Myerscough's Shauna Harrison continued to stay hot scoring 24 points on back-to-back days, including a total of seven 3-pointers, whilst the Under-18 Men improved to 7-1 in league play.
Myerscough overcomes season-high in turnovers in win at Cheshire
ELLESMERE PORT, Cheshire -- The Myerscough Under-18 Men overcame 28 turnovers to hold onto a 54-47 win over the Cheshire Phoenix on Saturday.
The Phoenix (5-7, 4-6 Premier North) had problems of their own, coughing up the ball 24 times and shooting just 27 percent.
Myerscough (10-1, 7-1), which maintained its league-leading position, was narrowly edged 19-18 in points off turnovers, but grabbed 21 offensive rebounds and a five-point margin on second chance points. The bench also outscored the Phoenix 17-7.
“Give credit to the guys for finding a way to win,” said Myerscough coach Troy Culley. “We didn’t play our best basketball by a long shot, but managed to do enough to find some rhythm and create some separation in the second half.”
Myerscough made an aggressive start and held Cheshire scoreless over the first four minutes, but five missed free throws prevented the visitors from opening up a bigger lead.
Lewis McGlasson’s 3-pointer extended the lead seven until a 5-0 run cut Myerscough’s advantage to 29-27 at the break.
A 10-0 third quarter run -- the largest of the game for either team -- would give Myerscough its largest lead at 49-37, before a late burst from Cheshire saw it score the final five points to reduce the winning margin.
Alex Roberts scored a game-high 20 points, including seven of the first 15 in the first quarter and nine in the third. Callan Low was the only other Myerscough player to reach double-figures adding 10 points to go with seven rebounds and four steals.
Robbie Graham led the Phoenix with 17 points, but he shot made just 5-of-17 attempts.
Myerscough Ladies oust Reading to reach National Cup semis
PRESTON, Lancs. -- Shauna Harrison’s 24 points against Reading in a 74-42 win on Sunday propelled Myerscough into the National Cup semifinals.
Milly Knowles and Kyra Smith added 18 points each for Myerscough, which started on a 9-0 run and never looked back.
“That was important for us for confidence -- we’re a confidence driven team at times and to keep them focused it was good to lean on our leaders and keep us ticking over,” said Myerscough coach Lewis Scott.
Myerscough held Reading scoreless for the first three minutes of the game before a 21-6 run, highlighted by back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers from Harrison, pushed the Rockets out of reach.
“The quick start moved the momentum in our way and gave us that rise to start and finish strong,” said Harrison.
Myerscough will face either Sevenoaks Suns, Charnwood College or Oaklands College Wolves in the semifinals, which will be announced at 10 a.m. on the National League social media account.
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