BOYS' BASKETBALL: Northeastern finishes as No. 3 seed in District 3 Class 5-A

  • Northeastern beat Lower Dauphin on Wednesday night, 64-54.
  • The win means Northeastern earned the No. 3 seed out of District 3 for the state 5-A playoffs.
  • In the state playoffs, Northeastern will face the District 1 fifth-place team in the first round.

The Northeastern Bobcats will enter the PIAA Class 5-A boys' basketball playoffs as the No. 3 seed out of District 3.


Northeastern sewed up that seeding with a 64-54 win over Lower Dauphin at East Pennsboro.

The third-seeded Bobcats improved to 26-3, while eight-seeded Lower Dauphin fell to 19-7.

Northeastern will next play in a PIAA first-round game on Friday, March 9, against the fifth-place team from District 1.



Middletown 66, Kennard-Dale 56: At West York, in the District 3 Class 4-A third-place game, the fourth-seeded Rams (19-8) fell to third-seeded Middletown (17-7).

Adam Freese had 23 points for K-D, while Joey Thomas (12), Carter Day (11) and Donnell Williams (10) also hit double digits in scoring.

The Rams will be the fourth seed out of District 3 for the upcoming 4-A state playoffs.

On Friday, March 9, K-D will face the District 12 champion at a site and time to be determined in the first round of the state playoffs.

New Oxford 56, Shippensburg 38: At Mechanicsburg, New Oxford won and sewed up the ninth seed from District 3 Class 5-A in the upcoming PIAA state playoffs.

Deriq Brown (16) and John Wessel (14) combined for 30 of New Oxford's points.

Seventh-seeded New Oxford improved to 20-8. No. 12 seed Shippensburg fell to 16-9.

On Friday, March 9, the Colonials will face the District 12 champion in the first round of the PIAA playoffs.