Moncton Remain 1st Overall Despite Gritty Road-Trip

Photo by KW Titans
Photo by KW Titans

(Monday, January 7, 2019) After a long week battling travel, injuries and 3 Central Division teams, the Magic make their return to Atlantic Canada with 3 losses. Their third loss came yesterday afternoon from the KW Titans. 

Going into halftime, KW led by 12, however, a monster 36 point, 3rdquarter would have the Magic right back in the game trailing only by 1. Despite a tight, well fought 4th, the Magic were unable to take the lead in the final minutes of play. Coach Salerno and his team fought hard until the last seconds of the game trying to recapture the lead, however were unable to halt the Titans offensive. 

Player of the game Corey Allmond hit only 2 of his 9 three point attempts, however managed to find his production closer to the basket with a team high of 23 points and 6 assists. Point guard Duke Mondy continued to impress fans going 4-7 from beyond the arc, and adding 16 points for Moncton. Denzell Taylor was also a presence for the Magic finishing the game with 15 rebounds, 12 of which came in the first half.

The Titans were led by Joel Friesen with a game high 25 points. Other major contributors for KW were Justin Strings and Flenard Whitfield who each put up 18 points, 8 rebounds and 17 points, 6 rebounds respectively. 

The Magic now have a couple of days off before back to back road games this Friday, Saturday against the Island Storm and Halifax Hurricanes. With multiple new additions to their roster over the past weeks, they will use this time to familiarise the new faces. 

The Magic remain 1stin the league due to their defining start to the season, and will look to keep it that way as they pay a visit to the last place Island Storm. Fans will be able to tune in online this Friday at 7pm Atlantic Standard Time.

Tickets available online at: www.ticketmaster.ca

Subaru of Moncton Box office:1-506-962-4545

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.