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Mount Basketball Off to 6-1 Start

Mount Basketball Off to 6-1 Start

This article originally appeared in the Chestnut Hill Local. Read the full article here.

Mount basketball players [recently recorded] significant victories in and out of the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies.

On December 19, the Magic defeated AACA rival Villa Maria Academy for the first time in several seasons, winning on their home court against the Hurricanes, 69-59. Hosting a non-league game, the Mount overwhelmed Henderson High School from West Chester, 63-36, going into the holiday break [which began on Dec. 20, 2019] with a record of 3-1 in the AACA and 6-1 overall.

Until the middle of December, Mount St. Joe was playing mostly on the road, opening the season in Chester County by winning Twin Valley High School’s tip-off tournament. Next they made their Catholic Academies debut at home against defending champ St. Basil’s, falling 67-30. The Panthers, who also won the 2019 PIAA District 1 Class 3A title, have most of their roster returning from last season.

The Mount quickly pushed their AACA record into winning territory with victories on the road at Villa Joseph Marie in Newtown and at Merion Mercy Academy.

The Magic faced a visiting Villa Maria squad that had made a serious fourth-quarter run against St. Basil five days earlier. The ‘Canes came up two points short to lose 47-45.

Read the remainder of the article here.

Photo by Tom Utescher

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