Myerscough College Basketball Academy saw two teams tip off their respective seasons on the front foot, including a run away National Shield victory.
Okros and Kantorski help Myerscough power by Stoke-On-Trent
STOKE-ON-TRENT — Mate Okros led Myerscough with a game-high 23 points and Konrad Kantorski added 18, as the Division 3 team opened up the 2017-18 season with an 88-61 thumping at Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday.
Returning power forward — and current 13th ranked Deng Camp prospect — Edoardo del Cadia had 13 points and David Walsh scored 10.
Myerscough (1-0, 1-0), which led 47-33 at halftime, poured in 28 points in the third quarter to push the game out of reach for the Knights (0-1).
Del Cadia’s 26 points lift Myerscough past Blackpool
BLACKPOOL — Myerscough dampened Blackpool’s club debut in a 96-66 win to advance to the National Shield second round on Sunday.
Edoardo del Cadia had a game-high 26 points and Callan Low finished with 15. David Walsh hit four 3-pointers to add 12.
Myerscough (2-0, 1-0 National League 3) ran out wire-to-wire winners, but faced a tough battle, which included a late third quarter push from Blackpool (0-1) to cut into a 63-52 lead. The visitors, however, would outscore Blackpool 33-14 in the final quarter to seal the victory.
NEXT UP: Myerscough at Doncaster on Saturday, 2 p.m.
Myerscough Under-18 Men run by Cheshire Wire
WARRINGTON — The Myerscough Under-18 Men used a strong third quarter to propel themselves to a 72-45 victory at Cheshire Wire on Saturday to begin the U18 Premier North League.
Leading by 11 points at the break, Myerscough (1-0) outscored Cheshire (0-1) 24-12 in the third quarter to take command in a season-opening victory.
NEXT UP: City of Leeds Basketball Academy at Myerscough on Saturday, 4 p.m.