NBL Playoff Finals - Day 1: Teesside, Sheffield and Manchester crowned

Teesside Lions, Sheffield Hatters and Manchester Magic claimed victory on day one of the NBL Playoff Finals at the National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester.

Teesside beat Worcester Wolves to claim the NBL Division Three honours and the Hatters added to their huge historical trophy haul by seeing off Manchester Mystics in the WNBL Division Two final.

The NBL Division Two final between Magic and Team Solent Kestrels II went to overtime with Manchester taking a dramatic victory.

Recaps, reaction, streams and stats are below.

NBL3 Final: Teesside Lions 65-56 Worcester Wolves

Teesside Lions took the Division Three Playoff title after a gritty battle with Worcester Wolves.

The Lions, led by the twin threats of MVP Ross Wilson and big man Siman Stewart, held their rivals at bay, despite the Wolves coming from behind to tie the game twice in the second half.

But each time they closed in, Teesside found another gear to pull away once again. Wilson finished with 14 points, nine rebounds and four assists, while Stewart gave a strong performance down the closing stretch to score 13 while taking seven boards.

Lions took the first quarter 17-11 with the Wolves chipping away to go into the half 29-24 down. Worcester tied it at 34 in the third and 55 in the fourth but the Lions stayed strong with Gregor Gray's late three moving the champs six points ahead in the dying minutes.

Ian Vivero Rodriguez led the Wolves effort with 23 points, while Matei Baltineua had 10.

WNBL2 Final: Manchester Mystics II 64-84 Sheffield Hatters II

The veterans of Sheffield Hatters claimed the WNBL2 Playoff crown against a young Manchester Mystics team.

The game started with the teams and crowd at the National Basketball Performance Centre paying tribute to the Hatters' legendary mentor and matriarch Betty Codona OBE, who passed away last month.

The 24-second applause for the great of the British game was only just fading as her Hatters began to assert themselves.

Sheffield, with WNBL2 North Player of the Year Sarah Cooney and fellow former WBBL stars Lisa Riches and Steph Gandy in their ranks, proved too strong for young Manchester team.

They took the opening quarter 25-17 and led 41-34 at the half.

Mystics didn't give up the fight but Hatters held an 64-49 advantage going into the final period and wouldn't let it slip.

They ran out 20-point winners with Riches (25pts, 11rbs, 8ast), Gandy (23pts, 8rbs, 7asts) and game MVP Cooney (22pts, 14rbs, 7asts) pivotal.

Charli Wroe led the Mystics fight with 24 points and five assists, while Becky Harwood-Bellis had 12.

NBL2 Final: Manchester Magic 88-87 Team Solent Kestrels II (after 1OT)

Manchester Magic staged a dramatic comeback to beat Team Solent Kestrels in overtime and claim the NBL2 Playoff title.

Magic had trailed an impressive Kestrels by as many as 13 but they scrapped back and dug in to force the extra period via Pharroh Gordon's late two.

Overtime was just as dramatic with both teams going toe-to-toe and the lead changing hands before Ben Brown stepped up with a dagger three to win it with seconds left - breaking Solent hearts.

Never-say-die Gordon claimed MVP honours with 28 points and 12 rebounds but there were stirring performances all round.

Solent led 19-15 and 41-36 after the opening quarters and they pulled out further in the third before Magic rallied and went into the fourth with the scores tied at 58.

The showpiece swung both ways again before regulation time ended at 74 apiece and Magic grabbed their dramatic win.

Tyme Regent-Bascombe hit 15 and Brown 10 for Magic. Solent's Earl Thompson (19pts) Elias Poorman, Sam Akano and Greg Durand (15pts apiece) all made telling contributions to a brave effort, as did Kai Walker (13) before his third-quarter ejection for a technical foul following his earlier unsportsmanlike.

All image credits below - Basketball England