Girls: Upper Dublin bears down in 4th to hold off Haverford


By Kev Hunter

Bliss Brenner’s free throws fell through clean, the Upper Dublin defense stood firm one more time, and the Cardinals extracted a 23-18 victory out of an evening that was not their best.

“It was a rough game,” said Upper Dublin’s Amy Ngo, who scored timely baskets and contributed to the defense. “We had to stay calm and composed.

“We’re trying to put this game behind us – we missed a lot of easy shots. I think in the beginning of the game, we were excited and nervous because we hadn’t played in a week. We won, and that’s really important.”

The fourth-seeded Cardinals (19-3) advance to the quarterfinals on Saturday, and a home game against either Downingtown East or West Chester Rustin.

No. 13 Haverford finished a fine season at 7-3.

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