By Matt DeGeorge
Tom Leibig’s performance Friday brought a tear to Haverford coach Keith Heinerich’s eyes. It left Upper Darby coach Bob Miller speechless.
On the court, Leibig’s evening did more than that, booking a little piece of history for Haverford.
Leibig scored a game-high 20 points, including crucial shot after crucial shot in the second half to lead the No. 23 Fords to a 53-39 upset win over No. 10 Upper Darby in the first round of the District One Class AAAA boys basketball tournament.
The Fords (14-9) advance to play No. 7 seed Abington, who dispatched No. 26 North Penn, 61-44, in their first-round game. The second-round contest is slated for Tuesday. The win also marks the Fords’ first playoff victory since their defeat of West Chester Henderson in the first round of districts way back in 2001. Haverford is making its first districts appearance since 2008.