Moncton rallies behind Magic

Photo by: Jacinthe Leblanc
Photo by: Jacinthe Leblanc

Story by: Austin Deuville 

A record setting, 3500 plus fans in attendance at the Avenir Centre as the Moncton Magic use that energy and support to jump out to an early 2-0 series lead over the St Johns Edge. Moncton played from behind for a majority of this game, briefly regaining a 69-67 lead late in the 3rd, and continued to lead throughout the 4th quarter. Moncton is hungry, hungry 4theChip as they defeat St Johns, 107-100. 

Trey Kell joined the Magic on February 10th and has since spoiled Moncton fans with his greatness. The talented point guard recorded a game-high 29 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals, seemingly effortlessly. Kell is a professional and strictly about his business every time he touches the floor. Payer of the Game, Jason Calliste, is what every championship contending team needs. A confident veteran player that understands his role and strengths. He's a shooter and shooters shoot. Calliste came off the bench and took the "edge" off with 26 points and 9 rebounds, on 67% shooting from the field. Billy White recorded 23 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 steals. While Corey Allmond and Wayne McCullough both chipped in with 9 points.  

After a quiet Game 1, Desmond Lee was very aggressive for the St Johns Edge with 26 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Murphy Burnatowski had 19 points and 5 rebounds. Jarryn Skeete finished with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. While Glen Davis and Russell Byrd each contributed 14 points. Davis finished with 14 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 blocks. However, he suffered a lower body injury early in the 4thquarter and did not return.   

The Magic and Edge will face one another for Game 3 on Monday May 13th at 7pm in St Johns (6:30pm Atlantic Time Zone). The Moncton Magic are up 2-0, while the desperate St Johns Edge will seek to protect home court in front of their home fans. Tune into NBLC Live for complete coverage throughout the Finals. 

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.

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