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Numbers never lie. But sometimes they’re misleading, and other times they don’t tell the entire truth.

Caleb Buchmoyer’s numbers are down this season. But his team’s numbers are up.

Those are two facts which are directly correlated.

This season, Buchmoyer has given up individual statistics for the betterment of the Elco boys’ basketball team. And the junior guard has become very defensive about this new assignment.

Buchmoyer has taken on the task of guarding, hounding and generally harassing the other team’s best offensive player. Using a physical approach, quick feet and active hands, Buchmoyer’s defense has helped the Raiders take their game to the next level.

Credit-UnionThis week, the Raiders won at rival Northern Lebanon and suffered a home defeat at the hands of powerful Manheim Central. Buchmoyer netted a total of 13 points, as the outcomes left Elco 12-9 for the year.

Elco’s 12 wins is the program’s most in recent years. The Raiders also continue to challenge for rare Lancaster-Lebanon and District Three Class AAA  playoff berths.

– Jeff Falk 

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