Screeching Eagles off and winning
In the opening game of its 2012-13 season, Mt. Assisi faced Evergreen Park and found itself on the wrong side of an eight-point decision.
The Screeching Eagles ushered in their 2013-14 campaign last Monday against the same foe and found themselves involved in another close contest. There was one difference: This time, a combination of experienced talent and grace under pressure was on display for Mt. Assisi, which resulted in a 52-42 victory over the Lady Mustangs.
One night later, the Eagles triumphed again, this time by a decisive margin over Josephinum, which was subdued 54-24.
It’s a noticeable difference for a Mt. Assisi team that won just three regular-season games a year ago before coming alive in the postseason and capturing the school’s first regional championship in basketball.