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Spring-Ford stays alive in playbacks, downs Garnet Valley

It got extended to double-overtime Friday.

But the Spring-Ford boys basketball team handled the situation well in its game with Garnet Valley … well enough, in fact, to get added time to its post-season life.

The Rams went on a big scoring tear in the extra periods, enough to come away with a 93-85 victory over the Jaguars in their District 1-6A 9-10 playback game. They moved one win away from state play as one of the district’s 10 qualifiers, pending the outcome of Tuesday’s game with Downingtown West.

Ninth-seeded Spring-Ford and 16th seed Garnet Valley played all even in regulation at 72-72, and 77-77 after the first OT. But the Rams’ 16-point tear in the “sixth period” was more than GV could keep pace.

Austin Hokanson and Adam Geremski each scored five in the second OT to lead the locals, with Noah Baker contributing another four.

Baker had 25 points to lead a quartet of Rams scoring in double figures. Baker’s total was one more than the 24 of Hokanson, which he bolstered with a 6-for-10 at the foul line.

Nestor Diaz chipped in with 13, and Chucky Drummond added another 10 to the Spring-Ford total. The Rams were a solid 22-for-27 from the foul line, Diaz going 4-for-4 and Hokanson 3-for-4 in the fourth.

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