Jeff Lorah is the prototypical senior leader playing for the prototypical improving team. Sure the Elco boys’ basketball team needs him, but in some ways Lorah also needs the Raiders and the position he has been unintentionally been put in.
This week, Lorah continued his strong senior season, and Elco continued to show noticeable improvement. Those two phenomenon are related more than just on the surface.
Setting the tone, leading by example and contributing on the defensive end, Lorah netted a total of 28 points during the Raiders’ 2-1 week. The highlight of Lorah’s week came in an 84-48 home victory over Columbia on Tuesday night, when he struck for 19 points that included two three-point field goals and five-for-five foul shooting.
For the season, the senior guard is averaging 12 points per outing. He also leads the Raiders in three-point field goals, and is one of Elco’s top free throwers.
Through the week, Lorah and the surprising Raiders sported a 7-6 overall mark and a 5-2 record in Section Three of the Lancaster-Lebanon League.
This fall, Lorah also starred on the gridiron for Elco, as a receiver and defensive back.
– Jeff Falk