The Monticello Magic defeated the ROCORI Spartans 74-72 in the Section 5AAA finals Thursday night at Halenbeck Hall. The Spartans finish their season with a record of 18-11.

The Spartans trailed almost the entirety of the game after Monticello went on an early 14-0 run to take a 16-4 lead. ROCORI trailed by 12 points with about three minutes left on the clock in the second half, but rallied to get within a possession as time ran out.

Sophomore Matt Todd led Monticello with 26 points, and Thomas Schyma added 21 points for the Magic.

The Spartans were led by Jon Olson, who poured in 25 points, and Derek Thompson with 21 points.