Last meeting: The Clippers downed the Aces, 60-46, in the District 1 final at Villanova.
Quick fact I: Chester has won 78 straight games against Pennsylvania foes. Its last in-state loss was to La Salle, 42-41, in the first round of the 2010 state playoffs.
Quick fact II: Lower Merion's last state crown, in 2006, was won at the Giant Center. The Aces topped District 7's Schenley, 60-58.
About Lower Merion: The Aces have won six state titles. . . . As they did last year, they advanced to the final through the western half of the bracket. . . . B.J. Johnson, a Syracuse recruit averages 16.3 points. He has drilled 48 three-pointers. . . . Next in line in scoring are Yohanny Dalembert (10.9), Raheem Hall (10.7), JaQuan Johnson (9.9), and Justin McFadden (5.6).
About Chester: The Clippers have claimed eight state crowns, including the last two. Chester will be playing in its 18th state final. . . . Rondae Jefferson, an Arizona signee, is averaging 12.3 points. Next in line in scoring are Richard Granberry (12.3), Darius Robinson (12), Rashan DeJarnette (7.7), and Conrad Chambers (7.0). . . . Robinson has drained 61 three-pointers.
LOWER MERION CHESTER
No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos. No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos.
1 JaQuan Johnson 5-10 Jr. G 1 Conrad Chambers 6-0 Jr. G
5 B.J. Johnson 6-7 Sr. G 10 Rashan DeJarnette 5-10 Sr. G
25 Justin McFadden 6-3 Jr. G-F 2 Darius Robinson 6-2 Sr. G
34 Raheem Hall 6-2 Sr. G 32 Richard Granberry 6-7 Sr. F
40 Yohanny Dalembert 6-8 Sr. F 23 Rondae Jefferson 6-7 Sr. G-F
Top Reserves Top Reserves
12 Jule Brown 6-5 So. F 22 James Kirksey 6-4 Sr. G
11 Corey Sherman 6-0 So. G 4 Isaiah Warren 5-8 Sr. G
20 Baird Howland 6-5 Sr. G 42 Kahlil Williams 6-5 Sr. F
- Rick O'Brien