Myerscough stays unbeaten at EYBL Stage II


RIGA, Latvia – Myerscough remained unbeaten at Stage II of the European Youth Basketball League after two victories on Saturday.

Bradley Kaboza led the way in both games, scoring a stage-best 17 points to help Myerscough open the day with a 69-57 win over BS Jugla. The guard followed that up with a game-high 15 points against BC Ventspils.

Kaboza, who pulled in eight rebounds and seven steals on Saturday, shot 63.3 percent from the field across the two games and hit 7-of-12 in the 62-52 triumph of Ventspils. Forward Franklin Agu amassed 18 points and 17 rebounds. He’s currently averaging 11.5 points per game on 49.3 percent shooting.

Myerscough overturned a 10-point first-quarter deficit against Jugla, with the Latvians used a 12-0 run to take an 18-8 lead with 2:25 left to play. Lewis McGlasson hit a 3-pointer to spark Sco’s offence and build a 31-26 lead.

Elvijs Fridenbergs tied the game a 40-all before Agu broke the deadlock. Myerscough’s largest lead was 14 points when McGlasson knocked down his second three late in the fourth quarter.

Myerscough’s biggest deficit against Ventspils was two points. Kaboza finished off a 3-point play and Sco pushed the game out of reach with a 9-2 burst that spanned either side of the third and fourth quarters and Ventspils got not closer than eight.

Amari Williams made a momentous dunk at the 3:51 mark of the third quarter, which gave Myerscough a 39-31 lead. The forward finished with 18 points, six rebounds and four assists on Day 2.

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