David Ancona-Cole ’10 tosses a ball to the crowd at the conclusion of Maroon Madness last Friday. Ancona-Cole and the Aces will take on Upper Darby in the season-opener this Tuesday night.
The Aces will travel to Upper Darby on Tuesday night (12/15) to launch the 2009-10 season. Game time is 7:30 PM. The week ahead also includes home contests with Garnet Valley (Thursday, 12/17 at 7:30 PM) and Conestoga (Saturday, 12/19 at 7:30 PM). Saturday’s game is part of the Hoops for Hope/Make A Wish Holiday Classic presented by Vitamin Water. As a reminder LM will play home contests at Bala Cynwyd Middle School this year.
Other news and notes…
The “original” maroon Aces Nation t-shirts, a must-have for all Aces fans, are once again available for purchase in sizes YL, S, M, L, XL and XXL. Shirts are available to students during lunch periods at school and available anytime for general purchase through the aceshoops.com
online store. The cost is $10/shirt or two shirts for $15.
Images of Maroon Madness/Light the Night are now posted in the aceshoops.com
photo gallery (click here to view
). To read a recap of the event compiled by Main Line Times sports editor Bruce Adams, click here
. More than 500 students, fans and family members participated in Maroon Madness this year, helping to raise more than $2,000 to benefit Coaches v. Cancer. The evening included a glowstick walk on Arnold Field, performances by the Philadelphia Fire Arts troupe, an intra-squad scrimmage, music and a variety of on-court entertainment. Temple men’s basketball coach Fran Dunphy, chair of Coaches v. Cancer of Philadelphia, was on-hand to address fans about the cause and help get the evening started.
Maroon Madness marked the first time in more than 40 years that the Aces utilized the Downs Gym court for an organized contest in front of their fans. The historic gym, which opened in 1933, was the home gym of four state championship teams and was the first high school gym in Pennsylvania to have glass backboards. It was replaced in 1964 by the former Main Gym.