Magic bounce back in spectacular fashion for hometown crowd

Photo by: Jacinthe Leblanc
Photo by: Jacinthe Leblanc

Story by: Austin Deuville  

Magic spoil Titans first appearance at the Avenir Centre. Moncton got off to a quick start, outscoring KW 26-18 in the first quarter. KW strung together multiple scoring efforts throughout  the game but Moncton was reluctant to give up their early lead. After falling to the Titans in Ontario on January 6th, the Moncton Magic defend homecourt, defeating the KW Titans 120-108. 

Moncton knocked down 17 three pointers in this one, 11 of which were credited to Allmond (6) and Calliste (5). With Trey Kell feeling under the weather, Jason Calliste saw himself with extended minutes in the starting rotation. The silky smooth veteran came prepared, scoring 24 points and pulling down 5 rebounds. Billy White (ankle) returned to the lineup after missing Fridays game in Saint John. The lefty forward looked fresh, posting 18 points, 4 assists and 2 blocks. While Marcus Lewis provided stellar minutes off the bench, adding 14 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. Lewis in 34 minutes of action; offered exceptional defense, energy and didn't turn the ball over once.    

However, your Player of the Game is no other than Corey Allmond. The combo guard put on a 3-point barrage midway through the third quarter, scoring 9 points in two minutes. Allmond finished with a near triple-double of 27 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. As stated in his player bio, no one wants to see Allmond catch fire… Except the Moncton Magic. 

The KW Titans saw an incredible scoring effort from Ed Horton. He racked up a game high 44 points, 8 assists and 4 rebounds while shooting 70% from the field. Akeem Ellis finished with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. While Tramar Sutherland added 13 points and 7 rebounds. 

Moncton has rallied behind its incredible fans all season long. They Improve to a record of 15-2 at home and a league leading record of 21-11 on the season. 

The Moncton Magic are eager to retake the floor against the Saint John Riptide. This redemption matchup will take place on Wednesday evening, March 6that 7pm. It is the final time these province rivals will face one another this regular season, both craving the upper hand. Catch the battle of the 506 at Harbour Station, Saint John or on NBLC Live. 

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.