By Jeff Stover
BOYERTOWN — Mike Poysden couldn’t ask for a better scenario.
Perkiomen Valley squad holds a half-game lead on Spring-Ford for second
place in the Pioneer Athletic Conference’s Liberty Division. And while
the Rams have their league regular season completed, the Vikings have
one more game left on theirs.
An enviable position ... one made
even more enviable by PV’s performance Thursday against Boyertown. A
55-40 victory over the Bears fulfilled Poysden’s hopes for his club to
remain in control of its postseason destiny.
“We knew we had to handle our business, and not expect others to do favors for us,” Perk Valley’s head coach said.
a flip-flop of positions, the Vikings (8-4 league, 14-7 overall) bumped
Spring-Ford (8-5) out of the Liberty second spot. They finish up
Saturday against Owen J. Roberts — a win securing the division’s second
berth for the upcoming Final Four playoffs, a loss offering at the worst
a play-in game should both teams finish in a dead heat.
took a yeoman-like effort against hard-charging Boyertown (4-8, 6-15)
for PV to get in that position. The contest was a two-point affair
through the halfway point of the fourth quarter, when the visitors went
on a 15-2 run down the stretch to nail down their 12th victory in the
last 13 games.
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