EABL Week 22 Round Up

It was an action packed week in Week 22 of the EABL, with nineteen games taking place as teams try to fit in all fixtures before the regular season comes to a close.

North Sea Conference

There was just a single game that took place in the North, after both Preston (6-3) and Loreto (8-2) were awarded 30-0 walkovers against Childwall Sports College (0-10) and Bradford College (1-9) respectively.

It was Myerscough who came out on top in the game that did take place, beating Priestley College 69-49 for the second time in two weeks.

Andre Gayle collected 22 and 8 with Trevor Samuel delivered a big double double of 14 and 18 rebounds for Myerscough, who completed their regular season at 10-1 with the number 1 seed in the North Sea Conference all locked up.

North Sea Conference Standings.

All Midlands Conference

In the All Midlands Conference, there were no less than five games that took place, with teams taking advantage of Thursday and Friday fixtures.

Milton Keynes College got a 80-61 victory over Birmingham Met, led by 26 points and 9 rebounds from Michael New, as the Trojans improved to 12-1 on the season and almost certainly have the number 1 seed locked up in the conference.

All Saints Academy were awarded a 30-0 walkover over TCAT to improve to 6-6, one spot outside of the playoff positions. TCAT fell to 0-12.

Gateway College defeated Moulton College (1-11) 76-57, overcoming 36 points from Linas Bajorunas to improve to 6-6 on Wednesday, before getting a big 88-79 win over Derby College/Noel Baker School on Thursday, behind 29 points from Umar Siddique, to put themselves in a good position to lock up the final playoff position in the Midlands.

Derby College/Noel Baker School then were back in action on Friday, bouncing back with a 76-61 win over Birmingham Met to secure their playoff spot. Jake Wesselingh had 26 points in the second half to lead Derby to victory.

All Midlands Conference Standings.

South East Conference

It was a five game slate in the South East as well, with Barking Abbey picking up a pair of wins to move to the top of the conference at 13-2.

BA defeated Copleston High School 81-58 on Monday, led by Calvin Nevill-Kintu’s 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists as they overcame 35 points from Luke Mascall-Wright.

On Saturday they had little trouble dispatching of Oaklands 83-46, behind point guard Malik Griffith-Johnson’s 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals.

Oaklands got a win on Wednesday, defeating County Upper 82-41 after 21 points from Aidan Gastaldi-Davies. Oaklands finished the week at 9-6 in the final playoff position of the South East.

Copleston were also in action again on Wednesday, suffering a 60-50 loss at the hands of Harris Academy Beckenham. Harris, who have their playoff spot locked up, got 25 points from Kavell Bigby-Williams to improve to 13-1 on the season with one game left.

Northfleet Tech got a 75-67 win over SEEVIC behind an EABL season high 31 rebounds from Jono Hayward along with his 30 points. Northfleet picked up their third win of the season to move to 3-13, as SEEVIC fell to 0-15.

The final game in the South East saw Hackney Community College get past Canterbury High School 105-36 behind 28 points from Arif Sempala.

South East Conference Standings.

South West Conference

It was a big week for SGS College, picking up two wins to improve to 13-0 on the season.

It wasn’t easy however, getting just a three point win over The Harefield Academy, 62-59, with 17 points from Jack Griffiths, on Tuesday, and then a 76-64 victory over The Henley College on Wednesday, with 28 points from Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye.

They remain just one game away from having a perfect season, as they take on bottom of the league Aylesbury Grammar School next week.

Henley ended up playing back to back games on Wednesday, suffering a two point loss to Aylesbury, 67-65, as Aylesbury (1-10) picked up their first win of the season. Henley fell to 1-7.

The Harefield Academy got a 95-80 win over Itchen College to improve to 6-4 in fifth place, dropping Itchen (2nd place) to 8-4.

In the only Friday fixture of the week in the South West, EHWLC got a 71-65 win over Ivybridge Community College, behind another impressive performance from Tyrell Isaacs who finished with 26 points on 9/10 shooting. EHWLC improved to 7-6 with a grip on the final playoff spot in the South West.

South West Conference Standings.

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