(Moncton, NB: February 11th, 2018)
The Moncton Magic hosted the Charlottetown Island Storm Sunday afternoon for the second of two back-to-back weekend home games; in the first on Friday the Magic defeated the Cape Breton Highlanders 147-109.
Moncton seemed to be moving well right from the start and played some excellent team ball, handedly out-assisting the visitors. As with Saturday's game the Magic shot just shy of 50% from both the field and arc, giving them the offensive edge.
That offensive assault was instigated in the 1st by Terry Thomas who went head-to-head with Island's Du'Vaughn Maxwell, and came out on top. Thomas finished with a 13-rebound 23-point double-double.
Jason Calliste had probably the largest impact in this game; he started to heat up in the 2nd and at the last buzzer had hit 8/9 from three-range, giving him 25 total points. He was awarded Player of the Game for that heat-streak.
Franklin Session topped the box score for Charlottetown with a 15-rebound 25-point double-double, Maxwell finished with 17 points and 9 rebounds.
The Magic now have a 5-day break before hosting the #1 ranked Halifax Hurricanes, Friday the 16th, then the Saint John Riptide February 17th.
Tickets available online at: www.tickets.moncton.ca Coliseum Box office: 1-888-720-5600
About MONCTON MAGIC Headquartered in Moncton, NB, the MONCTON MAGIC is a professional basketball organization that operates under a licensing agreement with the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC). The team will play its games in a two-conference league with clubs located in the Provinces of Ontario and Atlantic Canada. Media Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: Jason Bowie