Myerscough Weekend Round-up

Jamie Gray continued to find the basket for the Myerscough Under-18 Men, which extended its league winning streak to seven games, and the Under-18 Women held on victory away from home.

Myerscough routs Cheshire 118-50 behind Gray’s 29 points

Preston -- Jamie Gray scored 29 points to go with nine rebounds and the Myerscough Under-18 Men never trailed in its 118-50 win over Cheshire Wire on Saturday.

Lewis McGlasson added 22 points, including hitting four 3-pointers. Daniel Chima finished with 13 and seven assists for Myerscough, which had 40 assists on 46 field goals.

“We wanted to come out and play hard right from the start,” said McGlasson, who scored 11 points during a two-minute stretch in the second quarter.

Myerscough opened the game on a 17-0 run, holding Cheshire Wire scoreless until the 6:34 mark, and the lead was never threatened.

The hosts then put together two 11-0 runs either side of a Cheshire 3-pointer, and a 13-0 burst before halftime. A 10-0 run to start the third quarter stamped Myerscough’s dominance in a game it shot 51 percent.

“We showed our intent from the opening tip,” said Myerscough coach Troy Culley. “The guys picked up right where we ended practice this week and it was positive to see different guys contributing in one of our better performances this season.”

Owen Ball scored a team-high 14 points in the loss for Cheshire, which coughed the ball up 34 times and Myerscough converted those miscues into 53 points.

Smith scores 20, Myerscough holds off Leeds

LEEDS -- The Myerscough Under-18 Women withstood a late surge from Leeds to hold on to a 42-38 win at the LBU Arena.

Kyra Smith scored 20 points to lead Myerscough, which extended its league winning streak to four games.

Myerscough was up 10 with 1:30 to go before Leeds cut it to a 41-38 game. Katie Simpson, however, would split two free throws to seal the win with five seconds remaining.

“We dug in and got the win in a game we led throughout,” said Myerscough guard Larissa Herriman. “We made a good start and then the bench got going. We had to overcome a bit of foul trouble, but on the whole it was a team performance.”

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Allen Gunn

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