4th quarter comeback falls agonisingly short for D2 Men 

Preston, England – Myerscough slipped to (5-10) in NBL Men’s Division 2 North as they were unable to overcome a poor start on Sunday afternoon. Despite closing the gap in the final minutes of the game, it was not to be as they fell 76-83 to Bristol Flyers II.  

Nassim Ladjimi connected on back-to-back three pointers to cap an 11-3 start for the visitors which forced Myerscough into an early timeout with just 3-minutes played. Dayvantia Campbell-Deeble started to find his touch inside for Myerscough as they looked to fight their way back into the game but further three pointers from Pasquale Landolfi and easy baskets off turnovers saw Sco’ trail 28-17 after the first quarter.  

Bristol held Myerscough to just two baskets in the first seven minutes of the second quarter whilst pouring in 19 points to hold the biggest lead of the game at 47-22. Myerscough had a quick flurry of points to shave the deficit to 51-30 at half-time.  

Daniel Azancot would hit a three pointer of his own and follow it up with a layup as Bristol were forced into a timeout as Myerscough went on their own 9-0 run to cut the lead to 12. Both teams continued to go back-and-forth as Myerscough were fighting to claw their way back into the game. The deficit remained at 16 heading into the final quarter.  

Flyers had the better of the early exchanges as their lead extended back to 20 points before Myerscough came storming back with 15-0 run to force another Bristol timeout with just under 4-minutes to play, 66-71.  

Unfortunately, the visitors were able to regroup, and Myerscough were unable to get any closer as a defensive lapse saw Ladjimi connect on a corner three pointer as momentum swung the opposite way and they held their nerve from the foul line to close out the game.  

Dayvantia Campbell-Deeble top scored for Myerscough with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Daniel Azancot added 17 points whilst Peter Asante contributed 12 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals.  

Pasquale Landolfi had a game-high 19 points to set the tone for Bristol Flyers. He was supported by Ebuka Ekwegh’s double-double of 15 points and 13 rebounds and Nassim Ladjimi’s 14 points.  

Myerscough outscored Bristol 25-12, in points off turnovers and bench points 46-22. Bristol shot a higher percentage from the field 33/70 (43%) and connected on 10 three-pointers compared to Myerscough’s 31/84 FG (36%) and 5/28 three-pointers.  

Myerscough (5-10) travel on the road to Derbyshire Arrows (9-7), who they lost to by just a single point back in November. Bristol Flyers (8-7) return home to play Worcester Wolves (9-5).  


Other weekend results:  

Saturday 4th February 2023 

D3 Men v Manchester Kings – 71-88 W 

Top Scorers 

Yeboah – 19 points  

Azancot – 15 points  

Ryan – 13 points  

Sunday 5th February 2023 

U18 Premier v Derby Trailblazers – 55-49 W 

Top Scorers  

Campbell-Deeble – 14 points  

Smith – 9 points  

Baldie – 9 points 

U18 Conference v Liverpool – 78-57 W 

Top Scorers  

Creanga – 23 points 

Mason – 13 points 

Grant – 12 points  

Forde – 12 points 

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