Kaboza’s 21 lifts Myerscough into National Cup quarterfinals


PRESTON – Bradley Kaboza scored a game-high 21 points to lift Myerscough past Liverpool 101-67 on Thursday night and into the National Cup quarterfinals.

“We’ve showed what this team can do,” said Kaboza. “Going into the game our mindset [coming off the loss to Newcastle] was to show if we are strong defensively and offensively we can do good things — It was a mature statement.”

Myerscough, which led 44-41 at halftime, broke the game wide open with a 36-11 third quarter. Amari Williams’ two-handed dunk in transition capped off a 16-5 stretch to force a timeout at the 7:17 mark and Liverpool never recovered.

“It’s something we’ve never achieved in our history in the National League — from that standpoint it is a good step forward and the guys should take a lot of confidence out of that performance,” said Myerscough coach Neal Hopkins. “A lot of our guys judge their ability and output on what we do at the senior level and for them to progress they need to be competing against men.”

Mikey Irvine chipped in 16 points off the bench and Franklin Agu and Lewis McGlasson had 14 each. Martell Elly added 10 points.

Mark Rangeley hit four threes and scored 20 points in the loss for Liverpool.

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