Carlisle downed CD East with ease, 77-58, Tuesday to keep one game behind Mid-Penn Commonwealth-leading State College.
The Thundering Herd (5-4, 4-1) sit in second and will face the unbeaten Little Lions (10-0, 6-0) on the road Friday. Andre Anderson will be searching for his 100th win as head coach at Carlisle.
"I was happy with the energy that our guys gave us early, but then the mental mistakes came," Anderson said via text after the game. "We have to take more pride in playing defense the right way and not turning the ball over on offense.
"Ugly game, but we'll take the W any way we can get it."
Howie Rankine finished with a game-high 19 points, including three 3-pointers. Gavyn Barnes added 13 and Eveyon Davis 11. Anderson said Ravenel provided big minutes in the first half, and Joe Mastrangelo had a "huge all-around game." Both had single-digit points.
- Peyton Bechtold had 15 and Gavin Pritchard had 12, but Greencastle-Antrim ran away with a 79-45 division victory. The Capital-leading Blue Devils caught fire from deep, drilling 10 3-pointers in the win. The loss snapped a three-game win streak for the Bulldogs (4-4, 1-4).
- Gerald Jarmon III had a season-low two points, but Patrick Wiestling went for 21 to lead Cedar Cliff to a 62-56 road victory over Lower Dauphin. The Colts (6-4, 4-1) sit alone in second in the Keystone behind Hershey.
- Sean Good and Kalen Veres again reached double figures in a 74-31 Trinity win over West Perry. Good had 13 points, Veres had 12 and both had six rebounds. The Shamrocks owned the glass, winning 44-12.
- Ty Deiter made it five straight games in double digits, scoring 17, but Mechanicsburg lost at home to Susquehanna Twp. 58-48.
- Carter Van Scyoc had 23 points to lead Shippensburg to a 57-53 win over Waynesboro.