Another big night for Sam Light, another big win for the Northern Lebanon boys' basketball team.

The Viking scored 30 points Tuesday night - the fourth time in five games he has scored 29 or more points - to help his team top Columbia 62-54 on Tuesday night in Fredericksburg. The win, coupled with Lampeter-Strasburg's 49-46 loss to Lancaster Catholic, moved NL (12-4 overall, 7-3 L-L) into a second-place tie with the Pioneers (10-5, 7-3) in Section Three.

Light was also 14-for-15 from the line for the Vikings, who outscored the Crimson Tide 24-14 in the final quarter to pull out the win. Columbia led 31-23 at halftime before NL pulled to within 40-38 to start the fourth where it prevailed.

Pat Stevens contributed 14 points to the Vikings' win. Columbia's Nick Nobile hit a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter to eclipse 1,000 points for his career.

Elsewhere Tuesday night:




  • Lebanon Catholic 63, Elco 46: In Myerstown, the Beavers pulled into a tie for second place in Section Four with their victory and a loss by Lancaster Mennonite to unbeaten Donegal. Both Lebanon Catholic (12-3 overall, 7-3 L-L) and Mennonite (11-5, 7-3) trail Lancaster Catholic (10-4, 8-2) by a game in the standings.

    Against Elco, the Beavers trailed 19-16 after one but went ahead 29-27 by halftime, then ended the game with a 20-9 spurt to break open a 43-37 contest.

    Alex Frattaroli hit for a game-high 23 points for Catholic, while Anthony Pletz added 13 and Timmy Orr contributed 12.


    Elco (4-12, 1-9) was led by Colton Lawrence's 20 points and three 3-pointers.

  • Cedar Crest 53, Cocalico 44: In South Lebanon, the Falcons picked up their third straight win behind a pair of 16-point performances from Clay Penchard and Killian Klopp. The Section One-Two crossover win raises Crest's record to 8-7 overall and 5-5 in league play.

    The game was tied at 34 entering the fourth quarter when the Falcons outscored the Eagles 19-10 to pull out the win. Andrew Eudy added 10 points to the winning cause.

  • Garden Spot 53, Annville-Cleona 40: In New Holland, the Spartans took care of the Little Dutchmen in a battle of fifth-place teams in their respective sections. A-C is now 4-12 overall and 2-8 in Section Four and has suffered six straight losses.

    The Dutchmen led 21-17 at halftime before Garden Spot went on a 14-5 run through the third quarter to pull away for the win. Derrick Sanders had 16 points and Paxson Hayes added 10 in the loss.

  • McCaskey 73, Lebanon 42: In Lancaster, the Cedars were handed their fifth straight loss by first-place McCaskey, which improved to 10-0 in Section One. Lebanon fell to 5-9 overall and 3-7 in Section Two.

    The Red Tornado led 35-19 at halftime and put the contest away with a game-ending 21-9 run. Drey Murray led Lebanon with 13 points, while Kristain Sanchez and Blayde Reich both scored 10.