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The Weekend Wrap Week 31

  Sunday, May 06, 2018

It was a massive weekend for our Magic and Mystics Juniors teams at the Junior Final Fours at the National Basketball Performance Centre.

Magic U18 beat Team Birmingham Elite 81-67 in the Semi-Final on Saturday at 4:45pm; they also beat Myerscough College 73-71 after overtime in the on Sunday at 4:45pm to be crowned National Champions!

Magic U18 were led by Michael Anumba (26 points), Sanmi Fajana (16 points) and Dan Gargan (13 points) in the Semi-Final against Team Birmingham Elite and by Michael Anumba picked up the MVP award (25 points and 13 rebounds) in the Final against Myerscough College, he had support from Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo (12 points and 8 rebounds) and Sanmi Fajana (12 points and 7 rebounds).

Manchester Magic U18 National Champions 2018

Mystics U18 lost 32-53 against Charnwood College Riders in the Semi-Final on Saturday at 2:45pm; they then lost 59-41 against Haringey Angels in the 3rd/4th place game on Sunday at 2:30pm to finish fourth.

Mystics U18 were led by Jade Mbam (7 points), Fiona Connolly (6 points) and Lina Asobirionwu (6 points) in the Semi-Final and by Fiona Connolly (8 points), Shona Williams (7 points) and Chloe Andrew (6 points) against Haringey Angels in the 3rd/4th place game.

Magic U16 beat London Greenhouse Pioneers 78-56 in the Semi-Final on Saturday at 12:00noon, they then lost 71-55 against Haringey Hawks in the Final on Sunday at 12:15pm to finish second.

Magic U16 were led by Greg Wild (14 points), Dan Gargan (13 points) and Joshua Grant (10 points) in against London Greenhouse Pioneers in the Semi-Final and by Jason Ani (17 points), Dan Gargan (8 points) and Saul May (7 points) against Haringey Hawks in the Final.

Magic U14 lost 51-50 in a very close game against Brentwood Fire in the Semi-Final on Saturday at 2:45pm; they also lost 68-51 to City of Birmingham in the 3rd/4th place game on Sunday at 10:00am to finish fourth.

Magic U14 were led by Bradley May (16 points), Mandre Costa (14 points) and Benjamin Brown (10 points) against Brentwood Fire in the Semi-Final and by Bradley May (14 points), Ben Brown (10 points), Ali Gohari (6 points) and Anari Stewart-Rhoomes (6 points) against City of Birmingham in the 3rd/4th place game.

The Manchester Mystics season came to an end after a 76-69 defeat at Nottingham Wildcats on Saturday evening in the WBBL Play-off Quarter Finals.

The Mystics were led by Samantha Roscoe (14 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal), Georgia Jones (11 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists), Rheanne Bailey (13 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist and a steal), Natalie Chaloner (10 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals) Lauren Thomas-Johnson (9 points, 4 rebounds and a steal), Dominique Allen (5 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists) and Isabel Bueriberi (7 points, 2 rebounds and an assist).

Mystics' Georgia Jones was named in the Molten WBBL All-British Team of the Year. She produced 16.7 points per game, as well as an eye-catching 6.5 assists and 5.8 boards per game.

 

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