The Weekend Wrap Week 15

  Sunday, January 14, 2018

Manchester Magic suffered an 80-85 defeat at the talented but young side of Kent Crusaders on Saturday afternoon.

With the Magic without the services of big-man Lee Goldsbrough and with usual starter Ryan Lewis coming off the bench, it meant that there was rare starting spots for Tyme Regent-Bascombe and Yannick Onifade.

The visiting Magic team trailed for the majority of the contest, however, they did manage to keep it close throughout with the largest lead for the home side being fourteen points.

The Magic were led by Donte Gittens' 24 points and 10 rebounds, with Ryan Lewis coming off the bench to score 16 points. A rare start for Yannick Onifade saw him chip in with 11 points and 7 rebounds, while Michael Anumba added 11 points, Stefan Gill had 8 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists, and Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo scored 8 points.

Up next for the Magic is the National Cup Final against Hemel Storm on Sunday 21st January at 3:30pm at a sold out University of Eat London Sports Dock, where the Magic should have the services of the recently recruited Richard Bell having joined from BBL side Manchester Giants.

Manchester Mystics faced another road trip down south against Oaklands Wolves, where they picked up a 76-47 victory on Saturday afternoon in the WBBL Championship.

The Mystics were lead by Dominique Allen's 22 points and 8 rebounds, with Georgia Jones adding 21 points and 8 assists (Georgia makes the starting 5 while Dominique comes off the bench in this week's WBBL All-Star 5 for week 13), Lauren Thomas-Johnson with 13 points and 4 assists and Samantha Roscoe adding 7 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks.

The next game for the Mystics will be on Sunday 21st January at Durham Palatinates at 3:00pm.

Manchester Magic 2 continued their recent run of good form with an 85-74 victory at York Vikings.

Magic U18s earned a tightly fought 71-70 victory over Derby Trailblazers on Saturday, and they beat Liverpool 88-33 on Sunday.

Magic U16 earned a comfortable 119-45 victory over Cheshire Wire on Saturday, suiting up as Trafford U18 they beat Manchester Giants 101-80. On Sunday back as Magic U16 they defeated Cheshire Phoenix 94-57. Trafford U16 suffered a 58-104 defeat to Mansfield Giants.

Mystics U18 piled on the points against West Bromwich Albion to win 110-27, Mystics U16s broke their mini losing streak with a 73-61 road victory at West Herts Warriors, and Mystics 2 U16s earned a hard fought 58-54 victory at Lancashire Spinners.

Magic U14 beat Newcastle Eagles 99-47 at home. Magic 2 U14 defeated Barrow Thorns 89-32 on the road, while Magic 3 U14 claimed an 89-34 victory at local rivals Manchester Giants Green early on Sunday morning.

Mystics U14 beat City of Leeds Gold on the road, 80-62, while Mystics 2 U14 were defeated 71-33 by Tameside Royals.


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