TALLINN – Tim Collier came off the bench and scored a game-high 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting to go with five rebounds and four steals as Myerscough routed Västra Hisingen 72-38 in Tallinn.
Demi Adenuga had nine points and Corey Samuels chipped in eight to go with six rebounds for Myerscough (2-0 EYBL), which shot 44 percent and received 44 points from its bench. All 11 players, meanwhile, scored at least two points in the win.
Rayon Brown’s 3-pointer sparked a 9-0 run as Myerscough jumped out to a first-quarter double-digit lead and didn’t look back. Sco led by as many as 36 points late in the fourth quarter.
Tam Nguyen had a team-high eight points and Alexander Armarker added seven for Västra Hisingen (0-2) in the loss. VHB was held to just 27 percent shooting, including 6-of-30 from 3-point range.
NOTES: Myerscough outrebounded Västra Hisingen 51-34 … Had 15 offensive rebounds for 19 second chance points … Outscored VHB 50-16 in the paint … Myerscough attempted just 12 free throws after shooting 38 against TTÜ BS … Myerscough had 19 points off 22 VHB turnovers … Callan Low added eight points to go with four assists and three steals … Myerscough totalled 14 steals … Lewis McGlasson DNP (INJ-HAND).
POST GAME QUOTES
MYERSCOUGH COACH NEAL HOPKINS
On managing the opposition …
“I don’t think we’re going to have many games like that. They were a much younger team — I know a similar age to us — but they weren’t able to compete with us. We jumped on that game and we worked as hard as we could to continue gain that experience.”
On Tim Collier’s performance …
“Tim has obviously got a lot of talent. The main thing is he was switched on and engaged throughout his minutes and as a result he had a great performance. He needs to make sure he brings that concentration, effort and desire every game and those minutes will be there for him.”
MYERSCOUGH PLAYER QUOTES
G Tim Collier
On having success against VHB …
“It’s aggressiveness. If you have opportunities then you have to take them. I need to take that mindset of attack, attack, attack in the next games.”
On being patient and waiting for his opportunity …
“The EYBL and EABL team has a lot of talent, a lot of big names, so you have to keep grinding and knowing that your time is going to come. I kept thinking that and the opportunity will come. It meant a lot to have that kind of performance here. It makes me more hungry and gives me the confidence I can keep performing at that level.”