Thursday, February 28, 2013

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Spring-Ford, Mount St. Joseph set for District 1-AAAA title clash

The Spring-Ford girls basketball team won the District 1-AAAA championship a year ago at Villanova. The Rams are poised to make it back-to-back titles when they meet Mt. St. Joseph tonight in the district final. (File photo by Barry Taglieber)

By Darryl Grumling

From the time the Spring-Ford girls basketball team began to annually take on Mount St. Joseph Academy seven years ago, it became a special rivalry virtually overnight.
In the 2006-07 season, the Rams came away with a hard-fought one-point victory. The following year, Mount St. Joe’s returned the favor by taking a triple-overtime thriller.
That’s been pretty much the case each time since the two squads have locked horns.
Tonight, the “magical” rivalry will add yet another chapter when top seed and defending champion Spring-Ford (26-2) meets second seed Mount St. Joseph Academy (25-2) for the District 1-AAAA championship at 7 p.m. at Villanova University.

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