FINAL DISTRICT 3 RATINGS
April 2, 2009
By Middle Atlantic Sports News/LLHoops.com
1. York (32-2) (AAAA)
The Bearcats finished their best season ever, record wise by making it to the PIAA AAAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP where they lost to Penn Wood 53-62. Despite losing in the District title game to CD East they hold on to #1 after making it to the state final. To get there they defeated Bethlehem Liberty 58-41 in the Round of 32, Central Bucks South 87-83 (3OT) in the Round of 16, Parkland 58-49 in the Quarterfinals and Plymouth-Whitemarsh 64-56 in the Semifinals…..In District play, the Bearcats defeated Dallastown 86-55, Reading 66-65 and Harrisburg 76-70 to reach the championship undefeated before losing to Central Dauphin East 63-54.
2. Central Dauphin East (27-4) (AAAA)
The Panthers roared to the District championship with wins over Mechanicsburg 60-39, Elizabethtown 48-42, Red Land 55-40 and previously undefeated York 63-54.….The Panthers defeated Glen Mills 59-44 in the PIAA AAAA Round of 32, before losing to Pennsbury 45-42 in the Round of 16.
3. Harrisburg (22-7) (AAAA)
The Cougars defeated Gettysburg 62-46 and Penn Manor 49-38 but lost to York 76-70 in the District semifinals, before being upset by Red Land 54-51 in the consolation game…..Then lost in PIAA AAAA Round of 32 to Conestoga 38-37.
4. Susquehanna Township (23-6) (AAA)
The Indians opened District play with victories over Kennard-Dale 58-53 and Lancaster Catholic 72-57, before being upset 46-45 in the semifinals by York Suburban. Then bounced back in what many thought would be the final and handily defeated Eastern York 68-54 to take third place…..The Indians defeated Wilkes-Barre Holy Redeemer 72-46 in the PIAA AAA Round of 32, but then were beaten 54-41 by Philadelphia Neumann-Goretti in the Round of 16.
5. York Suburban (27-4) (AAA)
Won the District title with wins over York Northern 72-59, New Oxford 57-30, Susquehanna Township 46-45, in a big upset, and in the final over Wyomissing 48-45.….Defeated Abington Heights 46-38 in the PIAA AAA Round of 32, Strath Haven 59-45 in the Round of 16 and Crestwood 47-35 in the Quarterfinals. Season was then ended in the Semifinals with a 65-57 loss to Radnor Archbishop Carroll.
6. Penn Manor (21-6) (AAAA)
The Comets defeated Lancaster 64-58 in the first round of District play. Then lost to Harrisburg 49-38 in the quarterfinals. In the battle for 5th, 6th, 7th place they defeated Reading 67-63, then took fifth place with a 67-56 win over Cedar Cliff…..Lost 51-46 to Penn Wood in PIAA AAAA Round of 32.
7. Cedar Cliff (16-10) (AAAA)
The Colts opened District play with 72-42 Pigtail win over Waynesboro, then defeated Wilson 49-46 in overtime, before losing to Red Land 44-42 in overtime. In the battle for 5th, 6th, 7th place they defeated Elizabethtown 54-53 but then finished sixth when they lost to Penn Manor 67-56.….Lost to Williamsport 87-58 in PIAA AAAA Round of 32.
8. Elizabethtown (24-6) (AAAA)
The Bears defeated Governor Mifflin 67-57 in the first round of Districts, then lost to Central Dauphin East 48-42. Lost in the 5th, 6th, 7th place semifinals to Cedar Cliff 54-53, but made state’s with a 64-53 victory over Reading…..Season ended with a 68-60 loss to Norristown in PIAA AAAA Round of 32.
9. Wilson (19-6) (AAAA)
Lost in first round of District’s to Cedar Cliff 49-46 in overtime.
10. Reading (20-9) (AAAA)
Defeated Lampeter-Strasburg 51-36 in District Pigtail game, then defeated Conestoga Valley 63-54. Had York down 17pts, but lost in the final seconds, 66-65. In the 5th, 6th, 7th place semifinals, the Red Knights lost to Penn Manor 67-63, then saw their season end with a 64-53 defeat to Elizabethtown.
11. Trinity (24-8) (AA)
Won the District championship with wins over Kutztown 75-38, York Catholic 48-33, Delone Catholic 68-53 and Pequea Valley 60-42.….Defeated Philadelphia Strawberry Mansion 64-49 in the PIAA AA Round of 32 and Dunmore 53-49 in overtime in the Round of 16. Then lost to Hughesville 67-60 in the Quarterfinals.
12. Eastern York (25-5) (AAA)
The Golden Knights defeated Milton Hershey 66-53 and Steelton-Highspire 62-50 in the first two rounds of District play. Then was upset by Wyomissing 73-66 in overtime in the semifinals. Lost the third-fourth place game to Susquehanna Township 68-54.….Lost 54-42 to Crestwood in PIAA AAA Round of 32.
13. Steelton-Highspire (12-9) (AAA)
Opened District play with a 62-54 win over Middletown, then lost in the quarterfinals to Eastern York 62-50. Came back and took fifth place with wins over Boiling Springs 65-58 and Lancaster Catholic 76-60.….Lost in PIAA AAAA Round of 32 to Philadelphia Neumann-Goretti 98-71.
14. Red Land (16-12) (AAAA)
After a 12-10 regular season, the Patriots defeated Solanco 70-43, Hempfield 54-35 and Cedar Cliff 44-42 (OT) (a team they have defeated 18-times in a row) to reach the semifinals. There they lost to Central Dauphin East 55-41. Then in the consolation game for third place they upset Harrisburg 54-51.….In the PIAA AAAA Round of 32, their season was ended by Chester 66-50.
15. Hempfield (21-3) (AAAA)
Upset in the first round by Red Land 54-35.
16. Conestoga Valley (18-8) (AAAA)
Defeated Twin Valley 41-37 in overtime in District pigtail game. Then was defeated 63-54 in first round by Reading.
17. Gettysburg (16-8) (AAAA)
Defeated Carlisle 65-61 in District Pigtail game, then lost in first round to Harrisburg 62-46.
18. Delone Catholic (18-9) (AA)
Defeated Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt 57-46 and Columbia 62-44 in the first two rounds of District play. Then lost to Trinity 68-53 in the semifinals. Came back and took third place with a 59-54 win over Reading Holy Name…..Lost 55-38 to Philadelphia Imhotep Charter in PIAA AA Round of 32.
19. Reading Holy Name (23-6) (AA)
Got a 2-0 forfeit win over Upper Dauphin to start district play, then defeated Hanover 62-40. Upset by Pequea Valley 45-43 in overtime, then saw season come to an end with a loss to Delone Catholic 59-54 in the consolation game.
20. Wyomissing (20-7) (AAA)
The Spartans became the surprise team of the District AAA tournament, when after victories over Hershey 43-42 and Boiling Springs 61-57, they upset Eastern York 73-66 in the semifinals. They gave York Suburban everything they could handle before losing 48-45 in the finals…..Then in the PIAA AAA Round of 32 they were defeated by Holy Ghost Prep 54-44.