Myerscough impress on the world stage

Myerscough College Basketball Academy finished second at the prestigious International Schools Federation (ISF) World 3 x 3 Championships in Tallinn, Estonia this weekend.

Myerscough, representing England fell to Slovenia 17 – 21 in the final having battled past the Czech Republic 11 – 9 in the semi final, and defeating hosts Estonia 15 – 11 in the quarter finals.

Myerscough carried a 5 win, 1 loss record from the group stages, picking up impressive victories against Chile, Turkey, Latvia, the Czech Republic and Belgium before a dramatic win against France set up the quarter final against Estonia.

After a quarter final victory Ayo Nuwe hit a last second three point shot against the Czech Republic to punch Myerscough’s ticket in the final.

However a World title wasn’t to be as Myerscough fell to a highly talented Slovenian side 17 – 21.

“We have had a fantastic experience, one that will last a life time”, Said Myerscough Coach Daniel Gayle.

“We couldn’t be prouder of the guys and

the way in which they represented not only Myerscough but the whole of England, we finished second in the WORLD, that is some achievement”, Gayle Continued.

As well as taking part in the basketball tournament delegations have enjoyed the culture and diversity of a gathering of World Nations.

The opportunity to explore Tallinn, a City heaped in heritage and history was also a big part of the cultural experience enjoyed by all participants.

Myerscough Student Matthew Hodgkinson captained England “The experience is one I will remember for a long, long time – it has been amazing and I feel I have developed not only as a basketball player but as a person, I have loved every minute”.

On behalf of Myerscough College we would like to thank the organisers for a truly unforgettable and enriching experience.

There will be more reaction to follow.

Neal Hopkins
Myerscough College Basketball Academy Programme Leader and Head Coach.