Magic clinch first after one-two punch KOs Panthers
ABINGTON — Whether it was Alex Louin or Carly Monzo with the basketball, there wasn’t much St. Basil was able to do defensively to stop the two Mount St. Joseph star seniors.
And because of that, Magic coach John Miller was able to lead his team to its seventh firstplace finish in the Catholic Academies League in the eight years since he took over.
The Magic were able to clinch first place in the league while convincingly handling the Panthers on Thursday evening. Runs of 10-0 and 11-2 in the first half helped the Magic to eventually cruise to a 51-27 win in an AACA meeting in front of an overflow crowd at St. Basil Academy High School.
Louin, a Villanova-bound senior guard, led the Magic with 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists in what was the Mount’s second win of the year over St. Basil.
“This is a big win. We clinched first place and that’s always a big deal for us,” said Louin, who drained four threepointers. “Winning the league was our goal.”
Saint Basil’s Kalee Fuegel looks for an outlet as Mount Saint Joseph’s Carly Monzo pins her against the sideline.