Seidman the hero as Haverford pulls out another squeaker

By Matthew DeGeorge

Ten times this season, Haverford has been involved in a boys basketball game decided by five points or fewer. During a six-game slide, those coin-flip finishes seemed to constantly go against them.

But the Fords are changing their luck in the last two weeks.

Friday, it was John Seidman’s lay-up with 1.3 seconds left that made the difference in yet another nail-biter, a 38-37 win over Upper Darby for the Fords’ fifth straight win.

After Onyekachi Nzeh (13 points) put upper Darby up with 10 seconds left, Seidman charged down the court to tie it and get fouled with 1.3 ticks left. Seidman tallied 17 points.

John Schievert added 10 points for the Fords (11-8, 7-7). All seven of Haverford’s league losses are by five points or fewer; not among the close games, though, is the season sweep of Lower Merion, by a combined 19 points.

AJ Tucker added nine points for the Royals (11-9, 6-8), who’ve dropped three straight.

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