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Middletown girls basketball team comes up big vs. Donegal

Posted 1/17/18

The Middletown girls basketball team played one of its best games of the season Thursday, beating Donegal on the road, 75-60 to move to 5-7 on the season.

Sophomore Kate Fitzpatrick led the Blue …

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Middletown girls basketball team comes up big vs. Donegal

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The Middletown girls basketball team played one of its best games of the season Thursday, beating Donegal on the road, 75-60 to move to 5-7 on the season.

Sophomore Kate Fitzpatrick led the Blue Raiders in scoring, as she has in almost every game this year, but she had plenty of help. Makaila Nester scored 19, Joci Koser added 16 and Jae Keller had 12 points and 20 rebounds. Fitzpatrick also had 10 assists, 10 rebounds and 6 steals to record a triple-double, and Koser added 8 rebounds.

It was a huge third quarter that made the difference. The Indians actually outscored the Blue Raiders in the other three periods combined, but the 24-8 edge in the third was too much for Donegal to overcome.

Middletown led 17-15 after one quarter and 32-29 after two before taking a 56-37 lead through three. Donegal outscored Middletown 23-19 in the fourth.

The Blue Raiders had a rough time at home Jan. 9 with West Perry, falling 61-31.

The Mustangs (7-4) got out to a 20-6 lead after the first quarter and 39-14 at halftime and the game was never in doubt.

Fitzpatrick scored 10 and added 3 steals. Koser had 8 points and 4 rebounds. Ayanna Reeves scored 4 points, Keller had 3 and 7 rebounds, Nester had 3 points, Morgan Noon had 2 points and 6 rebounds, and Nakia Scott added 1 point.

They played host to Milton Hershey on Tuesday and will travel to Steelton-Highspire on Friday before visiting East Pennsboro on Tuesday, Jan. 23.