Forced to play more minutes than usual because of teammates' foul trouble, Grace Kreider admitted she was exhausted during the final seconds of regulation.
Solanco's senior guard made sure she didn't have to work overtime.
Kreider drilled a 15-foot jumper with two seconds remaining to lift the Mules to a Solanco Holiday Tournament championship with a 39-37 triumph over Red Lion in the title game Saturday, December 28.
PHOTOS: Solanco boys basketball defeats Conestoga Valley in overtime of holiday tournament consolation game
The Solanco boys basketball team overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force overtime then scored the first eight points of the extra session to nip Conestoga Valley 66-64 Saturday, December 29, in the consolation game of the Solanco Holiday Tournament.
Dawson Kreider tallied a total of 12 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, including a clutch three-pointer with 15 seconds left in regulation.
Zed Baker paced the Mules with 18 points, Kreider finished with 15. Zach Wiker supplied 12 points.
Solanco's wrestling team romped over visiting Manheim Township Thursday to set up a showdown for the Section One title on Wednesday, January 27.
The Mules will take on Warwick and Solanco can clinch its seventh straight section title with a victory.
It was an impressive week for the Solanco boys basketball team.
The Mules won two of three crossover games including a 67-64 victory over visiting McCaskey Friday night.
Solanco's girls basketball team is happy to say goodbye to crossover games.
The Mules dropped their last two games against Section One foes after posting a win over Penn Manor.
New Solanco girls soccer coach Ken Yoder has two major goals.
He is focusing on building the program and wants his team to enjoy playing soccer.
The Solanco cross country teams will honor the program's history while trying to write some of its own.
The boys program is celebrating its 50th anniversary while the girls program entered the Lancaster-Lebanon League 35 years ago.
"This year’s teams will be prepared to represent our proud tradition," coach Craig Ausel says.
Solanco volleyball coach Kathy Roenne knows it will be a challenging season but is seeing signs her team will be up to the task.
The Mules lost five seniors from last year's team which finished 12-5 and second place in Section Two. Solanco advanced to the district tournament where they lost to Palmyra in the opening round.
Solanco soccer alumni who graduated in even number years beat those who graduated in odd number years during the annual alumni soccer game on Saturday afternoon, August 15.
Solanco's girls basketball team concluded the season with a 53-37 loss to host Ephrata Tuesday, February 3.
The playoff-bound Mounts proved too tough a task for the Mules on a night where Ephrata honored their seniors and star Kelly Liebl reached the 1,000-point milestone.
Solanco's Taylor Stitz had a huge night in the final game of her career. Stitz collected 12 points and 15 rebounds, 10 of them coming on the offensive glass. "It's a testament to how hard she works," coach Chad McDowell said. "She does all the little things very well. I was glad to see her end her high school career with a night like that."