The young Mount Mercy Academy Varsity Basketball team split its two contests last week, falling to Nardin Academy 45-30 and defeating Buffalo Seminary 38-22 in the team’s Senior Game.
The Magic battled hard against Nardin but the team’s shots didn’t fall. Junior Bella Scarcello (Buffalo) led the offense with eight points. Sophomore Claire Przybyzewski (Buffalo) added seven points and junior Alexis Dintino (Hamburg) chipped in six points.
Mount Mercy took the lead from the opening tip against Buffalo Seminary and never looked back, opening up a 29-5 half-time advantage after holding their opponent scoreless in the second half.
The entire team played in the contest, contributing to a solid team victory. Scarcello once again led the team offensively with 17 points. The Magic used a harassing defense which led to turnovers and fast break baskets.
Coach Macayla Barry credited the entire team for a strong defensive effort, but singled out the play of Dintino and senior Katie Regan (East Aurora) for their work against a much taller opponent. Barry felt the entire team was communicating and moving on defense, noting that only three players scored for Buffalo Seminary. Before the game Mount Mercy seniors Regan and Meghan Balen (Cheektowaga) were honored
for their contributions to the Magic Basketball program.