Milly Knowles (31 points) and Callan Low (23 points and 10 rebounds) each turned in notable offensive performances whilst Myerscough picked up two wins on Sunday in both the Under-18 Men’s and Under-18 Women’s competitions.
Myerscough uses strong second half to power past Sheffield
SHEFFIELD — Myerscough head coach Troy Culley left his team to ‘figure it out’ after being unsatisfied by their first half performance and they responded.
Myerscough would outscore the Sharks 42-6 after the break running away with an 85-41 win on Sunday.
Callan Low led Myerscough, which shot 50 percent, with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Lewis McGlasson and Hugo Ignatowicz each added 12 apiece.
“I left the guys to go into the locker room to talk it through because we were disappointed as a group with how we had conducted ourselves in the first half,” said Culley. “We were all over the place defensively and [Sheffield] rightly punished us.”
Myerscough used an 8-0 run out of a timeout, which spanned two minutes, to build a 27-17 lead. Low then gave Sco its largest lead of 12, but Sheffield responded with a 12-2 burst over a five-minute stretch to close within 31-29.
Myerscough recovered, however, with 8-0 run of its own capped by Daniel Chima and led 43-35 at halftime.
Culley put the trust in his team to regroup and they came back with a dominating second-half performance, including holding Sheffield to just 11.1 percent shooting.
“The guys responded to the challenge and came out with a shift in mindset, which contributed to some of the best basketball we’ve played to date,” said Culley.
Myerscough took control with an 11-0 run to start the half sparked by a McGlasson 3-pointer, which led to a 54-35 advantage. Sco then built a 25-point lead on the heels of threes either side of a pair free throws.
Oshi Morris Todd and Josh Chubb led the Sharks, who shot 31 percent, with 10 points apiece.
NOTES: Myerscough shot over 50 percent for the third time this season … Low had his fourth 20-point game … Low had his second double-double … Demi Adenuga tied for a season-high 13 rebounds … Oran Shelley scored his first points for the Myerscough Under-18 Men.
Knowles drops 31 in win over Manchester
MANCHESTER — Milly Knowles scored a game-high 31 points to help Myerscough hold off the Manchester Mystics 71-62 on Sunday.
Shauna Harrison added 13 points and Steph Cornell had 12 for Myerscough, which stays in the hunt for the playoffs.
Myerscough held a 39-29 halftime lead and matched the Mystics after the break, only being outscored 33-32.
“Everyone contributed right through the bench and it was great to see different people starting to step up and have an impact,” said Myerscough forward Knowles. “The energy that the team has at the minute is something we want to maintain.”
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