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The York Catholic boys finished third in District 3 Class 3-A basketball on Monday with an 81-62 pounding of Columbia.

Both teams had already clinched PIAA state playoff berths.

The second-seeded Irish improved to 22-3. Fourth-seeded Columbia fell to 17-8.

Melik Martin led the Irish with 20 points, while De'Andre Davis added 14 and Mark Shelley chipped in 11.

York Catholic will next play on Friday, March 10, in a first-round state game against the District 12 3-A champion.

OTHER BOYS'

BASKETBALL

New Oxford 64, Shippensburg 59: At Enola, the Colonials clinched a state playoff berth with a District 3 Class 5-A ninth-place consolation semifinal victory at East Pennsboro High School. New Oxford will now play in the ninth-place game at 5 p.m. Wednesday vs. 15th-seeded Hershey (13-12) at Milton Hershey. The 13th-seeded Colonials improved to 13-11, while ninth-seeded Shippensburg finished at 17-7. New Oxford finished with 10 3-pointers. Hershey beat 11th-seeded Garden Spot (15-10) in the other ninth-place consolation game on Monday, 54-43.

Littlestown 45, Susquehanna Twp. 41: At Hershey, the Thunderbolts kept their state playoff hopes alive with a District 3 Class 4-A consolation semifinal win at Milton Hershey.  Avery Eyler had 21 points for Littlestown, while Logan Collins added 11. Sixth-seeded Littlestown (16-9) advances to the fifth-place game vs. Schuylkill Valley. The winner of that fifth-place game will earn a state playoff berth. The loser's season will be over. Tenth-seeded Susquehanna Twp. finished at 9-16.

Schuylkill Valley 61, Eastern York 58: At Hershey, the Golden Knights' season came to an end with a loss in a District 3 Class 4-A consolation semifinal. Fifth-seeded Eastern finished at 14-11. Eighth-seeded Schuylkill Valley improved to 16-10. Evan Springer poured in 25 points for Eastern, while DeMonte Martin added 11.

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

McCaskey 40, Dallastown 36: At Warwick, the Wildcats fell in a close District 3 Class 6-A consolation semifinal. Julia Sutton had 13 points to lead Dallastown, while Samantha Miller added 11. After falling behind 16-6 after one quarter, the Wildcats battled back to tie the game heading into the final quarter at 30-30. McCaskey then outscored Dallastown 10-6 in the final period to earn the win. The 11th-seeded Wildcats (13-13) will now face ninth-seeded Central Dauphin East (14-9) in the seventh-place game at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Cumberland Valley. The winner of that game will earn a state playoff berth. The loser's season will be over. Seventh-seeded McCaskey (19-9) sewed up a state playoff berth and will play in the fifth-place game at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Milton Hershey vs. fifth-seeded Cedar Cliff (19-6). Cedar Cliff beat C.D. East in the other consolation semifinal, 56-52 in overtime.

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