Myerscough Weekend Round-Up

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The Myerscough Division 4 team extended its winning streak to four games whilst the Under-18 Men maintained their position at the top of league and improved to 11-1 on the season.


Edwards scores 21 as Sco races past Sefton

PRESTON — Travis Edwards came up big with 21 points as Myerscough raced past Sefton 93-60 on Wednesday night.

Dawid Zielinski added 12 points and Daniel Chima had 11 for Myerscough, which led wire-to-wire for its fourth consecutive victory in Division Four.

Myerscough opened the game on a 13-0 after holding Sefton scoreless until the 7:17 mark.

Sefton closed to within 30-19 before an 8-0 burst, highlighted by a Hubert Ignatowicz dunk, built a 19-point lead, which was extended further by halftime.

S Gates had a game-high 23 points for Sefton in the defeat.


Sco Under-18 Women’s playoff hopes suffer blow

PRESTON — Despite 22 points from Shauna Harrison, the Myerscough Under-18 Women were defeated 68-53 by the Sheffield Hatters on Saturday.

A 29-all halftime scoreline was broken open when Sheffield outscored Myerscough 20-12 in the third quarter and the hosts never recovered.

Kyra Smith added 11 points in the loss for Myerscough.


Quartet leads Myerscough past Kingston

PRESTON — Radostin Papazov scored 17 points, Travis Edwards and Stoyan Toshkov added 16 apiece, and Scott Hamilton chipped in 14 for Myerscough in a 74-61 win over the Kingston Panthers on Sunday afternoon.

After a tight opening quarter that ended tied at 17, Myerscough outscored Kingston 24-14 to grab a 10-point halftime lead.

The Panthers fought to within 53-48 before Myerscough closed the game out in the fourth.

Sterling led the Panthers with 27 points and Campbell and Yeates combined for 23 in the loss.


Sco Under-18 Men beat Liverpool

LIVERPOOL — Lewis McGlasson and Martell Elly scored 16 points each and Jamie Gray added 14 to help the Myerscough Under-18 Men beat Liverpool 74-58 on Sunday.

Myerscough shot just 37.7 percent from the field, including hitting 11-of-40 3-pointers, but scored 20 points off 29 Liverpool turnovers. Sco, meanwhile, had 20 miscues of its own, which Liverpool converted into 22 points.

Liverpool shot just over 35 percent, but had just two players finish in double-figures. D. Sofia led Liverpool with 24 points on 10-of-18 shooting and 16 rebounds, and P. Deveney added 18 on 8-of-13.

“Today was a really scrappy game,” said Myerscough coach Troy Culley. “We struggled at times to control the tempo of the game and Liverpool punished our lapses in concentration.”

McGlasson gave Myerscough a quick lead with his first of four threes, but Liverpool responded with an 8-0 run to go up by five before an 8-2 run to end the quarter gave the hosts a 16-11 lead.

Myerscough used a 14-0 run, which spanned either side of the half, to build a 44-30 lead and forced Liverpool into a timeout. The hosts used a nine-point run to close within five, but Ben Gordos, who added 10 points, hit back-to-back threes to make it 52-41.

A 15-point advantage looked to put Myerscough in control, though a 12-0 Liverpool run reduced the gap to 56-53 with five minutes left. McGlasson and Elly then spearheaded an 18-5 run out of the timeout to close the game.

NOTES: Myerscough’s biggest lead of the game was 16 points … There were 11 lead changes but just two ties … Myerscough led for 28:23 of the game … Myerscough’s bench outscored Liverpool 18-10 … Elly had his first double-double of the season … McGlasson tied a season-high with four made 3-pointers.

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