Published Date Written by Daniel Walmer
Two weeks into the winter sports season, and with the team sitting on a 2-2 record, it’s hard to put a label on the Middletown boys’ basketball squad.
Following a split of their two games in the Annville-Cleona tournament the previous week, the Blue Raiders again split a pair of games last week.
After building a comfortable lead against Camp Hill on Tuesday, Dec. 10, the Raiders had to hold on late as the visiting Lions staged a rally in the fourth quarter. The Raiders fought off the rally in a tense, 59-54 victory. Then on Friday, Dec. 13, Middletown hung tough with athletic Milton Hershey but faded in the game’s last two minutes in a deceiving 73-62 loss in Hershey.
Now they face a brutal schedule, with three consecutive road games in three days – at East Pennsboro (Thursday, Dec. 19), at West Perry (Friday, Dec. 20) and at Bishop McDevitt (Saturday, Dec. 21) that will be a real test for Coach Chris Sattele’s squad as the team tries to establish its identity.
Middletown 59, Camp Hill 54
The visiting Lions grabbed an early 3-0 lead as the Raiders got off to a rough start, but Cody Fox broke the ice with a low post basket off a Ladhellis Charleston assist at the 5:30 mark of the opening period.
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