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Blue Raider girls basketball falls at home vs. West Perry

Posted 1/8/20

The Middletown girls basketball team fell to 3-7 on the season as injuries continue to take a major toll on the Blue Raiders.

After a 46-21 loss at Northern York on Dec. 30, they fell at home to …

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Blue Raider girls basketball falls at home vs. West Perry

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The Middletown girls basketball team fell to 3-7 on the season as injuries continue to take a major toll on the Blue Raiders.

After a 46-21 loss at Northern York on Dec. 30, they fell at home to West Perry on Friday, 49-28.

“We’re just missing some people right now, but we are getting better. In the end, once we get some people back, it’s just going to make us a better team,” Middletown head coach Robert Pelletier said.

The team traveled to Northern Lebanon on Tuesday, and will play host to Milton Hershey on Friday before making the short trip to Steel-High on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Senior standout and leading scorer Kate Fitzpatrick, senior Jaelynn Keller, junior Ayanna Reeves, junior Nia Page and sophomore Presely Carnes all are out.

“A lot of them are just freak things that happened, nothing that you can help,” he said.

Pelletier said he hopes that Fitzpatrick and Carnes, and possibly Page, will return soon.

For now, that leaves a starting five of senior Nakia Scott, senior Jordyn Dupes, junior Amanda Lee, sophomore Makayla Claggett and senior Caroline Gill.

Pelletier is seeing improvement as they play more.

“We’re not turning the ball over as much. Other people are starting to score a little bit more. We’re playing smarter,” he said.