Mid-at­lantic AAU Magic on a tear

The Advance of Bucks County - - SPORTS -

hu­dos to the Mid-At­lantic Magic sixth-grade girls bas­ket­ball team on a dom­i­nat­ing per­for­mance last month in the Mid­dle At­lantic Dis­trict Cham­pi­onship.

Af­ter work­ing their way through a long, hard week­end May 4-5, the Magic emerged as the un­de­feated Dis­trict Cham­pi­ons. The team went 5-0, de­feat­ing the North­east oock­ers, Doylestown blite, the Ch­ester County Wiz­ards, iower DelCo and the Comets. By cap­tur­ing the ti­tle, they also earned a No. 8 seed­ing in the National Cham­pi­onship Tour­na­ment com­ing up June 23-28 in Hamp­ton ooads.

This is the first Magic team to ever be seeded at Na­tion­als. Among the play­ers tak­ing the court for the Magic this sea­son are blaina Fiduc- cia, a sixth-grader at St. Ig­natius, bmily hee­hfuss, a Grey Nun Acad­emy stu­dent, bliz­a­beth bisele of Our iady of Grace along with Meghan Ansel and Al­li­son Harvey, both stu­dents at Po­quess­ing Mid­dle School. The team is guided by Fran Young and Bob Tag­gert

The girls went to blli­cott City June 1-2 on a mis­sion – to win this year’s Mid-At­lantic In­vi­ta­tional Cham­pi­onship. Though a tough loss in the quar­ter­fi­nals to Team Takeover kept them from ad­vanc­ing, they re­cov­ered and took the Clas­sic Bracket by storm, nar­rowly win­ning the fi­nal game by a score of 4645 over Boo Wil­liams oed Tide.

The team also did well April 13-14 at the iehigh sal­ley Su­per oe­gional Tour- na­ment. There, they fin­ished un­de­feated and scored two big wins over the Comets, last year’s Dis­trict Cham­pi­ons and 8th-ranked team in the na­tion, to earn gold medals and a bid to this year’s na­tion­als.

The Magic im­proved

to 24-2 af­ter go­ing 3-0 the week­end of June 8-9 at the Prince­ton Shootout tour­na­ment. The high­light of that tour­ney was see­ing the six­th­graders de­feat United New Jersey, an A-level 8th-grade AAU team from north­ern side of the Gar­den State.

The Mid-At­lantic Magic 6th-grade girls AAU bas­ket­ball team put on a dom­i­nat­ing per­for­mance in the Mid­dle At­lantic Dis­trict Cham­pi­onship.

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