A quick start and a solid fourth quarter were enough to send the Lebanon boys' basketball team to a win Friday night.

The Cedars ran out to a 16-6 first-quarter lead at Warwick but only scored eight points through the second and third quarters before netted 18 in the fourth and record the 42-39 victory. The win in the Section One-Two crossover makes Lebanon 3-1 in the early going.

Leading 16-6, Warwick cut the lead to 18-14 by halftime and to 24-22 by the start of the fourth quarter before the Warriors and Cedars combined for 35 points in the final period, with Lebanon hanging on for the win.

Drey Murray tossed in 14 points and Jorian Ginnetto added 10 in the winning effort.

Elsewhere Friday night:




  • Elizabethtown 62, Cedar Crest 56: In South Lebanon, the Falcons were done in by a 23-15 Bear spurt through the third quarter and could not recover, falling to 2-2 overall following the Section One-Two crossover loss. Cedar Crest led 16-10 after the first quarter and 25-24 at halftime before E-town went on its game-changing run.

    The Bears led 47-40 entering the final period and held on for the victory. Andrew Eudy hit for a game-high 22 points and Clay Penchard added 14 in a losing effort for the Falcons.

  • Elco 42, Pequea Valley 33: In Myerstown, the Raiders improved to 3-2 overall thanks to the 18-13 halftime deficit they built up and were able to hang onto.


    Elco led 11-8 after one and 28-23 by the start of the fourth quarter in the Section Three-Four crossover.

    Caleb Buchmoyer and Derek Miller both scored 10 points in the victory.

  • Lampeter-Strasburg 74, Lebanon Catholic 67 (2OT): In Lampeter, the Beavers took the Pioneers to double overtime before being outscored 11-4 in the second extra period. Timmy Orr hit three 3-pointers and finished with 23 points, while Anthony Pletz added four treys and 16 points.

    Lebanon Catholic, which also got 18 key points from Anthony Thomas, led 30-27 at halftime and 40-38 at the start of the fourth quarter in a game that was close throughout.