2023-2024 L-L Basketball Media Day

Annville-Cleona's Ashlyn Shaak, left, Haley Grubb, Ava Hoover and Ainsley Sellers during the Lancaster-Lebanon League Basketball Media Day at the offices of LNP in Lancaster Sunday Nov. 26, 2023.

Before the really heavy snow started piling up Monday night, three L-L League girls basketball games — all of the nonleague variety — went final on MLK Day. Here’s the roundup

Lebanon 59, Hershey 21 — Make that 11 wins in a row for the rampaging Cedars, who barreled to a 22-7 first-quarter lead, had a 39-12 cushion at the half, and never looked back. Kailah Correa (21 points), Olive Brandt (18 points) and Zariyah Whigham (10 points) showed the way in the scoring department for host Lebanon, which opened up some more breathing room with a 13-6 third-quarter clip against the Trojans. The Cedars started the week at No. 6 in the D3-6A power ratings — and tied for first place in the Section 1 chase with Manheim Township. Lebanon visits the Blue Streaks on Friday. Hershey gets another Lebanon County outfit — 12-win Northern Lebanon — on Tuesday. Dare we say, weather permitting.

Annville-Cleona 56, Camp Hill 32 — After back-to-back lopsided losses against the front-runners in the Section 4 race last week, the host Dutchmen were jonesing for a victory to get their mojo back. Mission accomplished. Ava Hoover (season-high 20 points), Kendall Cooper (17 points) and Ashlynn Shaak (three 3-pointers, 10 points) paced the offense, and A-C raced out to a 27-17 halftime lead and then subdued the Lions. The Dutchmen — who fell to Pequea Valley 49-33 and to first-place Columbia 74-16 last week — iced the game with an 18-6 third-quarter surge. A-C still has some work to do; the top six finishers make the D3-3A bracket, and the Dutchmen are at No. 10.


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Garden Spot at Conestoga Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Ephrata at Elizabethtown, 7:30 p.m.


Cocalico at Lampeter-Strasburg, 7:30 p.m.

Donegal at Elco, 7:30 p.m.


Octorara at Lancaster Country Day, 7 p.m.

Linden Hall at Lancaster Mennonite, 7 p.m.

Columbia at Pequea Valley, 7:30 p.m.


Hershey at Northern Lebanon, 7:30 p.m.

Cedar Crest at Governor Mifflin, 7:30 p.m.

Unionville at Manheim Township, 7:30 p.m.

Solanco at Penn Manor, 7:30 p.m.

* If the games do get played — keep your fingers crossed — two notables off the top: First, Manheim Township senior Ava Byrne needs 12 points at home vs. Unionville for 1,000 points in her career. Second, Columbia at Pequea Valley pits the top two teams in Section 4. If the Braves win, they’ll force a tie for first. If the Crimson Tide wins, they’ll take a 2-game lead over PV in the race. … Cocalico will go for its sixth straight victory when the Eagles travel to L-S. ... Solanco at Penn Manor is a rematch from Dec. 29, when the Golden Mules stopped the Comets 30-25 in the third-place game of Solanco's holiday tournament. That's the Mules' lone victory this season.

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