Myerscough College Spinners vs NBL Men
|12/11/2017||2:00 pm||NBL Division 3 North||2017/18|
|Chester MBB NBL||53||Loss|
Chester MBB NBL
|10||Ebehireme Dave Omole||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Myerscough College vs University of Chester
Basketball England Division 3 Mens
12th November 2017
The University of Chester National League Basketball Team returned to action following the postponement of the fixture with Worcester Wolves II the week prior. Chester again came into the game with a host of injuries, Rich McNutt, Connor Murtagh, Adam Askey-Yourell, Paul Kelly and James Strong all missing the fixture. The one bright spot was the return of Niel Gillard who was able to sit on the end of the bench in this game, his first appearance since early April.
Myerscough sensed the opposition’s weakness straight out of the blocks, pressing Chester as soon as they gained possession forcing turnover after turnover as the players on court for UoC struggled to cope with the tempo set by the home side. The first quarter finished with a huge lead for the hosts, 33-12 and the gap would only increase as the game went on.
Del Cadia and Low were particularly impressive for the home side scoring 15 points a piece but consistently driving their team on. Gillard made his appearance off the bench, managing around 8 minutes as his strives for fitness ahead of a punishing January schedule for Chester.
In order to cement the head to head, Myerscough never let up throughout the 4 quarters even though the result was never really in doubt from the tip, eventually running out 43 point winners with the final score of 96-53.
Chester will hope to have more bodies back next week when they face fellow promotion hopefuls Sheffield Hallam Sharks at the Downes Sports Hall. This result leaves them with an unwanted 3-3 record and little room for error moving forward.