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The Weekend Wrap

The Weekend Wrap 2023-24 Week 26

We have reached that time of the year when the regular season has now ended, and we move onto the play-offs, where the winner advances and for the loser, the season is over.

Saturday 13th April

Team Solent Kestrels 95-65 Manchester Magic D2 – Quarter Final

Manchester Magic D2 drop-out of the NBL Division 2 play-offs after an away loss against Team Solent Kestrels on Saturday evening at the Quarter Final stage.

Magic were led by Andre Gayle 24 points, 2 rebounds, 4 steals and a block, with support from Pharroh Gordon 19 points, 3 rebounds and a steal, Martell Elly 8 points, a rebound and 3 assists, Tyme Regent-Bascombe 6 points, 11 rebounds, an assist and a steal, Dan Davies 6 points, 11 rebounds and an assists and Bailey Goodall 7 rebounds and a steal.

Manchester Magic U16 88–70 Bristol Academy Flyers – Round One

Manchester Magic U16 advanced to the next round of the Under 16 play-offs after a home win against Bristol Academy Flyers on Saturday afternoon.

Manchester Magic U16’s Quarter Final opponents for next weekend are to be confirmed, the date and time to be confirmed.

Manchester Magic U14 83–53 Bristol Academy Flyers – Round One

Manchester Magic U14 advanced to the next round of the Under 14 play-offs after a home win against Bristol Academy Flyers on Saturday afternoon.

Manchester Magic U14’s Quarter Final opponents for next weekend are to be confirmed, the date and time to be confirmed.

Manchester Magic U12 71–18 Barrow Thorns – Quarter Final

Manchester Magic U12 advanced to the next round of the North West play-offs after a home win against Barrow Thorns on Saturday afternoon.

Manchester Magic U12 face Manchester Magic U12 2 at home next weekend in the Semi-Final, date and time to be confirmed. 

Sunday 14th April

Manchester Magic U18 89–85* St. Helens Saints – Round One

Manchester Magic U18 advanced to the next round of the Under 18 play-offs after a home overtime win against St. Helens Saints on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester Magic U18’s Quarter Final opponents for next weekend are to be confirmed, the date and time to be confirmed.

Trafford Magic U18 73–61 Manchester Giants – Round One

Trafford Magic U18 advanced to the next round of the Under 18 play-offs after a home win against Manchester Giants on Sunday afternoon.

Trafford Magic U18’s Quarter Final opponents for next weekend are to be confirmed, the date and time to be confirmed. 

Magic U14 3 67–44 Manchester Kings – Quarter Final

Manchester Magic U14 3 advanced to the next round of the North West play-offs after a home win against Manchester Kings on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester Magic U14 3 face the winner of Congleton Grizzles Red vs Barrow Thorns Blue at home next weekend in the Semi-Finals, date and time to be confirmed. 

Manchester Magic U12 2 86–27 Preston – Quarter Final

Manchester Magic U12 2 advanced to the next round of the North West play-offs after a home win against Preston on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester Magic U12 2 face Manchester Magic U12 away next weekend in the Semi-Finals, date and time to be confirmed. 

Stockport Lapwings 70-39 Manchester Mystics U12 2 – Quarter Final

Manchester Magic U12 2 drop-out of the North West play-offs after an away loss against Stockport Lapwings on Sunday afternoon at the Quarter Final stage.

Quarter Final play-off fixtures upcoming next weekend not mentioned above, dates and times to be confirmed:

Manchester Mystics U18 vs Sussex Storm, Manchester Mystics U16 vs Kingston Lions, Mystics U14 vs Sussex Storm and Milton Keynes Breakers vs Mystics U14 2 (Saturday 20th April 1:15pm)

Manchester Mystics U12 face Lancashire Spinners at home in the Semi-Finals.

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Saturday 6th April

Anglia Ruskin University 75-58 Manchester Mystics D1

Manchester Mystics D1 finished the regular season with a 8-14 record in the WNBL Division One after an away loss against Anglia Ruskin University on Saturday afternoon. Mystics finish in 9th place in the WNBL Division 1 table, and just miss out on a spot in the play-offs.

Mystics were led by, Rheana Khalil 16 points, 8 rebounds, an assist and a steal, with support from Elizandra Costa 15 points, 4 rebounds, an assist and 2 steals, Success Odemwingie 11 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals, Carina Costa 10 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal and Hannah Alty 2 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals.

Sunday 7th April

Magic U14 3 70–27 Northwich Play-off R1

Manchester Magic U14 3 advanced to the next round of the North West play-offs after a home win against Northwich on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester Magic U14 3 face the winner of Manchester Kings vs Stockport Falcons at home next weekend, date and time to be confirmed.  

Round one play-off fixtures upcoming next weekend, dates and times to be confirmed:

Magic U18 vs St Helens Saints, Trafford U18 vs Manchester Giants, Magic U16 vs Bristol Academy Flyers, Magic U14 vs Bristol Academy Flyers, Manchester Magic U12 vs Barrow Thorns and ManchesterMagic U12 2 vs Preston.

Manchester Magic Seniors face Solent Kestrels away on Saturday 13th April at 6:00pm.

Manchester Mystics U12 2 face an away trip to Stockport Lapwings on Saturday 13th April at 10:00am.

All other Mystics play-offs commence the weekend after next weekend.

Coach Jim's Report

Coach Jim’s Report: Mystics U14 at Sheffield Hatters

Following our comfortable victory over Conference side Stockport last Monday, we returned to the more competitive world of the Premier League to face our main rivals Sheffield Hatters. As we knew from the two previous contests against them, they are a strong, powerful, well-coached outfit who are ranked in the country’s top four at this level.

Without the blistering pace of Jane, the shooting prowess of Adele and the rebounding capability of Elsa, we needed to be at our best if we were to remain unbeaten. Sheffield is a city renowned for steel but on this occasion it was Manchester who showed its mettle!  Much of this was due to the make-up of our side which was as well-balanced as an expert tight-rope walker with all players on show capable of filling a variety of roles.

Despite the efforts of Sheffield’s excellent point guard and their size advantage, Mystics hard-working team defence and highly skilled offensive firepower enabled us to win all four quarters for a convincing 83-50 win. We now move on to the business end of the season with a home tie, on either 20 or 21 April, versus the team who finished fourth in the south, Sussex Storm. Will they be lightning quick or full of wind? I will endeavour to find out.

If we win that, next up will be either Kingston Lions or Lancashire Spinners on the first day of the Final Fours, 4 May. With 3 or 4 friendlies lined up in preparation, there remains plenty to play for, both for the team and individuals, as I finalise what I consider to be the most effective all-round combination of players likely to give us the best chance of success.

Thank you to my erudite assistant James, to all parents who gave lifts and their support as well as to Laura for standing in so seamlessly as team manager.

Just one training session, tonight at the Centre 5.30-7.30pm, before we all tuck in to our over-priced Easter eggs, after which we play Spinners away at 7.00pm on Thursday 4 April.

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Wednesday 20th March

Manchester Giants 118-53 Trafford Magic U16

Trafford Magic U16 moved to 6-15 in the Premier North after an away loss against Manchester Giants on Wednesday.

Up next for Trafford U16 was an away game against York Eagles on Sunday afternoon, their final game of the regular season, find out how they got on below.

Saturday 23rd March

St Helens Saints 77-81 Manchester Magic U18

Manchester Magic U18 moved to 17-4 in the Premier North after an away win against St Helens Saints on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U18 was an away game against in-house rivals Trafford Magic U18 on Sunday afternoon, their final game of the regular season, find out how they got on below.

Leeds LDM 45-109 Trafford Magic U18

Trafford Magic U18 moved to 18-3 in the Premier North after an away win against Leeds LDM on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Trafford U18 was a home game against in-house rivals, Manchester Magic U18 on Sunday afternoon, their final game of the regular season, find out how they got on below. 

Bristol Academy Flyers 47-90 Manchester Mystics U18

Manchester Mystics U18 finished the regular season with a 12-0 record in the Premier North after an away win against Bristol Academy Flyers on Saturday afternoon. Mystics U18 were crowned Premier North Champions heading into the playoffs.

Sheffield Hatters 50-83 Manchester Mystics U14

Manchester Mystics U14 finished the regular season with a 12-0 record in the North 1 after an away win against Sheffield Hatters on Saturday afternoon. Mystics U14 were crowned North 1 League Champions heading into the playoffs.

Mersey Mavericks 78-48 Manchester Mystics U12 2

Manchester Mystics U12 2 finish the regular season with a 0-10 record in the North West League after an away loss against Mersey Mavericks on Saturday afternoon, despite their record this team showed great promise for the future.

Sunday 23rd March

CoLA Southwark Pride 76-51 Manchester Mystics D1

Manchester Mystics D1 moved to 8-13 in the WNBL Division One after an away loss against CoLA Southwark Pride on Sunday afternoon.

Mystics were led by, Success Odemwingie 15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal, with support from Hannah Alty 10 points, 2 rebounds and a steal, Daisy Bryan 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and a block, Natalie Feurtado 5 points, 3 rebounds and a steal, Carina Costa 5 points, a rebound and a assist, Favour Elabor 4 points, a rebound, 2 assists, a steal and a block and Rehana Khalil 4 points, 2 rebounds, an assist and a steal.

Up next of Mystics D1 is an away game against Anglia Ruskin on Saturday 6th April at TBC, their final game of the regular season.

Trafford Magic U18 81–92 Manchester Magic U18

Trafford Magic U18 finish the regular season with an 18-4 record in the Premier North after a home loss against in-house rivals Manchester Magic on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester Magic U18 finish the regular season with an 18-4 record in the Premier North.

Final league placings are awaiting confirmation.

York Eagles 104-52- Trafford Magic U16

Trafford Magic U16 finish the regular season with a 6-16 record in the Premier North after an away loss against York Eagles on Sunday afternoon, to finish in 9th in the Premier North.

Manchester Magic U14 3 71–43 Bromborough Bulldogs

Manchester Magic U14 3 finish the regular season with a 9-3 record in the North West Dee League after a home win against Bromborough Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon, to finish in 2nd in the North West Dee League.

Manchester Mystics U12 81–76 Mersey Mavericks

Manchester Mystics U12 finish the regular season with a 10-0 record in the North West League after a home win against Mersey Mavericks on Sunday afternoon, to finish in 1st in the North West League heading into the playoffs.

Your team performance of the week last week was Trafford Magic U18 with 66.6% of the vote.

Who was your team of the week this week?

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Saturday 16th March

Manchester Magic D2 70–64 Teesside Lions

Manchester Magic D2 finish the regular season with a 14-8 record in the NBL Division Two after a home win against Teesside Lions on Saturday afternoon, finishing third in the table and await an away tie against second in the South in the play-offs.

Magic were led by, Andre Gayle 20 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists, with support from Tyme Regent-Bascombe 17 points, 18 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal, Martell Elly 16 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals, Dan Davies 6 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal, Saul May 4 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists, Bailey Goodall 4 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals and Rylan Bawden 3 points, 2 rebounds and an assist.

Sheffield Elite 72-84 Manchester Magic U18

Manchester Magic U18 moved to 15-4 in the Premier North after an away win against Sheffield Elite on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U18 was a home game against York Eagles on Sunday afternoon, find out how they got on below.

Manchester Mystics U18 20–0 Bristol Academy Flyers

Manchester Mystics U18 moved to 10-0 in the Premier North after a home win via forfeit against Bristol Academy Flyers on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U18 was a home game against Cardiff Met Archers on Sunday afternoon, find out how they got on below.

Milton Keynes Breakers 52-94 Manchester Magic U16

Manchester Magic U16 finished the regular season with a 22-0 record in the Premier North after an away win against Milton Keynes Breakers on Saturday afternoon. Magic U16 were crowned champions of the Premier North and await their fate in the play-offs.

Trafford Magic U16 71–108 City of Birmingham Rockets

Trafford Magic U16 moved to 6-13 in the Premier North after a home loss against City of Birmingham Rockets on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Trafford U16 was an away game against City of Leeds Gold on Sunday afternoon, find out how they got on below.

Manchester Magic U16 2 113–51 Cheshire Wire Green

Manchester Magic U16 2 moved to 6-11 in the Conference North West after a home win/loss against Cheshire Wire Green on Saturday afternoon.  

Up next for Magic U16 2 was a home game against Cheshire Phoenix Blue on Sunday afternoon, their final games of the regular season, find out how they got on below.

Sheffield Hatters 56-79 Manchester Mystics U16

Manchester Mystics U16 moved to 13-1 in the Premier North after an away win against Sheffield Hatters on Saturday afternoon. 

Up next for Mystics U16 was an away game against Milton Keynes Breakers on Sunday afternoon, find out how they got on below.

Sheffield Hatters 77-42 Manchester Mystics U14 2

Manchester Mystics U14 2 moved to 3-8 in the North 1 after an away loss against Sheffield Hatters on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U14 2 was an away game against Newcastle Eagles on Sunday afternoon, their final game of the regular season, find out how they got on below.

Lancashire Spinners 68-21 Manchester Mystics U12 2

Manchester Mystics U12 2 moved to 0-9 in the North West League after an away loss against Lancashire Spinners on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U12 2 is an away game against Mersey Mavericks on Saturday 23rd March at 12:00noon, their final game of the regular season. 

Sunday 17th March

Manchester Mystics D1 50–69 Reading Rockets

Manchester Mystics D1 moved to 8-12 in the WNBL Division One after a home loss against Reading Rockets on Sunday afternoon.

Mystics were led by, Carina Costa 17 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals, with support from Elizandra Costa 11 points, a rebound, 2 assists and 3 steals, Success Odemwingie 9 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists, Rehana Khalil 8 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals, Remi Idowu 2 points, 11 rebound and an assist and Hannah Alty 2 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals.

Up next of Mystics D1 is an away game against CoLA Southwark Pride on Saturday 23rd March at 2:15pm.

Manchester Magic U18 91–51 York Eagles

Manchester Magic U18 moved to 16-4 in the Premier North after a home win against York Eagles on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U18 is an away game against St. Helens Saints on Saturday 23rd March at 11:00am, followed by an away game against in-house rivals, Trafford Magic U18 on Sunday 24th March at 3:00pm, their final game of the regular season.

Sheffield Elite 81-94 Trafford Magic U18

Trafford Magic U18 moved to 16-3 in the Premier North after an away win against Sheffield Elite on Sunday afternoon. 

Up next for Trafford U18 was an away game against St. Helens Saints on Monday evening, find out how they got on below. 

Manchester Mystics U18 20–0 Cardiff Met Archers

Manchester Mystics U18 moved to 11-0 in the Premier North after a home win via forfeit against Cardiff Met Archers on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U18 is an away game against Bristol Academy Flyers on Saturday 23rd March at 1:00pm.

City of Leeds Gold 71-51 Trafford Magic U16

Trafford Magic U16 moved to 6-14 in the Premier North after an away loss against City of Leeds Gold on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Trafford U16 is an away game against Manchester Giants on Wednesday 20th March at 7:00pm, followed by an away game against York Eagles on Sunday 24th March at 3:00pm, their final game of the regular season.

Manchester Magic U16 2 53–61 Cheshire Phoenix Blue

Manchester Magic U16 2 finish their regular season with a 6-12 record in the Conference North West after a home loss against Cheshire Phoenix Blue on Sunday afternoon, awaiting confirmation of league placing.

Milton Keynes Breakers 77-68 Manchester Mystics U16

Manchester Mystics U16 moved to 13-2 in the Premier North after an away loss against Milton Keynes Breakers on Saturday afternoon. 

Mystics U16 have one remaining game to play away against Nottingham Wildcats date and time to be confirmed.

Newcastle Eagles 58-40 Manchester Mystics U16 2

Manchester Mystics U16 2 finish their regular season with a 5-11 record in the Premier North after an away loss against Newcastle Eagles on Sunday afternoon, awaiting confirmation of league placing.

City of Leeds Black 37-67 Manchester Mystics U16 3

Manchester Mystics U16 3 moved to 9-6 in the Conference North after an away win against City of Leeds Black on Sunday afternoon.

Mystics U16 3 had one remaining game to play at home against Teesside Lions, this game has now been forfeited in favour of Mystics, meaning Mystics U16 3 finish with a 10-6 record, finishing in 4th place in the Conference North league.

Tameside Vikings 51-54 Manchester Magic U14 2

Manchester Magic U14 2 finish their regular season with an 11-3 record in the North West 1 after an away win against Tameside Vikings on Sunday afternoon, to finish 2nd in the North West 1 league.

Newcastle Eagles 49-59 Manchester Mystics U14 2

Manchester Mystics U14 2 finish their regular season with a 4-8 record in the North 1 after an away win against Newcastle Eagles on Sunday afternoon, to finish in 4th in the North 1 league.

Cheshire Wire 41-70 Manchester Magic U12

Manchester Magic U12 finish their regular season with an 11-1 in the North West Irwell League after an away win against Cheshire Wire on Sunday afternoon and await confirmation of league placing.

Stockport Lapwings 48-53 Manchester Mystics U12

Manchester Mystics U12 moved to 9-0 in the North West League after an away win against Stockport Lapwings on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U12 is a home game against Mersey Mavericks on Sunday 24th March at 12:30pm, their final game of the regular season.

Monday 18th March

St. Helens Saints 100-101 Trafford Magic U18

Trafford Magic U18 moved to 17-3 in the Premier North after an away win against St. Helens Saints on Monday evening.

Up next for Trafford U18 is an away game against Leeds LDM on Saturday 23rd March at 4:45pm, followed by a home game against in-house rivals, Manchester Magic U18 on Sunday 24th March at 3:00pm, their final game of the regular season. 

Your team performance of the week last week was a two-way tie between Manchester Magic U14 2 and Manchester Magic U12 2 with 50% of the vote each.

Who was your team of the week this week? (Vote closed)

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Wednesday 6th March

Stockport Falcons 1 57-65 Manchester Magic U16 2

Manchester Magic U16 2 moved to 5-9 in the Conference North West after an away win against Stockport Falcons 1 on Wednesday Evening, Saturday afternoon.  

Up next for Magic U16 2 was an away game to be played at home against Manchester Giants Green on Saturday afternoon find out how they got on below.

Saturday 9th March

Manchester Magic D2 67–59 Worcester Wolves

Manchester Magic D2 moved to 13-8 in the NBL Division Two after a home win against Worcester Wolves on Saturday afternoon.

Magic were led by, Tyme Regent-Bascombe 29 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, a steal and a block, with support from Andre Gayle 17 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and a block, Martell Elly 8 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and a block, Dan Davies 5 points, 7 rebounds an assist and a steal and Darstin Onye 4 points, 4 rebounds, an assist and 3 blocks.

Up next for Magic D2 is a home game against Teesside Lions on Saturday 16th at 6:00pm, their final game of the regular season.

Cardiff Met Archers 49-71 Manchester Mystics U18 2

Manchester Mystics U18 2 finish their regular season with a record of 3-8 in the Premier North after an away win against Cardiff Met Archers on Saturday afternoon, their position in the league table is to be confirmed.

Manchester Magic U16 82–61 Manchester Giants

Manchester Magic U16 moved to 20-0 in the Premier North after a home win against Manchester Giants on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U16 was an ‘away’ game against in-house rivals Trafford Magic on Sunday afternoon, find out how they got on below.

Trafford Magic U16 62–73 Milton Keynes Breakers

Trafford Magic U16 moved to 6-11 in the Premier North after a home loss against Milton Keynes Breakers on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Trafford U16 was a home game against in-house rivals Manchester Magic on Sunday afternoon, find out how they got on below.  

Manchester Magic U16 2 67–83 Manchester Giants Green (Away game played at home)

Manchester Magic U16 2 moved to 5-10 in the Conference North West after a home loss against Manchester Giants Green on Saturday afternoon.  

Up next for Magic U16 2 was a home game against Preston on Sunday afternoon, find out how they got on below.

Bristol Academy Flyers 69-50 Manchester Mystics U16 2

Manchester Mystics U16 2 moved to 5-10 in the Premier North after an away loss against Bristol Academy Flyers on Saturday afternoon. 

Up next for Mystics U16 2 is an away game against Newcastle Eagles on Sunday 17th March 1:30pm, their final game of the regular season. 

City of Leeds Gold 71-38 Manchester Mystics U16 3

Manchester Mystics U16 3 moved to 8-6 in the Conference North after an away loss against City of Leeds Gold on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U16 3 is an away game against City of Leeds Black on Sunday 17th March at 4:00pm.

Manchester Magic U14 2 79–40 Stockport Falcons White

Manchester Magic U14 2 moved to 10-3 in the North West 1 after a home win against Stockport Falcons White on Saturday afternoon.  

Up next for Magic U14 2 is an away game against Tameside Vikings on Sunday 17th March at 12:30pm, their final game of the regular season.

Congleton Grizzles Black 34-75 Manchester Magic U14 3

Manchester Magic U14 3 moved to 7-3 in the North West Dee League after an away win against Congleton Grizzles Black on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U14 3 is a home game against Bromborough Bulldogs on Sunday 24th March at 12:30pm.

Sunday 10th March

Thames Valley Cavaliers 81-57 Manchester Mystics D1

Manchester Mystics D1 moved to 8-11 in the WNBL Division One after an away loss against Thames Valley Cavaliers on Sunday afternoon.

Mystics were led by, Irene Oboavwoduo 16 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals, with support from Rehana Khalil 9 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal, Carina Costa 9 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals, Remi Idowu 8 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists, Success Odemwingie 4 points and 6 rebounds and Alejandra Escriva Gay 4 points, 5 rebounds, an assist and 2 steals.

Up next of Mystics D1 is a home game against Reading Rockets on Sunday 17th March at 5:30pm.

Manchester Magic U18 78–72 Team QE Basketball Academy

Manchester Magic U18 moved to 14-4 in the Premier North after a home win against Team QE Basketball Academy on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U18 is an away game against Sheffield Elite on Saturday 16th March at 12:00noon, followed by a home game against York Eagles on Sunday 17th March at 12:30pm.

Trafford Magic U16 47–101 Manchester Magic U16

Trafford Magic U16 moved to 6-12 in the Premier North after a home loss against in-house rivals Manchester Magic on Sunday afternoon. Magic U16 moved to 21-0.

Up next for Trafford U16 is a home game against City of Birmingham Rockets on Saturday 16th March at 3:30pm, followed by an away game against City of Leeds Gold on Sunday 17th March at 10:00am.   

Up next for Magic U16 is an away game against Milton Keynes Breakers on Saturday 16th March at 1:15pm, their final game of the regular season.

Manchester Magic U16 2 83-84 Preston

Manchester Magic U16 2 moved to 5-11 in the Conference North West after a home loss against Preston on Sunday afternoon.  

Up next for Magic U16 2 is a home game against Cheshire Wire Green on Saturday 16th March at 1:00pm, followed by a home game against Cheshire Phoenix Blue on Sunday 17th March at 3:00pm, their final games of the regular season.

Newcastle Eagles 50-99 Manchester Mystics U16

Manchester Mystics U16 moved to 12-1 in the Premier North after an away win against Newcastle Eagles on Sunday afternoon. 

Up next for Mystics U16 is an away game against Sheffield Hatters on Saturday 16th March at 12:30pm, followed by an away game against Milton Keynes Breakers on Sunday 17th March at 1:15pm.

Manchester Magic U14 100–38 City of Leeds Gold

Manchester Magic U14 finish their regular season with a record of 14-0 in the Premier North after a home win against City of Leeds Gold on Sunday afternoon, and are crowned Premier North champions, heading into the play-offs.

Newcastle Eagles 37-70 Manchester Mystics U14

Manchester Mystics U14 moved to 11-0 in the North 1 after an away win/loss against Newcastle Eagles on Sunday afternoon. 

Up next for Mystics U14 is an away game against Sheffield Hatters on Saturday 23rd March at 4:00pm, their final regular season game before the play-offs.

Manchester Magic U12 79–34 Cheshire Phoenix

Manchester Magic U12 moved to 10-1 in the North West Irwell League after a home win against Cheshire Phoenix on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U12 is an away game against Cheshire Wire on Sunday 17th March at 10:00am, their final game of the regular season.

Cheshire Raptors 37-76 Manchester Magic U12 2

Manchester Magic U12 2 finish their regular season with a record of 8-0 in the North West Mersey League after an away win against Cheshire Raptors on Sunday afternoon. They await their fate in the play-offs.

Your team performance of the week last week was Trafford Magic U18 with 50% of the vote.

Who was your team of the week this week? (Vote closed)

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Thursday 29th February

Manchester Giants 64-74 Trafford Magic U18

Trafford Magic U18 moved to 14-3 in the Premier North after an away win against Manchester Giants on Thursday evening.

Up next for Trafford U18 was an away game against Derby Trailblazers on Saturday afternoon, find out how they got on below.

Saturday 2nd March

Bristol Hurricanes 83-64 Manchester Magic D2

Manchester Magic D2 moved to 12-8 in the NBL Division Two after an away loss against Bristol Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon.

Magic were led by, Andre Gayle 20 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steals, with support from Josh Pearce 11 points, 7 rebounds, a steal and a block, Martell Elly 10 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals, Tyme Regent-Bascombe 9 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals and Saul May 8 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, a steal and a block.

Up next for Magic D2 is a home game against Worcester Wolves on Saturday 9nd March at the earlier time of 5:30pm.

Manchester Magic U18 81–54 City of Edinburgh

Manchester Magic U18 moved to 13-4 in the Premier North after a home win against City of Edinburgh on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U18 is a home game against Team QE Basketball Academy on Sunday 10th March at 3:00pm.

Derby Trailblazers 68-101 Trafford Magic U18

Trafford Magic U18 moved to 15-3 in the Premier North after an away win against Derby Trailblazers on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Trafford U18 was an away game against Sheffield Elite on Sunday 17th March at 3:00pm.  

City of Birmingham Rockets 42-70 Manchester Mystics U18

Manchester Mystics U18 moved to 10-0 in the Premier North after an away win against City of Birmingham Rockets on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U18 is a home game against Bristol Academy Flyers on Saturday 16nd March at 3:30pm, followed by a home game against Cardiff Met Archers on Sunday 17th March at 12:30pm, their final home game of the regular season.

Manchester Mystics U16 93–30 City of Birmingham Rockets

Manchester Mystics U16 moved to 11-1 in the Premier North after a home win against City of Birmingham Rockets on Saturday afternoon. 

Up next for Mystics U16 is an away game against Newcastle Eagles on Sunday 10th March at 1:00pm.

Milton Keynes Breakers 70-82 Manchester Magic U14

Manchester Magic U14 moved to 13-0 in the Premier North after an away win against Milton Keynes Breakers on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U14 is a home game against City of Leeds Gold on Sunday 10th March at 12:30pm, their final game of the regular season.

Manchester Magic U14 3 61–38 Cheshire Phoenix

Manchester Magic U14 3 moved to 6-3 in the North West Dee League after a home win against Cheshire Phoenix on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U14 3 is an away game against Congleton Grizzles Black on Saturday 9th March at 12:00noon.

Lancashire Spinners 53-38 Manchester Mystics U14 2

Manchester Mystics U14 2 moved to 3-7 in the North 1 after an away loss against Lancashire Spinners on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U14 2 is an away game against Sheffield Hatters Saturday 16th March at 2:30pm, followed by an away game against Newcastle Eagles on Sunday 17th March at 3:30pm.

Sunday 3rd March

Manchester Mystics D1 62–68 Loughborough Riders

Manchester Mystics D1 moved to 8-10 in the WNBL Division One after a home loss against Loughborough Riders on Sunday evening.

Mystics were led by, Rehana Khalil 22 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals, with support from Irene Oboavwoduo 18 points, 7 rebounds, an assist and 2 steals, Natalie Feurtado 10 points, 3 rebounds and a steal, Elizandra Costa 7 points, 2 rebounds and a steal, Carina Costa 2 points, 6 rebounds and an assist and Remi Idowu a point, 7 rebounds and a steal.

Up next of Mystics D1 is an away game against Thames Valley Cavaliers on Sunday 10th March at 1:00pm.

Sheffield Elite 53-102 Manchester Magic U16

Manchester Magic U16 moved to 19-0 in the Premier North after an away win against Sheffield Elite on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U16 is a home game against Manchester Giants on Saturday 9th March at 1:00pm, followed by an away game against in-house rivals Trafford Magic on Sunday 10th March at 3:00pm.

Your team performance of the week last week was Manchester Magic U12 with 40% of the vote.

Who was your team of the week this week? (Vote closed)

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Saturday 24th February

Manchester Magic D2 76–66 Leicester Warriors

Manchester Magic D2 moved to 12-7 in the NBL Division Two after a home win against Leicester Warriors on Saturday afternoon.

Magic were led by, Andre Gayle 19 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, a steal and a block, with support from, Josh Pearce 17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, a steal and 3 blocks, Darstin Onye 17 points, 5 rebounds, an assist, a steal and 2 blocks, Tyme Regent-Bascombe 12 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and a block, Dan Davies 4 points, 7 rebounds, an assist, 2 steals and a block and Shaquille Furlonge 4 points, 6 rebounds and an assist.

Up next for Magic D2 is an away game against Bristol Hurricanes on Saturday 2nd March at 6:30pm.

Barking Abbey 55-53 Manchester Mystics D1

Manchester Mystics D1 moved to 8-9 in the WNBL Division One after an away loss against Barking Abbey on Saturday evening.

Mystics were led by, Irene Oboavwoduo 16 points, 8 rebounds, an assist and 4 steals, with support from, Elizandra Costa 13 points, a rebound, 3 assists and 2 steals, Rehana Khalil 10 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals and Success Odemwingie 7 points, 4 rebounds, an assist and 4 steals.

Up next of Mystics D1 is a home game against Loughborough Riders on Sunday 3rd March at 5:30pm.

Trafford Magic U18 104–55 York Eagles

Trafford Magic U18 moved to 13-3 in the Premier North after a home win against York Eagles on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Trafford U18 is an away game against Manchester Giants on Thursday 29th February at 7:00pm.

City of Birmingham Rockets 69-59 Manchester Mystics U18 2

Manchester Mystics U18 2 moved to 3-8 in the Premier North after an away loss against City of Birmingham Rockets on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U18 2 is an away game against Cardiff Met Archers on Saturday 9th March at 5:15pm, their final game of the regular season.

Manchester Magic U16 81–62 Newcastle Eagles

Manchester Magic U16 moved to 17-0 in the Premier North after a home win against Newcastle Eagles on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U16 was an away game against Newcastle Eagles on Sunday, find out how they got on below.

Trafford Magic U16 60-69 Sheffield Elite

Trafford Magic U16 moved to 6-10 in the Premier North after a home loss against Sheffield Elite on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Trafford U16 is an away game against Manchester Giants on Saturday 2nd March at 12:00noon.

Manchester Swarm 86-57 Manchester Magic U16 2

Manchester Magic U16 2 moved to 4-9 in the Conference North West after an away loss against Manchester Swarm on Saturday afternoon.  

Up next for Magic U16 2 is an away game against Stockport Falcons 1 on Wednesday 6th March at 2:00pm, followed by a home game against Manchester Giants on Saturday 9th March at 1:00pm, followed by a home game against Preston on Sunday 10th March at 3:00pm.

City of Birmingham Rockets 61-78 Manchester Mystics U16 2

Manchester Mystics U16 2 moved to 5-9 in the Premier North after an away win against City of Birmingham Rockets on Saturday afternoon. 

Up next for Mystics U16 2 is an away game against Bristol Academy Flyers on Saturday 9th March 1:00pm. 

Mersey Mavericks 18-68 Manchester Mystics U16 3

Manchester Mystics U16 3 moved to 8-5 in the Conference North after an away win against Mersey Mavericks on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U16 3 is an away game against City of Leeds Gold on Saturday 9th March at 2:00pm.

Manchester Giants Green 51-63 Manchester Magic U14 2

Manchester Magic U14 2 moved to 9-3 in the North West 1 after an away win against Manchester Giants Green on Saturday afternoon.  

Up next for Magic U14 2 is a home game against Stockport Falcons White on Saturday 9th March at 1:00pm

Manchester Magic U12 82–32 Cheshire Wire

Manchester Magic U12 moved to 8-1 in the North West Irwell League after a home win against Cheshire Wire on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U12 was an away game against Stockport Falcons on Sunday afternoon, find out how they got on below.  

Sunday 25th February

Myerscough 68-64 Manchester Magic U18

Manchester Magic U18 moved to 12-4 in the Premier North after an away loss against Myerscough on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U18 is a home game against City of Edinburgh on Saturday 2nd March at 3:30pm.

Cardiff Met Archers 36-107 Manchester Mystics U18

Manchester Mystics U18 moved to 9-0 in the Premier North after an away win against Cardiff Met Archers on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U18 is an away game against City of Birmingham Rockets on Saturday 2nd March at 2:20pm.

Newcastle Eagles 50-90 Manchester Magic U16

Manchester Magic U16 moved to 18-0 in the Premier North after an away win against Newcastle Eagles on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U16 is an away game against Sheffield Elite on Sunday 3rd March at 1:00pm.

Manchester Mystics U16 84–32 Nottingham Wildcats

Manchester Mystics U16 moved to 10-1 in the Premier North after a home win against Nottingham Wildcats on Sunday afternoon. 

Up next for Mystics U16 is a home game against City of Birmingham Rockets on Saturday 2nd March at 1:00pm.

Manchester Magic U14 88–62 Manchester Giants

Manchester Magic U14 moved to 12-0 in the Premier North after a home win against Manchester Giants on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U14 is an away game against Milton Keynes Breakers on Saturday 2nd March at 1:15pm.

Stockport Falcons 51-72 Manchester Magic U12

Manchester Magic U12 moved to 9-1 in the North West Irwell League after an away win against Stockport Falcons on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U12 is a home game against Cheshire Phoenix on Sunday 10th March at 12:30pm. 

Manchester Magic U12 2 100–19 Bromborough Bulldogs

Manchester Magic U12 2 moved to 7-0 in the North West Mersey League after a home win against Bromborough Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U12 2 is their final game of the regular season, away against Cheshire Raptors on Sunday 10th March at 11:00am. 

Padgate 28-65 Manchester Mystics U12

Manchester Mystics U12 moved to 8-0 in the North West League after an away win against Padgate on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U12 is a home game against Mersey Mavericks on Saturday 9th March at 1:00pm.

Your team performance of the week last week was Manchester Mystics U16 3 with 50% of the vote.

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Thursday 15th February

Sheffield Elite 67-72 Trafford Magic U16

Trafford Magic U16 moved to 6-8 in the Premier North after an away win against Sheffield Elite on Thursday afternoon.

Up next for Trafford U16 was an away game Newcastle Eagles on Sunday afternoon, find out how they got on below.

Saturday 17th February

Leeds LDM 40-77 Manchester Magic U18

Manchester Magic U18 moved to 12-3 in the Premier North after an away win against Leeds LDM on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U18 an away game against Myerscough on Sunday 25th February at 2:00pm.

Nottingham Wildcats 43-91 Manchester Mystics U18

Manchester Mystics U18 moved to 8-0 in the Premier North after an away win against Nottingham Wildcats on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U18 is an away game against Cardiff Met Archers on Sunday 25th February at 2:00pm.

Manchester Magic U16 111–67 Leicester Riders

Manchester Magic U16 moved to 16-0 in the Premier North after a home win against Leicester Riders on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U16 is a home game against Newcastle Eagles on Saturday 24th February at 1:00pm, followed by an away game against Newcastle Eagles on Sunday 25th February at 3:30pm.

City of Leeds Gold 29-118 Manchester Magic U14

Manchester Magic U14 moved to 11-0 in the Premier North after an away win against City of Leeds Gold on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U14 is a home game against Manchester Giants on Sunday 25th February at 12:30pm.

Manchester Mystics U12 2 88–89 Mersey Mavericks

Manchester Mystics U12 2 moved to 0-7 in the North West League after a home loss against Mersey Mavericks on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U12 2 was an away game against Padgate on Sunday afternoon, find out how they got on below. 

Sunday 18th February

Bristol Academy Flyers 59-55 Manchester Magic D2

Manchester Magic D2 moved to 11-7 in the NBL Division Two after an away loss against Bristol Academy Flyers on Sunday afternoon.

Magic were led by, Josh Pearce 17 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks, with support from Dan Davies 9 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal, David Hewitt 9 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals, Fortune Iguma 7 points and 6 rebounds and Lutae Jones 7 points and 5 rebounds.

Up next for Magic D2 is a home game against Leicester Warriors on Saturday 24th February at 7:00pm.

Manchester Mystics D1 59–62 Brent Bulls

Manchester Mystics D1 moved to 8-8 in the WNBL Division One after a home loss against Brent Bulls on Sunday evening.

Mystics were led by, Elizandra Costa 16 points, 2 assists and a steal, with support from Rehana Khalil 15 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals, Remi Idowu 10 points, 6 rebounds and a steal, Irene Oboavwoduo 9 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and Natalie Feurtado 6 points, 7 rebounds, an assist and a steal.

Up next of Mystics D1 is an away game against Barking Abbey on Saturday 24th February at 2:00pm.

Manchester Mystics U18 2 55–79 City of Birmingham Rockets

Manchester Mystics U18 2 moved to 3-7 in the Premier North after a home loss against City of Birmingham Rockets on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U18 2 is an away game against City of Birmingham Rockets on Saturday 24th February at 2:20pm.

Newcastle Eagles 128-66 Trafford Magic U16

Trafford Magic U16 moved to 6-9 in the Premier North after an away loss against Newcastle Eagles on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Trafford U16 is a home game against Sheffield Elite on Saturday 24th February at 3:30pm.

Manchester Mystics U16 3 58-57 Liverpool

Manchester Mystics U16 3 moved to 7-5 in the Conference North after a home win against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U16 3 is an away game against Mersey Mavericks on Saturday 24th February at 12:00noon.

Bromborough Bulldogs 80-59 Manchester Magic U14 3

Manchester Magic U14 3 moved to 5-3 in the North West Dee League after an away loss against Bromborough Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U14 3 is a home game against Cheshire Phoenix on Saturday 2nd March at 1:00pm.

Padgate 47-37 Manchester Mystics U12 2

Manchester Mystics U12 2 moved to 0-8 in the North West League after an away loss against Padgate on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U12 2 is an away game against Lancashire Spinners on Saturday 16th March at 1:00pm, their final game of the regular season. 

Your team performance of the week last week was a two-way tie between Manchester Magic U16 and Manchester Mystics U14 with 50% of the vote apiece.

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Saturday 10th February

Doncaster Eagles 81-88 Manchester Magic D2

Manchester Magic D2 moved to 11-6 in the NBL Division Two after an away win against Doncaster Eagles on Saturday evening.

Up next for Magic D2 is an away game against Bristol Academy Flyers on Sunday 18th February at 3:00pm.

Manchester Mystics D1 64-76 Ipswich

Manchester Mystics D1 moved to 8-7 in the WNBL Division One after a home loss against Ipswich on Saturday afternoon.

Mystics were led by, Rehana Khalil 23 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals, with support from Irene Oboavwoduo 13 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals, Elizandra Costa 10 points, a rebound, 3 assists and 3 steals, Carina Costa 7 points, 2 rebounds, an assist and 2 steals, Hannah Alty 4 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and a steal, Remi Idowu 2 points, 6 rebounds and Favour Elabor 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals and a block.

Up next of Mystics D1 is a home game against Brent Bulls on Sunday 18th February at 5:30pm.

Manchester Magic U16 105–45 Trafford U16

Manchester Magic U16 moved to 14-0 in the Premier North after a home win against in-house rivals Trafford Magic on Saturday afternoon. Trafford Magic U16 moved to 4-8.

Up next for Magic U16 was an away game against Derby Trailblazers on Sunday afternoon, find out how they got on below.

Up next for Trafford U16 is a home game against Northamptonshire Titans on Sunday afternoon, find out how they got on below.

Manchester Magic U14 2 56–57 Manchester Swarm

Manchester Magic U14 2 moved to 8-3 in the North West 1 after a home loss against Manchester Swarm on Saturday afternoon.  

Up next for Magic U14 2 is an away game against Manchester Giants on Saturday 24th February at 4:00pm.

Manchester Mystics U14 2 51–78 Manchester Mystics U14

Manchester Mystics U14 2 moved to 3-6 in the North 1 after a home loss against in-house rivals Manchester Mystics on Saturday afternoon. Mystics U14 moved to 10-0.

Up next for Mystics U14 2 is an away game against Lancashire Spinners on Saturday 2nd March at 3:00pm.

Up next for Mystics U14 is an away game against Sheffield Hatters on Saturday 17th February at 12:00noon.

Manchester Magic U12 74–18 Mersey Mavericks Purple

Manchester Magic U12 moved to 7-1 in the North West Irwell League after a home win against Mersey Mavericks Purple on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U12 is an away game against Cheshire Wire on Saturday 24th February at 4:00pm.

Manchester Mystics U12 2 28–86 Stockport Lapwings

Manchester Mystics U12 2 moved to 0-6 in the North West League after a home loss against Stockport Lapwings on Saturday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U12 2 is a home game against Mersey Mavericks on Saturday 17th February at 3:30pm. 

Sunday 11th February

Manchester Magic U18 61–57 Charnwood College Riders

Manchester Magic U18 moved to 11-3 in the Premier North after a home win against Charnwood College Riders on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U18 an away game against Leeds LDM on Saturday 17th February at 4:45pm.

Manchester Mystics U18 98–52 City of Birmingham Rockets

Manchester Mystics U18 moved to 7-0 in the Premier North after a home win against City of Birmingham Rockets on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Mystics U18 is an away game against Nottingham Wildcats on Saturday 17th February at 12:00noon.

Derby Trailblazers 56-122 Manchester Magic U16 

Manchester Magic U16 moved to 15-0 in the Premier North after an away win against Derby Trailblazers on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U16 was a home game against Leicester Riders on Saturday 17th February at 1:00pm. 

Trafford Magic U16 72–53 Northamptonshire Titans

Trafford Magic U16 moved to 5-8 in the Premier North after a home win against Northamptonshire Titans on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Trafford U16 is an away game against Sheffield Elite on Thursday 15th February at 1:00pm, followed by an away game against Newcastle Eagles on Sunday 18th February at 3:00pm.

Manchester Magic U14 106–59 Newcastle Eagles

Manchester Magic U14 moved to 10-0 in the Premier North after a home win against Newcastle Eagles on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U14 is an away game against City of Leeds Gold on Saturday 17th February at 12:20pm.

Stockport Falcons 41-53 Manchester Magic U14 3

Manchester Magic U14 3 moved to 5-2 in the North West Dee League after an away win against Stockport Falcons on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U14 3 is an away game against Bromborough Bulldogs on Sunday 18th February at 3:00pm.

Manchester Magic U12 2 70-33 Liverpool

Manchester Magic U12 2 moved to 6-0 in the North West Mersey League after a home win against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.

Up next for Magic U12 2 is their final home game of the regular season against Bromborough Bulldogs on Sunday 25th February at 12:30pm. 

Tuesday 13th February

Trafford Magic U18 91–51 Sheffield Elite

Trafford Magic U18 moved to 12-3 in the Premier North after a home win against Sheffield Elite on Tuesday evening.

Up next for Trafford U18 is a home game against York Eagles on Saturday 24th February at 3:30pm.

Your team performance of the week last week was Trafford Magic U18 with 80% of the vote.

Who was your team of the week this week? (Vote closed)