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There was a time when Caleb Buchmoyer focused on his offense. Then, Buchmoyer became the Elco boys’ basketball team’s prime defensive stopper.

Now, Buchmoyer performs at an equally high level on both ends of the floor.

On Saturday evening at McCaskey High School, in the opening round of the Lancaster-Lebanon League playoffs, Buchmoyer tallied 14 points in Elco’s 71-55 loss to the hometown Red Tornado. Certainly not the outcome Buchmoyer and the Raiders were looking for, but the reward may have been in them actually getting to this point of the season.

The 6-1 senior guard’s stellar play has helped produce one of the finest Elco boys’ basketball seasons in school history. The Raiders were making their first appearance in the L-L postseason in 13 years.

Certainly Buchmoyer brings a lot to the Elco table.

Credit-UnionOn offense, Buchmoyer is a deadly shooter, a fearless driver of the basketball and a sound decision-maker. Defensively, he has the strength and quickness to match up with the other team’s top scoring threat, whether he be a guard or forward, and he is a stout rebounder as well.

Elco is seeded fifth in the upcoming District Three Class AAA playoffs, and Buchmoyer will be one of the keys to just how far the Raiders advance.

 – Jeff Falk

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