A strong Eagles side were looking to claim a win against a top table side, in the Manchester magic. The last game between these two ended in a heavy defeat for your eagles…
The game started quickly, with the magic pressing hard and forcing an early time out, and the pressure continued as they were unrelenting jumping out to a 16-5 score within the first 5 minutes. The first quarter didn’t get much brighter either as the score ended 33-12.
The second period was equally as intense; however, you Eagles slowly became accustomed to it, and could control themselves a little better and both teams scored an equal amount through the first 5 minutes of the quarter. But a quick timeout from the Magic saw them take control and the back end of the quarter, going into half time with a 54-20 score.
As the second half started the Magic took a strangle hold over the game with a 13-2 run, and the pressure didn’t stop there as they were constantly changing up their defensive schemes and giving your Eagles no breathing space whatsoever. A completely dominant display in the this by the magic finishing the quarter 24-6 and a 78-26 lead.
A small positive was the fourth quarter, which saw a tie in the quarter score, 18-18. Your eagles finally got used to the pressure and were comfortable within in. Multiple aggressive moves by Airon Sukys made it easier to score for your Eagles, scoring 8 of the final 10 points of the game.
Eagles top scorers – Lievin 9, Sukys 9, Kande & Fetherson 7