England U15 Select gain victory at the Georgia Jones tournament

An England U15 Select claimed victory in the first Georgia Jones Tournament with a 57-24 victory over hosts Manchester Mystics.

Named after the Mystics and Great Britain point guard and held at the National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester, the new pre-season event saw eight U15 girls teams to showcase their talents.

The tournament began with a group stage in which both England and Mystics 1 managed to remain undefeated in their respected groups.

Heading into the second day of games teams where battling for final placements. The semi-finals saw the hosts take on Glasgow and keep their 100% record as a ten-point victory saw them into the final. The other semi-final pitted England select against Liffey Celtics from Ireland, in a game which saw England dominate and cruise to the final with a 68-29 win.

England came out strong in the final and managed to win the tournament with the final score of 57-24.

Georgia Jones shared her thoughts on the day;

β€œIt was great to be involved this weekend. I thought the level of competition was really high and I was really impressed with how hard all of the teams competed. The whole weekend brought back a lot of great memories for me, competing with my teammates, meeting new people and just enjoying basketball, so I was really proud that Manchester could provide another great opportunity for girls to play and have a positive experience.”


Final Standings:

  1. England U15
  2. Manchester Mystics 1
  3. Glasgow Lady Rocks
  4. Liffey Celtics
  5. Ongar Chasers
  6. Falkirk Fury
  7. Manchester Mystics 2
  8. Northants Lightning