EABL Week 23 Round Up

There were 16 games played in the last week of the EABL regular season, as teams jostled for final playoff positions.

North Sea Conference

Loreto came out on top in a top of the table clash with Myerscough, but needed overtime to do it, getting a 77-71 victory to lock up the number one seed from the North Sea Conference.

A 20 point, 20 rebound effort from England U18 Kingsley Nwagboso and 21 points from Joe Swindells led Loreto, whilst Emmanuel Kabengele’s own 20-20 double double was not enough for Myerscough who finished second in the North.

Myerscough were also in action during the week against Preston, this time on the right side of victory as they etched out a three point win, 75-72.

Andre Gayle finished up with 20 points (on 4/5 from 3) 9 boards and 4 assists to lead Myerscough, and Emmanuel Kabengele had an efficient 13 point 12 rebound double double.

North Sea Conference Standings.

All Midlands Conference

Gateway come out with a 67 – 57 victory over Derby College/Noel Baker School, cementing their play-off seed as fourth from the All Midlands Conference, behind 15 points from Umar Siddique.

Charnwood College were in action twice over the week, against Birmingham Met and Derby College/Noel Baker School, with results leaving them with the second spot in the All Midlands Conference.

First they took on Derby, falling 99-86, unable to overcome Jake Wesselingh’s 29 points and 8 rebounds, before getting a 72-66 win over Birmingham Met behind 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists from Jamie Percival.

Meanwhile, it was Milton Keynes College who locked up the number one seed from the Midlands, with an 83-53 win over All Saints Academy behind 29 points,9 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists from Michael New.

TCAT were awards a 30-0 walkover over Moulton to pick up their second win of the season and avoid last place.

All Midlands Conference Standings.

South East Conference

Harris Academy Beckenham locked up the number one seed from the South East Conference with a 79-70 victory over Hackney Community College.

Hackney were also awarded a 30-0 walkover over Copleston to finish 8-8 on the season but it wasn’t enough to sneak them into the playoff positions.

Copleston High School did end up taking on Canterbury High School, cruising to a 65-25 win, to finish with the number three seed from the South East. Sam Newman, Dylan Costelloe and Luke Mascall-Wright each had 14 points.

Barking Abbey got a 78-50 win over County Upper and finished up second in the South East. Calvin Nevill-Kintu led BA with 14 points, whilst Oisin Kerlin had a 12 point, 17 rebound double double to see away the visitors.

Oaklands and SEEVIC faced off twice, with the same result both times as Oaklands won the first one 93-62, and the second 105-54. With the victories Oaklands finished with the fourth seed from the South East Conference.

South East Conference Standings.

South West Conference

SGS College completed their historic perfect season, beating Aylesbury Grammar School 98-62 to finish 14-0. Tiren Manning led all scorers with 20 points and 16 rebounds.

Itchen College secured second place behind SGS with a 80-59 win over The Henley College, as Bjarni Gunnarson led all scorers with 17 points.

In the final match-up, Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College defeated West London rivals The Harefield Academy 78-64 behind another 35 points haul from Tyrell Isaacs. Despite the win, EHWLC still finish a spot below Harefield, with the fourth seed, whilst Harefield will take the third spot into the playoffs.

South West Conference Standings.

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