Aces improve to 8-2, beat Marple 59-42

Back to News List | Posted on Jan 13th, 2018
Jack Forrest '19 had 20 points to pace the Aces attack

By Leo Clibanoff '18

The Aces used stingy defense and solid free throw shooting to grind out a 59-42 victory over scrappy Marple Newtown on Saturday. After a sluggish 11-11 first quarter, the Aces outscored the Tigers 20-14 in the second quarter and methodically extended their lead in the second half, eventually delivering a knockout blow with a 15-4 fourth quarter run.

Jack Forrest ?19 (20 points), Steve Payne ?19 (17 points) and Darryl Taylor ?19 (12 points) led the Aces attack. LM shot 19-22 from the foul line to help seal the outcome.

Originally scheduled for Friday night, the game was postponed to Saturday due to snow. The result was a relatively quiet Bryant Gym, though it didn?t diminish a gritty effort from both teams. Ultimately, the Aces did what they needed to do, and delivered a solid, workmanlike league victory.

The Aces play a back-to-back against a strong, state-level opponent William Allen in Bryant Gym at 2:30 PM on Sunday.