The Lebanon Catholic boys' basketball team will enter the District Three Class A tournament on a two-game winning streak. The Beavers closed out the Lancaster-Lebanon League regular season Tuesday night with a 61-60 double-overtime victory against Pequea Valley in Kinzers.

Alex Frattaroli dropped a team-high 20 points, and Anthony Thomas added 17 in the Beavers' victory. Timmy Orr and Anthony Pletz also reached double digits for Catholic, ranked No. 3 in the most recent district power rankings.

The Beavers (15-7 overall and 9-7 league) finished in third place in L-L Section Four behind champion Lancaster Catholic and runner-up Lancaster Mennonite. The Crusaders topped the Blazers 51-49 Tuesday night to clinch the crown.

Elsewhere Tuesday night:




  • Columbia 65, Annville-Cleona 43: In Annville, the Little Dutchmen were outscored 30-13 in the second quarter, seeing a four-point lead turn into a 14-point halftime hole they could not dig out of. Despite its 4-18 overall record and 2-14 mark in Section Four, A-C was eighth in the Class AA district rankings and in position to reach the postseason.

    Paxson Hayes paced the Dutchmen with 16 points, while Derrick Sanders added 10.

  • Donegal 70, Elco 31: In Mount Joy, the Raiders saw their season come to a close in humbling fashion after playing the unbeaten Indians tight for a quarter.


    Trailing just 14-13 after a quarter, Elco (4-18, 1-15 Section Three) was outscored 28-4 in the second quarter and never recovered.

    Cameron Paul was the lone Raider in double figures with 13 points.

  • Lebanon Christian 66, Blue Mountain Christian 24: In Lebanon, the Panthers won their fifth straight game by outscoring the Defenders 15-0 in the first quarter, improving to 12-2 in the process. It was a 30-9 game by halftime, and Lebanon Christian never looked back.

    Playing shorthanded, the Panthers got a game-high 13 points from Brock Monk, an eighth-grader who came off the bench to score all of his points in the fourth quarter. Jon Beiler added 12 for Lebanon Christian, while Daulton Fortna paced Jonestown-based Blue Mountain with nine points.