New Basketball Season About To Start

The 2022-’23 L-L League basketball season is about to start.

The photo below is the winning Lampeter-Strasburg team who won the League Title last season by defeating Hempfield. You can watch the video highlights of that title game below.

Hempfield’s 2022-‘23 season opener is next Wednesday night against Lampeter Strasburg.

Here are the new section alignments. The league is moving to 4 sections instead of 5.

Below are the highlights of the L-S/Hempfield L-L League title game last season. Click on the photo for highlights. The story of the game follows.

Down 6 points with 2:30 to go in the 4th quarter, Hempfield drilled 2 treys to tie the game 47-47.

But with 8 seconds left, Tyler Burton drilled a trey to give the Lampeter-Strasburg the lead and the win.

Below is that shot highlight. Click on the photo to watch it.

The Pioneers remain undefeated this season (24-0). Their first undefeated season since 1959.

This is the Pioneers’ 15th league playoff appearance all-time, 14th since the start of this century, and 11th in 12 years. L-S is 7-13 all-time in L-L playoff games, 6-3 under sixth-year coach Ed Berryman. The Pioneers won their first and only league championship in 2018. L-S is in the league final for just the second time in program history – the first came in 2018.

For Hempfield this is its 23rd L-L playoff appearance all-time, its fifth under coach Danny Walck, who is making his 10th L-L playoff appearance as a head coach in the L-L overall (he steered Lancaster Catholic to four L-L playoff berths in the 1990s and Warwick in 2007). Walck is 9-8 all-time as head coach in the league playoffs. …Hempfield is 35-15 all-time in the league playoffs. The Black Knights have seven L-L championships in their trophy case: 1984, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2010, 2011. Those seven L-L titles are third-most by a single school in league history. They reached the L-L final last season.

LS is now unbeaten in 24 games. The Pioneers ran away with Section 3 in the LL. They are averaging 69 ppg and giving up 45 ppg.

Hempfield entered the game with a 19-4 overall record. The Knights were Co-Section 1 champs. They are averaging 54 points a game and giving up 44 per game.