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Boys Basketball: Cedar Crest v Cumberland Valley (2-23-24)

District 3 Playoffs

Cumberland Valley 41, Cedar Crest 34

After an exciting win over Wilson to open Districts, the Falcons traveled to take on the Cumberland Valley Eagles, the #2 seed, who finished the regular season with a 19-3 record and then won the Mid Penn Conference Championship. This battle of the birds was a compelling matchup of two excellent teams poised to extend their seasons beyond Districts.

This game started slowly, with Cumberland Valley leading 5-4 after the 1st quarter. The Eagles then went on a run to extend the lead to 10-4 before Crest responded with a run of their own. RJ Young and Owen Chernich each scored 5 points in the 2nd quarter, as the Falcons posted a 20-13 lead at halftime.

In the 3rd quarter, Young scored 6 points, but Cumberland Valley otherwise slowed the Cedar Crest offense as they brought the game back to within one point by the end of the period. With the Falcons clinging to a 28-27 lead going into the 4th quarter, the Eagles continued what would end up being a 22-8 run to finish the game.

Young led the Falcons with 13 points in the game. Cumberland Valley’s Nolan Buzalka scored 10 of his 13 points in the 2nd half, while Jake Snyder scored all eight of his points after the break.

Cedar Crest (20-6) will now move into the consolation round, where they will have to win one of their next two games to make States. Up first will be a road game against Carlisle on Tuesday night.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Cedar Crest 4 16 8 6 34
Cumberland Valley 5 8 14 14 41

CC Scoring: R. Young (13); F. Marquez (7); O. Chernich (7); A. Schomp (5); L. Tirado (2)


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