War­riors fi­nally top­ple Rams

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - SPORTS - By DEN­NIS WELLER

ROY­ERS­FORD — The se­niors on the Methac­ton girls bas­ket­ball team had played Spring-Ford many times over the years with vary­ing de­grees of suc­cess. There had been blow-out games and there had been close ones.

One con­stant had been that they had never man­aged to beat the Rams. But that all changed on Thurs­day night when the War­riors broke an early tie with 10 straight points and hung on the rest of the way in a 47-43 win.

Kelly Glatthorn scored 19 points and Jenna Car­roll 17 for Methac­ton (10-2, 16-5), which clinched a spot in the Pi­o­neer Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Fi­nal Four play­offs while hand­ing Spring-Ford (11-1, 15-5) its first league loss in the last three years. Sammy Stipa led the Rams with 18 points.

“The girls have been talk­ing about this for years … the se­niors, at least,” said Methac­ton coach Craig Kamin­ski. “For a change, we played a very com­posed game.”

Methac­ton led all the way ex­cept for a 2-2 tie. Spring-Ford closed to within a sin­gle point on four dif­fer­ent oc­ca­sions, but the War­rig­ors shot 8-for-11 from the line down the stretch to wrap up the win.

“Methac­ton came to play,” said Ram coach Mickey McDaniel. “Their girls played ex­tremely hard. They hit the glass hard. They kept their poise.”

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