(Moncton, New Brunswick - September 23, 2018) – The Moncton Magic faced off against the Fujian Sturgeons this morning in their first game of their pre-season tour with the CBA (Chinese Basketball Association). The Magic fell to the Sturgeons is a tight match, 92-84.
Starting for the Magic; returning players Corey Allmond, and Denzell Taylor, as well newcomers Doug Herring Jr., Ari Stewart, and Walter Pitchford. 3-point specialist, Corey Allmond, and Ari Stewart led the Magic with 16 points each, followed by Pitchford with 14 points. Point guard, Doug Herring Jr. contributed with 12 points and 9 assists. Jahii Carson did not play due to an upper body injury.
On the Strugeon side, Russel Smith led the court with 30 points. Smith is a former Louisville standout, and the CBA leading scorer. Canadian, and former NBA player, Anthony Nicholson added 18 points for the Strugeons.
The Magic will continue their tour of China, taking the court against the Shanxi Brave Dragons this Wednesday, September 26th. You can stay updated on the China tour via the Magic's social media platforms.
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