opening up the floor for their final offensive assault. As a result, Cedar Crest’s valiant effort to pull the upset fell short.

Francis led the Falcons with 17 points. Metzgar finished the game with 12 points, the result of four three-pointers.

Cedar Crest finishes their season with a 13-10 record.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Cedar Crest 15 6 15 4 40
Northeastern 10 11 14 19 54

CC Scoring: K. Francis (17); A. Metzgar (12); M. Donley (5); L. Lowe (4); S. Hoffman (2)

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January 29 – February 3

January 22 – 26

January 15 – 20

January 8 – 13

January 2 – 6

December 27-29

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