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Magic U18 finish creditable fourth in Cherbourg Tournament

  Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Manchester Magic Under 18s finished a creditable fourth in the annual international tournament in Cherbourg over the Easter weekend.

After opening with a 59-57 win over Guadeloupe, they went down 48-37 to Tunisia U18s before clinching a semi-final spot with a fine comeback win over their French hosts.

Trailing by nine at one stage, Magic, coached by Pete Paraskeva, hit back to win 44-40.

Up against fellow English side Southwark Pride in the last four, Magic lost 59-51 before suffering another defeat to Tunisia, this time 51-42, in the battle for third spot.

Coach Paraskeva said he was “extremely proud” of his players, praising their “great character” and “level of professionalism throughout”.

He also highlighted the win over Cherbourg, hailing the “very resilient and spirited fightback”.

Manchester Magic U18 at Cherbourg Tournament 2017

Manchester Magic U18 at Cherbourg Tournament 2017

Manchester Magic U18 at Cherbourg Tournament 2017

Manchester Magic U18 at Cherbourg Tournament 2017

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