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Fitzpatrick’s return from injury helps fuel Raider girls’ victory

Posted 1/15/20

The Middletown girls basketball team lost 38-15 last Wednesday at Northern Lebanon before rebounding with a 55-40 home win Friday against Milton Hershey.

The Blue Raiders are 4-8 on the season. …

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Fitzpatrick’s return from injury helps fuel Raider girls’ victory

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The Middletown girls basketball team lost 38-15 last Wednesday at Northern Lebanon before rebounding with a 55-40 home win Friday against Milton Hershey.

The Blue Raiders are 4-8 on the season. They played at Steelton-Highspire on Tuesday and will travel to East Pennsboro on Friday. They will play Gettysburg on Saturday.

The return of senior Kate Fitzpatrick helped fuel the win vs. Milton Hershey (0-10). She scored 25 points (including three three-pointers), 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.

Fitzpatrick had missed the previous four games with a right knee injury, and the Raiders lost all four.

Junior Amanda Lee scored 8 points with 6 rebounds and 2 assists, and sophomore Makayla Claggett had 11 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals.

Senior Nakia Scott scored 7 points and had 3 rebounds and 2 assists. Senior Caroline Gill had 2 points and 4 rebounds.

Sophomore Tamia Hill-Johnson scored 2 points with 11 rebounds, and senior Jordyn Dupes had 3 rebounds and 2 assists.

Against Northern Lebanon (12-1), Claggett scored 13 points and Hill-Johnson scored 2 points.

Injuries still are sidelining senior Jaelynn Keller, junior Ayanna Reeves, junior Nia Page and sophomore Presely Carnes.

The Raiders stand at 14th in the PIAA District 3 4A power rankings, and the top 10 make the postseason.