EABL Week 8 Round Up

Officially two months into the 2013-14 EABL season, and it was another fixture packed week, with 12 games played up and down the country.  Read on to find out what happened across all four conferences.

North Sea Conference

It was only a one game slate in the NSC after a postponement between Bradford and Myerscough.

Tyne Met came away with a comfortable 129-40 win over Childwall Sports College, improving to 3-1 atop of the league table. Childwall are still looking for their first win of the season at 0-3, sitting in bottom place.

North Sea Conference Standings.

All Midlands Conference

All eight teams took to the court in the AMC, with the marquee match-up a top of the table clash between Milton Keynes College and Derby College/Noel Baker School.

It was Milton Keynes College who came out on top, at 82-77, giving a short-handed Derby their first loss of the season in the process and taking sole possession of first place in the league table. Michael New once again proved his pedigree, dropping 31 points, but it was Milton Keynes connecting on six three pointers in the space of 3 minutes and 20 seconds in the final quarter that put the game away.

Charnwood College remain the only undefeated team in the conference, at 4-0, with an 81-67 win over Moulton, in a game that saw both teams field short-handed rosters. A monster game on the glass from Moulton’s George Calvey, which saw him haul in an EABL season high 24 rebounds, along with his 21 points, was not enough to prevent them falling to 1-4 in seventh place.

All Saints Academy improved to .500 on the season (2-2) with a 68-60 win over Birmingham Met.

The win, led by Eddie Brownell’s 17 points, sees All Saints climb to fourth in All Midlands Conference, with Birmingham Met dropping to sixth at 1-4.

The final game of the week in the Midlands saw Gateway rout TCAT 80-44, to keep TCAT winless at 0-4 in last place. Gateway improved to 2-2 in fifth place.

All Midlands Conference Standings.

South East Conference

Eight of the SEC’s nine teams were playing on Wednesday, with no bigger match-up then defending champions Harris Academy Beckenham against last year’s third place finishers, Barking Abbey, in a re-match of last year’s semi-final.

Barking Abbey were unable to get the revenge they sought after being knocked out by Harris last season, as Coach Steve Bucknall’s side dominated the glass on their way to a 60-50 win, led by Kavell Bigby-Williams’ 19 rebounds to go with his 17 points.

Harris improved to 3-1 in third place, whilst BA suffered their first loss of the season to drop to 2-1 in fifth place.

Elsewhere, the early surprise of the season, Oaklands College, took their undefeated record to 4-0, with a 65-61 win over Hackney Community College. Oaklands are sitting comfortably at the top of the league, Hackney dropped to 2-2 in sixth place.

It was a bitter-sweet victory for Copleston High School, who took down Northfleet Technology College 84-72, but lost EABL leading scorer Luke Mascall-Wright to an ankle sprain in the process.

Mascall-Wright was once again spectacular, finishing with a season-high 39 points, along with 8 rebounds and 5 assists, before exiting the game. Copleston improved to 3-1 and fourth place in the league table, whilst Northfleet are still looking for their first win at 0-5.

The final game saw County Upper get past SEEVIC, 83-49, moving up to second place in the table. SEEVIC fell to 0-6, continuing to look for their first win of the season.

South East Conference Standings.

South West Conference

There was another top of the table clash in the South West, which saw SGS hand Ivybridge their first loss of the season, 71-51. SGS keep their perfect record at 4-0, whilst Ivybridge dropped to 4-1, as both teams continue to battle for the top spot.

The Harefield Academy cruised in their 110-54 victory over Aylesbury Grammar  School, improving to 2-1 on the season, whilst keeping Aylesbury winless at 0-5.

BHASVIC came out of Itchen College with a 71-63 victory, after Rueben Scriven hit a huge three pointer late in the game which proved to be the dagger for Itchen making it a 5 point game with 30 seconds to play.

Lucien Cristofis had 19 to lead BHASVIC, whilst Itchen’s Elliot James led all scorers with 21.

South West Conference Standings.

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