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DROUGHT OVER: Raiders beat Rollers for first time since 2009

Posted 1/14/14

 

Every time the Middletown and Steelton-Highspire girls’ basketball teams faced off since 2009, the Rollers went home with a win.

Not this time. 

The Blue Raiders were confident they could out-score and overpower the Rollers …

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DROUGHT OVER: Raiders beat Rollers for first time since 2009

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halle1 15 14Every time the Middletown and Steelton-Highspire girls’ basketball teams faced off since 2009, the Rollers went home with a win.

Not this time. 

The Blue Raiders were confident they could out-score and overpower the Rollers going into the game. Perhaps they weren’t prepared for the Rollers’ determination and fight under pressure.

The Raiders held off a Roller rally late in the game and won, 54-49 in Steelton on Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Middletown couldn’t have anticipated how close the game would be in the final minutes.

“If you told me the game would be tied with four minutes left, I would have never expected that,” said Middletown Coach Chris Hunter. “Our resiliency when the game was on the line mattered. We’ll take the win, but it wasn’t pleasing to watch that kind of game.”

Ja’lynn Burton-Jones led the Raiders with 21 points, and Jey Rivera and Bianca Jasper scored 13 points apiece. Malani Tate-DeFreitas posted 13 points for the Rollers and Joslyn Hill added 10 points . . .

 

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