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McGlasson scores 16 in Sco’s rout of James Watt

PRESTON - Lewis McGlasson hit four 3-pointers en route to a game-high 16 points and Myerscough raced past James Watt College 96-52 to open its EABL Conference title defence with a win.

McGlasson scored 13-straight points, which spanned either side of the first and second quarters, to cap off a 22-7 run to open the game and James Watt never threatened.

"I wanted to prove that I deserve to be in the team and that I can make an impact in different ways on the court," said McGlasson. "I hope to just do the same -- play hard and keep building."

Sanmi Fajana would knock down a 3-pointer out of the break, with Myerscough using a 13-0 run to extend its advantage further.

Callan Low and Sam Keita each added 12 points and Jamie Gray finished with 11 for Myerscough (1-0). Sco shot 64 percent from the field, including 10-of-15 from 3-point range, and received contributions from 11 of 12 players, who all scored at least four points.

“Everyone knows Lewis’ credentials in terms of being a 3-point shooter. He’s a great offensive player and today he gave us a spark which we needed,” said Myerscough coach Neal Hopkins.

James Watt struggled on 27.4 percent shooting and was forced into 24 miscues, which Myerscough converted into 28 points.

Conor Lynch led James Watt (1-2) with 15 points and Daniel Penkov had 14 in the loss.

NOTES: Myerscough out rebounded James Watt 52-31 ... Keita finished with 15 rebounds ... Myerscough had 23 assists on 41 made field goals ... Corey Samuels led with five assists ... Sam Keita and Daniel Chima each had four assists ... Myerscough made 24 turnovers ... But James Watt converted those into just 12 points.

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Allen Gunn is a graduate of the University of Salford with a Masters degree in Journalism.