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Sophomore Fitzpatrick continues to lead Middletown girls

Posted 12/27/17

The Middletown girls basketball team split a pair of games last week as the team heads into the Hershey Holiday Tournament Dec. 27-28.

The Blue Raiders are 4-2 on the season and 3-0 in the …

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Sophomore Fitzpatrick continues to lead Middletown girls

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The Middletown girls basketball team split a pair of games last week as the team heads into the Hershey Holiday Tournament Dec. 27-28.

The Blue Raiders are 4-2 on the season and 3-0 in the Mid-Penn Conference Capital Division after beating East Pennsboro at home on Dec. 20, 48-43, but losing to Bishop McDevitt on Dec. 22, 47-38.

The team also lost one of its players, likely for the season. Against East Pennsboro, sophomore Caroline Gill suffered a severe shoulder injury while going up for a rebound.

In the win vs. East Pennsboro, sophomore Kate Fitzpatrick again led the way, with 21 points, which is almost exactly her scoring average for the season.

Makaila Nester added 14. Joci Koser added 5, and Morgan Noon and Gill scored 4 each.

Middletown had a 10-point lead entering the fourth quarter at 32-22, but East Pennsboro nearly matched its point total for the entire game in the fourth quarter alone by scoring 21 points to cut the final score to a five-point margin.

Against Bishop McDevitt, Fitzpatrick had 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists to again lead the way. Nester added 11 points, 2 assists and 1 rebound. Keller scored only 4 points but pulled down 12 rebounds. Koser added 3 points and 6 rebounds. Tiana Noon had 2 points. Morgan Noon had 1 point but 9 rebounds.

The Blue Raiders hung tough with McDevitt, with the score 21-19 at halftime. But the Crusaders (4-1) outscored Middletown 13-8 in the third quarter and 13-11 in the fourth to beat the homestanding Blue Raiders.

Middletown will play host to Lower Dauphin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and also play host to Camp Hill at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2.