By Tim O’Brien
The Beverly Review

Kaitlyn Mullings wasn’t focusing too much on the festivities for Senior Night on Jan. 31 at Morgan Park Academy (MPA).

Instead, the senior forward was thinking about her teammates and their season goals, especially with the playoffs approaching.

Nonetheless, Mullings, a four-year varsity player, didn’t want to overlook Senior Night, and she scored 18 points and added 8 rebounds to help MPA to a convincing 75-27 nonconference victory over Universal.

MPA improved to 18-6 with the win and also received key performances from senior guard Samaria Harris (16 points, 5 rebounds), junior guard Shamariah White (16 points) and freshman guard Sheridan Harris (15 points, 8 rebounds).

MPA wraps up the regular season this week and will begin its Class 1A state playoffs on Feb. 11. The No.-1 seed in a sub-sectional at the Collins Academy sectional, the Warriors will host a regional tourney and play the winner of Our Lady of Tepeyac/Tilden.