Early hole too big for Ridley to dig out of

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By Dillon Friday

 Here’s a question. How does a basketball team go scoreless for an entire quarter, fail to a hit a single field goal in the second half and win?

Shooting 80 percent from the field in the first half helps. In a game both coaches described as “bizarre,’ 17th ranked Methacton (16-8) outlasted No. 16 Ridley (13-9), 46-38, in the opening round of the District One AAAA playoffs Friday.

It was a tale of two halves. In the first, the visiting Warriors couldn’t miss. Seven different players scored, led by Zach Jenkins’ eight points. The Methacton big man used his substantial height advantage to dominate the post.

When the Green Raiders closed on him down low, Jenkins kicked the ball out to his open teammates. Thirteen field goals, including five 3s, later and the Warriors took a comfortable 33-17 lead into half.

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