Ridley gets back to district semifinals with 54-50 win over Spring-Ford

Ridley's Liam Thompson gains possession as Spring-Ford's Nigel Cooke tries for a steal Friday. (Anne Neborak - Digital First Media)

Ridley’s Liam Thompson gains possession as Spring-Ford’s Nigel Cooke tries for a steal Friday. (Anne Neborak – Digital First Media)

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By Samuel Stewart

Their motto rings out for all to hear on the first song of their pregame track.

Now, in the word’s of musician Drake, Ridley is going “back-to-back.”

Brett Foster turned in another monster performance, finishing with a game-high 20 points while Ridley utilized another momentous fourth quarter to pull away with a 54-50 victory over visiting Spring-Ford in the District 1-AAAA quarterfinals Friday night.

“It’s a great feeling (getting to the district semifinals two years in a row),” Foster said. “That was our goal when the season started and we’re glad we can get the job done in front of all these fans. They gave us all the energy we needed to pull out the win.”

Ridley will face Chester (49-33 winners over Central Bucks East) in the district semifinals Tuesday at Temple University’s Liacouras Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday night’s win marked just the third time in program history that the Green Raiders have advanced to the district’s Final Four, having only done so last season and in 2003-2004.

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