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The Weekend Wrap 2019-20 Week 22

  Sunday, March 1, 2020

Saturday 29th February

Mystics WBBL 73–68 Caledonia Pride

Mystics WBBL moved to 10-5 in the WBBL Championship after hard-fought win at home against Caledonia Pride on Saturday evening.

Mystics were led by Sam Roscoe 22 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and a block, with support from Lauren Thomas-Johnson 14 points and 2 rebounds, Dom Allen 10 points, 10 rebounds, an assist and a block, Rheanne Bailey 8 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals, Sara Djassi 8 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals and a block, Georgia Jones 7 points, a rebound, 8 assists and 2 steals, Vanessa Akra 2 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals and Rachel James 2 points, 2 rebounds and an assist.

Up next for Mystics WBBL is an away game against Cardiff Met Archers on Saturday 14th March at 2:30pm.

Magic U18 77–67 QE York Knights

Magic U18 moved to 12-0 in the Premier North after a comfortable win at home against QE York Knights on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U18 is a home game against in-house rivals Trafford on Thursday 5th March at 6:30pm.

Magic U16 60–62 City of Leeds

Magic U16 moved to 18-1 in the Premier North after a narrow loss at home against City of Leeds on Saturday afternoon

Up next for Magic U16 is an away game against Derby Trailblazers on Saturday 7th March at 4:15pm.

Trafford U16 84–74 Newcastle Eagles

Trafford U16 moved to 13-5 in the Premier North after a tenable win at home against Newcastle Eagles on Saturday afternoon. (Unfortunately, one of the Newcastle players dislocated his elbow during the game, we wish him a speedy recovery.)

Up next for Trafford U16 is an away game against City of Leeds on Saturday 7th March at 5:00pm.

Lancashire Spinners Rossendale Red 62-73 Magic 2 U16

Magic 2 U16 moved to 9-3 in the North West 2 after a slender win on the road against Lancashire Spinners Rossendale Red on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Magic 2 U16 is an away game against in-city rivals Manchester Giants Regional White on Sunday 8th March at 10:00am.

Mystics U16 75–63 Ipswich

Mystics U16 moved to 8-5 in the Premier North after a strong win at home against Ipswich on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U16 was a home game against Luton on Sunday afternoon, find out how they got on below.

Mersey Mavericks 42-83 Mystics 2 U16

Mystics 2 U16 moved to 12-2 in the North League after a commanding win on the road against Mersey Mavericks on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics 2 U16 was an away game against Nottingham Wildcats on Sunday afternoon, find out how they got on below.

Magic 2 U14 63–53 Liverpool

Magic 2 U14 moved to 15-1 in the North West League after a substantial win at home against Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Magic 2 U14 is an away game against Lancashire Spinners Bury on Saturday 7th March at 3:00pm.

Cheshire Wire White 28-74 Magic U12

Magic U12 moved to 11-0 in the Mixed Regional Pool 1 after a convincing win on the road against Cheshire Wire White on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U12 is a series of games in Bury against Mersey Mavericks and Lancashire Spinners on Saturday 7th March at 12:00noon and 2:00pm respectively.

Mystics U12 White 21–56 City of Leeds

Mystics U12 White P–P Lancashire Spinners

Mystics U12 White moved to 6-2 in the Girls Regional Pool 1 after a dominating win at home against City of Leeds, their game against Lancashire Spinners was called off late in the day on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U12 White is a series of games in Bury against Leicester Warriors and Lancashire Spinners on Sunday 8th March at 2:15pm and 3:45pm respectively.

Cheshire Wire 36–37 Mystics U12 Red

Leicester Warriors 26–62 Mystics U12 Red

Mystics U12 Red moved to 4-2 in the Girls Regional Pool 1 after a pair of wins in Cheshire against Cheshire Wire and Leicester Warriors on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U12 Red is a series of games at home against City of Leeds and Sheffield Hatters on Saturday 7th March.

Sunday 1st March

Myerscough College 62–55 Trafford U18

Trafford U18 moved to 4-9 in the Premier North after a tight loss on the road against Myerscough College on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Trafford U18 is an ‘away’ game against in-house rivals Manchester Magic on Thursday 5th March at 6:30pm.

Mystics U18 60–53 Southwark Pride

Mystics U18 moved to 4-4 in the Premier Division after a challenging win at home against Southwark Pride on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U18 is an away game against Cardiff Met Archers on Sunday 8th March at 1:45pm.

Mystics U16 78–50 Luton

Mystics U16 moved to 9-5 in the Premier North after a controlled win at home against Luton on Sunday afternoon, to go 2-0 on the weekend.

Up next for Mystics U16 is an away game against City of Sheffield Hatters on Saturday 7th March at 4:30pm, their final league game of the regular season before the play-offs.

Nottingham Wildcats 51-59 Mystics 2 U16

Mystics 2 U16 moved to 13-2 in the North League after a tough win on the road against Nottingham Wildcats on Sunday afternoon, to go 2-0 on the weekend.

Up next for Mystics 2 U16 is an away game against City of Sheffield Hatters 2 on Saturday 7th March at 1:00pm, their final league game of the regular season.

Magic U14 99–33 Cheshire Phoenix

Magic U14 moved to 13-0 in the Premier North after a resounding win at home against Cheshire Phoenix on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U14 is a home game against in-city rivals Manchester Giants on Saturday 7th March at 1:00pm.

Lancashire Spinners 18-72 Mystics U14

Mystics U14 moved to 14-0 in the North League after a powerful win on the road against Lancashire Spinners on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U14 is a home game against Nottingham Wildcats on Sunday 8th March at 3:30pm.

Coach Jim’s report:

The perception that teenage girls are generally reluctant to do as they are told certainly did not hold true with Mystics U14 in their latest game at Lancashire Spinners. In our pre-game talk, sorry, monologue, I asked the girls to put on a 'defensive master-class,' incorporating all the details we constantly work on in training. They did.

Being greedy and demanding, I also asked them to be 'more efficient' on offense by keeping things simple via fluent ball and player movement. They did. However, when I pushed my luck by asking them to go home and tidy their bedrooms, they refused.

The outcome was a comprehensive 72-18 victory which was as pleasing on the eye as either the Pyrenees on a sunny day or a delicious pile of assorted cream cakes, depending on your eyesight, mood or hunger.

We witnessed contrasting sides to our players on this occasion. On offense, they were as generous as Father Christmas. They shared the basketball selflessly, regularly making the extra pass to give a team-mate an easier opportunity to score. Conversely, on defence they were mean, giving away as little as Shylock the moneylender in Shakespeare's yawn-a-minute 'Merchant of Venice.'

They limited an opposing team with more than one highly regarded player to no more than 6 points in any quarter. This put me in mind of an American actor who often appeared in Westerns many years ago who went by the magnificent name of Slim Pickens!

Sincere thanks to James for his erudite input and to stand-in team manager, Ana for standing in so seamlessly for 'Florence' who was unavoidably involved in helping out the NHS as well as to our taxi-driving parents/supporters.

Only two league games to go. Next up is at home to Nottingham Wildcats this Sunday who will be easier to tame if they don't possess a sharp-shooter as accurate as Robin Hood. I'll be happy if they do have someone as slow as Friar Tuck (which could be a suitable name for a fast food chain?)

Jim

Mystics 2 U14 93–51 Mersey Mavericks

Mystics 2 U14 moved to 9-5 in the North League after a formidable win at home against Mersey Mavericks on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics 2 U14 is an away game against Newcastle Eagles on Saturday 7th March at 12:00noon, followed by a home game against Stockport Lapwing on Sunday 8th March at 1:00pm, their final league game of the regular season before the play-offs.

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