Saturday, March 2, 2013

BOYS BASKETBALL: Methacton edges Ridley in OT, locks up district’s 7th seed for states

 By Jon Vander Lugt

For the Methacton boys basketball team, Friday’s game was not entirely dissimilar from the last.
Much like what happened in Tuesday’s game, Methacton was able to jump out to a healthy lead. Up 16-6 after the first and 22-13 at the half, Methacton seemed to be in control of the game.
This time, the rails came off in the third quarter. When Ridley outscored the Warriors 20-5 in the frame and went into the fourth quarter up by six, it seemed as though Methacton fans were in for a re-run of the Coatesville breakdown.
That’s where the similarities between the contests ended.
Methacton took charge in the fourth quarter behind the play of Brendan Casper and Matt Forrest to force overtime and didn’t let off the gas in the extra frame, and left the gym with a 46-41 win, snapping their two-game losing streak and lockin up the seventh seed out of District 1 for the PIAA Class AAAA Tournament.

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