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Hurricanes Drop Second of Two-Game Home Series against the Moncton Magic

January 19, 2020 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Halifax Hurricanes News Release

Halifax, (NS) - The Halifax Hurricanes, presented by Eastlink, and the Moncton Magic met on the hardwood Sunday afternoon at the Scotiabank Centre in Downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. This was the second of a back-to-back weekend home stand versus the Magic that saw Halifax go 1 -1 against the defending NBLC Champions.

The Magic got out to an early lead in the first quarter, outscoring Halifax 28-25 thanks to strong shooting from the field. However, in the second quarter, Halifax relied on a combination of stingy defense and an up-tempo offensive attack to hold the Magic to only 13 points in the quarter, going into halftime with a 50-41 lead.

In the second half, the Magic came out firing on all cylinders, hitting 67 percent of their shots from the field and not allowing Halifax to establish any kind of offensive rhythm. The Magic outscored the Canes 30-18 in the third quarter, taking a lead that they would not relinquish for the rest of the game. In the end, the Magic were able to come away with 95-88 win.

Halifax had five players in double digits in the game and were led by Guard Joel Kindred who had 19 points on four of six shooting from beyond the three-point line. Forwards CJ Washington and Tremayne Johnson had a strong showing, with 15 points and 9 rebounds and 15 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Hurricane's captain, Cliff Clinkscales, chipped in with 11 assists and 6 rebounds on the night.

The Magic were led by Guard Jeremiah Mordi, who just missed a triple-double with 15 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists. Forward Marcus Lewis and Centre Ronald Delph contributed 17 and 14 points respectively for the Magic.

The Hurricanes would like to thank their game-day sponsor, Charm Diamond Centers and remind fans that the Hurricanes next game will be Tuesday, January 21st at 7pm at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax against the London Lightning. This will be the first meeting of the year between the two fierce, cross-divisional rivals.

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