Playoff time sure, however there have been seven nonleague video games on Thursday’s L-L League women basketball schedule. Right here’s the roundup, plus some notables …
Octorara 55, Freire Constitution 19 — The Braves headed to Wilmington, Delaware for his or her season-finale, and got here again to Atglen with a W. Anna Castillo (12 factors on 4 3’s), Ja’syah James (11 factors) and Jamie Guertler (season-high 10 factors) paced the offense, and Octorara opened the sport on a 16-0 tear and by no means regarded again. The Braves closed out the sport with a 20-point fourth-quarter onslaught to complete their season at 3-18 general — one 12 months after a winless 2020-21 marketing campaign.
Manheim Township 53, Solanco 35 — Of their last tuneup earlier than the D3-6A playoffs, the Blue Streaks broke open a detailed sport with a 15-4 third-quarter clip, and outscored the host Golden Mules 32-15 general within the second half as each groups polished off their regular-season slates. Gianna Smith and Ava Byrne bucketed 12 factors apiece for Township, which had a slim 21-20 lead on the half earlier than a giant second-half effort. Olivia Lasko capped her excellent marketing campaign with 4 3-pointers and a season-high 22 factors for Solanco, which had its 2-game successful streak snapped, and completed the season 3-19 general. Township is sitting safely on the 10-line within the 12-team 6A bracket and awaits its first-round foe.
Lancaster Nation Day 77, Metal-Excessive 46 — The Cougars gassed up the bus and headed to Steelton, the place Nation Day capped its regular-season slate in model, utilizing a 27-4 third-quarter barrage to race previous the host Steamrollers. Three — sure, three — Cougars’ gamers scored 20-plus factors within the victory, and that’s the primary time that’s occurred for an L-L League crew this season, as Genesis Meadows (26 factors, 5 3’s), Kiana Wakefield (season-high 24 factors, 4 3’s) and Piper Graham (21 factors, 5 3’s) lit up the stat sheet for Nation Day, which hit 14 3-points in all and constructed a 40-34 halftime lead earlier than opening up some respiration room within the third quarter. Up subsequent for the Cougars: Baring any last-second adjustments, a D3-2A semifinal date at Linden Corridor on Feb. 24. It will likely be a win-or-go-home state of affairs for each groups; solely the 2A semifinal winners advance to the PIAA playoffs. It seems like undefeated 1-seed Columbia will host No. 4 Millersburg within the different Closing 4 conflict, additionally Feb. 24.
Northern Lebanon 53, Kutztown 36 — The host Vikings performed their penultimate sport this season, and made it rely with a 17-point dwelling triumph. Ashlyn Messinger (18 factors) and Olivia Shutter (15 factors) led the offense, and Northern Lebanon had a 17-4 second-quarter spurt for a 26-14 halftime edge and went on to tame the Cougars. Messinger, a senior, is as much as 861 profession factors for the Vikings, who wrap up their season with a nonleague sport on Sunday — sure, Sunday — at Minersville.
Oley Valley 49, Annville-Cleona 33 — A gut-punch setback for the Dutchmen, who are actually in jeopardy of not making the D3-3A playoff bracket. The host Lynx closed the sport on a 14-2 run to silence A-C, which has dipped from No. 6 (and the final crew in) to No. 8 (and out) within the 3A energy scores, after back-to-back setbacks. The Dutchmen have one sport left to try to bounce again to the 6-line once they host Camp Hill on Friday. Keep tuned. Sarah Speraw scored 9 factors for A-C vs. Oley, which improved to No. 7 — one slot forward of the Dutchmen — in 3A.
Hershey 45, Elizabethtown 39 — And thus ends the prep careers of a pair of longtime Bears’ standouts, as seniors Ainsley Raybold and Jade Love-Morris have performed their last sport in an E-town uniform. Love-Morris hit 4 3’s and scored 17 factors and Raybold additionally canned 4 treys and chipped in with 14 factors, however the host Trojans had a 19-17 lead on the break, after which went 15-10 within the fourth quarter to fend off the Bears, who completed up 9-13 and out of the playoff image this season. Love-Morris, a Lock Haven recruit, wrapped up her prep profession with 633 factors, whereas Raybold, a Salisbury commit, completed up with 679 factors and 133 3-pointers in her prep profession for E-town. These two will probably be missed.
York Catholic 59, Lancaster Mennonite 29 — The Combating Irish used a 15-3 second-quarter spree for a 32-14 halftime lead, after which outscored the host Blazers 23-6 within the third quarter to interrupt the sport vast open. Tiana Delgado scored 12 factors for Mennonite, which wrapped up its season 3-16 general.
Additionally Thursday, the L-L League carried out its play-in video games, and Ephrata and Lampeter-Strasburg earned victories to punch their tickets to Saturday’s quarterfinals. Right here’s the story, plus a photograph gallery from the play-in video games at Warwick …
Camp Hill at Annville-Cleona, 6:30 p.m.
Conestoga Valley at Backyard Spot, 7:30 p.m.
Cocalico at Daniel Boone, 7:30 p.m.
* Backyard Spot is at No. 17, and the final crew out, within the D3-5A energy scores, so the Spartans will want a win over Conestoga Valley, and maybe some assist to clinch a postseason bid. As talked about, Annville-Cleona can be going to wish a win, and doubtless some assist, to get into the D3-3A bracket. In the meantime, Cocalico closes out its regular-season experience with a make-up sport in Birdsboro towards Daniel Boone.