Ephrata vs Hempfield-LL Girls Basketball

Ephrata's Olivia Fedorshak (30) takes a shot against Hempfield during second-half action of an L-L League crossover girls basketball game at Hempfield High School in Landisville on Thursday Feb. 11, 2021.

The L-L League girls basketball semifinals are set, after Cocalico stormed back for a wild win over Elizabethtown in a classic quarterfinal showdown on Tuesday. But that wasn’t the only game on the slate. Here’s the full roundup, with some notables


Ephrata 66, Penn Manor 38 — One night after falling to Elizabethtown in the Section 2 play-in game for the L-L League quarterfinal slot, the host Mountaineers (11-4 overall) jumped back into regular-season play and clipped the Comets (5-9). Olivia Fedorshak (19 points), Jasmine Griffin (17 points), Mallory Kline (11 points) and Cara Tiesi (10 points with a trio of 3’s) showed the way offensively, and Ephrata dropped eight treys and opened the game on a 33-20 clip. Lily Sugra (14 points) and Kamia Goodley (11 points) led the way in the scoring column for Penn Manor, which welcomes red-hot Warwick on Wednesday for an intriguing crossover clash, as the Warriors try and stay inside the bubble in the D3-6A playoff chase.



Garden Spot 64, Donegal 51Erin Gonzalez (career-high 23 points with three 3’s), Taylor Soehner (17 points) and Morgan Pavelik (11 points) paced the offense, and the boiling-hot Spartans (5-12) closed the game on a 38-24 push to win for the fifth time in their last six games. Donegal had a 27-26 lead at the half; Garden Spot went 18-8 in the fourth quarter to ice it. Sophia Floyd (season-high 20 points) and Victoria Burton (13 points) led the way for the Indians (0-13).


Lampeter-Strasburg 46, Conrad Weiser 31 — The host Pioneers were looking for one more W to seal a spot in the D3-5A playoffs, and they got it Tuesday. Jenna Daveler paced a balanced attack with 10 points, and L-S (9-5) raced out to a 32-12 lead at the half and cruised past the Scouts. Hailey Leaman drilled three 3’s and chipped in with 9 points for the Pioneers. L-S sits at No. 11 — out of 16 qualifying teams — in Class 5A, so the Pioneers are looking good for a postseason trip.

Lancaster Country Day 58, Daniel Boone 52 — The Cougars are making a late-season push for a D3-2A playoff bid, and this road win will help Country Day’s cause. Genesis Meadows poured in 24 points — including 14 of 17 from the foul line — Kiana Wakefield added 13 points and Alison Ngau popped in a career-high 11 points for the Cougars, who were in a 23-23 stalemate with the host Blazers at the half before seizing control with a 19-12 third-quarter clip. The win put the Cougars (6-9) back on the 4-line — and in, for now — in the Class 2A ratings. Country Day caps its regular season on Thursday vs. Kennard-Dale. … FYI: Meadows continued her scoring tear; she’s at 23.0 points with 14 3’s in the last six games, as the Cougars continue their postseason push, after winning the last two D3-1A championships.


Northern Lebanon 44, Pequea Valley 34Ashlyn Messinger (13 points), Rachel Papson (11 points) and Mikayla Harrison (10 points) led the scoring brigade, and the host Vikings outscored the Braves 21-11 over the middle two quarters to snare the dub. Brooke Liney bucketed 11 points for PV. Northern Lebanon (7-8) is hovering around the cut-line in Class 4A; the Vikings are at No. 13 — and the top 12 teams get in — and they still have games vs. 6A Lebanon and 4A No. 10 Schuylkill Valley on the their docket. PV (5-9) is at No. 10 in 3A, and the top eight go there. The Braves still have games vs. 4A Octorara and 3A No. 8 Oley Valley to go.

Palmyra 45, Annville-Cleona 39 — In a battle of backyard-rival neighboring school districts, the Cougars grabbed a 21-14 halftime lead, and then held off the host Dutchmen (5-9). Alyssa Ulrich popped in 15 points for A-C, which outscored Palmyra 25-24 in the second half, but couldn’t get over the hump.

As mentioned, the L-L League playoffs got started Tuesday with a thrilling quarterfinal game in Denver, where host Cocalico used a blistering 16-2 fourth-quarter tear to rally past Elizabethtown. It was a heck of a come-from-behind victory for the Eagles, who will now shuffle off to Thursday’s semifinal round. Here’s the game story

* E-town, which couldn’t slam the door Tuesday vs. Cocalico, jumps back into regular-season action with its third game in as many nights on Wednesday, this time at McCaskey in a crossover tilt as the Bears — safe and sound for a D3-5A bid — polish off their regular-season slate. ... Wednesday's Pequea Valley at Octorara clash is the final L-L League head-to-head section game on the schedule this season. As of this post, Octorara is slated to play the last regular-season game among L-L League outfits this season on March 1, when the Braves visit Schuylkill Valley. Teams are permitted to add games moving forward. Stay tuned for any schedule updates.




Warwick at Penn Manor, 7:30 p.m. (LNP coverage)

Elizabethtown at McCaskey, 7:30 p.m.

Manheim Township at Conestoga Valley, 7:30 p.m.


Solanco at Elco, 7:30 p.m.


Pequea Valley at Octorara, 7 p.m.


Susquehanna Township at Lebanon, 7:30 p.m.

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