Something special might be happing in Fredericksburg this winter.

The Northern Lebanon girls' basketball team won its fourth straight game Monday night, throttling Lancaster Mennonite 60-41 in a Section Three-Four crossover game in the Vikings' gym. The win keeps NL perfect in league play at 2-0 while it improved to 4-1 overall.

The Vikings took control of the game early, jumping out to a 12-2 first-quarter lead and then outscored the Blazers 34-24 in the second half to win going away.

Emily Brandt and Mariah LiBrandi both netted 17 points, and Kristen Lessing chipped in with 14 more to spark the NL offense.

Elsewhere Monday night:




  • Palmyra 52, Mechanicsburg 41: In Mechanicsburg, the Cougars remained unbeaten thanks to a 16-5 second-quarter run that erased a two-point deficit. The win vaulted Palmyra to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Keystone Division.

    Carly Richardson led Palmyra with 15 points,Gabi Gundermann hit a pair of 3-pointers and finished with 14 points for the Cougars, while Kristen Smoluk added 10.

  • Solanco 54, Cedar Crest 43: In South Lebanon, the Falcons fell behind 29-12 by halftime and couldn't dig out of the hole, falling to 1-3 overall and 0-2 in Section One. The Golden Mares led 15-6 after one and held the 17-point halftime margin before seeing Crest use a 14-6 third-quarter run to get back into the game.


    It was 35-26 by the start of the fourth quarter, but the Falcons couldn't complete the comeback. Nichole Wagner led Crest with 13 points, while Rachel Miller added 11.

  • Garden Spot 48, Lebanon Catholic 35: In New Holland, the Beavers were held to three first-quarter points and never got going in a Section Three-Four crossover loss. Catholic (3-2 overall, 0-2 Section Four) trailed 21-12 at halftime and 33-22 by the start of the fourth quarter.

    Abby Shay tossed in a game-high 19 points for the Beavers, who also got three 3-pointers and 11 points out of Holly Marinkov.

  • Manheim Township 40, Lebanon 19: At LVC Gymnasium in Annville, the Blue Streaks outscored the Cedars 15-3 in the second quarter to build on a one-point lead and never looked back. The loss makes Lebanon 2-3 overall and 1-1 in Section Two.

    Brittany Ulrich led the Cedars with six points.

  • New Covenant 33, Lancaster County Christian 28: In Lancaster, the Flames (1-2) earned their first victory of the season behind a 13-point effort from Erin Haggard and 10 more from Marcia Copenhaver.

    Trailing 17-15 at halftime, New Covenant outscored LCC 18-11 in the second half to pull out the win.