Warriors finally topple Rams
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.”