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DISTRICT 3 PLAYOFFS: Raiders eliminated, Rollers reach title game

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Middletown was eliminated from the District 3 Class AAA girls' basketball playoffs, falling to top-seeded and unbeaten West York, 81-43 in a first-round game on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at West York High School.

Steelton-Highspire reached the District 3 Class AAA boys' basketball championship game, upsetting top-seeded Susquehanna Twp., 64-59 on Monday, Feb. 23 in a semifinal game at the Giant Center.

The Rollers will face Bishop McDevitt, a 64-52 winner over Manheim Central in the other semifinal, in the title game at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Giant Center. Both teams have clinched a spot in the PIAA state championships.

Middletown (13-11), which eliminated Big Spring 57-48 in a preliminary round game. The 17th-seeded Blue Raiders fell behind the Bulldogs early – 25-11 after the first quarter – but pulled within 29-23 in the second stanza.

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