Mandurah Magic shine at Basketball WA honours night

The Mandurah Magic’s stunning year was capped off with the club taking out a bundle of trophies at Basketball WA’s annual awards night in Perth on Friday.

The Magic had their success recognised both on and off the court, kicking off with Neill Ritchie taking out the State Basketball League volunteer of the year award.

Mandurah Basketball Association president Aaron Lucas said Ritchie’s contribution to the Magic went above and beyond the call of duty.

“Neill’s just fantastic, always working hard behind the scenes and making sure things run smoothly on game day,” he said.

“He’s extremely deserving of this award.”

Making the grand final had its rewards for Mandurah’s women’s team, with a number of individuals featuring heavily in the presentations.

Star centre Carly Boag was a standout on the night, being named runner-up in the MVP race after a brilliant year for Mandurah.

She also took out awards for leading the league in rebounds (12.5 per game) and steals (3.3 per game).

Joining her with a win in the statistical categories was teammate Nici Gilday, who finished as the league leader in free throw percentage at a clip of 85.37 per cent.

The dynamic duo were also named to the league’s all-star five, while perennial star Casey Mihovilovich made the league’s all-defensive five.

To top it off, head coach Randy Miegel was named the coach of the year.