#1 Myerscough College 88 – 54 #4 Canterbury Academy

Bradley Kaboza scored a game-high 21 points to lead #1 seed Myerscough past #4 seed Canterbury Academy 88-54 and into the EABL Final Fours.

Myerscough advances to face #2 seed JMA in the next round on Wednesday 4 March at the High Performance Centre on the campus of the Preston-based college after the Rockets defeated James Watt College 78-65 behind Ross Stepney’s 22 points.

“We showed that we can be a strong team when we play together and that we’re ready for the challenge,” said Kaboza, who combined with Mikey Irvine on back-to-back 3-pointers to give Myerscough an early 15-4 advantage.

Myerscough never trailed in the contest, opened the game on a 9-0 run aided by Amari Williams and a Lewis McGlasson 3-pointer.

A 28-8 third quarter ensured Myerscough dispatched its Elite Eight opponent and a 10-0 run to close the game gave Sco their largest lead of the afternoon at 36 points .

“We didn’t have a great first half, but in the third quarter we really settled down and controlled the tempo and that stretch really put us in a strong position to close out the game,” said Myerscough head coach Neal Hopkins.

“Canterbury have had a fantastic season and they should look back on it with a lot of pride, but for us it is job done and we move onto the next.”

Will Raife led Canterbury with 18 points and Jonathan Fakile had 14. Robbie Graham added 12 in the loss that ended the Crusaders season.

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