By CoBL Staff
In addition to CoBL’s game coverage, here are several other notes and results from around the first night of the District 1 AAAA playoffs:
Top seeds survive upsets
District 1 looked wide-open heading into the 2016 postseason, and the first night of the playoffs certainly seemed to feed right into that notion. Only one of the top six seeds lost, with Abington losing to Upper Dublin, but Coatesville and Ridley barely survived tough contests on their home floor.
The Raiders, who just won the Ches-Mont league title and have only one blemish on their record, barely survived against Bensalem, the No. 32 seed. Trailing 40-39 with just 13 seconds left, Justus Martinez scored a bucket in the paint to give Coatesville the lead.
Then, one stop and two free throws later, the Raiders survived with a 43-40 win to grab their third consecutive win by four points or less. Coatesville will take on CB East Tuesday night.