Those free throw drills paid off for Haverford High Friday night.
The Fords shot 15-for-22 from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter and that was enough to keep their season alive with a 58-52 victory over Souderton in the playback round of the District One Class AAAA boys basketball playoffs.
The win keeps Haverford state tournament hopes alive. The 23rd-seeded Fords (15-10) host No. 30 Wissahickon Tuesday night for a berth in the PIAA Tournament as the ninth or 10th seed out of District One. The Trojans continued their impressive tournament run with a 52-47 win over sixth-seeded Plymouth Whitemarsh. Wissahickon knocked off No. 3 seed Great Valley in the opening round of the tournament.
Tim Leibig scored 10 of his game-high 21 points in the third quarter to help the Fords take a 38-31 lead into the fourth quarter. Souderton cut the gap to 44-40, but with Leibig leading the way (5-for-6), Haverford used the free throw to hold off the Indians.
Leibig also pulled down eight rebounds. Mike O’Halloran backed Leibig with 11 pionts. Jack Donaghy had seven points and six assists.