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Pioneers stop Mounts in Finals

By now, Lampeter-Strasburg's girls' basketball team is aware of the bull's-eye it's wearing on its collective back.

A bull's-eye that, perhaps, got a bit bigger Friday night.
Getting a game-high 14 points from junior guard Taylor Lininger and a defensive effort that forced 29 Ephrata turnovers, L-S remained undefeated by rolling to a 59-36 victory over the Mountaineers in the championship game of the Ephrata Holiday Tournament on Friday night at Ephrata Middle School.

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Mounts will host Pioneers in Finals

Ephrata's and Lampeter-Strasburg's girls' basketball teams both got to the title game of the Ephrata Holiday Tournament the same way Thursday night.
They stole a ticket. Pretty much literally.
Forcing nine first-quarter turnovers out of McCaskey to take control from the outset, Ephrata rolled to a 65-35 first-round victory over the Red Tornado Thursday night at Ephrata Middle School.

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McCaskey handles Ephrata

They dropped two straight decisions to open their nonleague season.
They were handled by Chester in their most recent outing last Tuesday.
So was Friday night's L-L boys' basketball opener against Ephrata a statement game for reigning league champion McCaskey?

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Spartans outduel Mounts

There's nothing like senior leadership.
A truism neither Garden Spot coach Brian Schilling, nor Ephrata coach Josh Clair could dispute Tuesday evening.
Schilling's senior leaders -- tri-captains Nick Cook, Tanner Leid and Matt Christie -- came through in a large way in the league opener in New Holland.

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Wrestling Team notches historical win number 400

The Mounts wrestling team went 3-2 this past weekend at the season opening Ephrata Duals Tournament. With the three victories the Mounts notched career win number 400, and now stand at 401 wins following the conclusion of the tournament.

Ethan Sipe was outstanding for the Mounts, earning three pins and 2 major decisions finishing the tournament at 5-0. Bobby Nye also escaped the weekend without a loss finishing at 3-0. Todd Dumas went 4-1 and picked up four pins along the way for the Mounts as well.

The Mounts are in action again this coming weekend [Dec. 14-15] when they travel to Carlisle for the Carlisle Tournament.

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