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EMPTY-HANDED: Raiders work hard, but drop three games

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Three good efforts showed promise but simply were not quite good enough for the Middletown boys’ basketball team. Instead, the Blue Raiders suffered through a winless streak in last week’s basketball action.

On Monday, Dec. 8, the Raiders (1-4, 0-2 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Capital Division) worked hard from start to finish but fell short in a 51-39 loss to visiting Trinity.

The next day, Middletown had victory in its sight but let it slip away, as Columbia rallied in the fourth quarter to steal a 65-60 win in Middletown.

And on Friday, Dec. 12, the squad saw a good first-half performance fall by the wayside in the second half as Milton Hershey dominated the final two periods to outdistance the Raiders, 76-51.

Despite the losses, Middletown Coach Chris Sattele could not fault the efforts of his team thus far in the new season.

“The kids really work hard and don’t quit,” he said.

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