THE Mandurah Magic men’s team continued their impressive start to the season recording another two victories over the weekend.
The Magic travelled to Willetton on Friday night where they were able to hold off a fast-finishing Willetton Tigers to record a two-point victory, 85-83.
The Magic outplayed the Tigers in the opening three periods extending the lead at each change to lead by 12 heading into the last.
That’s when Willetton kicked into gear reducing the margin to within a single shot.
To Magic’s credit they were good enough to hold on to claim the game by two.
Thomas Remmerswaal was the Magic’s top scorer with 26 points.
The Magic, back at home for their second game of the round, were able to record a 14-point victory against the Goldfields Giants, 114-100.
The Giants were narrowly the better of the two sides in the opening term taking a one-point lead into the second.
The lead was short lived with the Magic turning the deficit into a two-point lead at the main change.
The third period would prove the difference with the Magic able to add 34 points to the Giants 20.
The Giants managed to outscore the Magic in the last period by two points but the damage had already been done with the magic winning by 14.
Thomas Remmerswall again top scored with 31 points while Taylor Mullenax added 29 points to his tally.
Andrew Bowman was also impressive making a game high 16 assists.
The two wins have moved the Magic into third position just one win behind league leaders the Lakeside Lightning.
The Willetton Tigers proved too strong for the Mandurah Magic women’s team defeating the hapless Magic by 19 points, 79-60.
The loss was the ninth loss of the season for the Magic who now sit in last position with just one win.
The Magic were competitive throughout the game but were unable to take control in long enough periods to mount any serious challenge.
The deficit was nine at quarter time and increased to 13 by the main break.
Willetton was able to further extend the margin in the second half to run out 19-point winners.
Shelley Boston was the top scorer for the Magic with 22 with Briana Klasztorny adding 16.