Mount St. Joseph showed Wednesday night why it's considered one of the top teams in Pennsylvania girls' basketball.
Leading almost the entire game, the second-seeded Magic easily defeated No. 3 seed Upper Dublin, 48-36, in the first semifinal of a PIAA District 1 Class AAAA doubleheader at Norristown.
"We really took care of the ball, and we really spread it out well," Mount coach John Miller said. "We were patient and were able to work time off the clock, and our girls know how to play basketball with a lead."
The Magic jumped out to a 15-8 advantage in the first quarter behind three three-pointers from Libby Tacka, who scored all nine of her points in the first eight minutes.