The Magic fall short in their second consecutive loss on the road in Ontario. Friday night's game at the WFCU Centre saw a lengthy physical match against the Windsor Express. The Magic took off to a hot start outscoring the Express in the first quarter 28-22, however, Windsor seemingly took control of the game through the following 2 frames, entering the 4thwith a 12 point lead. Despite 4thquarter efforts from the Magic to close the gap to just 5 with under a minute left in the game, they were unable to come any closer.
In just his third game for the Magic, Duke Mondy not only started the game, but also contributed 21 points, 6 assists and 3 rebounds earning him the Player of the Game. Corey Allmond, Nick Evans and Wayne McCullough were also major contributors for Moncton, adding 21, 18, and 15 points respectively.
Power forward Billy White was missing from the line-up again tonight with a wrist injury. Also missing from the line-up due to injury was Eddie Asamoah. Eddie was at the centre of a scary moment Friday night in London, suffering a head injury and losing consciousness for multiple minutes. Asamoah eventually walked away from the scene, however it is unlucky to see him back in the line-up for a couple of days.
With a lack of healthy big men, former Windsor forward Richard Amardi had been signed earlier in the day as the IR Designate for Billy White. Amardi saw 17 minutes of action last night against his former team.
Familiar face Juan Pattillo, now wearing an Express jersey, put up a game high 25 points as well as 8 rebounds. Ryan Anderson also had a big night adding 20 for the Express.
The Magic will continue their road trip and travel to Kitchen-Waterloo for the final game of their visit to Ontario. Sunday, January 6th the Magic will take on the KW Titans at the Kitchener Auditorium for an afternoon match-up. The Titans are currently sitting in second place in the Central Division with 6 wins and 5 losses. Moncton, ranked number 1 overall, will look to break their 2 game slide. Tune in online at 3pm Atlantic Standard Time. Local Magic fans will have the opportunity to watch the game together at Classic Burger, located at 300 Main St, Moncton
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.