Bristol, England – Myerscough’s NBL Division 2 Men would see their record drop back to .500 as they fell on the road to Bristol Flyers who saw just under half of their total points come off the bench in a balanced offensive display.
Bristol would start the better out of the two teams and found themselves leading 14-10 halfway through the quarter with scores coming in the paint and off Myerscough’s turnovers before back-back scores from Stephen Asante and a Mandre Costa three-pointer would catapult the momentum in Myerscough’s favour and they saw themselves lead 22-16 at the end of the first quarter.
Unfortunately, Myerscough would fail to capitalise on this and Nassim Ladijmi’s three-pointer capped 11 unanswered points to start the quarter as Flyers saw themselves ahead 27-22 and after further free-flowing offense created a 48-41 deficit for the visitors.
Myerscough seemingly regrouped and came out with a very disciplined third quarter performance that would see them lock in on the defensive end and limit Bristol to 11 points, a third of their previous quarter score. Myerscough saw themselves back in front 62-59.
Both teams were now locked in a back-and-forth game which was broken open in dramatic fashion as Landolfi scored on three straight possessions to give Flyers their first double-digit lead of the game and won they would control until the final buzzer sounded, 84-76 to Bristol.
The Asante twins continued their previous form as Peter led the way with a 16 point and 10 rebound double-double with Stephen contributing 14 points of his own. Euan Birch was the only other Myerscough player in double figures with 11 points.
Bristol Flyers was paced by Pasquale Landolfi’s game-high 21 points off the bench whilst Louie Tucker and Ebuka Ekwegh both contributed 14 points each.
Myerscough (2-2) returns home this weekend against Derbyshire Arrows (2-2), whilst Bristol Flyers (3-1) faces off against Worcester Wolves (3-1).
Other weekend results:
D3 Men v Manchester Kings – 87-79 W
Daniel Azancot 20pts, Ben Prince 19pts and Emmanuel Akubuo 18pts.
U18 Premier v Derby Trailblazers – 68-63 L
U18 Conference v Liverpool BC II – 58-57 W
Wiktor Chwastek 20pts, Daniel McWilliams 19 points and Lorance Exilus/Ty Ahmed 9 points each.
U16 Conference v Mersey Mavericks – 51-84 L
Sam Lord 15 points, Thomas Windle 13 points, and Cam Sales 7 points.
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