Friday, February 15, 2013

BOYS BASKETBALL: Methacton routs Bensalem in District 1-AAAA opener

Brendan Casper (24) scored 16 points to lead Methacton to a win over Bensalem in the first round of the District 1-AAAA playoffs Friday night. (File Photo by Barry Taglieber)

By Dennis Way

WORCESTER — Granted, the number of championship banners for sports such as wrestling, softball and field hockey do outnumber those for boys basketball in the Methacton gymnasium.
But imagine the surprise the Warriors got when they did their early morning reading Friday and found out some scribe from a local dot-com picked sixth-seeded Methacton to lose to 27th-seeded Bensalem in the opening round of the District 1 Class AAAA playoffs.
Suitably revved over the perceived slight, the Warriors amply demonstrated just why their basketball prowess may have been a tad underrated.
Grabbing a double-digit lead in the first quarter and maintaining it the rest of the way, Methacton ran roughshod over the Owls, 67-49, in a game that only got relatively close in garbage time.

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