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Mount Mercy News of Note - Senior Basketball Players

by Pat Burns

February 23, 2021


 For Immediate Release


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Mount Mercy Academy Sports Round-Up


Varsity Basketball


                The Mount Mercy Basketball team had a tough week, dropping all three of its contests.  The team faced perennial power Cardinal O’Hara, Nichols and Nardin.

                Poor shooting and turnovers plagued the Magic against O’Hara.  Senior forward Emily Kessler (West Seneca) led the scoring with six points and added four rebounds.  Senior center Hannah Fredo (Buffalo) had six rebounds and sophomore guard Abigail Mailloux (Buffalo) added four rebounds.

                The Magic started slowly against Nichols, falling behind by 18 at half before battling back in the second half to close the gap to 51-40.  Fredo led the way with 12 points and 12 rebounds.  Kessler added nine points and nine rebounds.  Senior guard Cecilia Strang (Westfield) and junior forward Mya Wood (Blasdell) each added seven points.

                Once again a slow start hampered Mount Mercy against Nardin.  The team fell behind by eight points after a quarter and were not able to overcome that lead, losing 60-48.  Sophomore Cianna Tobia (Eden) led the scoring with 15 points, hitting on all three of her three point attempts.  The team celebrated its Senior Night during this contest and the seniors did their best to try to earn a victory. Kessler had 14 points and seven rebounds, Fredo had 13 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots, Strang had four points and five assists and senior Megan Reilly (Buffalo) added a basket.

                The Magic have three games this week, against Sacred Heart Academy, St. Mary’s of Lancaster and Mount Saint Mary.


Photo Caption:  Mount Mercy Senior Basketball players-Cecilia Strang, Megan Reilly, Emily Kessler and Hannah Fredo





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