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BY EITHAN SWIECH

PHOTOS FROM JEFF FALK

LEBANON – If members of the Lebanon boys’ basketball team were still rattled from Braden Bohannon’s game-winning three-pointer on Friday, they certainly didn’t show it in the consolation game of the Cedars’ booster club’s tip-off tournament against Red Land on Saturday. The Cedars displayed a team-effort for four quarters while routing the Patriots, 70-39.

“We’ll take the good with the bad, dissect it, get better, keep building and get ready for Tuesday,” said Lebanon head coach Tim Speraw of his side’s next outing.

There was nothing bad about the Cedars in this game, especially in the early phases. Lebanon jumped out to a 9-0 lead, forcing Red Land to call a time out, extended that lead to 13-0 and actually held a 26-3 advantage at the end of the first period.

The Cedars’ opening quarter onslaught was highlighted by a trio of threes on three straight possessions. Marquis Ferreira sank the first, Luke Collins quickly followed with the second and Jose Moreno capped the nine-point string with a trey of his own.

The Cedars extended their lead to 30 at the break, but it didn’t prevent them from coming out of the locker room with the same intensity they had through the first 16 minutes. Ferreira opened the second half with a layup while Raylin Pena added another three.

With the game out of reach, Speraw inserted his reserves and it was senior guard, Albert Rodriguez, who stood out the most. Rodriguez had three conversions from the arc along with 12 points, finishing as Lebanon’s leader in both categories.

“The back-ups played well for the most part,” Speraw added later. “It was nice to see Albert get some threes. He’s a kid who’s been in our program for a while now. He doesn’t get a lot of playing time, but he shows up to practice every day and continues to work.”

Owen Kaun was Red Land’s top player in scoring and field goals, finishing with 14 points and five conversions. Kaun also had a buzzer-beating lay-in to end the third quarter and his overall performance earned him a spot on the All-Tournament squad.

Luke Collins received All-Tournament honors for Lebanon, after completing the tourney with a scoring average of 10.5 points and five threes. Collins chipped in three field goals and seven points against the Patriots.

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2019-20 Lebanon Boys’ Basketball Schedule

DateTeamsScore
12/06
7:30 pm
Elco
Lebanon
at Lebanon
57
53
Nonleague
12/07
TBD
Red Land
at Lebanon
39
70
Nonleague
12/10
7:30 pm
Lebanon
at Governor Mifflin

Nonleague
12/13
12:00 pm
McCaskey
at Lebanon

League
12/16
7:30 pm
Lebanon
at Cedar Crest

League
12/18
7:30 pm
Hempfield
at Lebanon

League
12/20
7:30 pm
Lebanon
at Penn Manor

League
12/27
6:00 pm
Emmaus
Lebanon
at Cedar Crest

Nonleague
12/28
TBD
TBA
Lebanon
at Cedar Crest

Nonleague
1/03
7:30 pm
Lebanon
at Ephrata

League
1/04
6:00 pm
Palmyra
Lebanon
at Lebanon Valley College

Nonleague
1/06
7:30 pm
Lebanon
at Manheim Township

League
1/10
7:30 pm
Elizabethtown
at Lebanon

League
1/11
3:00 pm
Conrad Weiser
Lebanon
at Garden Spot

Nonleague
1/14
7:30 pm
Warwick
at Lebanon

League
1/16
7:30 pm
Lebanon
at Conestoga Valley

League
1/20
7:30 pm
Lebanon
at Garden Spot

Nonleague
1/21
7:30 pm
Ephrata
at Lebanon

League
1/25
2:30 pm
Hershey
at Lebanon

Nonleague
1/28
7:30 pm
Lebanon
at Elizabethtown

League
1/31
7:30 pm
Lebanon
at Warwick

League
2/04
7:30 pm
Conestoga Valley
at Lebanon

League

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