Defending Monsignor Martin Association champion Mount Mercy opened the 2002-2003 girls basketball season with a victory on Monday. The Magic got 15 points from Jill Ratchuk in a 57-52 nonleague win over host Williamsville North. Mary Kate Wilson added 11. The Spartans' Cheryl Kindzia led all scorers with 23.
Elsewhere, Tiffany Meeks had 11 points and 13 rebounds for Villa Maria in a 39-30 win over host Depew. Shannon Superczynski handed out seven assists. The Wildcats got nine points from sophomore Nicole Marlinski. . . . Maple Grove dominated Ripley, 77-21. Ten players scored for the Red Dragons, led by Christynne Papincak with 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Ashley Kulju added 16.