New Covenant s Nate Dawson makes a strong move to the basket during Saturday night s third-place game in the Northern Lebanon Holiday Tournament. The Flames lost to Conestoga Valley 86-45 in a battle of one-win teams. Dawson finished with 23 points in the loss. (LEBANON DAILY NEWS GLEN GRAY)
A pair of blowout wins probably weren't what people were expecting out of the Palmyra boys' basketball team this weekend, but it's what happened nonetheless.
The Cougars followed up their 26-point victory over Northern York on Friday with a lopsided 68-43 triumph against James Buchanan on Saturday night. Both games came in the Big Spring Holiday Classic, leaving Palmyra (6-3) as the tournament champions.
Logan Stovall tossed in 17 points Saturday night and walked away with tournament MVP honors, while Chris Lynn and Adam Newhard also hit for double figures and were selected for the all-tournament team.
Leading 18-12 after a quarter of play, the Cougars went on a 20-6 run through the second quarter to build a 38-18 halftime lead. Another sizable Palmyra run in the third made it a 57-32 game entering the fourth.
Elsewhere Saturday night:
Conestoga Valley 86, New Covenant 45: In the third-place game of the Northern Lebanon Holiday Tournament, the Buckskins earned their second victory of the season by building up a 45-22 halftime lead. A 20-6 CV (2-7) run through the third quarter made it a 65-28 game, and the rout was on.
The Flames (1-6) got four made 3-pointers from C.J. Kornhaus and 14 points, while Nate Dawson contributed 23.
Lebanon vs. Garden Spot, pdd.: The third-place game in the Mechanicsburg Holiday Tournament was postponed due to the wintry weather that hit the mid-state on Saturday. The game was rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2, in New Holland.
The championship game of the tournament between the host Wildcats and Boiling Springs was played Saturday night.