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BY ETHAN SWIECH

Photos from Jeff Falk

SOUTH LEBANON – As postseason play approaches, one team is sitting in a comfortable position while the other is traveling a long and winding road. That was apparent during last night’s Section One matchup between Cedar Crest and Hempfield.

The Lady Falcons are still alive for districts, but the situation dimmed following a 34-17 defeat to the Black Knights. Crest dropped its fourth in a row, while Hempfield won its eighth straight before improving its league record to 10-0.

“I don’t know how you come back from something like that to be honest with you,” said Cedar Crest head coach Jim Donmoyer. “All year, we’ve been playing three good quarters and one bad quarter and that was four quarters of bad, there’s no other way to put it.”

Cedar Crest kept it close in the early going, but was held scoreless over the final 4:04 of the opening period. Not only that, but the Falcons were shut out in the second quarter and remained scoreless until junior forward, Sarah Laney, hit a third-quarter layup.

“When a team plays good defense and gets up in you, they’re physical and they’re pushing around a little bit,” Donmoyer said. “It causes you to take a lot of outside jump shots, but you can’t keep shooting them time and time again if they don’t go in.”

“You gotta handle the ball, you gotta make passes and you gotta make shots and I can’t do anything about any of that, they gotta do it and when you don’t do it, you score 17 points,” added Donmoyer.

Meanwhile, Hempfield ran off 16 unanswered points during that same stretch and the run was highlighted by a pair of buzzer-beaters. Freshman guard, Autumn Cook, nailed a jumper at the first-quarter horn, while senior guard Lauren Riggs drained a half-ending three.

The second half saw Lady Knights’ junior guard, Jessica Weinoldt, tally seven of her game-high 10 points. Weinoldt’s stat line also included a game-high four field goal conversions, along with a pair of foul shots.

Hempfield’s senior forward, Lindsey Durkota, inked five of her seven points during the games’ final 16 minutes. Durkota also finished as the Knights’ most effective free throw shooter, going three for four in that category.

Laney and fellow Cedar Crest junior Reese Glover both led the Falcons in scoring with six points apiece. Laney and Glover finished with identical numbers across the board as each hit a pair of field goals, while going two for four from the free throw line.

“I only have one rule and my one rule is to compete and play hard, that’s all I ask them to do,” Donmoyer said. “If I know they played as hard as they could, they did the best they could and they gave it a fighting chance, I don’t have a problem.”

With three regular season games remaining, all in-league road encounters, Crest has to do more than just compete, it has to win out in order to have a shot at districts. The Falcons take that first step this Tuesday night at Penn Manor.

Hempfield takes on Manheim Township in its next in-league game, which also takes place Tuesday night. In the meantime though, the Lady Knights’ focus is on tonight’s Keystone Cup meeting at Lower Dauphin High School, where they face Governor Mifflin.

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2019-20 Cedar Crest Girls’ Basketball Schedule

DateOpponentsOutcomes
12/06
7:30 pm
Cedar Crest
Cedar Cliff
at Cedar Cliff Tip-Off Tournament
51
44

Nonleague
12/07
7:30 pm
Spring Grove
Cedar Crest
at Cedar Cliff Tip-Off Tournament
55
41

Nonleague
12/10
7:30 pm
Cedar Crest
at Wilson
45
49

Nonleague
12/11
7:30 pm
Cedar Crest
at Wyomissing
41
31

Nonleague
12/13
7:30 pm
Elizabethtown
at Cedar Crest
32
50

League
12/16
7:30 pm
Cedar Crest
at Lebanon
60
54

League
12/18
7:30 pm
Ephrata
at Cedar Crest
39
41

League
12/20
7:30 pm
Cedar Crest
at Warwick
44
31

League
12/21
7:30 pm
Palmyra
at Cedar Crest
39
35

Nonleague
12/27
7:30 pm
Waynesboro
Cedar Crest
at Lower Dauphin Holiday Tournament
16
64

Nonleague
12/28
4:00 pm
Cedar Crest
Lower Dauphin
at Lower Dauphin Holiday Tournament
38
42

Nonleague
1/02
7:30 pm
Conestoga Valley
at Cedar Crest
14
45

League
1/08
7:30 pm
Cedar Crest
at Hempfield
46
47

League
1/10
7:30 pm
Penn Manor
at Cedar Crest
42
48

League
1/14
7:30 pm
McCaskey
at Cedar Crest
30
55

League
1/16
7:30 pm
Cedar Crest
at Manheim Township
32
44

League
1/20
7:30 pm
Dallastown
at Cedar Crest
48
37

Nonleague
1/21
7:30 pm
Cedar Crest
at Reading
46
49

Nonleague
1/24
7:30 pm
Hempfield
at Cedar Crest
34
17

League
1/28
7:30 pm
Cedar Crest
at Penn Manor

League
1/31
7:30 pm
Cedar Crest
at McCaskey

League
2/04
7:30 pm
Manheim Township
at Cedar Crest

League

PIAA District Three

Class AAAAAA Power Rankings

AAAAAASchool W L T Rating TWP OWP TWPW OWPW TWPL OWPL
1Central Dauphin14-1-0 0.793359 0.958904 0.591026 17.5 161.4 0.8 111.7
2Cumberland Valley9-1-0 0.786869 0.937500 0.602764 11.3 152.7 0.8 100.6
3Red Lion15-2-0 0.770820 0.922078 0.585949 17.8 215.6 1.5 152.4
4Governor Mifflin11-3-0 0.756788 0.851266 0.641315 13.5 196.1 2.4 109.7
5Central York13-3-0 0.743201 0.865714 0.593462 15.2 212.4 2.4 145.5
6Manheim Township13-4-0 0.738616 0.836412 0.619088 15.9 219.3 3.1 134.9
7HEMPFIELD12-4-0 0.713721 0.825843 0.576684 14.7 208.5 3.1 153.1
8Dallastown12-5-0 0.694564 0.789041 0.579093 14.4 209.4 3.9 152.2
9Wilson9-6-0 0.683174 0.701587 0.660669 11.1 236.9 4.7 121.7
10Ephrata Area14-5-0 0.672475 0.798100 0.518933 16.8 187.8 4.3 174.1
11Reading10-7-0 0.656498 0.689076 0.616681 12.3 210.4 5.6 130.8
12Cedar Cliff11-5-0 0.649875 0.738506 0.541548 12.9 189.7 4.6 160.6
13Cedar Crest10-8-0 0.634431 0.657609 0.606102 12.1 221.5 6.3 144.0
14Warwick7-8-0 0.587621 0.575758 0.602121 8.6 215.8 6.3 142.6
15Exeter Township6-8-0 0.550419 0.519380 0.588356 6.7 186.5 6.2 130.5
16Harrisburg3-5-0 0.511335 0.458904 0.575418 3.4 177.2 4.0 130.8
17Penn Manor5-12-0 0.504119 0.400651 0.630580 6.2 235.9 9.2 138.2
18Chambersburg Area4-11-0 0.476398 0.360153 0.618474 4.7 192.5 8.4 118.8
19Central Dauphin East3-11-0 0.475664 0.309917 0.678243 3.8 195.3 8.4 92.7
20Lebanon4-14-0 0.436950 0.308176 0.594341 4.9 215.3 11.0 147.0
21J P McCaskey3-14-0 0.405153 0.244147 0.601938 3.7 223.7 11.3 147.9
22Carlisle3-14-0 0.404963 0.247387 0.597557 3.6 176.1 10.8 118.6
23William Penn2-15-0 0.383307 0.157377 0.659443 2.4 245.0 12.9 126.5
24York Country Day School6-10-0 0.366601 0.318471 0.425427 5.0 150.8 10.7 203.6
25Conestoga Valley1-16-0 0.306400 0.071161 0.593915 1.0 224.5 12.4 153.5
26York County School Of Technology0-0-0 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Lancaster-Lebanon League

Section One Standings

LeagueOverall
WLPCTWLPCTPFPA
Hempfield1001.0001340.765690534
Manheim Township820.8001340.765804590
Cedar Crest730.7001090.526837740
Penn Manor380.2736120.333739781
McCaskey190.1003150.167695945

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