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The Weekend Wrap Week 27

  Sunday, April 08, 2018

Manchester Magic's season came to end after a 73-71 overtime loss at Loughborough Student Riders on Saturday afternoon.

The first quarter saw the Magic trailing by 13, 24-11, the sluggish start continued into the second with the half time score 43-21.

The Magic rallied in the third and kept the Riders to just 5 points, to take a 50-48 lead going into the final quarter.

The score in the fourth was kept close and was tied 62 apiece to send it to overtime, thanks to a tip in from Stefan Gill on the buzzer.

In the extra period the score remained close, and Loughborough sealed the victory with two free throws, although they left the Magic with 3.6 seconds to get a score to tie or win the game, they couldn't, meaning the Riders advance to the Play-off Semi-Finals next weekend.

The Magic were led by Donte Gittens (23 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal), with support from Ryan Lewis (17 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assists and 1 steal), Stefan Gill (11 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assists and 3 steals), Michael Anumba (10 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals) and Lee Goldsbrough (8 points, 11 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block).

There was no game of the Manchester Mystics WBBL side, their next game will be on Friday 20th April at Leicester Riders at 5:00pm.

The Magic and Mystics Juniors have begun their play-off campaigns.

Trafford U18's season came to an end with a 79-67 loss to QE York Knights at home in round 1 of the play-offs.

Trafford U16 advance to the next round of the play-offs after beating John Leggott College Scunthorpe Wolves 95-47 at home. They face a trip to Mansfield Giants in round 2 on Saturday 14th April at 12:15pm.

Mystics U16 advance to the next round of the play-offs after beating Richmond Knights 70-45 at home. They face a trip to Ipswich in the Quarter Finals on the weekend of 21st/22nd April.

Mystics U14's season came to an end with a 66-61 loss to Ipswich at home in round 1 of the play-offs.

Mystics U18 begin their play-off campaign at the Quarter Finals stage; they face Reading Rockets away on the weekend of 21st/22nd April.

Teams with byes to the second rounds are:

Magic U18 who face Newcastle Eagles at home in round 2 on Sunday 15th April at 12:30pm,

Magic U16 who face Manchester Giants Greens at home in round 2 next weekend (14th/15 April),

Magic U14 who face Northamptonshire Titans at home in round 2 next weekend (14th/15th April).

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