Myerscough sweeps weekend of NBL action

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Myerscough went 4-0 over the first weekend of NBL action of 2019, highlighted by a pair of wins for the Under-18 Men’s team.

The Under-18s swept aside Trafford 83-40 on Saturday to open its double-header weekend. Myerscough was dominant from start to finish, outscoring Trafford 64-24 in the paint and out rebounding the smaller Magic 51-39. Sco led 21-6 at the 2:06 mark of the first quarter before taking its biggest advantage of 48 after halftime.

Jamie Gray scored a game-high 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting for Myerscough, which hit 46.2 percent as a team, but went 3-of-22 from 3-point range. Sanmi Fajana added 16 points to go with six rebounds.

The Myerscough Division 4 team then added its first win of the New Year, a 78-71 comeback victory over Kingston on Saturday. Sardar Pandher led four in double figures scoring with 18 points while Sam Akano and Ruari Doherty added 13 each, and Corey Samuels chipped in 10.

Sco (4-6) trailed 41-32 at halftime before surging back to cut the deficit to 47-43 and force Kingston into a timeout with 5:53 left in the third quarter. Doherty would knock down a 3-pointer amidst a 14-3 run that gave Myerscough a seven-point lead heading to the fourth.

A 9-1 burst further extended the advantage to 66-51 until Myerscough had to hold off a late rally from the Panthers (5-4).

The Division 2 Women’s team halted a three-game skid on Sunday with an 80-32 rout of Lancashire. Kyra Smith scored 23 points and Celina Eisenhardt hit a trio of 3-pointers on her way to 19.

Myerscough led 22-11 after 10 minutes and then outscored the Spinners 24-8 to carry a 46-19 advantage into halftime and never looked back.

The Under-18s (11-0) then wrapped up a perfect weekend across the Academy, defeating Edinburgh 90-48 to stay unbeaten in the Premier North.

Bradley Kaboza scored 21 points, which was his second 20-point game of the season for the Under-18s. Lewis McGlasson added 12 and Sardar Pandher had 11.

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Allen Gunn is a graduate of the University of Salford with a Masters degree in Journalism.