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Rachel Witherite is a connector, a transition facilitator, a segue. She has been the link between one phase of the Cedar Crest girls’ basketball program and the next.

But do you know what else Witherite is? She’s a mentor, a coach on the floor, a leader.

This week, Witherite continued to lead the surprising Falcons to success. What the senior sharp-shooter learned from past Cedar Crest teams she has passed on to the current one.

Thanks in part to Witherite’s efforts, Cedar Crest enjoyed a 2-1 week. On Thursday night, Witherite collected a pair of three-point baskets to the Falcons’ 45-41 triumph at McCaskey.

On Friday evening at home, Witherite dropped in two more three-pointers during a 45-25 victory over Warwick. Then on Saturday night at ‘The Cage’, she was held to five points but contributed strong defense, as Cedar Crest fell 43-34 to Palmyra in a non-league clash.

sportsbuzzThrough the week, Witherite and the Falcons sported a 10-6 overall mark and a 7-2 record in Section One of the Lancaster-Lebanon League. For the season, Witherite has been the Falcons’ top scorer from three-point land.

During the spring, she brings the same qualities to the softball field for Cedar Crest.

- Jeff Falk

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