The Aces did their best to hold Prep's talented backcourt tandem of Notre Dame-bound Steve Vasturia and Wake Forest-bound Miles Overton in check. Vasturia finished with 15 points and Overton had 9 points, both well below their season averages.
Saturday's highly-anticipated match-up was delayed just prior to tip-off due to a brief lighting malfunction. When the lights came back on, LM and Prep delivered quite a show for the fans that packed every seat of the Kobe Bryant Gymnasium. Both teams came into the came ranked among the top five in Southeastern PA and they played toe-to-toe for most of the contest. The lead changed hands nine times before the fourth quarter, though Prep held the lead at each of the first three quarter breaks. Neither team held a lead of more than 7 points. LM used its size and solid free throw shooting to finally break away late.
With the win, the Aces head into the New Year 7-1 with consecutive quality victories over a nationally-ranked opponent (St. Frances, MD) and a state-title contender in St. Joe's Prep. LM returns to action January 3rd at Upper Darby.