updated 3/31/06 - Final

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April 2, 2006


By Middle Atlantic Sports News/LLHoops.com




1. Harrisburg (32-2) (AAAA)


The Cougars rolled to the District 3 championship by defeating Lancaster 70-36 in the semifinals and Red Lion 48-29 in the final. In state play they brushed aside Wissahickon 80-50, Plymouth-Whitemarsh 47-44 and Central Dauphin 82-55 before the much awaited match with Pittsburgh Schenley. But the Cougars had their season cut short as they were overwhelmed by the Spartans 66-46.


2. Central Dauphin (28-5) (AAAA)


Lost in District 3 semifinal to Red Lion 55-49 and finished third with 86-78 overtime win over Lancaster. Rams got #2 because of a stronger schedule and because they went farther in state tournament than Red Lion. Blasted Harry S. Truman 92-56 and then went overtime to beat Hollidaysburg 51-47 before bowing out to Harrisburg 82-55.


3. Lancaster (25-9) (AAAA)


Red Tornado takes the #3 position, despite finishing fourth in the district, because of its strong showing in state play with a 55-53 win over Philadelphia Simon Gratz and a 46-43 win over Cheltenham. Season finally ended on 63-48 loss to Lower Merion, the exact same score they lost to the Aces on December 3.




4. Red Lion (28-3) (AAAA)


The Lions finished second to Harrisburg losing 48-29 in the final after beating Central Dauphin 55-49 win the semifinals. But they bowed out of state play in the first round losing to Bethlehem Liberty 66-58.


5. Trinity (25-6) (AA)


Was upset in District 3 semifinals, by Delone Catholic 62-58 but came back and belted York Catholic 65-44 to take third place. In state tournament play they defeated Hughesville 62-39 and Philadelphia Imhotep Charter 59-55 in the first two rounds. Ended season with a 77-60 loss to Philadelphia Prep Charter.


6. Reading Central Catholic (28-2) (AA)


The Cardinals won the district title by defeating Lancaster Catholic 59-53, York Catholic 57-44 and Delone Catholic 61-58. Then drew Philadelphia Prep Charter in first round of states. They fell behind by double-figures in the second quarter and then made a late run in last few minutes but fell 49-45.


7. York Catholic (30-4) (AA)


Was undefeated until losing to #4 Red Lion in the finals of York/Adams League playoffs. Then they lost to #6 Reading Central Catholic 57-44 and #5 Trinity 65-44 to finish fourth in District play. In state play they defeated Wilkes-Barre Bishop Hoban 53-42, Philadelphia Engineering & Science 59-43 and Delone Catholic 60-42. Then in the state semifinals they led state champion, Prep Charter for three quarters before falling 56-53 to end season.


8. Lancaster Catholic (23-5) (AA)


The Crusaders had their season cut short when they had to play eventual district champion, Reading Central Catholic in the quarterfinals and came up short 59-53.


9. Red Land (21-7) (AAAA)


The Patriots made a good showing in district play after losing to Harrisburg 80-71 in the quarterfinals. They came back to take fifth place with wins over York 73-70 and Penn Manor 61-54. Then bowed out of state tournament in the first round, losing to Hollidaysburg 69-66.


10. Delone Catholic (27-5) (AA)


The Squires upset Trinity 62-58 in the district semifinals, but then were edged by Reading Central Catholic 61-58 in the finals. In state tournament play they defeated Lewisburg 65-47 and Catasauqua 80-59 before losing to York Catholic 60-42.


11. Penn Manor (19-11) (AAAA)


The Comets finished sixth in the district tournament defeating Reading 57-55, losing to Central Dauphin 47-45 in the quarterfinals, then beating Wilson 56-44 in the consolation semifinals, before losing to Red Land 61-54. Then lost to Chester 68-42 in first round of state tournament play. .


12. Reading (16-10) (AAAA)


Red Knights ended a once promising season by losing to Penn Manor 57-55 in the first round of district play.


13. West Perry (25-7) (AAA)


The Mustangs lost to West York 59-57 in overtime in the district quarterfinals, but came back to claim fifth place with victories over Mechanicsburg 60-31 and Susquehannock 72-55. They really hit their stride in the state tournament as they made it all the way to the semifinals with wins over Allentown Central Catholic 45-42, Palmyra 43-38 and Scranton Prep 55-45. But the season ended there as they lost to Philadelphia Communications Tech 66-60. Big 6-10 senior Justin Fry played great all through the playoffs for the Mustangs.


14. Susquehanna Township (23-7) (AAA)


The Indians won the district championship defeating Palmyra 47-43 in the semifinals and Greencastle-Antrim 56-46 in the finals. Started off state play with a 65-59 win over Radnor, but then were defeated 40-36 by Scranton Prep.


15. Greencastle-Antrim (22-7) (AAA)


Blue Devils went all the way to the district championship game before losing to Susquehanna Township 56-46 in the final. They had defeated West York 54-52 in the semifinals. Then they lost to Blue Mountain 56-53 in overtime in first round of state tournament play.


16. West York (23-6) (AAA)


Played much of the second half of the season without star Rob Estep but still had a respectable season. Lost in the district semifinals 54-52 to Greencastle-Antrim but came back to take third with a 53-51 win over Palmyra. Lost in first round of state tournament to Southern Lehigh 49-45.


17. York (15-12) (AAAA)


Bearcats defeated previously ranked Solanco 55-42 in first round of district playoffs. Then lost to Lancaster 61-56 in the quarterfinals and Red Land 73-70 in the consolation semifinals.


18. Wilson (20-9) (AAAA)


The Bulldogs upset Chambersburg 52-50 in the first round of district playoffs, then lost to Red Lion 58-52 in the quarterfinals and Penn Manor 56-44 in the consolation semifinals.


19. Chambersburg (15-8) (AAAA)


A once promising season ended on a down note as the Trojans lost an eight point lead in the final minutes of a 52-50 loss to Wilson in the first round of district play.


20. Palmyra (20-9) (AAA)


The Cougars reached the district semifinals where they lost to eventual champion, Susquehanna Township 49-43. They then finished forth after another close loss, this time to West York 53-51. They opened state tournament play with a 61-49 win over Unionville. Then lost another close one to West Perry 43-38.



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