Springfield battles past Upper Moreland
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“We worked hard for this all year, we lost to Upper Moreland once and beat them twice, so we knew it was going to be a good game and we came out really strong at the end,” said senior guard Brianna Moyer.
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“That’s all you can do with the way they were blowing the whistle tonight. They didn’t allow us to play tonight,” Decker said.
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“With some of our better players being on the bench early with fouls it didn’t allow is [to make a run],” said Decker. “We had to go a little deep on our bench tonight to match up to some of their kids. We just didn’t have our scorers on the flooU ZhHQ ZH QHHGHG WhHP at the end.”