Viewing Posts from November 2016

Manchester Mystics U14 win at Derby Trailblazers

  Monday, November 28, 2016

Last Saturday, Mystics U14s travelled to Derby to face the Trailblazers yet I couldn't find any cowboys on view. (I could now go for a cheap shot and say 'apart from the refs' but that would be unfair!) I took 11 players, an awkward number to give meaningful minutes to, even in easy games. I did man
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Experienced Magic Humble Youthful Riders

  Sunday, November 27, 2016

Manchester Magic picked up their second double-digit home win in as many weeks with a comprehensive 69-50 victory over Loughborough Student Riders, as the steady hand of experience overcame the exuberance of youth at the Amaechi Basketball Centre. The two teams shared identical 6-2 league records g
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GB Women miss out on place at EuroBasket

  Wednesday, November 23, 2016

GB Women suffered a 71 -52 defeat against Italy in Lucca on Saturday night ending their hopes of a place at this summer's EuroBasket. Mystics' Georgia Jones played 20 minutes had 5 points, 3 assists and a steal. GB finished their schedule of qualifiers with a 55 - 97 victory over Albania in Tirana
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Manchester Mystics U14 win at Stockport Lapwings and at home to Tameside Royals

  Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Mystics U14s' 2 games over last week-end, although both against 'local rivals,' were always going to be as different as ballroom dancing and rugby league. On Saturday we faced Stockport's young, inexperienced side who never gave up and did all they could to be competitive but found things as challen
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Morgan Fires Magic Back to Winning Ways

  Saturday, November 19, 2016

Manchester Magic got back into the winning groove with a comprehensive 95-77 over Worthing Thunder in NBL Division One, with recent American signing Duane Morgan announcing himself to the league with 20 points and nine rebounds in just 17 minutes of action. Stefan Gill registered 16 points and six
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Double blow on the road for Magic

  Sunday, November 13, 2016

Manchester Magic suffered back-to-back defeats on the road this weekend as they lost 65-69 at Lancashire Spinners on Saturday night and 77-82 at Team Northumbria on Sunday evening, ending their 10-0 unbeaten run to start the season. It was a disastrous second quarter at the Spinners where Magic sco
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Mystics U14 narrowly beaten by Nottingham

  Sunday, November 13, 2016

Following on from yet another game as untaxing as the havens of Jersey and the Isle of Man against the very young Tameside Royals back up squad which our U14s sauntered gently through 100-19, Mystics were suddenly required to step about 5 levels to compete with championship rivals, Nottingham Wildca
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Mystics claim huge win over reigning WBBL champions

  Saturday, November 12, 2016

Jeff Jones is overseeing quite the transformation for Manchester Mystics, who picked up an eye-catching 88-56 victory over current WBBL title holders Nottingham Wildcats at the National Basketball Performance Centre. The win, which is Mystics’ sixth in a row in all competitions, would have be
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Mystics invited to GB Women's training camp for EuroBasket Qualifiers in November

  Friday, November 11, 2016

Mystics' Dominique Allen and Georgia Jones selected in the final 16 players invited to the GB Women's training camp for the upcoming EuroBasket Qualifiers in November. The squad also includes former Mystic Mollie Campbell. GB face two away ties against Italy (at Palatagliate, Lucca, Italy on Saturda
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