Cumberland Valley junior guard JJ Lebo

Cumberland Valley got some revenge for last year's heartbreaking 55-54 overtime loss to Reading in the District 3-6A championship.  The second-seeded Eagles beat the sixth-seeded Red Knights 66-47 in the semifinals at the Dome on Tuesday night.  "It feels good, especially for the seniors because they weren't able to get it last year,"  JJ Lebo told Paul Roberts of SV Sports.  Lebo, who averages eight points, scored 18 against the three-time defending champions.  The 6'2 junior guard splashed a pair of 3-pointers and went 6-for-7 from the free throw line.  Cumberland Valley outscored Reading 16-to-3 over the final four minutes.  "At the end when they were trapping, we had really good ball movement. We were able to get easy buckets," replied Lebo.  The Red Knights average 67 ppg., but they were limited to one field goal for nearly seven minutes of the fourth quarter.  "The zone was working well. Jake Snyder was up top and he must of had ten steals. He was all over them," noted Lebo.  Nolan Buzalka, who plays tight end and defensive end on the football team, provided 17 points.  The 6'3, 220-pound junior was 8-for-9 from the charity stripe.  Creston Austin, a 6'4 junior forward, added eleven points and Snyder chipped in with nine.  Yadiel Cruz led Reading with 28 points.  The (23-3) Eagles won their eighth game in a row.  They're searching for the first District 3 title.  Cumberland Valley will try to make history versus fourth-seeded Chambersburg on Friday at 8pm at the Giant Center.  Lebo likes the chemistry on this year's squad.  "We're all really good friends. When we're out there on the court, we can trust each other," he said. 


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