SELLERSVILLE — It was a clean look from a few feet behind the three-point line. But considering Monica Ervin already made a few long-range shots Wednesday, it was definitely the shot the Faith Christian girls basketball team wanted.
While the senior’s shot to save the day fell short, her teammate Ashley Forker found a way to corral the rebound and get to the foul line.
“We drew up the play for Monica because she was hitting big shots,’ Lions coach Dave Forker said. “Monica is a big-time player with ice in her veins. She was the first option and then we were able to crash the boards.’
Forker welcomed a chance to hit both foul shots to put Faith up on Christopher Dock in the Bicentennial Athletic League quarterfinals. The Pioneers held the lead for the majority of the night, but Olyvia Longacre’s three-pointer with two seconds fell short and there was no put-back on the other end to bail her and her team out.
The 44-43 win advances the Lions to the Friday night’s BAL semifinals where they travel to play Phil-Mont Christian. The league final is Saturday at Holy Family University. The Pioneers now wait for the District 1-A playoffs.
“We’ll come back and get ready for Delco,’ Pioneers coach Al Grenfell said. “We only had one practice and five games in a row. Hopefully they practice hard. We know what we need to do.’