Thursday, January 31, 2013

BOYS BASKETBALL: Methacton slips by Spring-Ford, maintains unbeaten PAC-10 run

Methacton’s Brendan Casper goes to the hoop for a layup against Spring-Ford Thursday. (Kevin Hoffman/The Mercury)

By Dennis Weller
Special to The Mercury

ROYERSFORD — Rolling through the regular season undefeated isn’t always a good way to prepare for the playoffs, especially when there have been no real challenges along the way. But that will certainly not be a problem for the Methacton boys basketball team, which – though still without a loss in the Pioneer Athletic Conference with just two contests remaining – has had more of its games go right down to the wire than not.
The Warriors had another one of those nail-biters on Thursday night – their second this week against a team battling for a league playoff spot – and came through down the stretch again in a 45-42 win at Spring-Ford.
Brendan Casper led Methacton (11-0, 17-3) with 18 points and eight rebounds and Matt Forrest scored 13, including a three-point bomb that put the Warriors up by two points with less than a minute to go. Zameer McDowell scored 19 for the Rams (8-5, 13-7), who wrapped up their PAC-10 regular season and will now hope that Perkiomen Valley loses its finale to force a play-in game for a Final Four berth.

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