On Saturday, December 13th, the Lower Merion Girls’ Basketball program hosted the Hoops for Hope Classic benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Aces were one of fourteen area high school girls’ basketball teams, which included over 150 student-athletes, participating in the event who came come together for one cause and one hope. The 3rd Annual Classic, held at Cabrini College’s Dixon Gymnasium, joined forces with the local Philadelphia chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to benefit a sponsored child battling a life threatening disease. The child assigned to the tournament is an aspiring female youth basketball player and fan of high school basketball.
"The Hoops for Hope Classic is a tangible reflection of the solidarity of our participating high school basketball teams when it comes to joining together for a wonderful cause", Lower Merion head coach Lauren Pellicane said. "This experience will not only enrich the lives of this deserving child and her family but will positively affect our own student-athletes, coaches and communities as a whole".
In the 2:30 tip-off game, the Aces tallied their third win on the season in a hard fought 42-36 victory over Spring Ford. Senior forward Amy Woods led the Aces with a game-high 18 points and eight rebounds. Fellow classmate Molly Hanlon chipped in with 12 points and sophomore point guard Sheba hall added six points and seven assists. LM will get back into action on Tuesday, December 16th when they square off at Conestoga at 7:30 PM.