Mid-atlantic AAU Magic on a tear
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.