Myerscough College vs City of London Academy

Mate Okros scored 24 points and Callan Low added 20 to lift Myerscough past City of London Academy 83-62 on Thursday and into the EABL Final Four.

Edoardo Del Cadia finished with 18 points for top-seeded Myerscough (12-1), which led from start to finish to reach the Final Four where they will host second-seed Canterbury (10-4) next Wednesday.

CoLA trailed by as many as 14 points in the opening half, but pulled back a 10-point deficit with a 5-0 run to close within 42-37 with six minutes left in the third quarter. Okros, who had 13 in third alone, however, scored seven-straight points to give Myerscough a 47-37 lead.

“CoLA played us with a different kind of intensity that we haven’t seen this year and were really disruptive and made it hard to find a rhythm, but we found other ways to score and punished their mistakes,” said Myerscough coach Neal Hopkins. “We did a great job weathering their run and came out the backside of it with a bigger and stronger one.”

Myerscough capitalised on the spark provided by Okros and finished the quarter on a 19-4 run over a five minute stretch to push CoLA out of reach.

“Our boys are very good at being inconsistent,” said CoLA head coach Sterling Muschett. “We came up here with a game plan of trying to take it to Myerscough, and we did that in spurts but when we did it just didn’t last enough.”

Louis Norton-Cuffy had 17 points and Peter Turay added 13 to lead CoLA (8-7), which saw its season end for a second consecutive year in the playoffs against Myerscough.

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