Magic clinch first af­ter one-two punch KOs Pan­thers

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - SPORTS - By MIKE PRINCE

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.

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