Haris Memorial Tournament 2018 – Day 2 Recap - Hoopsfix.com

Haris Memorial Tournament 2018 – Day 2 Recap

Amari Williams, Myerscough

Pool play came at the 2018 Haris Memorial Tournament came to a close on Friday, with both Myerscough and Blue Ridge School finishing undefeated at 3-0.

Here’s a round up of all the action:

Charnwood College Riders vs CB NovaSchool
Charnwood College needed overtime to hold off CB NovaSchool 90-85, as the Spanish side fought back from 19 down to force the extra period.

Nova closed regulation on a 16-0 run, holding Charnwood scoreless for the final five minutes and converting a three point play in the dying seconds to force the extra period, but Will Maynard’s side re-grouped in the extra period, coming up with plays down the stretch to pull out the win.

Niall Harris went 10-of-14 from the field for his 28 points, adding 7 rebounds – 4 on the offensive glass, whilst Mayo Adekeye added 17 and Josh Lloyd and Greg Wild had 12 each.

Pablo Villanueva had 21 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists, whilst big man David Garzon led Nova with 20 points, 15 rebounds and 2 blocks.

Manchester Magic vs Kent Crusaders
Manchester Magic Under-18s came away with the 71-49 win over Kent Crusaders, pulling away in the fourth for the final margin.

Both teams struggled to find the basket early, as Manchester held a 27-17 halftime lead in the turnover-laden contest, but it wouldn’t be until the final five minutes, where they held Kent to just 4 points, that they would pull away for good.

Luke Gordos had 15 to lead Manchester, Json Anl had 14, whilst Dan Gargan had 10.

Milo Gordon had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead Kent, with Chester Morrell the only other player joining him in double figures with 11.

CD Póvoa vs Blue Ridge School
Blue Ridge School faced little resistance on their way to a 99-61 rout of CD Povoa, moving to 2-0 in the tournament.

Sasha Glushkov had 16 points and 10 rebounds on 7-of-10 shooting in just 17 minutes, Michael Gray had 16 points and 8 rebounds, William Lee 15 points and Andy Nwaoko 14 points and 11 rebounds, as Blue Ridge dominated the glass 61-24, with 35 offensive rebounds, for 36 second chance points.

Miguel Barros led Povoa with 19 points, whilst Diogo Gomes had 11 points and 6 assists.

Haris Select vs Myerscough College
Myerscough rotated early and often on their way to a 67-41 victory over Haris Select Under-16s.

All 12 players on Myerscough’s roster saw at least 10 minutes, as they jumped out to a double digit lead in the first quarter and never looked back, as the two teams combined for 58 turnovers.

Bradley Kaboza had 19 points to lead Myerscough, Lewis McGlasson and Sanmi Fajana had 12 each, whilst Mate Okros added 7 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in just 14 minutes.

Bryan Akanwu was the only player to reach double figures for Haris, with 10 points, Seb Mobee had 8 points, whist George Clark and Ryan Ganneclift added 5 each.

Manchester Magic vs Blue Ridge School
Blue Ridge School finished undefeated atop of Pool A at 3-0 with a 108-48 rout of Manchester Magic.

Blue Ridge knocked down three consecutive triples to open the game on a 9-0 run as a sign of things to come, as Manchester were unable to handle the press and struggled to get into the game.

William Lee led five players in double figures for Blue Ridge with 19 points, Savion Helm had 18, and Chris Rogers 15, as the US squad registered 28 assists on the game, shooting over 50% from the field.

Dan Gargan was the only player in double figures for Manchester with 11 points, and Noah Togo had 8.

CD Póvoa vs Kent Crusaders
CD Povoa advanced to the semi-finals with a 76-64 victory over Kent Crusaders, who finish 0-3 and head into the 5th-8th place playoffs.

Crusaders were able to stay in striking distance throughout, but unable to get over the hump, not helped by 45% free throw shooting (9/20).

Diogo Gomes had 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Povoa, Miguel Barros had 18 points and 15 rebounds, whilst Lukas Rosenbom had 16 points.

Chester Morrell went 6-of-8 from three point range to lead Kent with 22 points, whilst Milo Gordon had 20.

Myerscough College vs CB NovaSchool
Myerscough College stayed perfect to finish top of Pool B at 3-0 with a 92-65 win over Spain’s CB Nova School.

Leading by just seven at halftime, Myerscough turned it up in the third, led by big man duo Amari Williams and Sanmi Fajana, pouring in 30 points and extending their lead to 23 heading into the fourth.

Bradley Kaboza continued his strong tournament, finishing with 21 points to lead Myerscough’s scoring, Amari Williams had a 19-point, 11-rebound double-double, Fajana 17 and 8, whilst Mate Okros played helper with 7 assists. Lewis McGlasson added 16 points.

CB Nova were led by 19 points from Pablo Villanueva, and 12 a-piece from Francisco Montiel and David Garzon.

Haris Select vs Charnwood College Riders
Charnwood took a 94-59 win over Haris Select to finish the Pool stages 2-1 and will be in tomorrow’s semi-finals, whilst Haris Select fall to 0-3, and are now playing for fifth place.

Charnwood went up 33-11 after the opening period and were in cruise control the rest of the way, led by Joe Bielak’s 27 points and 15 points apiece from Blaize Sagna and Niall Harris.

Haris Select received 12 points from Michael Belle, 11 from Seb Mobee and 9 from Quinn Ellis.

Saturday Schedule

10am (5th-8th)
CB Nova vs Kent Crusaders/Manchester Magic vs Haris Select
12pm (semi-finals)
Blue Ridge School vs Charnwood/Myerscough vs CD Povoa
5th-6th Place Game/7th-8th Place Game
3rd-4th Place Game


  • Three games in, Myerscough’s Brad Kaboza is the tournament’s leading scorer, averaging 19.6ppg, followed by CD Pavoa’s Miguel Barros at 19.3ppg and Charnwood’s Niall Harris at 19.0ppg
  • Hard to see past a Blue Ridge – Myerscough final at the moment
  • Amari Williams and Sanmi Fajana teamed up to form an impressive frontcourt in Myerscough’s victory over CB Nova; both are future NCAA D1 prospects
  • The referees on hand are being assessed/practicing with a three-official rotation – certain crews can be seen wearing glasses with cameras fitted to them which are being used for video feedback

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