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It’s been an up-and-down, back-and-forth, topsy-turvy season to this point for the Lebanon boys’ basketball. The Cedars have been, at best, inconsistent.

But the one person Lebanon has always been able to count on this winter has been Luis Aquino-Rios.

It was more of the same this week for the Cedars, as they went 1-1, despite the best efforts of its senior guard and leader.

On Thursday evening, during the opening game of the Cedar Crest Christmas tournament, Rios once again shined for Lebanon, pouring in a game-high 21 points to lead his squad to a 58-48 triumph over York Country Day. The following night, Rios struck for two three-pointers and ten total points, but the Cedars fell to the host Falcons 50-38 in the championship contest of the event.

The results left Lebanon 3-6 on the season.

Rios, a hard-working, passionate and heady player, continued to lead the Cedars in scoring with a points per game average right around 17. But he also contributes in the areas of defense, rebounding and overall floor leadership.

sportsbuzzAlso a good student, Rios aspires to play basketball on the college level.

In addition, Rios was an accomplished player on the gridiron for Lebanon during the fall, piling up 1,085 total yards and 12 touchdowns.

 – Jeff Falk

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