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He’s one of the best basketball players in Lebanon County. As Chris Edwards goes, so go the Palmyra Cougars.

This season, Edwards took Palmyra as far as he possibly could.

On Tuesday night, Palmyra’s overachieving campaign came to an end with a 48-44 loss at rival Hershey, in the opening round of the District Three Class AAAAA playoffs. Edwards’ Cougars were close throughout, but fell a few plays short down the stretch.

Palmyra, the 13th seed in the District Three Class AAAAA tournament, concluded its season at 10-9. But in some ways, just getting to the postseason was an accomplishment for Edwards and the Cougars.

As Edwards progressed throughout the year, so did the Cougars. After a bit of a slow start, Palmyra picked up the pace and by the end of the season it was apparent that the Cougars had evolved into a good team.

On the floor, Edwards, a 6-5 junior forward, was a deadly shooter, an accomplished driver of the basketball and a tenacious rebounder.

  • Jeff Falk

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