Academy Wrap Up – 30th October

It was another busy weekend of Academy fixtures with 9 of our teams in action. Check out our coaches thoughts below.

U14 Boys Premier 58-88 Manchester Magic

“After a slow start against a strong team. We found ourselves behind but the team in the second half played some great basketball on defence and on the fastbreak showing a lot of positives to take away from the game and to improve.” – Coach Ricardo.

U18 men 59-83 Leicester Dynamite

“U18 men lose to Dynamite in a well fought game. The difference was the very effective zone press and better energy shown by Dymanite in the first quarter, that built a deep lead for the home team. Riders did not give in and managed to get back into the game (-13 in the third) to then not find the energy to complete the come back. Harry Smith led the team with a good scoring and defensive performance.” – Coach Pietro.

U15 Boys 58-65 Birmingham Bears

U16 Boys Conference 69-71 Doncaster Eagles

U16 Boys Premier 71-67 Trafford Magic

U16 Girls Premier 54-56 Manchester Mystics

U16 Girls Conference 61-29 Leicester Warriors

“Another good win for the girls! We ran a great offence and adapted well to different defence styles that we have not come up against before. Despite having to overcome some adversity, the girls played very well!” – Coach Neve.

U12 Red 48-82 Sheffield Sharks

“A tough first game for us but it was a great learning experience for the team. It was wonderful to give 9 players their first experience at this level.” – Coach Greg.

U14 Boys Conference 26-69 Sheffield Sharks