Losing to your archrival is never a good experience. But give the Lebanon girls' basketball team credit, it moved on pretty quickly from the agonizing disappointment of Wednesday's come-from-ahead loss to Cedar Crest.

The Cedars bounced back from the Cedar Bowl of girls' basketball loss with an encouraging 56-39 win against Conestoga Valley on Friday night in a Section Two battle in Witmer.

Sparked by three first-quarter 3-point buckets from sophomore point guard Brittany Ulrich, Lebanon stormed out to a 24-8 first-quarter lead and never looked back on the way to improving to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in the section.

Lauren Chambers added 11 points for Ben Brewer's troops, Alicia Haitos and Madison Rakow pitched in with nine apiece.




  • Palmyra 68, Bishop McDevitt 22: In Harrisburg, the beat continued for the Cougars as they ran their overall record to 7-0 with the decisive victory over the Crusaders. Palmyra ran out to a 28-3 lead after eight minutes of play and held a 50-10 advantage at halftime in improving to 4-0 in the Keystone Division.

    Carly Richardson led the way for the Cougars with 21 points, while Gabi Gundermann added 11 and Katy McClellan chipped in with 10.

  • Northern Lebanon 47, Manheim Central 39: In Manheim, the Vikings charged out to a 13-6 first-quarter lead and held it the rest of the way. With the victory, Northern Lebanon is now 5-2 overall and 3-1 in Section Three.


    The Vikings got 19 points out of Kristen Lessing to record the win.

  • Lancaster Catholic 66, Lancaster Catholic 40:

    In Annville, the mighty Crusaders had their way against the home team behind a quick start and a 25-point outburst from point guard Porscha Speller.

    The Crusaders roared out to a 20-5 first-quarter lead and A-C could never adequately respond while falling to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in Section Four.

    Alex Siebecker and Kayla Parks led A-C in defeat with 15 points apiece.

  • Lancaster Mennonite 56, Lebanon Catholic 53:

    In Lancaster, the Beavers' produced a furious, but ill-fated, fourth-quarter comeback bid that fell just short in the end.

    Down 30-21 at the half and 44-31 after three quarters, the Beavers erupted for 22 fourth-quarter points that weren't quite enough.

    Holly Marinkov paced Catholic (4-3, 1-3 Section Four) with 16 points, Helene Reist added 14 and Catherine Gross contributed 10.

  • Garden Spot 42, Elco 35:In New Holland, the Raiders were done in by a shaky fourth quarter that turned a tie ballgame into a seven-point defeat.

    Now 3-4 overall and 2-2 in Section Three, Elco managed just four final-period points after the teams ended the third period in a 31-31 deadlock.

    Cheyenne Hassler took high-scoring honors for the Raiders with 14 points.

  • Manheim Township 43, Cedar Crest 33: In South Lebanon, the Blue Streaks used a game-ending 20-6 run to pull out the Section One victory over the Falcons. Cedar Crest led 27-23 entering the final period before Manheim Township erased the deficit en route to the win.

    The Streaks led 12-5 after one and 17-12 at halftime before the Falcons outscored them 15-6 in the third to build up the four-point lead it would relinquish over the final eight minutes. The loss dropped Cedar Crest to 2-4 overall and 1-3 in Section One