Colon’s Brad Brittingham set them up, while Spencer Smolarz knocked them down on Thursday night.
Brittingham recorded yet another 20-plus point game, something that is becoming fairly common for the senior guard, as the Magi cruised past Litchfield 60-49.
Brittingham did the majority of his damage in the first half, leading to a game-high 22 points. He had 13 points in the first half, including all three of his 3-pointers. He was also incredibly active on the glass, recording 12 rebounds in the game.
Smolarz kept the offensive pace going for the Magi down the final stretch, scoring 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter alone.
“Going in we knew they had a big guy who was really good and another tall guy, so we had to switch to a zone defense because we couldn’t match up, and we defended the passes to him very well,” Brittingham said. “Everyone stepped up and made plays. Everybody was playing hard tonight and my game was on as well. I felt good going in and carried that over to the actual game, and with the help of Spence and the rest of the guys, [we] got that final home win,” Brittingham said.
The Magi sprinted out to a 22-11 lead after the first quarter of play, and expanded on that lead before halftime to make it 35-20.
Colon, which is now 9-9 with its final regular season game against Camden-Frontier Friday, spread the ball around in the early going as six members of the Magi squad scored in the first quarter alone. Tyler Schipper had all six of his points for the night in the first frame. Gabe Keely also had six points on the night.
Logan Vaughn and Brandon Hinkley each scored four points while Bailey Tyler and Brett Prell each added two points.
The Magi open up their Class D district tournament on Monday against Athens.