Bristol, England – Myerscough College overturned their previous loss to SGS College and snapped their unbeaten start to the season with a convincing, 86-70, win on the road to improve to 6-2 for the season last Wednesday.
Myerscough College controlled the paint throughout the game outscoring SGS 62-32 in points in the paint and used their speed in transition to pour in 18 fast break points that fueled their biggest lead of the game and their opponent’s biggest deficit of the season at 24 points.
SGS College would connect on their first two attempts from outside as Edwards and Moss gave the hosts an early 6-2 lead. Myerscough would answer back through Dan Davies as he started to find his touch inside and the back-and-forth continued until Myerscough took a timeout with 4:14 remaining in the first quarter. When play resumed, Myerscough would go on a 13-2 run which broke the game open and saw them lead 27-14 at the first interval.
Myerscough continued to put pressure at the basket and when Stephen Asante found Euan Birch in transition the lead peaked at 19 points. SGS continued to try and find ways back into the game, but every time Myerscough had an answer and maintained a 48-31 advantage at half-time.
Euan Birch connected on a three-pointer to open the largest lead of the game at 63-39 and SGS never threatened again as they dropped to their first loss of the season.
Myerscough were paced by Stephen Asante’s double-double of 24 points and 12 rebounds whilst his brother Peter posted an impressive 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Euan Birch and Denilson Caschili contributed 12 and 11 points respectively.
Stephen Asante reflected on the big road win with, “The game vs SGS was a good and much needed win for the team. I feel the group is really starting to gel especially after the EYBL trip to Latvia over the Christmas break and it’s great to see our performances carry over”.
Louie Tucker top scored for the hosts with 26 points whilst Jayden Edwards and Callum Smart both supported with 13 points.
Myerscough (6-2) returns home next week to face Derby Trailblazers (5-2), whilst SGS College (6-1) travel to Manchester to face-off against The Manchester Magic Academy (4-4).
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