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The Weekend Wrap Week 4

  Monday, October 16, 2017

Manchester Magic's Division One team remain unbeaten in league and knockout play this season after two convincing wins at the weekend.

Stefan Gill registered 21 points and 5 assists in a 87-64 league victory at Leicester Warriors on Saturday.

Then Donte Gittens weighed in with 25 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds as the Magic overcame Derbyshire Arrows, 96-66, in round three of the National Cup on Sunday.

Other notable performances came from Ryan Lewis (14 points and 10 rebounds against Leicester), Lee Goldsbrough (10 points and 9 rebounds against Leicester) and Michael Anumba (14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists against the Arrows).

Magic will face either Liverpool or Lancashire Spinners in round of the National Cup on Sunday, 29 October.

 

There was an emphatic win, too, for Manchester Mystics in the WBBL, with Georgia Jones scoring 30 points in a 92-55 defeat of Durham Palatinates.

The Great Britain point guard added 7 rebounds and 6 assists, with Lauren Thomas-Johnson (20 points and 5 rebounds), Rheanne Bailey (15 points and 7 assists) and Dominique Allen (8 points and 10 rebounds) also making significant contributions.

 

In the only other senior game of the weekend, Magic's Division Four side, made up of largely U18 players, showed signs they are learning to handle the demands of senior basketball in a 73-63 home defeat to North rivals York Vikings.

 

In the junior ranks of the National League, Manchester Mystics U18s made it two wins out of two with a 58-52 victory at Newcastle Eagles, while Mystics U14s opened their season with a battling 74-66 loss at Sheffield Hatters.

All three of Manchester Magic's U14 teams were in action, with impressive wins for both the second and third teams.

The second team won 62-42 at home to Barrow Thorns, while the third team recorded their first victory of the season thanks to a 55-36 win at Cheshire Phoenix II.

The first team were involved in a thrilling game at home to City of Birmingham, showing lots of fight and spirit to come back from a big deficit to lose by just a point, 73-72.

Magic's U16 team, playing as Trafford Magic in the U18 Conference, looked a well-drilled unit as they recorded a comfortable 86-60 win at Manchester Giants.

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