College ace Miller makes Stars suffer

Moses Byekwaso drives towards the basket during the win against Sefton Stars
Moses Byekwaso drives towards the basket during the win against Sefton Stars
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Preston’s College Men’s basketball team got back to winning ways as they outplayed Sefton Stars 2nds to win 98-44 in National League Division Four.

Captain Daniel Miller led all scorers with 19 points and was backed by forward Tyrell Hamilton (18 points) and Kyle Carey (16).

The win, the team’s first at home in front of a packed crowd, solidifies their fifth spot in the table.

Preston came out all guns blazing and limited Sefton to just 20 first-half points whilst scoring 48 themselves, 33 in the second quarter alone.

Preston’s College coach Malcolm Leak said: “Sefton came out aggressive but we were more than a match for them and wore them down on offense and defence.

“After the loss last week, we worked extra hard in training and it showed.”

Sefton struggled throughout the game to contain the free-scoring Miller and defensive prowess of forwards Hamilton and Cameron King.

Leak said: “Daniel Miller is one of the best players in the country.

“He is tough, he is smart, he just needs to work on the little things like the turnovers, but its work in progress.”

In scoring a season-high 98 points, Preston surpassed the 73 they scored on the road at Gateshead earlier in November.

“As a team we played well,” said Leak. “Everyone stuck to their assignments and did a job.

“As a coach you always go back to the drawing board and find some areas where we can improve so once I go through the game tape we can find areas where we can improve.

“The loss last week against Myerscough was a wake-up call and I believe we have a new-found attitude that is going to make us very very tough.”

The team next travels to Kendal on Saturday, then return home the next day to play unbeaten Newcastle University, tip-off at 5pm.

Preston’s College Under-18s thrashed Oldham Titans 100-26, with Moses Byekwaso leading the way with 17 points.