Myerscough Weekend Round-up


Myerscough grabbed three wins from a possible four this weekend highlighted by a comeback road victory by the Under-18 Men’s on Saturday.

Low scores 28 in 83-81 win at Derby

DERBY, Derbyshire — The Myerscough Under-18 Men erased a 12-point halftime deficit to walk away with an 83-81 at Derby on Saturday at Noel-Baker School.

Callan Low had 28 points for Myerscough (5-1, 4-1) and Jamie Gray added 22, as the pair combined to lead the team in scoring in consecutive games.

Derby (6-2, 4-2) broke open a 29-all game with a 16-4, which included four 3-pointers, to build a 45-33 halftime advantage. Dom Dejnek Vel Denek scored 12 points in that stretch alone.

But an 8-0 run to start the third quarter — capped by Alex Robert’s 3-pointer — brought Myerscough within six points. Travis Edwards gave the visitors their first lead since early in the first quarter at 65-64.

Gray highlighted his performance with another tenacious dunk, which had follow Daniel Chima’s triple, and that propelled Myerscough to a 73-68 advantage.

Despite Derby tying the game at 74, Low and Gray pushed Myerscough ahead by five before holding on to win.

In addition to Low and Gray, Orestas Vasiliauskas added 10 points and six other players contributed at least three.

The Trailblazers had four players finish in double figures scoring for the game. Dejnek Vel Denek scored all 20 of his points in the first half whilst Blake Bowman also had 20.

Myerscough routs Manchester II

PRESTON, Lancs. — Hubert Ignatowicz scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help Myerscough beat the Manchester Magic II 85-48 on Sunday.

Stoyan Toshkov added 12 points and Radostin Papazov had 11 on a combined 9-of-12 shooting.

Myerscough (3-3 NBL4) held Manchester II (0-6, 0-5 NBL4) to 31 percent shooting and converted 32 turnovers into 28 points.

The hosts started on a 6-0 run with Papazov taking off for two big slam dunks. Myerscough extended that lead to 22-12 at the end of the opening quarter before a 7-2 burst pushed the game out of reach at halftime.

Wolstanholme led Manchester II with 16 points.

Unbeaten Myerscough falls to Sheffield Hallam

PRESTON, Lancs. — Myerscough was the last of the unbeatens in Division 3 to fall in what head coach Neal Hopkins referred to as a learning experience.

“It was a young performance and we will be better for it down the road,” he said after Myerscough fell 79-67 at the Pure Leisure High Performance Centre on Sunday.

David Walsh scored a team-high 16 points, including hitting three 3-pointers, to lead Myerscough (5-1, 3-1 NBL3), and Edoardo Del Cadia and Konrad Kantorski each added 14.

Myerscough again fell behind before Del Cadia converted a 3-point play with 5:21 left in the opening quarter to tie the game at nine.

Sheffield, however, grew its lead to as many as seven in a first half where the Sharks shot 45 percent. But Myerscough was able to turn 12 turnovers into 16 points.

Back-to-back 3-pointers as part of an 8-0 run would lift Myerscough into a 41-39 lead at halftime.

The advantage was short-lived as Sheffield pushed ahead 47-46 before outscoring Myerscough 10-1 over a four minute stretch to end the third quarter and the hosts never threatened.

Myerscough shot just 24 percent from the field on the game and was 5-of-31 from behind the arc.

M Parker scored a game-high 21 points to lead Sheffield (3-2). J Caulthorn added 19 points and 13 rebounds.

Myerscough eases past West Bromwich Albion

PRESTON, Lancs. — Winless West Bromwich Albion put up a fight in the opening quarter before Myerscough pulled away for a 76-29 win on Sunday.

Shauna Harrison led Myerscough (4-4, 3-4) with 18 points and Jess McGrath added 17. Katie Simpson and Emma Cheetham each had 10.

A back and forth first quarter saw West Brom (0-5) take a 13-11 lead, but Myerscough broke open the game by pouring in 30 points before the half.

The hosts, meanwhile, allowed just four points in the second quarter as they cruised the rest of the way.

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