EABL Week 21 Round Up

It was an action packed week in Week 21 of the EABL, with twelve results coming through as the playoff race heats up.

North Sea Conference

In the North, Myerscough had little trouble getting past Priestley College, 90-43.

Trevor Samuels missed out on a double double by 1 board finishing the game with 19 points and 9 rebounds, Andre Gayle netted 16 and added 8 assists, as Myerscough improved to 8-1 at the top of the league. Priestley dropped to .500 at 4-4.

Loreto College also cruised to a comfortable win, taking down Preston, 72-47. Led by 15 points from Joe Swindells, Loreto moved to 8-2 in second place in the North East, whilst Preston remain in the playoff positions at 5-2.

North Sea Conference Standings.

All Midlands Conference

Milton Keynes College (10-1) climbed back into first place with a 77-66 win over Derby College/Noel Baker School, behind  Callum Rodger’s 20 points and 8 rebounds.

Derby did a good job of holding EABL leading scorer to just 15 points, half his average, but it wouldn’t be enough as they fell to 6-3 in third place.

Charnwood College also picked up a 30-0 win to have the same record as Milton Keynes, after being an awarded a walkover against Moulton College, who are now just 1-9 on the season.

The final games in the Midlands saw Birmingham Met get an 80-69 win over All Saints Academy, in a game between two teams battling for the final playoff spot with identical records of 5-6.

All Midlands Conference Standings.

South East Conference

Harris Academy Beckenham look to get a stranglehold on the number one seed in the South East as they defeated Canterbury High School, 82-29, in a rare Tuesday fixture.

Kavell Bigby-Williams had 19 points and 17 rebounds, whilst Myles Laurent-Smart added 17 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists.

Barking Abbey continue to chase Harris Academy Beckenham for the top spot in the South East, after defeating Hackney Community College, 81-71.

BA were led by 18 points and 6 rebounds from Akwasi Yeboah, and a 17 point, 14 rebound double double from Karolis Kundrotas to improve to 11-2 in second place. Hackney dropped to 6-7 with the loss, a spot outside the playoff positions.

Copleston High School got a 75-71 win over Oaklands to improve to 9-3 in third place in the conference, after a heroic performance from Irish guard Dylan Costelloe.

Nursing an ankle injury, Costelloe scored nine points in the final period including the go-ahead three point shot and free throw in the final minute to give Copleston the win.

The final game of the week in the South East, saw County Upper (6-7) defeat Northfleet Tech (2-13), 82-54, after pulling away in the final quarter.

South East Conference Standings.

South West Conference

EHWLC saw a dominant performance from Tyrell Isaacs to come away with an 86-80 victory over BHASVIC.

Isaacs went 10 of 11 from the field for his 35 points as EHWLC improved to 6-6 to climb into the fourth and final playoff spot position in the South West. BHASVIC dropped to 4-9 in sixth.

Itchen College for a four point win, 68-62, over Ivybridge Community College.

Led by 19 points from Elliot Dadds, Itchen came back in the fourth quarter to take the lead and sealed the game at the free throw line, as they sit at 8-3 in second place in the league.

Ivybridge played for a second time during the week on Friday, but this time got the win, defeating Henley, 78-67, to drop them to 1-5 on the season. Ivybridge now sit in third place at 7-6.

South West Conference Standings.

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