4th Quarter run costs Myerscough 

Preston, England – A poor 4th quarter defensively proved costly as Myerscough slipped to defeat at home to 2nd placed St Helens Saints on Sunday afternoon, 77-86. 

Myerscough would come out of the gates with the hot hand as they connected on seven three-points and despite trailing throughout the quarter, built themselves an early lead, 27-22.  

Both teams continued to trade scores and cancel each other out during the second quarter as the home side managed to maintain their lead.  

St Helens would steal momentum to start the second half as a 13-1 catapulted them into a 51-44 lead forcing Myerscough into a timeout. A response was triggered as St Helens were limited to just 8 points for the remainder of the quarter as Myerscough pushed to tie the game going into the final quarter, 59-59.  

Myerscough took an early 3-point lead in the fourth quarter before St Helens Saints put together an 11-0 run across a 4-minute stretch that created the first double-digit lead of the game and ultimately became too much for Myerscough to recover from.  

Euan Birch had 16 points to lead Myerscough College whilst Denilson Caschili added 14 of his own. Peter Asante filled the stat sheet with a 13-point, 11-rebound double-double to go with 6 assists whilst brother Stephen, had 13 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists.  

Connor Murtagh had a game-high 39 points (9/13 3PT), 6 rebounds and 3 assists to lead St Helens Saints. Disraeli Lufadeju offered support with 24 points of his own to go along with 6 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals.  

Despite Myerscough outrebounding their opponents 51-40, St Helens were able to turn 19 Myerscough turnovers into 25 points whilst shooting an efficient 15/32 (46%) from three-point range.  

Myerscough (6-11) take a weekend off from NBL competition as they travel to Tallinn, Estonia for Stage III of the EYBL (European Youth Basketball League) on Wednesday. They return on the road in an evening rematch against St. Helens Saints (12-2) on Thursday 2nd March, 7:30pm. 


Other weekend results:  

Saturday 18th February 2023 

U18 Conference v Mersey Mavericks – 31-62 W 

Top Scorers 

Ruben Forde – 16 points 

Vadim Creanga – 14 points 

Adam Hughes – 8 points  

U18 Premier v Manchester Magic – 77-73 L  

Dayvantia Campbell-Deeble – 22 points  

Jayden Baldie – 15 points  

Lewis Smith – 9 points  

Robbie Gilmour – 9 points 

Sunday 19th February 2023 

U18 Conference v Stockport Falcons – 96-32 W 

Top Scorers  

Ruben Forde – 26 points  

Wiktor Chwastek – 13 points  

Vadim Creanga – 12 points  

U18 Premier v Charnwood College Riders – 61-59 W 

Top Scorers 

Lewis Smith – 14 points  

Daniel Nwauzu – 11 points  

Emmanuel Hezekiel – 8 points  

Kamarni Steadman – 8 points  

D3 Men v Cheshire Wire – 66-73 W 

Top Scorers  

Robbie Gilmour – 27 points 

Mandre Costa – 17 points  

Andre Ryan – 12 points  

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