3 area teams enter District 3 basketball playoffs

Three Franklin County basketball teams have qualified for the District 3 Tournament, which begins this week.

In boys, Shippensburg earned the No. 3 seed in Class 5A. The Greyhounds (13-2) will host No. 14, rival Big Spring (10-8), on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The winner will play in the quarterfinals Thursday against the winner of No. 11 Northeastern (11-6) at No. 6 Lampeter-Strasburg (7-3), at the highest seed.

In girls 5A, Shippensburg garnered the No. 7 seed and Greencastle-Antrim is No. 8.

The Lady Hounds (14-3) will host No. 10 Twin Valley (15-6) on Wednesday at 7. The winner plays the winner of No. 15 Northern York (10-8) at No. 2 Spring Grove (16-2) on Friday.

The Blue Devils (13-3) play at home vs. No. 9 York Suburban (14-4) on Wednesday. If they win, they would play Friday against the winner of No. 16 Hershey (8-10) at No. 1 Mechanicsburg (15-3).