By Christopher Vito
There was a missed layup, then a turnover, followed by a bricked 3-pointer. It was an ugly finish to what had been a strong first half for Upper Darby, and the unsightliness would spill into the second half.
Haverford gained momentum, and the lead. And Upper Darby couldn’t seem to stay out of its way. The Fords scraped past Upper Darby to lock up a 39-29 Central League win Tuesday night at Juenger Gymnasium.
The Fords erased an 11-point lead to earn their first win of the season, though their offense was not the reason for celebration. Keith Heinerichs’ crew kept Upper Darby scoreless for a 13-minute, 31-second stretch that covered parts of three quarters.
“They punched us in the mouth in the second half by taking the lead, and we just did nothing to turn the tide,’ Royals coach Bob Miller said.