Two Myerscough College basketball students were key players for the Great Britain Team in the recent FIBA Under-18 Women's European Championships in Dublin.
Level 3 Diploma students Shauna Harrison and Milly Knowles were part of the side that reached the semi-finals of the competition and narrowly missed out on a bronze medal in the third placed play off.
Shauna was a key player for the team and particularly starred in the semi-final by scoring a team high 16 points while Myerscough teammate Milly was an ever present in the starting line-up throughout the championships.
The competition caps a great year for the two girls in their first year as part of the Basketball girls’ programme.
As well as her studies, Milly excelled on the court, recording a tremendous debut season in the Women’s Elite Academy Basketball League (WEABL), ranking fourth and fifth in scoring and rebounding, respectively, as well as third in steals, on her way to being named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year.
Shauna also had an excellent first year at Myerscough College, including being named in the Women's Elite Academy Basketball League’s (WEABL) Teams of the Year, voted for by team coaches from each conference.
Neal Hopkins, Head of the Basketball Academy at Myerscough College, was delighted with the girls’ performances at the Championships.
He said: “Both Shauna and Milly played at an extremely high standard throughout the competition and did themselves, Myerscough and Great Britain proud. They’ve had an excellent first season with the Academy and I’m sure both will continue that success into the new academic year.”
Picture courtesy of FIBA.