JFFs 2021/22: Streams, Stats and Updates for Sunday's finals

The 2021/22 basketball season came to an end with the last day of the weekend's Jnr. NBL Final Fours.

But before the curtain came down down for another year, there was still time for six thrilling finals to fill Sunday's schedule.

Below are live streams, box scores and recaps for each game and there's also a gallery at the bottom of the page with the best of the action.

10am - U16 Girls - Richmond Knights 51-58 Manchester Mystics

In a close contest between two evenly-matched teams, Manchester found a way to come through against Richmond, winning 58-51.

Although the Mystics led for the majority of the final, the Knights refused to let their opponents get away from them.

Trailing by as many as 13 points shortly before the half time break, Richmond rallied to tie the game in the third before the North conference winners completed their perfect season by taking the fourth quarter 13-9, and with it, the playoff title.

MVP honours went to Rose Piskorska for an all-round performance, closing with eight points, 11 rebounds, six assists. four steals and three blocks.

Maisie Keyes top scored with 14 points, including a pair of triples, and Isobel Robinson had a nine rebound, nine point effort off the Manchester bench.

Captain Katie Cox led the way for Richmond, she finished with a 15 point, 15 rebound double-double.


12:15pm - U16 Boys - Manchester Magic 80-59 London Legends

Manchester Magic rode an incredible MVP performance from captain Matthew Goodwin as they eased past London Legends 80-59.

The Manchester man set the tone early, hitting 16 points in the opening quarter as his side drained 6-7 from beyond the arc to lead 32-11 after the first 10 minutes.

London managed to reduce their deficit to 13 points by the half, but a 28-10 third quarter for the North West side spelled the end to the contest as Manchester eventually won at a canter.

Goodwin was supported by a number of his team mates, with Robbie Wild (15pts, 3-6 3pt), Luca Lara-Sanchez (11pts) and Enoch Wangoy (8pts, 13reb) all playing their part.

Captain Simeon Iwowo top scored for the Legends, he had 17 points to go with nine rebounds, and Tijan Barrie added another 15 points.


2:30pm - U18 Women - Ipswich 46-77 City of London Academy

CoLA closed out a perfect season as they dominated South Premier opponents Ipswich, winning 77-46.

The London programme were relentless throughout, building a 25-17 advantage after the opening quarter as they led from tip to buzzer.

With Ipswich's Liv Forster, Millie Pearson and Saruna Gudza all in first half foul trouble, coach Gibbons' used their strength and depth to push ahead 46-19 by the main change before pulling out of sight in the second half.

In a close run MVP race between Isi Ozzy-Momodu and Molly Lavin, it was Ozzy-Momodu who would just get the nod. Leading her team in both points (21) and rebounds (13), she also had an assist, four steals and two blocks. Lavin closed on 17 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

Forster (19pts, 4reb) and Gudza (11pts, 3reb) were the standouts for Ipswich.


2:30pm - U14 Boys - Richmond Knights 68-60 Manchester Magic

Richmond Knights are the U14 Boys champions after a 68-60 victory over Manchester Magic.

Coming into the weekend as the only non-conference winner left in this competition, the Knights played some great basketball to claim the playoff title.

Tejan Rugette has enjoyed a standout weekend for Richmond across multiple age groups, taking over the U14 final to get the MVP nod. The talented scorer had a massive 42 point, 15 rebound double-double to go with three assists plus a pair of steals and blocks.

Richmond raced out to a double digit lead in the first half and looked good value for a potential victory, though Magic would go on a 9-0 run to tie the game up in the third quarter..

Coach Augenti's side would regain their composure though, moving back ahead and staying there until the final buzzer.

Manchester's Oluwademilade Babalola top scored for the Magic, he had 16 points to go with seven boards.


4:45pm - U18 Men - Manchester Magic 66-73 London Westside Rangers

In a contest that was still in the balance until the final minute, London Westside Rangers edged past Manchester Magic 73-66.

Both teams put on a show for a packed-out show court at Manchester's National Basketball Performance Centre, with neither team leading by more than nine points throughout the second half.

It was Westside who would eventually come out on top though, led by MVP Jermaine Wilson-Tra. The impressive guard had 24 points and eight boards, plus an assist and five steals.

As the game clock ticked below five minutes, it looked like Magic could come from behind to win as a 6-1 run brought the teams within a point of one another.

Wilson-Trae quickly killed that momentum by driving inside for a key layup with 31 seconds remaining, giving his team a three point lead before Westside iced the game from the line.

Manchester's Ben Brown top scored for his team, with the Magic captain dropping 29 points to go with four rebounds and three assists.


4:45pm - U14 Girls - Manchester Mystics 90-75 Richmond Knights

Manchester Mystics U14s claimed their club's third title of the day as they beat Richmond Knights 90-75.

MVP honours went to Manchester's Irene Oboavwoduo after she dropped a stunning 40 points, adding 13 rebounds and six assists. Captain Maisie Keyes also played well, shooting 10-16 for 26 points to go with seven assists and seven boards.

The home-town Mystics led for almost the entire contest, bar a brief moment in the first quarter, and as their advantage passed 20 in the third quarter the result appeared locked in.

Richmond fought back late however, led by a 25 point, 11 rebound double-double from Neve Rugette, but 10 points was as low as their deficit would go.


3rd/4th place games & live stats

10am - U16 Girls - GCA Haringey Angels 58-65 Bristol Academy Flyers - box score
10am - U14 Boys - Baltic Stars London 80-78 Sussex Storm - box score
12:15pm - U16 Boys - Manchester Giants 67-80 Richmond Knights - box score
12:15pm - U14 Girls - Ipswich 40-66 Leicester Riders - box score
2:30pm - U18 Women - Team Solent Kestrels 66-74 Reading Rockets - box score
4:45pm - U18 Men - City of London Academy 78-76 Team Solent Kestrels - BOX SCORE