Myerscough College advanced to the final four of the Elite Academy Basketball League play-offs with a 74-58 win against City of London Academy (CoLA).
Konrad Kantorski and Spas Nikolov combined for 43 points whilst Ayo Nuwe (16) and Zion Tordoff (11) had double figures as a balanced attack overcame a resilient CoLA side.
After a tight first quarter, Myerscough were winning 17-14 and maintained the pressure on the visitors to take a 40-29 lead into half-time.
CoLA grew frustrated as the point gap increased with the Lancashire side taking a 59-43 lead into the final quarter.
Myerscough, who are looking to reach their third successive EABL final, face an away tie at Barking Abbey next Wednesday in the play-off semi-finals.
Speaking after the game, Zion Tordoff said: “The game went really well today. I’m looking forward to the semi-final in London.”
“If we play like we did today, especially in some spurts, then we should be able to reach the final which will be in Leicester.”
The 17-year-old was awarded the Most Valuable Player award for his performance in the match.
“It was great to be the MVP but it’s even better that the team won. They were a tough team that pushed us hard at times,” he said.
“As a team we try to not put too much pressure on ourselves otherwise we won’t be able to play to the best of our ability,” he said.