Rams capture PAC championship

The Spring-Ford girls basketball team outscored Methacton to claim their ninth PAC crown since the league tournament format started.


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The girls basketball team celebrates their victory over Methacton in the Pioneer Athletic Conference Girls Basketball championship game.

Matt Dunne, Sports Editor

It took a little while to get into the game, but the Spring-Ford Rams had little trouble getting themselves a 47-39 victory over the Methacton Warriors in Wednesday’s Pioneer Athletic Conference championship game. 

They dealt with a physical Warriors’ team, but junior star Guard Lucy Olsen was able to rise to the occasion and get the (21-3) Rams their ninth championship since the inception of the tournament style with this being their fifth time defeating Methacton in the final. 

The two teams played a hotly contested game in the first quarter, but Spring-Ford hit three consecutive 3-pointers in the second quarter and were able to pull away and hold Methacton at arms length for the remainder of the game.

Nicole Timko poured in 18 for Methacton, but it simply was not enough. Methacton closed the gap to ten in the second, but SF countered with a run of their own. Senior Skylar Sullivan scored 11 for the Rams’ and her strong inside play was another reason they were able to hoist the trophy.

As great as the PAC title is, this Spring-Ford team seems to have their sights set higher than just the Pioneer Athletic Conference. Sitting at third in the District One rankings, the Rams’ are awaiting Owen J Roberts in what will be the teams’ third matchup this season. Last year, Spring-Ford was able to grab a state tournament win, but with Lucy Olsen leading the charge again it seems the sky is the limit for this Rams’ team.