Shauna Harrison and Callan Low highlighted wins, which saw Myerscough advance in both the men’s and women’s Under-18s National Cup competition this weekend.
Gray scores 30, Myerscough routs Liverpool
PRESTON, Lancs. — The Myerscough Under-18 Men turned in a dominant performance against Liverpool behind Jamie Gray’s 30 points on 11-of-11 shooting from the field.
Lewis McGlasson scored 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting, and Callan Low and Ben Gordos combined for 29 in a 115-46 win, which was called with 8:25 left due to an injury to Martell Elly.
Myerscough (3-1, 3-1) was in total control of the game when Elly, who had contributed 12 points, suffered a knee injury at midcourt.
Alex Roberts added 13 points, including three 3-pointers, to go along with seven steals. Myerscough, which had 27 steals as a team, shot 60 percent for the game.
Myerscough slips to defeat at Newcastle
NEWCASTLE — Ugne Pranculyte had 12 points and Jess McGrath added 10, but the Myerscough Under-18 Women slipped to a 60-44 loss at Newcastle on Saturday.
Myerscough trailed 29-28 at halftime, but a lapse defensively saw the visitors outscored 16-6 in the fourth quarter.
“We suffered a tough loss, however, I feel like we have really progressed as a team,” said Maria Delgado, who added eight points.
Kazz Devine also had eight points whilst Katie Simpson scored six in the defeat.
“We didn’t do the things we needed to do consistently to give ourselves a chance to win,” said Myerscough coach Barney Blake. “We definitely made progress today, but we have got to start taking bigger strides.”
Myerscough advances in National Cup with win over Cheshire
WARRINGTON, Cheshire — Callan Low a game-high 27 points and Jamie Gray added 20, and Myerscough eliminated Cheshire Wire from the Under-18 National Cup on Saturday.
Myerscough (4-1) will face the winner of Newcastle and City of Leeds in the fourth-round on Nov. 19.
“It was positive to see the team bounce back in the manner they did,” said Myerscough head coach Troy Culley. “That game was a wake-up call and it challenged us to get back on track. I am very happy with the performances we put in over both days, which led to a number of guys stepping up.”
Lewis McGlasson had 13 points, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to end the first half, as Myerscough pulled away in the third quarter and win 98-58.
Myerscough led 48-36 before Gray sparked an 18-0 run over three minutes to fend off Cheshire, which had stayed marginally within reach.
Myerscough shot 47 percent from the field and hit 13-of-18 free throws, with everyone who played scoring at least two points.
Knowles’ 26 points power Myerscough by Manchester
MANCHESTER — Milly Knowles scored 26 points and Shauna Harrison had 20 to help Myerscough advance past the Manchester Mystics 63-38 and into the Under-18 National Cup quaterfinals.
Myerscough will host the Reading Rockets on Nov. 26 at the Pure Leisure High Performance Centre in Preston.
“We beat them with extra efforts,” said Myerscough coach Lewis Scott. “We played for each other and showed what we can be.”
Myerscough grabbed a 34-21 halftime lead before outscoring Manchester 17-6 in the third quarter.
“Everyone made an impact on the game,” said Knowles. “With each game that we play we build on the areas that need improvement and we are only going to get stronger.”
Kyra Smith and Jess McGrath combined for 11 points and Ugne Pranculyte had four.
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