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.
Honoured to have this tournament named after me and so proud to be part of @Mcr_Mystics! Such a great opportunity for girls to play competitive basketball and have fun! So amazing to see! 💪🏼🏀 https://t.co/0g6hRrtthf— Georgia Jones (@gljones4) September 14, 2019
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;
“It 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.”
16 Apr 2021