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When it comes to basketball, Olivia Richardson is following in her sister’s footsteps. And that’s a really good thing.

Or maybe the game just runs in her veins – and family.

Not unlike her older sister Carly, who’s now playing Division One basketball at Bucknell University, before her, Olivia is leading a hoops resurgence at Palmyra High School. She is at the forefront of the Cougars’ smooth transition from one era to the next.

Under new head coach Mary Manlove, the Cougars enjoyed a 3-0 week, and O. Richardson had her hands in all three victories.

On Tuesday evening at Mechanicsburg, Richardson struck for seven points during Palmyra’s important 37-30 road triumph over the hometown Wildcats. A night later at home, Richardson poured in a team-high 14 points in the Cougars’ non-league win over Hempfield.

sportsbuzzThen on Friday night in Harrisburg, Richardson contributed 11 points to the Cougars’ 49-38 victory over Susquehanna Township. All quality wins that Richardson and the Cougars earned by playing hard and playing smart.

In light of the outcomes, Palmyra now boasts a surprising 4-1 overall mark.

- Jeff Falk

 

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