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For the most part, the Cedar Crest boys’ basketball team has enjoyed a successful 2016-17. But at times, the Falcons have been a bit inconsistent, a little up-and-down.

Yet through it all, Blake Thomson has been there for Cedar Crest, steady and solid as a rock.

This week, the Falcons put the finishing touches our their year. On Tuesday night, Cedar Crest closed out its regular season with a 53-48 setback at rival Lebanon.

The Falcons went 15-7 during the year, 8-6 in Section One of the Lancaster-Lebanon League, and just missed out on the league playoffs. Cedar Crest earned the eighth seed for the an upcoming District Three Class AAAAAA postseason which will send its top six finishers on to states, and the Falcons have earned the right to host an opening round game in the tournament.

sportsbuzzDuring the year, the consistent Thomson has been in the middle of Cedar Crest’s good, and has helped the Falcons through the bad times.

The 6-0 senior combo guard leads the Falcons in scoring with an average of nearly 14 points per outing, is among Cedar Crest’s leaders in three-pointers and is making 76 percent of his free throws. Thomson also plays good defense for Crest, handles the ball and leads by example.

– Jeff Falk

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