By Matthew De George
Ridley’s run to the District One semifinals and a third-place result followed from the fourth seed with which they entered the tournament.
The Green Raiders’ opponent in the first round of the PIAA Class AAAA Tournament Saturday is on a different kind of run.
Ridley takes on Wilson, the fourth seed from District 3, in the opener at 3 p.m. at Strath Haven.
The Bulldogs (18-10) entered the District 3 tourney as the 14th seed. They ran roughshod over Northeastern, 78-58, to earn their way into states. That game was powered by 6-foot-3 forward Christian Sload, who scored 37 points.
The Bulldogs’ momentum is tempered by two losses in lackluster performances, downed by District 3 champ Reading in the semifinal, 71-44, and dropping the third-place game, 54-37, to Spring Grove, an affair in which they surrendered the first 21 points.
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