EABL Week 4 Round Up

Week 4 of the EABL saw defending conference champions Myerscough remain undefeated in the North, while Sheffield were able to pick up their first win. Meanwhile, in the South, Itchen grabbed a key victory over Canterbury, while Alec Reed continued their perfect start.


Northern Conference

Defending conference champions Myerscough College improved to 2-0 as they rolled past SGS College 90-27 behind 26 points from Sanmi Fajana. Jamie Gray added 16 points and Lewis McGlasson had 13 for Myerscough, while Henry Ogilvie led SGS with 11 points in the loss.

Manchester Magic Academy continued their perfect start to the season, as they improved to 3-0 with a home win over Derby Trailblazers Academy. The Magic were spurred to a tight 72-68 win behind 20 points from Malachi Boakye-Yiadom, while Blake Bowman and Luke Ptak also had 20 apiece for the visitors.

The Sheffield College have weathered a tough start to life in an EABL to grab their first win on Wednesday, as they defeated fellow newcomers Newcastle Eagles Academy 89-84. Sheffield were led by JJ Wright and Harrison Bell who had 20 points apiece, while Theor Ridley had 25 and Jeremy Lievin added 18 points for the Eagles.


Southern Conference

Alec Reed Academy have had an impressive start to their debut EABL campaign, improving to 4-0 on Wednesday with a 110-41 home win over SEEVIC College. Mo Adan led all scorers with 33 points, supported by Dovydas Golovcenko with 18, while the visitors were led by Christopher Janes who had 10 points.

City of London Academy hosted Barking Abbey School on Wednesday, in a match-up that is always a competitive contest. A back-and-forth game ended in a 48-72 victory the visitors, who improved to 3-0 in EABL Southern Conference play. Dylan Darbin and Kaleb Woldeyes led CoLA with 10 points a piece whilst Jonathan Brown led three double figure scorers for Barking with 14 points.

Itchen College were able to pull away late to secure a 76-67 win against Canterbury at home on Wednesday afternoon, as they improved to 3-1 while Canterbury fell to 2-2. Matt Hughes paced Itchen with 30, supported by nine points apiece from Jeremy Sochan and Rhys Sundimalt. Meanwhile, Sam Alajiki led the visitors with 13 points , as Chester Morrell added 10 and Milo Gordon supported with nine.

Oaklands College hosted John Madejski Academy on Wednesday in the EABL Southern Conference and fell to a 62-86 defeat. The Hertfordshire-based academy have had a tough start to the year, sitting at 0-3, while JMA improved to 2-2. David Chive and Sam Grant lead JMA in scoring with 17 and 15, respectively, while Oaklands were led by Toby Gastaldi-Davies’ 19 points.

Copleston High School made it three wins in a row in the EABL Southern Conference, improving to a 3-1 record, as they ran out comfortable winners against a much improved BHASVIC team. The contest ended 79-54, as the home side were led by 25 points from Veron Eze, while Ethan Price added 20. BHASVIC were led by Ben Hayward who amassed 17 points, supported by Lucas Bitton who added nine.

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