Entering the holiday break, the Lebanon boys' basketball team took some of the coal out of their stocking Friday night.

The Cedars were able to end a two-game losing streak with a 47-37 victory over Conestoga Valley in a game played at Lebanon Valley College. With the victory, Lebanon improved to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in Section Two.

With the game tied at 19 at halftime, the Cedars used a 13-6 run through the third quarter to take control of the game. Josh Spaulding struck for a game-high 18 points for Lebanon, while Drey Murray added 11.

Elsewhere Friday night:




  • Lancaster Catholic 64, Annville-Cleona 44: In Lancaster, the Dutchmen fell apart in the third quarter of their L-L Section Four contest against the Crusaders. Catholic outscored the visitors 19-6 in the stanza, turning a one-point halftime lead into a 14-point cushion.

    Paxson Hayes led A-C with 14 points, and Derek Sanders added 11 in the loss. The Dutchmen dropped to 3-4 overall and 1-3 in the section.

  • Manheim Township 51, Cedar Crest 47: In Neffsville, the Falcons dropped a four-point affair to the Blue Streaks. Cedar Crest falls to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in Section One. No details of the game were reported by press time.

  • Garden Spot 56, Elco 40: In Myerstown, the Spartans used a 28-point second quarter to build up a hefty lead and never looked back. With Elco leading 16-10 after a quarter of play, Garden Spot outscored the Raiders 28-9 in the second stanza to take a 38-25 halftime lead it would not relinquish.


    The loss sends Elco to a 2-5 overall mark, 1-4 in Section Three. Austin Davis paced the Raiders with 13 points, while Caleb Buchmoyer contributed nine.

  • Bishop McDevitt 65, Palmyra 50: In Palmyra, the Crusaders doubled up the Cougars in the first quarter 14-7 and salted away the Keystone Division victory from there. McDevitt's lead grew to 28-19 by halftime and to 45-36 by the start of the fourth quarter.

    The loss dropped Palmyra to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in Mid-Penn play. Adam Newhard sank a trio of 3-pointers and finished with 23 points for the Cougars.