By Leo Clibanoff '18
The Aces set a Bryant Gym scoring record in an 87-66 victory over Upper Darby in the team?s home opener on Monday night. Jack Forrest ?19 (24 points) and Steve Payne ?19 (18 points) led four Aces in double figures, with Darryl Taylor ?19 (15 points) and Harrison Klevan ?18 (12 points) notching new career highs. Julian Hairston ?19 and Marek D?Alonzo ?18 scored their first varsity baskets. The 87 points scored were the team?s most at home since LM beat Academy Park 92-57 in the old Main Gym on February 12, 2008.
LM started hot out of the gate as Forrest scored the first eight points of the game, including two threes. The Aces finished the quarter up 23-15. The deluge continued in the second quarter, though the Royals made a late run to draw within ten at 42-32 at halftime. Harrison Klevan '19 added key bench production in the half, nailing two threes.
Early in the third quarter, Upper Darby narrowed the gap to seven, but the Aces regained control and went on a 10-2 run to start the fourth quarter and blow open the game.
The Aces return to action Friday night against Garnet Valley at home. Tip-off is 7 PM in Bryant Gymnasium.