Mar
12

Lancashire’s comeback bid falls short at Manchester

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MANCHESTER — Mark Rangeley scored a game-high 20 points, and Jack Hudson added 16 points and 11 assists, but Lancashire’s comeback bid came up short in an 81-75 loss to Manchester on Sunday.

David Ulph had 14 points and nine rebounds and Connor Murtagh finished with 11 off the bench for Lancashire (7-19, 6-16 National League 1), which roared back from a 17-point deficit in the third quarter. The Spinners poured in 31 points on 11-of-19 shooting in the period, but shot 40 percent on the game.

The Spinners, who trailed 54-39 with 6:50 left in the third quarter, outscored Manchester 17-2 over nearly three minutes to climb within two points of Manchester. Rangeley then helped Lancashire take a 63-60 lead — its first since the score was 2-0 — by converting a 3-point play.

Lancashire scored the first four points of the fourth quarter to break 63-all tie, but Manchester, however, had an answer for each time the Spinners tried to extend their lead.

Hudson’s 3-pointer with 2:40 remaining lifted the Spinners ahead 75-73. Though Manchester finished 6-of-6 at the free throw line after Rangeley had missed an open three with 20 seconds.

Duane Morgan led Manchester with 19 points and Simon Anumba and Hamad Ali had 15 apiece.

Allen Gunn

Allen Gunn

Club reporter Allen Gunn joined the Spinners in the spring of 2015. A Massachusetts native, he is a graduate of the University of Salford with a Master's Degree in Journalism.
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