On the SCENE…

Fred Pickett Classic: Lower Merion v. Abington

Scholastic Play By Play

Lower Merion Aces prevail

The Lower Merion Aces punched three player into double figures during their 66-55 victory at the Fred Pickett Classic. Freshman, Sam Brown (’23) tossed in a game high 18 points, James Simples – 12 points, Eli Rothman – 10 points. Nine of Brown’s points came in the, stage setting, 19-10 first quarter. Abington was paced by Robert Bell‘s 15. However, despite a 22 point 4th quarter, the Galloping Ghost could not overcome their dismal performance at the FT line, shooting just 9-20 for the game.

Players for your future lists:

Sam Brown ’23 – Lower Merion

Brown came out the gates electric, brought a real energy to the gym with the long ball. Cooled down, shooting 1-6 the next three quarters from deep. Good looks-they just did not fall. Sam showed poise and understanding late in 4th, in a two possession game… being crowded on the catch… making a skilled move out of the triple-threat, strong into the lane, finishing in traffic. Fundamentally sound and room to grow but the foundations have been laid for future success. #SCENE

Demetrius Lilley ’22 – Lower Merion

The 6-7 Lilley was active around the rim, he scored 4 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. The Sophomore’s sheer size makes tracking the young man’s progression obvious. He will need to work on foot speed and core strength to maximize his full potential. His rubber band has not even begun to stretch. How far it stretches will be determined by his work-ethic and commitment – Stay Tuned, the answer is closer than it appears. #SCENE

Robert Bell, ’21 Abington

Bell was consistent in each quarter running the team from the point guard position. His 15 point effort was work-man like. He defended, applies a lot of pressure on the ball for his team. He has the ability to force turnovers, strong finishing at the rim. Demonstrated ability to knock down the long ball. Worth tracking for small college.

Caleb Baker ’21 – Abington

Baker scored 9 in the second half. most impressive was his determination, leadership and winning mentality when faced with adversity. This kid is a winner regardless the outcome of yesterday’s event. Very solid athlete, defended and allowed the game to come to him. No wasted energy. If I am at a small college, I am inquiring about the 6-2/6-3 kid that did all the little things.

Coming up Monday:

Neumann-Goretti – Westtown

Methacton – Malvern Prep

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