Outlook: The league’s top two teams meet for a second straight year with the Panthers coming into Sunday’s game as the defending champion. Mount Saint Joe handed St. Frances its only league loss with a 62-53 home win on Jan. 17 before the Panthers rallied from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit for a 73-69 win on Feb. 14. Seniors will play big in this one. The defending champions lean on forward Jamal West and point guard Adrian “Ace” Baldwin, while the Mount Saint Joe standouts are forward Jason Edokpayi and the guard tandem of Tyler Brelsford and Ausar Crawley. St. Frances has dominated the postseason, beating Glenelg Country, 80-56, in the quarterfinals and No. 13 John Carroll, 98-71, in the semifinals. The Gaels have had sterner tests, getting two late free throws from Crawley in a 65-63 quarterfinal win over St. Vincent Pallotti before pulling away from No. 14 Archbishop Spalding, 55-43, in the semifinals. Both St. Frances and Mount Saint Joe have won five championships.