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Exeter and Muhlenberg fall, High Point rolls on in District 3 boys basketball playoffs

Mechanicsburg 57, Exeter 48

Tenth-seeded Exeter will not repeat as District 3 Class 5A boys basketball champions, as the Eagles fell to Mechanicsburg in a quarterfinal matchup Thursday night at Mechanicsburg.

Senior Alex Kelsey scored a team-high 16 points for Exeter and was 8-for-11 from the foul line. Sophomore Aidan Dauble made a team-high three 3-pointers and had 13 points for the Eagles (16-9) in their loss to the Wildcats (18-5).

Exeter trailed 24-19 at halftime and 38-37 after three quarters.

With the loss, the Eagles will host No. 11 seed Muhlenberg in a consolation semifinal on Monday at 7 p.m. Both teams have already qualified for the PIAA playoffs, as the top eight teams in Class 5A advance to the state tournament.

York Suburban 53, Muhlenberg 39

Muhlenberg fell to No. 3 seed York Suburban in a District 3 Class 5A boys basketball quarterfinal on Thursday night at York.

The game was tied heading into the fourth quarter, but the Trojans outscored the Muhls 22-8 over the final eight minutes to claim the victory.

Senior Kyle Archie and junior Shermar Killen each scored a team-high 12 points for Muhlenberg. Killen was 6-for-8 from the foul line. Junior Jayden Kantner scored nine points and was 9-for-12 from the foul line for the Muhls (15-10).

The Muhls and Trojans (19-5) were tied 17-17 at the half. York Suburban led 11-7 after one quarter.

Muhlenberg will take on the Eagles in the consolation semifinals. The Muhls defeated Exeter 59-54 in the lone meeting between the two sides during the regular season.

High Point 61, Lancaster Country Day 56

Seventh-seeded High Point defeated second-seeded Lancaster Country Day in a District 3 Class 1A quarterfinal on Thursday night at Lancaster.

With the win, the Eagles (17-6) will play at No. 6 seed Greenwood (15-7) in a semifinal on Monday at 7 p.m. The Wildcats beat No. 3 seed York Country Day 55-49 in a quarterfinal on Thursday night.

Source: Berkshire mont

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