By Sam Oshtry '19
The Aces ended the regular-season in commanding fashion, blasting Haverford 77-52 in a game where the team's five seniors were the stars of the night.
LM's graduating quintet of Khadafy Bilal, Noah Fennell, Terrell Jones, Sean Ryan and Najja Walker-X were honored before the game with their families for their great contributions to the program over the last four years. Then they put on a show on the court, teaming up for a 30-7 first quarter run that was easily LM's most dominant eight minutes of the season. It was Ryan who provided much of the fireworks, drilling four first-half treys including one that ignited a raucous "Silent Night" Dawg Pound on the game's 10th point.
The Aces continued to maintain a 20-point advantage through the first half and extended the lead to as many as 30 points late in the third quarter. All 15 players on the roster saw action, with 14 entering the scoring column.
LM concluded a strong regular season with a 15-7 record and 13-3 league mark. The Aces' focus is now on the Central League tournament which begins with a semifinal matchup against Penncrest on Sunday at 4 PM at Harriton.
Friday night also marked the end of one of the most accomplished JV campaigns in recent memory. The Aces JV finished with an outstanding 21-1 record in a season that was special for everyone involved. The JV team is coached by former Ace and current LM teacher, Matthew Schwartz.