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Things haven’t always gone Josh Spaulding’s way. But it seems that when Spaulding has encountered difficulties, he’s learned and grown from them.

Spaulding, a 6-5 senior center on the Lebanon boys’ basketball team, really elevated his level of play during the second half of the 2012-13 campaign. And when he did, the Cedars took off as well.

Spaulding was the driving force behind Lebanon High’s eight-game winning streak at the end of the regular season, one which propelled it to the Lancaster-Lebanon League postseason. By mere fractions of a power-rating point, the Cedars just missed out on qualifying for the District Three Class AAAA playoffs, after getting off to a 5-9 start to the year.

A tenacious defender and an under-rated scorer, Spaulding brought continuity and steadiness to  the Cedars’ lineup. He also matured into the role of a leader.

In the basketball world, Spaulding is known as a ‘high-energy guy’. His game is based on excitement, emotion and energy, and when he’s able to channel those forces in a positive manner, that’s when he’s at his best.

 

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