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Raider girls basketball team drops 3 games, seniors honored

Posted 1/29/20

The Middletown girls basketball team lost a trio of games in the last week and are 4-13 on the season.

At Camp Hill on Jan. 21, senior standout Kate Fitzpatrick did not play in the 50-39 loss to …

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Raider girls basketball team drops 3 games, seniors honored

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The Middletown girls basketball team lost a trio of games in the last week and are 4-13 on the season.

At Camp Hill on Jan. 21, senior standout Kate Fitzpatrick did not play in the 50-39 loss to the Lions (4-12 on the season).

Junior Amanda Lee led the Raider scorers with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steals. Sophomore Makayla Claggett added 8 points with 6 rebounds and 3 steals.

Senior Nakia Scott had 7 points and 3 rebounds, and senior Jordyn Dupes registered 2 points, 2 assists and 3 rebounds.

Sophomore Tamia Hill-Johnson scored 5 points with 3 rebounds, sophomore Chloe Cleland had 4 points and 3 rebounds, and freshman Christine Miller scored 4 points.

Fitzpatrick returned for Friday’s game at home against Trinity (12-3), for Senior Night.

She scored 23 points with 3 rebounds and 3 steals in the 63-37 loss.

Claggett added 10 points, 4 rebounds and 5 steals, and Dupes had 2 points and 5 rebounds. Scott added 2 points.

At home against Big Spring (8-8) on Saturday, Fitzpatrick again led the way with 24 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Claggett had a strong game, with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists.

Also scoring for the Raiders were Lee (3 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists), Dupes (2 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists); Cleland (2 points, 2 rebounds); and Miller (4 points).

Fitzpatrick, hobbled by injuries this season, still sits at No. 2 on the all-time girls scoring list at Middletown. With 1,518 points, she has five games left to catch Ja’Lynn Burton-Jones, who scored 1,586 points.

Burton-Jones is now a standout on the Central Penn College women’s team, averaging 31.8 points and 8 rebounds per game.

Fitzpatrick, who will play basketball and softball at Millersville, recently was selected as a nominee for the 2020 McDonald’s All-American game, which will be played April 1 at the Toyota Center in Houston. She was among 24 girls basketball players in the state to be nominated. She didn’t make the final roster to play in the game, it was announced last week.

The Raiders traveled to West Perry on Tuesday and then play host to Pequea Valley today.

They will take part Saturday in the YIAA/Mid-Penn Showcase at Gettysburg High School in games that had been postponed from Jan. 18.

Their final two scheduled regular season games are at Milton Hershey on Feb. 4 and Lower Dauphin on Feb. 7.