Parisi, Stack leads the way for Mount Mercy over Springville
They did just that on Saturday afternoon.
Marissa Stack scored 15 points and Maddie Parisi added 11 as the Magic led wire to wire in a 46-36 nonleague win over Springville.
It was a big win as they Magic stopped a two-game losing streak heading into the biggest week of the season on Monday.
“We were more consistent today,” stated Glose after the game. “And, that was something we were able to do today and we earned the victory.”
From the opening tip, the Magic seemed ready to attack the basket and it showed as Parisi pushed the tempo – looking for the open shooter.
“The continuity was much better today on offense,” Glose said. “They did a really nice job. Springville plays some really good defense.”
While Parisi was dishing the rock, Stack was hitting the open jumper as she nailed four three-pointers, including three in the first half as Mount Mercy built a 23-19 lead at the break.
It was the kind of breakout performance the senior and Glose were looking for.
“Marissa Stack was outstanding tonight,” explained Glose. “She was great and she consistently did it throughout the game. Which is huge.”
The game wasn’t a picture of perfection, however, as the Magic committed a lot of turnovers in the first half, including a lot of traveling violations.
“Taking care of the ball is really important,” said Glose. “We are working on it and getting better at it.”
This was the last nonleague game for the Magic as they head into a very important stretch on Monday where they will play four games in six days – all against Monsignor Martin Athletic Association teams.
A 3-1 week could see the Magic clinch a playoff berth, but first they need to build on this win when they take on St. Mary’s High School on Monday night in South Buffalo
“We just talked about that in the locker room,” said Glose. “It was a great victory today and we have to ride this momentum. I think we are ready and hopefully we are ready to make a little run here.”
The Magic return home for three-straight starting at 6 p.m. Monday when they host St. Mary’s. Wednesday they host Nichols and Christian Central comes to South Buffalo on Thursday, before the Magic travel to Nardin on Saturday.