The basketball team scored a dramatic overtime victory against Mount St. Joseph in the AACA semifinal game on Saturday, February 11. The team vies for the league title against St. Basil on Tuesday, February 14.
The Hurricanes took an early lead in the game, but finished the first quarter leading by one, 9-8. The Mount came on in the second quarter, and the half ended with the Magic leading 31-25. Villa drew within two by the end of the third quarter, only to lose ground again as the fourth quarter progressed. But Villa was within two points again with just over two minutes left in the game. When the buzzer sounded, the teams were tied at 58 each. Overtime stayed tight, and the end found the Hurricanes up by one point with 7 seconds left. A last shot by the Magic failed to drop, and Villa Maria grabbed the rebound to end the game and clinch the win.
The Hurricanes next face St. Basil in the AACA title match on February 14.
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