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First-place Magic defeats last-place Storm

Island Storm teammates Tyree White, left, and Tirrell Baines, right, defend against Moncton Magic's Corey Allmond Monday during National Basketball League of Canada action at the Eastlink Centre.
Island Storm teammates Tyree White, left, and Tirrell Baines, right, defend against Moncton Magic's Corey Allmond Monday during Natiional Basketball League of Canada action at the Eastlink Centre. - Jason Malloy

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – The losing streak hit seven games Monday night for the Island Storm.

The Moncton Magic defeated the Storm 94-85 to close out 2018.

Corey Allmond was one of five Magic players to score 12 or more points. He had 18 points. Jason Calliste (15), Billy White (14), Nick Evans (13) and Wayne McCullough (12) were the other Magic top scorers. Evans and White each had eight rebounds.

Kareem Canty had a game-high 25 points to pace the Storm while Sampson Carter scored 17. Russell Byrd had 18 rebounds and 11 points and Tyree White chipped in 11 points and 10 boards.

The Magic hit 45.6 per cent of its 79 shots while the Storm was only able to hit 35.7 per cent of its 84 shots.

The Magic held quarter leads of 28-11, 46-31 and 67-55. The first-place Magic improved to 12-3 while the last-place Storm is 2-8.

The Storm hits the road for its next game Thursday in Sydney, N.S., against the Cape Breton Highlanders at 7 p.m.

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