Boys basketball

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Harrisburg at Reading High (Boys basketball)
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Highlights: Chris Whitaker’s basket with 31 seconds left gave Harrisburg the lead for good and Reading failed to score on three subsequent possessions in losing in a District 3 Class 6 A semifinal before over 6,300 at Giant Center.

The top-seeded Red Knights (24-3) stormed back from a 14-point deficit to pull ahead midway through the final period.

They led 56-52 after Jose Genoa’s free throw with 1:43 left but scored just two more points, on free throws by Lonnie Walker IV.

The fourth-seeded Cougars (18-6) advance to meet Hempfield in the district title game Saturday.

The Red Knights will play Lebanon in the third-place game.

Walker finished with a game-high 19 points but made just 6-of-17 shots.

Tyrone Nesby IV had 17 points for Reading.

Whitaker finished with a team-high 16.

The loss snapped Reading’s 21-game winning streak.

For a complete report, read Mike Drago's story in the print edition of the Reading Eagle or on-line at

Harrisburg Stats
Flemister, Quentin 5700452314
Whitaker, Chris 61345023216
Barrett, Elijah 351200517
Parsons, Micah 240000615
James, Tony 6900003412
Barber, Damien 231100505
Gann, 000000320
Brannon, 000000000
Patterson, 002200002
Anthony, 000000000
Totals 244181047311361
Reading High Stats
Butler, Wesley3 240201144
Walker IV, Lonnie4 61756275319
Nesby IV, Tyrone13 51255281017
Cook, Isiah24 280002614
Comfort, Tymir31 220100204
Starks, Xavier2 020002000
Dixon, R.J.1 142201304
Genao Batista, Jose 15 144501206
Totals 1953162142224858