Just got off the phone with Interboro coach Diane Faison, who tells me that the Bucs went back on their original plan to skip the District One tournament and will be playing, likely as the No. 28 and final seed.
“The administration had said that we weren’t going,” Faison said. “But the girls were really upset when I told them. They went to the administration and pleaded their case, and the school just said, ‘If you want to go, go.’”
Less than 24 hours ago, Faison said that the Bucs wouldn’t enter the tournament because of their winless nonleague slate, a slate that included lopsided losses to middle-of-the-pack Central League teams like Ridley and Harriton, in addition to close losses to struggling Central League teams like Marple Newtown and Penncrest.
Can the Bucs ring up an upset of one of the District One blue bloods? That’s unlikely. But it’s still a good thing for them to actually go to the tournament and put up a fight. Interboro worked to earn its Del Val championship and deserves the autobid into districts that the title comes with.
- MATT CHANDIK