Ridley ready for upset-artists Wilson in first round of states

The explosive scoring and steady defense of Ridley’s Brett Foster could shift the balance in the Green Raiders’ PIAA Tournament opener against Wilson Saturday. (Digital First Media/Pete Bannan)

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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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