BY JEFF FALK
The Elco boys’ basketball program certainly can’t allow it to define its 2019-20 season. Instead, the Raiders are hoping it was merely a glimpse of what it can accomplish.
On Saturday in Lebanon, Elco captured the championship of the fifth annual boys’ scholastic version of Sweep The Streets, a playground style basketball tournament. The Raiders defeated Cedar Crest 58-32, in the title game moved indoors from Southeast Playground to Lebanon Christian Academy by inclement weather.
Elco had similarly taken apart county rivals Lebanon Catholic and Lebanon to reach the championship tilt. Raider junior-to-be shooting guard Braden Bohannon was named the most valuable player of the event.
Elco’s fortunes were strengthened by its regular starting lineup, as the Raiders also received strong contributions from Bryce Coletti, Asher Kemble, Evan Huey, Ben Horst, Luke Williams, Angel Martinez, Rheece Shuey and Ryan Miller.
Cedar Crest had claimed the first four championships of the popular summer event.
The eight-team event also included squads representing Lebanon Christian, New Covenant Christian, Annville-Cleona and Northern Lebanon.
The 12th annual adult male version of Sweep The Streets is scheduled for August 3-4 at Southeast Playground, on Walnut Street in Lebanon.