Lower Merion tops Pennsbury in battle for state bid

By Austin Petolillo

In the sports world, perhaps no four words invite more drama than “win or go home.”

That was the case for both Pennsbury and Lower Merion boy’s basketball teams, who met Tuesday night in a District 1 6A playback: winner moves onto states, loser is done for the year.

With the stakes at it’s highest, one team showed that no matter the deficit, they were not going to let this be their last game of the season,

That team was the Lower Merion Aces, who stormed back from down as much as 10 points to come out on top over the Pennsbury Falcons, 58-55.

Leading the Aces comeback was senior wing guard Terrell Jones, who scored 24 points for Lower Merion, while also adding seven rebounds.

As a senior, Jones is used to these pressure filled, raucous crowd, win or go home type of games.

“I love the pressure, I love the big moments, their fan section was crazy, our fan section was crazy, they came out an hour away to cheer us on.” Jones said. “People don’t realize how much fans really help.”

Lower Merion head coach Gregg Downer and the rest of the Aces squad have shown that they perform best in a win or go home situation, going 3-0 in elimination games this season.

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