Manheim Twp. vs. Penn Manor - L-L League girls basketball

Penn Manor's Kamia Goodley (24) puts up a shot over Manheim Township's Sarah Kraus (24) during first-half action of an L-L League Section 1 girls basketball game at Penn Manor High School in Millersville on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022.

A pretty busy Tuesday night on the L-L League girls basketball docket with eight games and some intriguing matchups. Here’s the roundup, plus some notables


Lebanon 58, McCaskey 53 — Another night, and another big comeback for the Cedars. Just 24 hours after rallying from a 14-point deficit in a thrilling Section 2 win over Conestoga Valley, Lebanon overcame a 23-11 first-quarter deficit with a 20-7 second-quarter blitz, and the Cedars remained perfect in league play and alone atop the Section 2 charts. Kailah Correa, fresh off her electrifying 41-point game vs. CV, remained hot with 36 more points and three 3-pointers, and Dorthie Zechman chipped in with 10 points for the Cedars. Anisha Sepulveda (13 points), Mariah Ruth (season-high 13 points), Elaina Foley (season-high 11 points) and Samijah Myers (season-high 10 points) paced the host Red Tornado, which couldn’t hold its 12-point first-half lead.

Manheim Township 29, Warwick 24 — The Blue Streaks went 15-6 in the fourth quarter — including a 12-0 blitz — and rallied past the host Warriors. Missy Welch flipped in 13 points for Township, while Bella Smithson dropped in 12 points for Warwick, which was up 10-6 at the half and 18-14 heading into the fourth.

Penn Manor 60, Conestoga Valley 34Lily Sugra (19 points), Kamia Goodley (season-high 14 points) and Izzy Kligge (season-high 10 points) led the Comets, who remained on Hempfield’s heels in the Section 1 race after dropping the host Buckskins. Penn Manor opened up some breathing room with an 18-7 third-quarter spurt, after building a 32-17 lead at the break. Taylor Hehnly popped in 14 points for CV.



Donegal 41, Solanco 36Victoria Burton (11 points) and Sophia Floyd (10 points) sparked the offense, and the host Indians closed the game on a 14-7 clip to rally past the Golden Mules — who were fresh off their first win this season just 24 hours earlier. Olivia Lasko scored 12 points for Solanco, which had a 16-14 lead at the half and a 29-27 cushion heading into the fourth. But Donegal got the last run and won it.

Lampeter-Strasburg 44, Northern Lebanon 27Jenna Daveler scored a season-high 15 points, and the host Pioneers opened the game on a 14-3 spree, built a commanding 25-8 lead at the half, and never looked back. Crystal Bomgardner scored a season-high 13 points for the Vikings.

Cocalico 32, Elco 31Kiersten Shipton hit three 3’s and scored 11 points, and Teagan Sahm chipped in with 10 points, including the go-ahead bucket in the waning seconds, lifting the host Eagles past the Raiders. Elco, which dipped another game behind Lancaster Catholic in the Section 4 hunt, went 12-3 in the second quarter for a 16-14 halftime lead, and the Raiders had a 23-19 cushion heading into the fourth. Kailey Eckhart bucketed 15 points for Elco, giving the senior 781 career points.

Lancaster Catholic 62, Garden Spot 22 — The host Crusaders raced out to a 36-13 halftime lead, and gained another game in the Section 4 race when Elco fell to Cocalico. Rylee Kraft (19 points) and Mary Bolesky (10 points) paced Catholic’s balanced attack, while Nicole Zeiset scored 8 points for the Spartans.

Also Tuesday, in a Section 1-2 crossover showdown in Ephrata, Hempfield rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit to knock off the Mountaineers and improve to 9-0. Here’s the story



Elizabethtown at Cedar Crest, 7:30 p.m.


Lancaster County Day at Annville-Cleona, 7 p.m.


Columbia at Harrisburg Christian, 6 p.m.

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

* Manheim Central junior Maddie Knier needs 34 points to join the 1,000-point club. Will she reach that milestone in an intriguing nonleague clash vs. Penn Manor? We shall see.

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