A couple of items from the PIAA District 3 basketball championships last week

Daily Double

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

Dandy Dozen

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