In this week’s edition of our newsletter you’ll find: Magic vs Loughborough Student Riders, Mystics vs Oaklands Wolves, National League Play-off Update, Stefan Gill nominated for Spalding MVP Award but he needs your vote!, Mystics’ Jones and Allen make WBBL Stat Stars for March, Want to try out for the Manchester Mystics?, Shop Online?, Club Merchandise, Community Sessions, Walking Basketball at Amaechi Basketball Centre, Fancy becoming a referee? and National League Fixtures and Results. We hope you enjoy it.
VIDEO: Stefan Gill makes 3/4 court 3 point shot on the buzzer
Magic have made the Play-off Final where they face Loughborough Student Riders. The Play-off Final will be held at the National Basketball Performance Centre at Belle Vue on Sunday 23rd April at 3:30pm.
Mystics vs Oaklands Wolves
Manchester Mystics vs Oaklands Wolves
Saturday 22nd April
Tip-off at 7:00pm
at the National Basketball Performance Centre
Tickets: Adults £2 Under 16s £1Manchester Mystics have strengthened their position in second in the WBBL Championship, and maintained the pressure on Nottingham Wildcats at the top, with an 85-72 home win over Team Northumbria on Saturday.
They were led by sparkling performances from Amy Browne and Georgia Jones, who shared 10 three-pointers on 59% shooting. Jones, the league leader in assists, scored 21 points, with eight rebounds and eight assists; while Browne had 19 points, with seven boards and six assists.
Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters have leapfrogged Manchester Mystics into second place in the WBBL Championship title race, after overcoming their rivals 78-72 on Sunday afternoon, thereby taking the crucial season head-to-head between the teams.
Mystics are in a three-way tie for Second place in the WBBL Table, with Sheffield Hatters and Leicester Riders all on 11-5, the Hatters hold the best head-to-head record and sit in second, Mystics 3rd and Riders 4th. Nottingham Wildcats are currently top with a 13-3 record, the title is still up for grabs but it is the case that it is the Wildcats to lose, with only two games remaining for the title contenders.
Mystics travel to Scotland on Easter Sunday (16th April) to face 8th placed Caledonia Pride at 1pm before their final home game before the WBBL Play-offs begin against 10th placed Oaklands Wolves on Saturday 22nd April at 7:00pm (the late tip-off time is due to the NBL Senior Play-off Finals taking place on the National Basketball Performance Centre)
Mystics upcoming Fixtures:
Sunday 16th April @ Caledonia Pride at 1:00pm Saturday 22nd April vs Oaklands Wolves at 7:00pm
National League Play-off Update
National League Play-offs are heading into Senior Finals and Junior Final Fours, let’s take a look at how the Magic and Mystics teams are getting on.
Magic Seniors beat Bradford Dragons 87 – 62 at home in the Quarter Finals on Saturday 1st April at 6:30pm Report here
Magic Seniors beat Team Solent Kestrels 89 – 73 at home in the Semi Finals on Saturday 8th April at 6:30pm Report here
Magic Seniors at NBPC against Loughborough Student Riders in the Final on Sunday 23rd April at 3:30pm Tickets here
Magic U18 beat Birmingham Mets 73 – 45 at home in Round 2 on Saturday 1st April at 1pm
Magic U18 beat Team Solent Kestrels 69 – 56 at home in the Quarter Finals on Saturday 8th April at 1pm
Magic U18 at NBPC against Leeds Allerton High School Force Academy in the Semi-Finals on Saturday 29th April at 4pm
Magic U18 at NBPC against Derby Trailblazers / Southwark Pride in the Final or 3rd/4th Place game on Sunday 30th April at 4:45pm
Mystics U18 lost to Sevenoaks Suns 33 – 69 at home in the Quarter Finals on Sunday 9th April at 5pm
Magic U16 lost to Leicester Dynamite 80 – 82 at home in Round 2 on Saturday 1st April at 3:30pm
Trafford U16 beat Liverpool Basketball Red 93 – 91 away in Round 2 on Saturday 1st April at 1pm
Trafford U16 lost to Newham Youngbloods Lions 48 – 102 away in the Quarter Finals on Saturday 8th April at 12noon
Mystics U16 beat Leicester Warriors 86 – 15 at home in Round 1 on Saturday 25th March at 1pm
Mystics U16 lost to West Herts Warriors 47 – 57 at home in the Quarter Finals on Sunday 9th April at 12noon
Magic U14 beat Newcastle Eagles 99 – 51 at home in Round 2 on Sunday 2nd April at 2pm
Magic U14 beat London Feltham Warriors 107-102 after overtime at home in the Quarter Finals on Saturday 8th April at 3:30pm Highlights here
Magic U14 at NBPC against London Thunder Lewisham in the Semi Final on Saturday 29th April at 2pm
Magic U14 at NBPC against City of Birmingham / Worthing Thunder in the Final at 2:30pm or 3rd/4th Place game at 10am on Sunday 30th April
Magic 2 U14 beat Derby Trailblazers 64 – 50 at home in Round 1 on Sunday 26th March at 1:30pm
Magic 2 U14 lost to Sheffield Junior Sharks 54 – 92 at home in Round 2 on Sunday 2nd April at 12:30pm
Mystics U14 beat Derby Trailblazers 63 – 33 at home in Round 1 on Sunday 26th March at 12:30pm
Mystics U14 beat GCA Haringey Angels 62 – 44 at home in the Quarter Finals on Saturday 8th April at 1pm Report here
Mystics U14 at NBPC against Richmond Knights in the Semi Final on Saturday 29th April at 12noon
Mystics U14 at NBPC against Sevenoaks Suns / City of Sheffield Hatters in the Final at 4:45pm or 3rd/4th Place game at 12:15pm on Sunday 30th April
NBPC = National Basketball Performance Centre at Belle Vue
Junior Final Fours Weekend (Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th) is Free Entry
Stefan Gill nominated for Spalding MVP Award, but he needs your vote!
Manchester Magic’s Stefan Gill has been nominated for Spalding MVP Award 2016/17 but he needs your vote to help him win it!Use the links below to cast your vote before 9am on Wednesday 19th April #NBL1617
Mystics’ Jones and Allen make WBBL Stat Stars for March
Manchester Mystics’ Georgia Jones and Dominique Allen make the WBBL Stat Stars list for the month of March. Both Jones and Allen make the list for the third month running.
Georgia once again averaged 20 points per game and also dished out 5 assists per game over the month of March, both 3rd best in the league.
Dominique Allen appears four times, shooting 54.2% from the field (3rd), grabbing an average of 10.3 rebounds per game (3rd), shooting 85.7% from the free-throw line (2nd) and averaging 1 block per game (2nd).
Want to try out for the Manchester Mystics?
You could be our next basketball star!
Manchester Mystics Trials
Saturday 6th May or Sunday 7th May 12:30pm – 2:00pm
At the Amaechi Basketball Centre, Whalley Range High School, Wilbraham Road, M16 8G
All abilities welcome
Primary School Years 5 and 6 Girls welcome
We are recruiting for our Manchester Mystics Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 teams
U14: Current School Years 5, 6, 7, 8
U16: Current School Years 9, 10
U18: Current School Years 11, 12
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Limited selection of Merchandise will be available at the Centre at selected times, including during Magic games, examples of clothing will be on display but they are only available to purchase online via the link above. The club gets a percentage of the sales to put back into the club.
Manchester Magic and Mystics in the Community, Coaching Sessions:
5:30 – 6:30pm Year 3-6 Coaching/Games Boys & Girls – £2
6:30 – 7:30pm Year 7-11 Coaching/Games Boys & Girls – £2 7:30 – 9:45pm Open Age Leagues Men & Women – £21 per Team
8:30 – 9:30pm Adult-only session for Men and Women who want to learn how to play basketball – £1
5:00 – 6:00pm Boys and Girls Session Ages 14 – 18 – £2
7:15 – 8:45pm Year 7-13 Coaching/Games Boys & Girls – £16 per Team
9:15 – 10:00am Primary Year 1 & 2 Coaching Boys and Girls – £1.50
9:15 – 11:00am Primary Year 3 – 6 Practice followed by Games Boys and Girls – £3
Please Note: All School Aged Community Sessions will be on a break for the Easter Holidays from 3rd April, they return from Friday 21st April
Adult sessions including Monday’s Open Age Leagues, Wednesday’s Adult-Only Sessions and Walking Basketball will continue, except on Easter Sunday 16th April and Easter Monday 17th April
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.