In this week’s edition of our newsletter you’ll find: The Weekend Wrap, Next Home Games, On The Website, Want To Play 3×3 Basketball?, Fancy Joining Our Community Leagues?, Shop Online?, Community Sessions, Walking Basketball At Amaechi Basketball Centre and National League Fixtures And Results. We hope you enjoy it.
The Weekend Wrap
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.
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.
Sunday 21st January vs Hemel Storm at University of East London at 3:30pm Cup Final Sunday 28th January vs Team Northumbria at 5:00pm Trophy Semi-Final
Sunday 4th February vs Team Solent Kestrels at 5:00pm
Sunday 11th February at Reading Rockets at 5:00pm Saturday 17th February vs Team Newcastle University at 6:30pm
Sunday 18th February at Bradford Dragons at 4:15pm
Saturday 24th February at Hemel Storm at 7:00pm
Sunday 25th February Trophy Final
Upcoming Mystics fixtures:
Sunday 21st January at Durham Palatinates at 3:00pm
Saturday 27th January at Cardiff Met Archers at 2:30pm Saturday 3rd February vs Nottingham Wildcats at 4:00pm
Sunday 4th – Thursday 15th February GB Window Saturday 17th February vs Team Northumbria at 4:00pm
Saturday 24th February vs Caledonia Pride at 4:00pm
Want to play 3×3 basketball? We’re planning on running leagues for men, women and juniors on Wednesday and Sunday nights (8pm-10pm) at the Amaechi Basketball Centre. If you would like to register your interest or want to know more, drop an email to Toloe, our Basketball Development Officer, at email@example.com or call him on 0161 881 0090.Why 3×3?
It’s growing hugely in popularity.
It’s simple to play.
It’s exciting to watch
Each squad only needs 4 players
And each squad plays several games in one night
Oh, and it will become an Olympic sport at the Tokyo Games in 2020
Fancy Joining Our Community Leagues?
We’re looking for teams to join our Monday night Adult leagues and Friday night leagues.
Our Monday adult leagues, which restarted on Monday 18th September after the summer break. It costs just £24 per team per game and you’ll be playing at the fantastic Amaechi Basketball Centre in Whalley Range. If you’d like to enter a team or want to know more, contact league organiser Jane Thomas-Johnson on 07968 077138.
We’re looking for junior teams – boys and girls – to join our Friday Night Leagues at the Amaechi Basketball Centre.
We are running 4 leagues in total: A Foundation League for mixed abilities (Approximate age range: 8-12). A Development League; (Age range: 9-13); A Premier League for players just below National League standard (Age range: 12-15); and a College League (Age range: 14-17).
If you are interested and want to know more, contact Phil Gordos on 07872412926 or the office on 0161 881 0090.
Shop Online? (Double donation week have been extended for another week, 18th-24th on selected online stores)
Pick from nearly 3,000 retailers and shop as usual, from your weekly shop to your next holiday there are so many different ways of raising funding from retailers via the easyfundraising.org.uk site
The club earns money from the retailer for your purchases
You can even save money with latest offers sent via email, install donation reminder to your browser and never forgot to donate, remember it doesn’t cost you anything more to do so and the club will benefit massively from the money raised.
There are nearly 3,000 online retailers that are signed up to donate via easyfundraising.org.ukincluding Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ebay, Apple Store, asos, Boots, Currys, Debenhams, Game, LateRooms.com, Next, Sainsbury’s, SportsDirect.com, Travel Lodge, vodafone, Hungry House, Just Eat, Jet2Holidays, Thomas Cook, Hotels.com, Thomson and many more, so if you use any shop at any of them please consider helping us, it costs you nothing other than a few minutes of your time.
Thank You in advance.
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Manchester Magic and Mystics in the Community, Coaching Sessions:
5:30 – 6:30pm Year 3-6 Coaching/Games Boys & Girls – £2.50
6:30 – 7:30pm Year 7-11 Coaching/Games Boys & Girls – £2.50 7:30 – 9:45pm Open Age Leagues Men & Women – £24 per Team
8:30 – 9:30pm Adult-only session for Men and Women who want to learn how to play basketball – £2.50
5:45 – 6:30pm Turn-Up-And-Play Year 3-6 Boys & Girls – £2.50
6:30 – 9:30pm Year 7-13 Coaching/Games Boys & Girls – £16 per Team
9:15 – 10:15am Tiny Tots Age 3 – 5 Coaching Boys and Girls – £2.50
9:15 – 11:00am Primary Boys Year 1 – 6 Practice followed by Games – £4
9:15 – 11:00am Primary Girls Year 1 – 6 Practice followed by Games – £4
For Saturday morning primary sessions: Groups are not meant to be a rigid division of school Years, just a guideline. Just get there and enjoy yourself!
For Tiny Tots sessions we say 3-5 year olds, however, it is up to the parent’s understanding of their child as to whether they feel the child can cope with the session.
Walking Basketball At Amaechi Basketball Centre
Walking Basketball at Amaechi Basketball Centre
Sundays 7:00pm – 8:30pm £3
Walking Basketball delivers a walking paced version of the fast and furious game we are all used to.
Walking Basketball is suitable for all irrespective of gender, age, size, ability and/or impairment.