Friday, February 17, 2023

Like mother like daughters: Droege twins help Columbia end drought, win L-L League girls basketball title

No girls basketball player in Lancaster-Lebanon League history scored more points, 2,573, than Brie and Brooke Droege's mom.

"They're bigger than me,'' Marjorie Droege — known as Marjie Rhoads during her playing career — said Thursday, while crouched with a camera in full mom mode, as her kids and their teammates cut down the nets at Manheim Township, after they and their Columbia teammates held off Lebanon to win the L-L League championship.

"They're stronger than I was,'' she added. "I think they're a little more skilled, too.''

She's being modest, of course, having led the Crimson Tide to three straight District 3 championships in high school, in the late 1990s, before going on to a fine, 1,042-point college career at Division I La Salle.

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