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Dillon Hildebrand and Bennett Frey each posted a double-double to help Red Lion beat Ephrata, 25-17, 23-25, 25-17, 25-17, in the District 3 Class AAA third-place game on Friday at Penn Manor.

Hildebrand slammed 14 kills and posted 15 digs, while Frey logged 10 kills and 11 digs. John Longnecker handed out 27 assists.

The win sends the Lions into the PIAA Class AAA tournament, which begins Wednesday. The Lions will take on District 1 champion Pennridge at a site and time to be determined. Pennridge is ranked seventh in the state, and Red Lion is ranked 10th.

Class AAA
Third-place match
Red Lion 3, Ephrata 1
(25-17, 23-25, 25-17, 25-17)
At Penn Manor
Red Lion stats
— Dillon Hildebrand (14 kills, 3 aces, 15 digs), Cole Brillhart (9 kills, 2 blocks, 1 ace, 7 digs, 3 assists), John Longnecker (2 kills, 2 blocks, 10 digs, 27 assists), Levi Davis (3 digs, 16 assists),  Bennett Frey 910 kills, 2 blocks, 11 digs), Josh Donaldson (6 kills, 2 blocks, 2 digs), John Janowiak (1 kill), Caedan Sweeney (8 kills, 1 block, 1 dig, 1 assist), Joel Zamora (5 digs), Colby Myers (5 digs).
Ephrata stats — None provided.
 

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