Story by: Austin Deuville
Moncton took care of business from start to finish, leading by 20 points for the majority of the game. After failing to complete a late comeback against the Sudbury Five on March 21st, the Moncton Magic bounce back and refuse to take their foot off the gas, crushing the KW Titans, 127-103.
As a team, Moncton shot a sizzling 51.6% from the field and had seven players score in double figures. Marcus Lewis finished with a game high 24 points and 2 steals. Starters Corey Allmond and Trey Kell (8 assists and 2 steals) both contributed with 14 points apiece. While off the Magic bench, Wayne McCullough (15 points) and Freddie McSwain Jr. (13 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks) were both very efficient.
However, a career night for Denzell Taylor earns him the Player of the Game. The Canadian finished with a career-high 22 points, while adding 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks and 2 steals. The ODU product leads by example, he's been an absolute workhorse and defensive backbone all season. This performance by Taylor illustrates the amount of talent and depth the Moncton Magic possess. Any player on any given night can step up and have themselves a break out game.
For the KW Titans Derek Hall led the way with a double-double performance of 23 points and 14 rebounds. Ashton Smith finished with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. While Akeem Ellis added 12 points and 4 rebounds.
Moncton wraps up their historic regular season on the road against the Windsor Express Sunday. Tempers flared last time these two teams faced one another on March 19thand with a playoff spot on the line for the Express, expect this game to stay highly competitive throughout.
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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.