The six-man contingent of Rams has been an integral part of success stories the past several years.

On Tuesday night, with the Pioneer Athletic Conference regular season title on the line, Spring-Ford put on a classic exhibition at both ends of the floor.

The Rams drilled 11 field goals from 3-point range in beating second-place Owen J. Roberts, 63-42, on Senior Night in the regular season finale for both ballclubs.

Spring-Ford (17-1 PAC-10, 20-2 overall) will be the top seed in Friday night's Final Four playoffs at Ursinus College against either Perkiomen Valley (10-8), a 66-61 winner over Pottstown; or Phoenixville (9-8), the fourth-place team yet to be determined. Owen J. Roberts (15-3, 18-4) will take on third-place St. Pius X in the other semifinal game.

Ryan Kraft poured in 23 points with five triples to lead the Rams, who also got 14 points and three treys from Drew Kurtz.

"It was Senior Night and that was really important for this group of seniors," Caldwell said. "They have really done a terrific job for us. We wanted it so bad for the seniors playing here at home on Senior Night."

Kraft, Kurtz, Tom Murphy, Carl Grzywacz, Matt Davisson and Mark Cooper comprise the senior class that was honored prior to the game along with the senior cheerleaders.

Kraft delivered 17 of his points in the first half as the Rams bolted out to 32-19 advantage after a 14-14 first period.

Chad Piersol and Jon Michewicz were high men for the Wildcats with 18 and 13 markers, respectively. Kevin Raab finished with eight counters.

"We played pretty well defensively," said Caldwell, whose Rams limited the 'Cats to 33 percent shooting (18-for-55). "Our rebounding the first half left something to be desired."

The Rams, however, wound up with a 39-28 advantage in rebounding. Murphy pulled nine boards to go along with eight points. Mike Krajnik grabbed six rebounds, and Kraft and Cooper had five rebounds apiece.

Michewicz had seven rebounds and Piersol six for the Wildcats.

Spring-Ford made 11 field goals from two-point range and 11 more from distance in shooting 22-for-47 (47 percent) for the contest.

Caldwell thought Owen J. Roberts was at a disadvantage after having played a difficult game against Perkiomen Valley Monday night and having to play back-to-back games.

OJR coach Ted Snyder was not disappointed with his team's effort.

"I thought Michewicz had a hand in Kraft's face," Snyder said. "He (Kraft) just made great shots. You applaud him. They all had threes on their team. They shot well and defended us well."

In contrast, he said, the Wildcats shot just 1-for-16 from beyond the arc. Piersol hit that lone shot in the fourth quarter.

The Rams went on a 9-0 run at the start of the second period to pull away. Kraft started the surge by burying a trey from the left wing. Snyder was then hit with a technical foul on a foul call against one of his players. Spring-Ford's Julius Lopez made the second of two attempts. Kraft hit two more free throws and Kurtz a trey from the top of the key for a 23-14 lead with 6:38 left in the second quarter.

"My technical really hurt us in the game," Snyder admitted. "It was a six-point play. I hurt this team. The effort was pretty good. They played well. They were obviously the better team tonight."

The Rams carried a 44-29 lead into the final eight minutes.

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