FINAL FOUR! Aces take down Chester to advance to District Semifinals

Back to News List | Posted on Mar 1st, 2019
Theo Henry '19 and Coach Matt Schwartz '05 celebrate in the locker room.

In another epic between LM and Chester, the Aces came out on top, holding on for a 67-59 win in a rocking, sold-out Bryant Gymnasium.

The teams traded haymakers in a fast-paced first half, with LM taking a small 39-37 advantage heading into intermission. The second half was much of the same, but a late surge by the Aces proved decisive.

A pair of fourth quarter threes by Jack Forrest '19 and driving layup by Theo Henry '19 gave LM an eight point advantage and the Aces hit free throws down the stretch -- including two big ones by Darryl Taylor '19 -- to hold off a Chester comeback.

With the win, the Aces advance to play Coatesville on Tuesday night in the District Final Four at Temple University; tip-off is 6 PM. This is the third time in the last four years that the Aces have advanced to the District Semifinals.