Overshadowed by showdown in Lebanon, girls take care of business too

Two undefeated teams met in Myerstown tonight for a boys basketball game (the boys won, staying undefeated), but on the Pioneers' home hardwood, two young, rebuilding teams met for an intriguing matchup to help define the middle tier of section three of the Lancaster-Lebanon girls basketball league.

Down five at halftime, the Lady Pioneers battled back with a stellar third quarter in which they scored 18 points, primarily from Nevin Hoenninger, who led all scorers with 23 total points, and Emma Gochnauer, who made three three-point shots during the game.

Nevin Hoenninger (left: No. 5) and Emma Gochnauer (center: No. 25) led the way offensively for the Lady Pioneers;
they are pictured here in a game last week against Annville-Cleona
Photo by Caleb Gawne, LSNews.org Sports Reporter
The Lady Pioneers solidified their lead in the fourth quarter, bolstered by strong defense headlined by stalwart Hannah Adams and good free throw shooting, including after a technical foul on ELCO.

"It was amazing watching the team make a comeback and win," says sophomore junior varsity player Sarah Gawne.

Rachel Shortes and Laura Horner added five points apiece as the Lady Pioneers won 48-41, advancing to 4-3 (3-2 in section play). They travel to Northern Lebanon on Wednesday.

--Benjamin Pontz, LSNews.org Editor-In-Chief

Sports reporter Caleb Gawne contributed to this report.

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