"That's something that's just a rarity," Rams coach Jeff Rinehimer said. "[Methacton coach Craig Kaminski] is a great coach, and his team is very good. It can get away from you sometimes."
The league title is the Rams' - and Rinehimer's - fourth overall. Spring-Ford won three in a row from 2006 to 2008 and sits at 22-2 entering the District 1 Class AAAA tournament as the No. 3 seed.
"I couldn't envision this any better," said Traywick, a Shippensburg recruit. "We came out with a lot of heart, hard work, and we just put it all together."
The Rams, ranked No. 6 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, haven't lost since the sixth game of the season, a Dec. 27 defeat to Notre Dame. The win over Methacton, the Rams' third this season, came in a shade below their 32.6-point average margin of victory in the league.
Methacton, which had won 14 of 15, scored its first bucket at 4 minutes, 31 seconds in the second quarter, when forward Kelsey Watson hit an elbow jumper to make the score 32-2.
The first quarter was a complete disaster for Methacton (18-6) and set the tone for the rest of the night. The Rams' press made it difficult for the Warriors to bring the ball up the court, let alone set their half-court offense. The Warriors turned it over 20 times overall, shooting just 28.3 percent from the floor. Traywick, with seven rebounds, led the way for a 29-17 advantage of the boards for the Rams.
Jenny Bishop's eight points paced Methacton.
Point guard Brittany Moore added 11 points and four rebounds for Spring-Ford, which will host Chichester on Saturday. Methacton, the district's eighth seed, will host Ridley.
If the Rams needed any more confidence entering the district tourney, they surely added some Wednesday.
"We can celebrate tonight, but tomorrow we're coming to school and going to practice," Traywick said.
Methacton 0 10 6 17 – 33
Spring-Ford 25 17 15 5 – 62
M: Maddy Parker 2, Kara Steinke 5, Kelsey Watson 6, Kelly Glatthorn 4, Sarah Sherman 3, Jenny Bishop 8, Stefanie Sherr 3, Rachael Picozzi 2.
SF: Brittany Moore 11, Courtney Hinnant 4, Sammy Stipa 5, Mariah Traywick 13, Sarah Payonk 8, Kirsten Landis 3, Nikki Lynch 3, Jaida Burgess 9, Shelby Mueller 2, Sammi Haas 4.
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