Myerscough advance in Men’s National Cup

Birmingham, England – Myerscough’s NBL Division 2 Men’s team split results last weekend in their latest action on-court. The Preston-based team came up short against City of Birmingham Rockets (77-53) in league play on Saturday before escaping with the finest margins against Birmingham City University on Sunday (69-68).

City of Birmingham used an 8-0 run in the first quarter to give them their first taste of separation from Myerscough and never looked back for the remainder of the game. Birmingham capitalised on Myerscough’s turnovers to the tune of 27 points and never allowed the visitor’s to settled. The only consolation for the visitor’s was the second and fourth quarters were decided by a single possession.

Stephen Asante was the only player in double-figures for Myerscough with 13 points with Daniel Davies and Dayvantia Deeble both adding 8 points. Martyn Gayle led Rockets with 18 points whilst Ronald Oberia added 14 points of his own. Box score

Birmingham, England – In their second game of the weekend in Birmingham, Myerscough would edge out BCU by a single point to advance in the Men’s National Cup.

In a game of two halves, Myerscough would see themselves build a 13-point half-time lead before their opponents flipped the script after half-time to come storming back and setup an exciting finish. Daniel Azancot connected with a big three-pointer late in the fourth and Daniel Davies’ hit a pair of free throws to seal the win.

Daniel Davies led with 11 points and Daniel Azancot and Stephen Asante added 10 points and 9 points each. Chogugudza had a game-high 17 points for Birmingham City University.

Myerscough returns to action this weekend as they host Bristol Basketball United.

Other weekend results:

U18 Premier v Sheffield Elite – 63-54 Loss

U18 Conference v Mersey Mavericks – 63-40 Win

U16 Conference v Manchester Magic II – 89-42 Loss

U14 Conference v Cheshire Phoenix – 55-46 Loss

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