Be part of history! The Lower Merion Aces championship parade and community celebration honoring the boys basketball team will be held this Sunday, April 14, beginning at 1 PM in Suburban Square. The procession will begin in the Anderson Avenue parking lot across from Ruby’s, and will wind through Suburban Square, heading east on Coulter, left onto Llanfair and right onto Montgomery Ave. before arriving at LMHS.
The parade will conclude with a medal ceremony and video highlights presentation in the Bryant Gymnasium. A bar-b-que and other activities will be held following the ceremony, including contests to win team prizes and an opportunity to take photographs with members of the team and championship trophy. A variety of commemorative items will be available for purchase, including t-shirts and posters. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and set up along the parade route.
The Aces upset Chester on 63-47 on March 23rd to win the 2013 PA Boys Basketball State Title – the seventh in school history. LM finished the season with a 30-3 overall record, a #21 national ranking and earned a second straight, undefeated Central League championship. Coach Gregg Downer was named Pennsylvania Coach of the Year for the third time and senior BJ Johnson earned First Team All-State honors for the second consecutive season. Senior Raheem Hall became the first LM player to start on three consecutive state playoff teams since 1943. Senior Yohanny Dalembert was named 2nd team All-State. The Aces were named 2013 Team of the Year in Pennsylvania.
Come celebrate the Aces’ extraordinary accomplishments with the Dawg Pound and the entire community!