Dear Friends of Lower Merion Basketball:
The Aces opened the 2007-08 season in grand fashion with a 69-26 thrashing of Springfield on Thursday night. LM set the tone early, jumping out to a 20-5 first quarter lead and never looked back, using relentless pressure defense and a deft transition game to key the victory.
Junior Eric Stahler led a balanced attack with 14 points, netting the first five points of the game. A total of 13 Aces scored, including Carl Johnson (11 points, 4 assists), Steve Meehan (9 points, 4-4 from the field), Galloway Green (8 points, 5 rebounds), Greg Robbins (7 points), Kevin Escott (4 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks), Andrew King (4 points, 4 rebounds), Will Jones (3 points), Ben Lucas (3 points), Sal D'Angelo (2 points), Chase Thompson (2 points), Oliver Cohen (2 points) and Conor Foote (2 points).
All 16 players on the roster saw time.
Aces/Lakers at the Wachovia Center: Ticket Info
Get your tickets now for the Lakers/Aces double-header on December 21 at the Wachovia Center. Two great games for the price of one (with a significant discount for LM fans). To order tickets, call Derek Goldfarb at (215) 952-7310 or order online by clicking here and entering promotion code: LMHS. Group tickets available in various price ranges, including lower and upper level seats.
Alumni in Local Action
The Gettysburg Bullets, captained by Dan Capkin '06, will make a rare appearance on the Main Line when they visit Haverford College on Saturday (12/8). Tip-off is 2 PM. The Bullets defeated Johns Hopkins 82-77 on Wednesday night to move to 5-1 (2-1 Centennial Conference), their best start since 2001.
Rob Jones '02 and the undefeated (4-0) Immaculata Mighty Macs travel to Doylestown on Saturday to take on Delaware Valley College. Tip-off is 3 PM. Jones, a captain, is averaging 12.8 ppg and leads the PAC conference with 9.8 rpg. He is also among the conference leaders in steals with 10 through four games.
On Sunday (12/9), Ryan Brooks '06 and the Temple Owls will host Villanova at the Liacouras Center. Tip-off is 7 PM. Brooks scored 9 points in Temple's 90-88 win against Ohio last week and is averaging 8 ppg as the team's sixth man.
In other alumni news…Eric Barefield '07 is off to a solid freshman campaign at Alvernia College. Barefield has seen action in all six games for the Crusaders (3-3) as one of the top guards off the bench. He leads the team in free-throw percentage at 80%.
Other News & Notes
Thanks to all who helped make MAROON MADNESS 2007 a success. To view a highlight video from the event, produced by LM senior Josh Rosard, click here….A warm welcome to the newest member of the Aces media team, Jericho Sav '09. Jericho has assumed the post of Managing Editor of aceshoops.com and has a lot of exciting plans for the coming months. Ben Toll '08, the site designer and developer will continue in his role as Webmaster, while Josh Rosard '08 will continue as Multi-Media Manager...
Aces Fan of the Week
Face-painting is a traditional rite of passage for members of the Dawg Pound. Unfortunately, maroon paint is hard to come by which means our students often settle for red and white. Kudos to senior Jeremy Arnold who figured out that by mixing black with red, he could make a pretty darn effective shade of maroon which -- for the record -- looked GREAT in the first row at Springfield.
Thanks for your continued support of Aces basketball. We hope to see you in the stands on Saturday!