EABL Week 3 Round Up

An exciting Week 3 of action in EABL was highlighted by Copleston picking up a crucial win away from home at John Madejski Academy. Read on to find out what went down this week!


Northern Conference

Manchester Magic Academy picked up their second win of the season to go 2-0 after defeating SGS College 42-69, as Malachi Boakye-Yiadom led the Magic with 17 points, with Ty Jordan adding 14. Sam Chigbo had 12 in the loss for SGS.

A game-high 16 points from Lewis McGlasson spurred Myerscough to a 96-52 win over James Watt College to open their EABL Northern Conference title defence. Callan Low and Sam Keita each added 12 points and Jamie Gray finished with 11 for Myerscough, while Connor Lynch led James Watt with 15 points and Daniel Penkov had 14 as the West Midlands side dropped to 1-1.

Derby Trailblazers Academy made it back-to-back wins with a 29 point triumph over EABL newcomers The Sheffield College, as they won their match-up this week 86-57. Derby were led by 17 points from Tzion Essel-Jaji, while Cyon James added 15 and Blake Bowman had 14. JJ Wright led the Sheffield effort with 18 points, while Reyad supported with 17 and Harrison Bell added 14.

In the final Northern Conference match-up of the week, Charnwood College continued their campaign with a victory over travelling newcomers Newcastle, as the hosts came out on top, 107-46. The blow-out win shows the depth of the Riders, with all 12 players seeing significant court time and contributing.


Southern Conference

EABL newcomers Alec Reed Academy were on the road this week as they travelled to BHASVIC, as the hosts hoped to bounce back from last week. The visiting reigning ABL national champions ran away with the game 55-78. BHASVIC were led by Ben Curran’s 17 points, while Josh Last added 10. Meanwhile, Alec Reed were led by Guled Abokhar who had 25 points, as Kevinas Kolesnikovas added nine.

Canterbury High School moved to 2-1 in the EABL behind a 18-7 third quarter that broke open a close game, allowing the hosts to pull off a scrappy 66-55 win over City of London Academy. Jonathan Fakile returned to action for Canterbury for 12 first half points, as he was one of five Canterbury players to score at least 9 points, joined by Chester Morrell (13), Milo Gordon (11), while Joshua Moore and Sam Alajiki added nine apiece. Dylan Darbin led CoLA with a game high 17 points, while Patrick Lanipekun scored 13 and Jordan Okonji 10.

Copleston High School recorded an impressive away win in Reading as they ran out winners over John Madejski Academy, 54-70, behind Ethan Price’s 26 point haul. Supporting Price was Veron Eze with 13 and Thomas Payne who added 12 for the visitors. JMA were led by Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo’s 11, Adrian Nosa Castillo had 10 and David Chive added 8 for the hosts who moved to 1-2.

SEEVIC College are still searching for their first win of the season as Itchen took the spoils, winning 58-89. The hosts were led by Zee Ali with 16 points, whilst Matt Hughes paced Itchen with 25 points.

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