Kantorski, Low victorious with Scotland

STIRLING, Scotland — Konrad Kantorski and Callan Low each left their mark on Scotland Selects’ 96-92 win over the College of Wooster at the Peak on Tuesday.

Kantorski scored 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting from the floor, including hitting two of his three 3-point attempts, in 24 minutes of action. Callan Low finished with six points on and five rebounds during an efficient 16 minutes.

“It’s a great feeling getting called up for a senior men camp at a young age,” said Kantorski. “It was good to get out and play with the older guys and get the win against a college team from the [United] States.

“From just the training alone you learn about playing at a level higher than the youth national setup. The game becomes much more physical and faster and those are the aspects that will help me be successful in future.”

In the elongated game, which saw the teams play an extra period following an 80-70 win for the Scotland Selects, the hosts grabbed a 14-13 midway through the opening quarter and led the rest of the way.

Spencer Williams led the Fighting Scots with 18 points in the loss and Josh Lotko added 13.

Wooster was making its third trip Scotland and the first since 2011, spending 10 days playing teams across Ireland, Scotland and England.

Low, who made his senior debut for Scotland in June, also had four of the team’s 13 steals.

“Tonight’s game was awesome for me personally as playing with older, more experienced players allows me to learn more and more,” he said. “Every game at international level helps me progress and learn, both from my team-mates and most importantly, from the coach. I listen, implement his instructions and advice, and hopefully I will continue to improve and be selected.”

The Myerscough Basketball Academy duo has been crucial to helping the it get off to a fast start in National League 3 and will be important when Elite Academy Basketball League action gets under way on Wednesday.

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Allen Gunn is a graduate of the University of Salford with a Masters degree in Journalism.