With its 67-40 win over Hempfield in the PIAA District 3 6A boys championship game, Harrisburg completed the district championship daily double. The Cougars also won the district 5A football championship in December.
Middletown had the chance to do the same but Lancaster Catholic got in the way. The Blue Raiders, who won the district 3A football championship last fall, lost to the Crusaders in the 4A basketball final 86-78.
Attendance figures announced at Giant Center
6-day, 18-game total 26,304; 4-day, 12-game Finals total 14,216 (1,185 per game)
Monday February 27 Tripleheader Semifinals: 6A girls Central York-Cumberland Valley & 5A boys Miton Hershey-Mechanicsburg & Spring Grove-Northeastern 5,766
Tuesday February 28 Tripleheader Semifinals: 6A girls Central Dauphin-Cedar Crest & 6A boys Hempfield-Lebanon & Reading-Harrisburg 6,322
Wednesday March 1 Tripleheader Finals: 2A girls Columbia Camp Hill, 2A boys Newport-Halifax & 3A boys Lancaster Mennonite-Trinity 2,548
Thursday March 2 Tripleheader Finals: 1A boys Lancaster County Christian-York Country Day, 3A girls Delone Catholic-York Catholic, 4A boys Middletown-Lancaster Catholic 2,810
Friday March 3 Quadrupleheader Finals: 1A girls Lebanon Catholic-Halifax, 4A girls Bishop McDevitt-Northern Lebanon, 6A girls Central Dauphin-Cumberland Valley, 5A boys Mechanicsburg-Northeastern 5,704
Saturday March 4 Doubleheader Finals: 5A girls Susquehannock-Harrisburg & 6A boys Hempfield-Harrisburg 3,154
Fans saw a lot of pretty good players during the six nights of District 3 basketball at Giant Center.
This dozen was very impressive:
Lonnie Walker (Reading), Chris Whitaker (Harrisburg), Micah Parsons (Harrisburg), Fred Mulbah (Northeastern), Jon Ware (Lancaster Catholic), Sean Landis (Lancaster Catholic), Eli Brooks (Spring Grove), Cade Alioth (Mechanicsburg), David Martin-Robinson (Hempfield), Austin Gilbertson (Trinity), Tim Edwards (Trinity) and Javan Terry (Lancaster Mennonite).
District 3 Basketball Championship scores
6A Boys Harrisburg 67, Hempfield 40
5A Boys Northeastern 61, Mechanicsburg 44
4A Boys Lancaster Catholic 86, Middletown 78
3A Boys Trinity 75, Lancaster Mennonite 72
2A Boys Halifax 44, Newport 40
1A Boys York Country Day 85, Lancaster County Christian 58
6A Girls Central Dauphin 40, Cumberland Valley 31
5A Girls Susquehannock 44, Harrisburg 42
4A Girls Northern Lebanon 46, Bishop McDevitt 44
3A Girls York Catholic 57, Delone Catholic 46
2A Girls Camp Hill 59, Columbia 38
1A Girls Lebanon Catholic 55, Halifax 27