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Magics hold off scrappy Greenmen to improve to 10-5

Junior Chanden Lee shoots a 3-pointer from the corner against Aurora.

Barberton’s boys basketball team completed a weekend sweep of conference opponents to improve to 10-5 on the season.

After defeating Kent Roosevelt Feb. 19 the Magics beat Aurora 73-55 to improve to 7-3 in Suburban League games.

Barberton led by 15 at halftime and grew the lead to 20 in the third. But after Anthony Cook made two free throws after a technical foul was called on Aurora, the Greenmen fought back hard, as they closed out the quarter with 7 straight points.

Aurora continued to push, as they cut the lead to as low as 5 points halfway through the final quarter. However, the Magics regrouped and 15 straight to seal the victory.

Anthony Cook had an all-around effort for the Magics, as he finished with 31 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and four steals. He made two 3-pointers and 9-of-10 free throws.

Jamair Blackmon followed with 12 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals while Tony Fox had 11 points. Also scoring were Glen Parker (8 points), Chanden Lee (7) and Bennett Miller (4 points, five steals).

The Magics close out the regular season Monday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. versus Shaw at home before opening the postseason tournament Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Copley at 7 p.m.

Tony Fox goes up for a reverse layup against Aurora.

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