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Myerscough beats Canterbury, advances to Under-18 Men’s quarterfinals

PRESTON - Myerscough never trailed as it beat Canterbury 80-54 to reach the Under-18 Men’s playoff quarterfinals on Sunday.

Callan Low had a game-high 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting. Mikey Irvine and Sam Akano each added 10, as six Myerscough players scored at least eight.

Myerscough led 41-29 at halftime and broke the game open by outscoring Canterbury 22-12 in the third quarter. The visitors came as close as 17 points with 3:18 remaining, but Irvine scored five straight points and Sco finished on a 10-0 run.

Myerscough hit 47 percent from the field and connected on eight 3-pointers. Sco held a 46-34 advantage in the paint and edged Canterbury 53-50 on the glass.

E Oghagbon finished with a team-high 15 points for Canterbury. R Graham had 12 and scored C Morrell 10.

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