Monticello fell behind early and could never quite recover as they lost to St. Francis, 72-64, in their final game before Christmas break.
Will Bauman once again led the Magic in scoring as he finished with a game-high 20 points. Hayden Laimer joined him in double figures, scoring 11 points on the night.
The Magic are in Grand Rapids for a holiday tournament. There first game is 3 p.m. Thursday against Duluth Denfeld.
The Magic survived a second-half scare from Zimmerman Friday night as they secured their seventh straight win, 51-47, to move to 8-1 going into break.
The Magic led 25-13 at the half, but let the visiting Thunder back in the game, before closing the door late. Christine Lui led the Magic with 11 points, while Alyssa Lentner turned in an impressive all around game with 10 points, eight rebounds, seven steals and four assists.
The Magic host their own holiday tournament this week, starting today. Monticello’s opening round game is against Princeton at 7:30 tonight. Should the Magic continue to win, the semifinal and championship games are also scheduled for 7:30 on Friday and Saturday.
After falling to 1-6 with a loss to St. Cloud Tech Dec. 20, the Monticello/ Annandale/Maple Lake Moose bounced back with a big win before the holidays.
The Moose played host to Becker/Big Lake and turned in a dominating performance, beating the visitors 8-2.
The Moose led just 2-1 after the first period, but took control with four second-period goals.
Mark Reiger-Borer led the offensive fireworks for the Moose, as he tallied two goals to go along with three assists.
Reese Carstens and Robbie Stromme each added two goals and an assist, while Oliver Winsor finished with one goal and two assists.
The Moose open a three game tournament in Fergus Falls up tonight with a game against the host school, scheduled for 7 p.m.
North Wright County continued its strong play, picking up two wins, heading into a short holiday break.
Dec. 20, the Riverhawks traveled to Elk River, coming away with a 4-2 victory over the Elks. NWC actually trailed 2-0 after one, and still trailed 2-1 after two periods, but used a three-goal third period to earn the victory.
Emily Achterkirch scored the tying goal and Rachel Heiber tallied the game winner. Dani Sibley added an insurance goal on an empty net for her second score of the game.
Two days later, the Hawks were back on the road, traveling to take on Centennial. NWC won another close fought battle, 2-1, behind goals from Marina Champman and Greta Stanton.
NWC is off until January 8, when they play host to Cambridge-Isanti at the St. Michael-Albertville Ice Arena.