Myerscough Ladies fall in Maggie Forber Invitational Final

MANCHESTER -- The Myerscough Ladies fell 43-36 to Sevenoaks in the finals of the inaugural Maggie Forber Invitational Tournament held at the Amaechi Centre in Manchester on Sunday.

Myerscough finished as winners of Pool A following victories over the Sheffield Hatters and Manchester Mystics Under-16s on Saturday, before advancing past the Mystics Under-18s in the semifinals.

The Suns picked up two victories in Pool B and defeated the Mystics U16s in the second semifinal on Sunday.

Myerscough overcame a slow start to the final, which included a 10-point second quarter deficit, to close within 26-25 midway through the third quarter.

Sevenoaks, however, maintained a four point lead heading to the fourth. Myerscough managed to cut it to 35-32 with 3:54 remaining, but was outscored 8-4 down the stretch.

Kyra Smith led Myerscough in scoring totalling 49 points in four games for an average of 12.3 points per game -- ranked second at the tournament.

Myerscough 2018 MFIBT Results:

Pool A Game 1 - Myerscough vs. Sheffield Hatters, W 52-42
Pool A Game 2 - Myerscough vs. Manchester Mystics U16s, W 48-41
Semifinals - Myerscough vs. Manchester Mystics U18s, W 48-39
Final - Myerscough vs. Sevenoaks Suns, L 36-43

2018 MFIBT Classification Results:

First Place - Sevenoaks Suns
Second Place - Myerscough Basketball Academy
Third Place - Manchester Mystics Under-18s
Fourth Place - Manchester Mystics Under-16s
FifthPlace - Sheffield Hatters
Sixth Place - Southend
Seventh Place - Vixens (Ireland)

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