Manchester Giants continued their preparations for the new British Basketball League season with two wins over the weekend.
NBL Division One side Team Newcastle University Knights visited Trafford Sportsdome on Friday evening and were beaten 97-60, with Willie Clayton top scoring with 24 points.
RESULT: Giants 97-60 @TeamNewcBball
Your Giants spread the scoring in a good win:
— Manchester Giants 🏀 (@McrGiants) September 7, 2018
Mike McCall Jr, Callum Jones, Ingus Bankevics and Vlatko Granic also chipped in with double figure points.
— Vlatko Granic (@vgranic32) September 7, 2018
On Sunday, an under strength Giants roster travelled to NBL Division Two side Liverpool for the first road game of pre-season, missing Bankevics, Barry Webster and Conor Porter.
Torry Butler led the way with 26 points including 5/8 three-pointers, as the Giants ran out 101-71 winners.
James Jones also enjoyed long minutes, scoring 17 points and adding nine assists.
RESULT: Giants 101-71 @LBCBasketball
Torry Butler (@thatboy_canhoop ) led your Giants with 26pts inc. 5/8 three-pointers in a great all-round performance. James Jones had 17pts and 9 assists. @40cal_jones 15pts, @AyoMCJr11 13pts.#beeGIANT🐝🏀#BritishBasketball
— Manchester Giants 🏀 (@McrGiants) September 9, 2018
You can watch the full game as it was streamed live by Liverpool below: