Sunday evening, The National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester witnessed greatness as Myerscough edged out Haringey Hawks, 52-50.
With Myerscough featuring not 1 but 5 Scots in the game day squad as well as a plethora of other talent in the Academy, this huge success for the college comes back as a success for Scottish Basketball too.
A win for ‘Sco was battled out strongly by the Academy side. Leading 44-36 going into the final quarter, Myerscough were enjoying their biggest lead of the contest but it wasn’t to last as the Hawks came flying back. Hawks’ Ndwedo Newbury went on a 6-0 personal run to almost tie the two teams up – with ever basket making a huge difference.
Myerscough had been kept in the game by the leading performance of former Stirling Knight, Lewis McGlasson – who posted 16 points and 3 rebounds. The game was all but won for Myerscough until Haringey were gifted a second chance at winning the game following a Mate Okros travel. A three pointer from Hawks was swatted away by former St Mirren and Scotland standout, Callan Low who sealed the game for Myerscough.
The timely block cemented Myerscough as the 2019 BasketballEngland NBL Playoff Champions. McGlasson picked up MVP honours with his game leading offence.
Callan Low posted 6 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists as well as a steal and the crucial block. The only other Scot to see court time was former Knight, Lewis Sullivan who posted 7 points and 9 rebounds in his 26 minutes of action.
BasketballEngland secured a short interview with Mr MVP after the game,
“We were just trying to calm everybody down [at the end of the game]. Execute some plays for the stretch to win the game. That’s what we did.”