Mandurah Magic

Mandurah Magic is a State Basketball League (SBL) club based in Mandurah, Western Australia. The club fields a team in both the Men's SBL (MSBL) and Women's SBL (WSBL). The club is a division of Mandurah Basketball Association (MBA), the major administrative basketball organisation in the region. The Magic play their home games at Mandurah Aquatic & Recreation Centre.

Mandurah Magic
Mandurah Magic logo
LeaguesState Basketball League
Founded1990
HistoryMen:
Kanyana Kings
1990–1993
Mandurah Kings
1994–1995
Mandurah Magic
1996–present
Women:
Mandurah Magic
1996–present
ArenaMandurah Aquatic & Recreation Centre
LocationMandurah, Western Australia
Team colorsRed, gold, white
PresidentJames Waldeck
Head coachM: Aaron Trahair
W: Craig Watts
Championships0
WebsiteMandurahMagic.com.au

Club historyEdit

The Mandurah/Peel region was represented in the State Basketball League (SBL) for the first time in 1990 in the form of a men's team known as the Kanyana Kings. The Kings saw immediate success in their first season with forward Vince Kelley and centre Carl Gonder leading them to a second-place finish and a 20–6 record.[1] This inaugural season is still the most successful campaign in the history of the men's team, with the team having failed to finish second or higher or set such a win-loss record since.[2] The Kanyana name was dropped in 1994 before a full rebrand to the Magic took place in 1996 alongside the inclusion of a women's team.[1][2]

Season 2003 marked the club's most successful season in their 14-year history, with the women's team reaching the WSBL Grand Final for the first time. In the championship decider on 5 September, the Magic were defeated 73–44 by the Perry Lakes Hawks.[3] In the game, Gemma Collins top scored for the Magic with 15 points, while Megan Thompson had 12 points.[3] In 2004, the women were crowned minor premiers for the first time after finishing the regular season in first place with a 17–3 record.[2] In 2005, the Magic reached their second WSBL Grand Final, where they were defeated 59–54 by the Willetton Tigers.[4] In 2006, they were crowned minor premiers for the second time after finishing the regular season in first place with a team-best 19–3 record.[2] They went on to reach their third WSBL Grand Final in four years, where they lost 56–53 to the Lakeside Lightning.[4]

In 2009, the Magic reached their fourth WSBL Grand Final, after finishing the regular season in fifth place with a 13–9 record and going undefeated over the first two rounds of the finals.[5][6][7] In the championship decider on 21 August, the Magic were defeated 73–63 by the Tigers.[8][9][10]

In 2012, the men's team played finals basketball for the first time since 1999,[11] after finishing the regular season in fifth place with a 16–10 record.[2] After playing in the post-season in each of their first three years as the Kanyana Kings, the men's team made the finals just one time between 1993 and 2011.[2]

In 2017, the women finished the regular season in second place with a 19–3 record and made their way through to their fifth WSBL Grand Final.[12] In the championship decider on 1 September, the Magic were defeated 59–48 by the Hawks.[13] In 2018, the Magic reached their sixth WSBL Grand Final, after finishing the regular season in sixth place with an 11–11 record and going undefeated over the first two rounds of the finals.[14][15][16][17] In the championship decider on 31 August, the Magic were defeated 75–64 by the Lightning despite leading 64–54 with 5:30 remaining in the game.[18]

AccoladesEdit

WSBL

MSBL

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "MANDURAH MAGIC/KANYANA KINGS PAST PLAYERS NIGHT". SportsTG.com. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "2015 SBL Media Guide". SportsTG.com. p. 37. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "PERRY LAKES HAWKS 73 defeated MANDURAH MAGIC 44 on 5/9/2003". BasketballWA.asn.au. Archived from the original on 3 November 2004.
  4. ^ a b "Past Champions". SBL.asn.au. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Grand Final teams set to rumble". SportsTG.com. 17 August 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Magic advance to Grand Final". SportsTG.com. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Tigers & Magic set for battle". SportsTG.com. 21 August 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Tigers Claim Fifth Championship". SportsTG.com. 24 August 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Tigers break Magic's spell". SportsTG.com. 25 August 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  10. ^ Cox, Karena (26 August 2009). "Magic women lose grand final". MandurahMail.com.au. Archived from the original on 4 October 2009.
  11. ^ Coleman, Hannah (2 August 2012). "Magic set for showdown with Eagles (Men's quarter finals preview)". SportsTG.com. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  12. ^ "MIEGEL, MAGIC LOOK TO TURN EXCITEMENT INTO GRAND FINAL GLORY". SBL.asn.au. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  13. ^ "FARNWORTH INSPIRES PERRY LAKES TO SEVENTH WOMEN'S SBL CHAMPIONSHIP". SBL.asn.au. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  14. ^ Rake, Justin (28 August 2018). "From down and out to up and about: The Mandurah Magic's journey back to the SBL's promise land". MandurahMail.com.au. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  15. ^ Rake, Justin (28 August 2018). "'We've got another level': Milo hoping sixth time's the charm in grand final". MandurahMail.com.au. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  16. ^ Rake, Justin (29 August 2018). "Rivalry renewed: Mandurah Magic looking forward to grand final showdown with Lakeside". MandurahMail.com.au. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  17. ^ "MAGIC IN BEST FORM AND AT HEALTHIEST AHEAD OF GRAND FINAL". SBL.asn.au. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  18. ^ "LIGHTNING CLAIMS CHAMPIONSHIP OVER MAGIC WITH 21–0 RUN". SBL.asn.au. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.

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