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ed note: This year we will again post the top ten or so in the district.

 

 MASN/LLHoops.com District 3 Ratings

 

DISTRICT 3 RATINGS

FINAL

3/28/04

 

By Middle Atlantic Sports News/LLHoops.com

 

1. Trinity (31-2) (AA)

AA District champs, were not pushed in district playoffs nor were they pushed during the state tournament until they came up against Sto-Rox in the state final. They had a horrendous shooting night and lost the final 62-54. To reach the final, Trinity defeated Warrior Run 81-41, Pottstown St. Pius X 79-60, Northwest 74-56 and Green Pond Notre Dame 90-76. There record in the last 3 years was 95-3. In the last 4 years it was 125-7. Probably the greatest four year run in state history.

2. Steelton-Highspire (26-4) (AAA)

Won AAA District 3 title with big 89-48 victory over York Northeastern. In state tournament, the Rollers defeated a strong Harriton 75-60 and Bethlehem Catholic 56-41 before losing to undefeated Holy Ghost Prep 48-43.

3. Reading (26-5) (AAAA)

Won first District 3 AAAA title, the school’s 18th district championship, with mercy rule 54-24 blowout of Red Lion. Defeated William Tennent 58-42 in 1st round of states and then was upset by Parkland 54-52 in 2nd round. They defeated Parkland 53-37 in regular season and were one of the East’s top AAAA teams.

4. York (25-9) (AAAA)

Bearcats made it all the way to the AAAA East final, where they lost to Parkland 54-50. #3 Reading lost to the same Parkland 54-52 but also defeated that team and won the district championship, while York finished 6th losing to Central Dauphin 73-60. They opened state play with a big 63-55 upset win over Chester and then defeated Plymouth-Whitemarsh 51-48 and Red Lion, for the 3rd time, 57-44 before losing to Parkland.

5. Red Lion (29-4) (AAAA)

Lions defeated Harrisburg 68-62 in District semifinals then lost to Reading 54-24 in District 3 championship. Made it to the eastern AAAA semifinals with wins over Glen Mills 73-61 and Whitehall 34-33, before losing to York for the 3rd time 57-44. Only losses were to Reading and York.

6. Harrisburg (22-7) (AAAA)

This was the lowest the Cougars finished in quite sometime. However they lost to Red Lion, who York and Reading both beat by 30pts and also lost to P-W a team that York defeated 4 days later. After finishing 3rd in District 3 AAAA tournament with a 69-54 victory over Mechanicsburg, the Cougars lost in first round of states to Plymouth-Whitemarsh 57-51 to end a disappointing season for their standards.

7. Conrad Weiser (30-4) (AAA)

Took 5th place in AAA district tournament by beating Muhlenberg 58-24 and West York 70-52. After just edging Allentown Central Catholic 33-32 in 1st round of states the Scouts avenged a District loss by pounding York Northeastern 71-52, then defeated a strong Oxford team 62-51. Ended season by losing to Holy Ghost Prep 49-39.

8. Central Dauphin (19-12) (AAAA)

After finishing 5th in District playoffs with consolation wins over Cumberland Valley 58-50 and York 73-60, the Rams defeated Hazleton 61-44 in 1st round of states and upset Cheltenham 64-62 before losing to Parkland 56-47 in eastern semifinals.

9. York Northeastern (22-8) (AAA)

Blasted Lebanon 70-54 in District semifinals, then was blown away in finals by Steelton-Highspire 89-48. Came back with 72-65 win over Danville in 1st round of states before losing to Conrad Weiser 71-52 in 2nd round.

10. Lebanon (26-6) (AAA)

Finished 3rd in District playoffs with 66-57 victory over Lancaster Catholic, after losing to York Northeastern 70-54 in the semifinals. Then lost in first round of states to Oxford 58-40.

11. Cumberland Valley (19-8) (AAAA)

Lost to Reading 71-50 in District quarterfinals, then to Central Dauphin 58-50 in playback semifinals for 5th and 6th place.

12. Lancaster Catholic (25-6) (AAA)

Ended season on a sour note losing last three games, 71-47 to Steelton-Highspire in District semifinals, 66-57 to Lebanon in 3rd place game and 60-51 to Holy Ghost Prep in 1st round of states.

13. Red Land (20-7) (AAAA)

Ended season losing to Red Lion 39-38 in District quarterfinals and then to York 61-58 in overtime in 5th and 6th place semifinals.

14. Mechanicsburg (19-10) - (AAAA)

Lost final three games of the season, 63-56 to Reading in District semifinals, 69-54 to Harrisburg in 3rd place game and 84-67 to Cheltenham in 1st round of state tournament.

15. Conestoga Valley (22-4) (AAAA)

Lost in District AAAA 1st round to Central Dauphin 51-44

16. Carlisle (16-9) - (AAAA)

Lost in 1st round of District’s to Cumberland Valley 55-50.

17. Hempfield (19-8) (AAAA)

Lancaster-Lebanon League runner-ups, lost in first round of District’s to Mechanicsburg 60-47.

18. West York (22-8) (AAA)

Defeated Susquenita 45-43 in playback for 5th place in district then lost to Conrad Weiser to finish 6th. Defeated Crestwood 58-33 in 1st round of states, then lost to Oxford 75-61 in 2nd round.

19. Lower Dauphin (15-10) (AAAA)

Lost in 1st round of district’s to Reading 54-42.

20. Lancaster (10-14) (AAAA)

After a horrendous start the Red Tornado won 7 of their last 9 regular season games to earn a spot in the Lancaster-Lebanon playoffs. They lost to Lebanon 60-54 but ended up deserving of this rating, even though they did not qualify for the district playoffs.

HONORABLE MENTION:

AAAA - Manheim Township 16-10, Solanco 14-10, York South Western 14-10, Penn Manor 15-9.

AAA - Susquenita 18-9, Eastern York 17-8, York Suburban 14-10, Pequea Valley 15-9, Lampeter-Strasburg 15-10, Muhlenberg 17-11, Middletown 13-12, West Perry 19-6.

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AA - York Catholic 19-11, Schuylkill Valley 21-9, Milton Hershey 21-7, Reading Holy Name 17-6, Newport 21-6.

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A - Scotland 22-6, Camp Hill 15-13, Lebanon Catholic 15-14, Lancaster Country Day 18-3.

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