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Girls Basketball: Lebanon v Ephrata (2-22-24)

District 3 Playoffs

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)