Tuesday, February 26, 2013

BOYS BASKETBALL: Simmons leads Ghosts past Ridley into district semifinals

Montgomery Media / BOB RAINES Abington's Jordan Simmons lays up a shot past Ridley's Zain Shaw during Friday's District One Class AAAA playoff game.
Last February, Abington was defeated by Lower Merion in the district semifinals, preventing the Ghosts from having the chance to play in the final against Chester, the class of District One boys’ basketball for decades.

A year later, and the Ghosts have earned themselves the chance to see if they have what it takes to beat a team like Chester in the playoffs.

Thanks to a monster second half by senior Jordan Simmons, the Ghosts defeated Ridley 46-40 in a District One Class AAAA quarterfinal in front of more than 1,600 people at Abington High School on Friday night.

The win advances the Ghosts to the semifinals, where they will face the No. 1 seed, Chester, in a game Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Temple University’s Liacouras Center.

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