Myerscough Weekend Round-up

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Radostin Papazov’s 31-point performance highlighted a weekend in which Myerscough went 4-0 overall, including securing a birth in the National Shield semifinals.


Sco dominates Sunderland behind 3-point barrage

PRESTON — David Walsh scored a team-high 21 points and hit 5-of-8 3-pointers, as a red hot Myerscough routed Sunderland 97-69 on Sunday.

Myerscough connected on 14 total threes in the game with nine coming before halftime. Sco shot 45 percent from distance and 51 percent overall, and assisted on 23 made field goals.

“We really found our offensive rhythm early,” said Myerscough guard Walsh. “Coming off a long road-trip, we knew we had to play with maturity. We ran the floor and controlled the game and got open looks before the defence was set.”

Edvards Sirmbarids finished with 19 points and Konrad Kantorski added 17 including four 3-pointers. Callan Low tallied 11 in the win for Division 3 leading Myerscough (12-1, 9-1).

Myerscough hit five 3-pointers in the opening quarter to grab a 29-22 advantage before an 8-1 run broke the game wide open, highlighted by a five-point burst from Edoardo Del Cadia.

Greg Gray led Team Sunderland (7-5) in the loss with a game-high 22 points. David Hanson had 16 and Alan Slasor added 14.


Myerscough’s balanced attack grounds Stockport

PRESTON — Myerscough eased past the Stockport Falcons 88-33 behind five players in double figures scoring.

Kyra Smith led with a game-high 18 points for Myerscough, which punched its first win of 2018 on Sunday. Jess McGrath had 13 and Karyss Devine added 12.

Shauna Harrison, Larissa Herriman and Ugne Pranculyte all had 10 points each, as Myerscough had nine different scorers with at least 4 points.

“We all hyped each other up as a team and our energy was high from the start,” said Myerscough forward Devine. “We went out and executed as a team and fought hard all the way.”

Myerscough (7-5) led from start to finish and set the tone with two quick 3-pointers from McGrath and Harrison. A 6-0 burst from Smith would extend the lead to 17-5 and Stockport (6-7) never threatened.

The hosts led 26-9 after 10 minutes and then poured in 30 points in the second quarter whilst holding the Falcons to 11.


Papazov goes for 31 in win at Barrow

BARROW — Radostin Papazov had a game-high 31 points as Myerscough defeated the Barrow Thorns 93-63 on Sunday.

Harrison Bell added 12 points and Hubert Ignatowicz and Oran Shelley had 12 apiece for Myerscough (5-6 Division 4), which secured consecutive victories for the first time since October.

Niall Johnson had 19 points for Barrow (1-11) in the loss.

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