The Weekend Wrap Week 29

  Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Manchester Mystics lost 82-59 at Leicester Riders on their return to action after couple of weeks off having been knocked out of the Trophy at the group stages.

The return of Commonwealth Games Silver Medallists Georgia Jones and Dominique Allen couldn't spark the Mystics to victory over energetic Riders side.

Mystics kept it close in the first quarter, ending the period down 21-17. The Riders went on a scoring run in the middle of the second quarter that saw them open up a double digit lead, 42-28 the half time score.

Mystics cut the score to just four points towards the end of the third, but Leicester reopened the lead to 57-48 at the end of the third. The Riders came out strong in the fourth to prevent a Mystics come-back, 82-59 the final score.

Mystics were led by Georgia Jones (23 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals), with support from Rheanne Bailey (17 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals), Natalie Chaloner (6 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals), Lauren Thomas-Johnson (5 points and 3 rebounds), Dominique Allen (4 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals and 1 block) Isabel Bueriberi (2 points, 6 rebounds and 1 steal) and Samantha Roscoe (2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block).

Mystics sit in 4th place with one game remaining before the play-offs at home to title-chasing Sevenoaks Suns on Saturday 28th April at 7:15pm at the National Basketball Performance Centre.

The Magic and Mystics Juniors were in Play-off Quarter Final action this weekend, looking to book a place at the Junior Final Fours at the National Basketball Performance Centre on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May.

Magic U18 advance to Junior Final Fours after an 83-109 victory at Thames Valley Cavaliers; they face Team Birmingham Elite in the Semi-Final at 4:45pm on Saturday 5th May.

Mystics U18 advance to the Junior Final Fours after a 57-62 victory at Reading Rockets; they face Charnwood College Riders at 2:45pm on Saturday 5th May.

Magic U16 advance to the Junior Final Fours after a 96-92 victory at home against Lewisham Thunder; they face London Greenhouse Pioneers at 12:00noon on Saturday 5th May.

Mystics U16's season came to an end after a 67-53 loss at Ipswich.

Magic U14 advance to the Junior Final Fours after a 65-62 victory at home against London Youngblood Lions; they face Brentwood Fire in the Semi-Final at 2:45pm on Saturday 5th May.

Magic and Mystics teams who will be at Junior Final Fours (5th/6th May) are:

Magic U18 vs Team Birmingham Elite on Saturday 5th May at 4:45pm Semi-Final

Mystics U18 vs Charnwood College Riders on Saturday 5th May at 2:45pm Semi-Final

Magic U16 vs London Greenhouse Pioneers on Saturday 5th May at 12:00noon Semi-Final

Magic U14 vs Brentwood Fire on Saturday 5th May at 2:45pm Semi-Final

Sunday 6th May: U18 Men Final / 3rd/4th Place at 4:45pm, U18 Women Final / 3rd/4th Place at 2:30pm, U16 Boys Final / 3rd/4th Place at 12:15pm, U14 Boys Final at 2:30pm / 3rd/4th Place at 10:00am

(Times to be confirmed)

Tickets are available on the Basketball England website or on the door, Adults £5, U16/Students (NUS)/OAPs FREE, Adult Weekend Ticket £7.50



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