WHAT AN AMAZING NIGHT! The Aces did what the experts thought was impossible, shocking Chester 63-47 to win the 2013 PA STATE TITLE! For those who were there tonight or following along at home, this was serious history in the making and likely the single greatest victory in the history of our proud program.
To put it in perspective, the Aces took down a legendary Chester team that had won 78 games in a row over three years against Pennsylvania opponents -- a team that had beaten them by double-digits in each of the last three meetings. And LM did it convincingly, taking the lead in the second quarter and never looking back. When Raheem Hall found Yohanny for the nightcapping dunk in the closing seconds, the Dawg Pound -- already absolutely delirious -- hit a level of noise and insanity that is still reverberating across Pennsylvania.
LM finishes the season 30-3, tied for the best record in program history. For head coach Gregg Downer, the game was a storybook ending to the week of a lifetime. On Thursday, he and wife Colleen welcomed their first child into the world -- an arrival that will now always be remembered in connection with a magical state championship. This is LM's SEVENTH state title and THIRD for Coach Downer in five trips to the finals.
Disney couldn't have scripted it any better. So much more to come, including a full recap - but for now it's time to celebrate!!!! WE ARE SO PROUD OF THIS AMAZING TEAM AND INCREDIBLE GROUP OF YOUNG MEN!!! LET'S GO ACES!! WE'RE #1!!!!