The Aces celebrated Senior Night 2012 with a convincing 59-42 win over Ridley.
Fittingly, senior Bryce Williamson scored the first bucket of the game and had five first quarter points to help spark the Aces' attack.
Raheem Hall '13 finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the way for LM. Senior Darryl Reynolds added ten points and five rebounds. Eight Aces entered the scoring column.
The Green Raiders hung around for most of the first half, but LM opened a commanding lead mid-way through the second quarter thanks to a 15-2 run punctuated by treys from Justin McFadden '14 and BJ Johnson '13 and a steal and dunk by Yohanny Dalembert '13. LM led 28-11 before a late three by Ridley narrowed the halftime score to 28-14.
In the third, Ridley drew within 12, but the Aces were able to build the margin back up to 16 by the end of the frame. The Aces gave a boisterous Dawg Pound more reason to celebrate as Jaquan Johnson '14 found Reynolds in transition for a highlight reel dunk. In the fourth, LM and Ridley traded baskets and the Green Raiders never threatened. Twelve of Hall's points came in the first four minutes of the quarter to help seal the victory.
With the win, LM improves to 19-2 (15-0 CL). The regular season concludes on Tuesday as the Aces travel to Upper Darby to take on the Royals at 7:30 PM.
Game notes: During a pre-game ceremony, the Aces honored their three senior players Darryl Reynolds, Mike Robbins and Bryce Williamson as well as manager Cooper Eisenhard and media team manager Brady McHale...Friday was Coaches vs. Cancer Night in the Central League. The Aces have raised more than $10,000 for Coaches vs. Cancer this year, the highest total in school history and one of the highest single-season totals by any school in the history of the school initiative.