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 The Cedar Crest girls’ basketball team has been consistently steady throughout the season. Molly Bucher has really come on lately.

 It’s a combination that bodes well for the Falcons moving forward.

 On Monday, Bucher and Cedar Crest claimed the Lancaster-Lebanon Section One championship, with a 55-38 triumph over Penn Manor. It was the Falcons’ third section crown over the last four years, and sixth overall.

 Then on Saturday, Bucher notched seven points in Cedar Crest;s 43-28 home victory over Lampeter-Strasburg, in the quarterfinal round of the L-L League playoffs. Earlier in the week, Bucher had dropped in ten points during the Falcons’ regular-season-ending 37-33 setback at Manheim Township.

 At week’s end, Bucher’s Falcons stood at 17-5 overall, 12-1 in Section One.

 For her part, Bucher has really seemed to embrace her role as ball handler, defender and outside scoring threat as the year has worn on. Bucher is also one of Cedar Crest’s most accurate shooters, both from three-point land and at the charity stripe.

 As the upcoming postseason unfolds, look for Bucher’s role to increase even more with Falcons.

 – Jeff Falk

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