Published Date Written by Larry Etter
The Middletown boys’ basketball team claimed its fourth victory of the season, posting a 52-37 triumph over West Perry on Tuesday, Jan. 6 in Middletown.
The Blue Raiders trailed just once in the Mid-Penn Conference's Capital Division clash, 3-2 a minute into the game, and turned in a solid effort in the win. Freshman Ryan Hughes registered a game-high 21 points while Caleb Leggore and Dagen Hughes teamed for 21 more to lead the Middletown (4-10, 1-5 in the division) in the win.
Steelton-Highspire 83, Middletown 40
Local fans know that the youthful 2014-2015 Middletown team is going to get better over the next couple seasons, and they also are realistic about the strides the Raiders will need to take before they can physically compete with teams like the athletic Steelton-Highspire Rollers.
But the gutsy Raiders gave it a shot on Friday, Jan. 9 in Steelton and hung tough with their hosts through the game’s first half.
But any hopes of a shocking upset were dashed in the third quarter as the running, gunning Rollers took advantage of their clear dominance on the boards following numerous missed shots by the Raiders after the halftime break.