|Pope John Paul II's Brent Mahoney brings the ball upcourt alongside Spring-Ford's Zameer McDowell during Friday's PAC-10 boys basketball game. (Kevin Hoffman/ The Mercury)|
By Jeff Stover
UPPER PROVIDENCE — It could have been the preview of a possible first-round matchup in the Pioneer Athletic Conference’s Final Four playoffs.
That scenario is still a couple weeks in the making. When they met Friday evening, Spring-Ford and Pope John Paul II were more focused on a more important matter at hand; namely, getting back on the winning track and solidifying or improving their positions at the top of the PAC’s two divisions.
That played a big part in the hard-fought, high-velocity game they staged before a packed house at PJP. And it was the Rams who cashed in bigger, pulling out a 49-44 victory.
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