CHERBOURG, France - Myerscough defeated Manchester 48-32 on Sunday to finish in third place at the 2019 Cherbourg International Tournament in France.
A 24-point loss to the Ireland National Team in the semifinals earlier on Sunday sent Myerscough into the consolation game where it dominated English counterpart Manchester, leading from start to finish.
Manchester was held to just three first-quarter points as Myerscough built a 14-3 advantage that it pushed out to 17 at halftime. The Magic wouldn’t get closer than 11.
Jamie Gray was named to the All-Tournament team alongside Sam Grant (Reading) and Irish trio Paul Kelly, Matthew Harper and Tiernan Howe. Kelly also picked up Player of the Tournament honours.
Myerscough notched wins over group foes Rennes (France) and Vilnius (Lithuania) to secure its place in the semifinals after starting the Easter weekend tournament with a narrow three-point loss to Reading (England).
For more information about the tournament, visit: www.ascherbourgbasket.fr.
Myerscough 2019 CIT Results:
Pool B Game 1 vs. Reading, L 56-59
Pool B Game 2 vs. Rennes, W 47-45
Pool B Game 3 vs. Vilnius, W 52-43
Semifinals vs. Ireland National Team, L 61-37
3rd/4th Place vs. Manchester, W 48-32
2018 CIT Classification Results:
First Place - U18 Ireland National Team
Second Place - Reading Rockets
Third Place - Myerscough
Fourth Place - Manchester Magic
Fifth Place - Rennes
Sixth Place - AS Cherbourg
Seventh Place - Vilnius
Eighth Place - Guadeloupe
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