Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Middlesex Magic on to Elite 8 in Orlando

The Puppet Master Mike Crotty

Magic Move on in Orlando
- There was a heavy scent of NE 10 & Patriot League coaches in the gym for this one as the Middlesex Magic and Maine Mac went at in a Bronze Bracket Sweet 16 game down in Orlando.  The match-up between these two New England squads was as tight as expected, but in the end, the Middlesex Magic were able to claw out a 68-67 win to advance to the Elite 8 later today where they will take on Dayton Metro.

Once again, Connor Mahoney led the charge for the Magic, chalking up 17 points and 10 rebounds.  Joey Glynn also went to work again with 15 points and 14 boards.  In addition, Anthony Barry dropped in 17 and Aaron Davis was impressive once again at point.

To be dead honest, Connor Mahoney is really putting his name on the map of a lot of college coaches.  After breakout performances in back to back games, schools from the NE-10 and the Patriot League are expressing serious interest in the former BC High and current Brooks combo-forward.  Mahoney is not alone however.  Mike Crotty has also been fielding similar calls regarding Barry, Davis, and Glynn, and coaches from other conferences have also been hitting Crotty up regarding other Magic players.  More details to come.  Stay tuned as the Magic zero in on the Bronze Bracket Title.

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