Roundup: Northern Lebanon edged at Manheim Central
Isaac Bicher scored 23 points, but it was not enough to keep Northern Lebanon (5-8, 2-6 Lancaster-Lebanon) from defeat in Manheim on Friday night. The Barons hit 20 of 25 free throws, while Taylor Funk dropped a game-high 25 points. Northern Lebanon will next travel to Annville-Cleona on Monday, hoping to end a three-game losing streak.
Also in Friday's action:
Palmyra 74, Cedar Cliff 58: The Cougars (10-3, 4-3 Mid-Penn Keystone) kept rolling on the road, taking control with a 26-point third quarter in a key division matchup. Austin Yetter (20 points) and Bryant Willis each connected three times from 3-point range, while Braden Vernet and Isaac Blatt both finished with 14 points. Palmyra withstood a game-best 27 points from Cedar Cliff's Derek Ford.
Cedar Crest 66, Penn Manor 53: Rallying from a slow start, the Falcons (11-2, 7-1) broke out for 28 points in the fourth quarter to put Penn Manor to bed and further a seven-game win streak. Evan Horn scored 26 and was joined in double figures by fellow guards Iziah Trimble and Blake Thomson. Cedar Crest surrendered eight 3-pointers on the night and trailed after three quarters.
Lancaster Catholic 48, Annville-Cleona 32: The Little Dutchmen (4-10, 2-6) struggled mightily on the offensive end down in Lancaster, led by Julian DeReyes-Kapp's eight total points. Fifteen different players registered in the scorebook during a balanced effort by both sides, including eight Crusaders.
Columbia 72, Lebanon Catholic 45: Unable to overcome a 19-point halftime deficit, the Beavers (2-11, 0-8) remain winless in league play after a visit from the Crimson Tide. Joe Gates hit eight field goals to finish with a team-high 17 points, just ahead of Davian Perez' dozen. Four players scored at least nine for Columbia.
Harrisburg Christian 60, New Covenant 48: Cody Snyder piled up 14 points for the Flames (6-5, 4-3 CCAC), who dropped a tough road test in Harrisburg. New Covenant will next take the floor Tuesday at home against Christian School of York.