EABL Week 11 Round Up

The penultimate week of play in the EABL before the Christmas break saw a quiet three-game slate as many teams focused their attention on the AoC Sport Men’s Premier Cup. The three contests that took place were all Southern Conference affairs, so read on to find out what went down!


Southern Conference

Copleston High School took a narrow 79-81 win over Alec Reed Academy in a re-scheduled Monday night encounter. The game started at a high pace, as Alec Reed led by a single point after the first quarter. Copleston pulled ahead to lead by seven in the second, but a sharp run cut the lead as the hosts went into the break down one. As the game progressed into the latter stages, the travelling side never looked like giving up despite Alec Reed leading 79-76 with 50 seconds to go. A costly turnover led to transition triple from Ben Winter to level the game, before Winter iced two free throws in the clutch to deliver the win. Rio Murray led the hosts with 22 points, supported by Mo Adan who chipped in 18. Winter had a game-high 32 points to pace Copleston.

John Madejski Academy made it three wins on the bounce on Wednesday after they defeated BHASVIC 106-71 behind Asher Ndah’s 16 points. The hosts started the game the brighter of the two teams, finishing the first ten minutes of action 15-10 to the good. JMA gradually built on their lead throughout the game before a high-scoring final stanza, as the home side turned the screw on the defensive end to close out the game on top. BHASVIC offered resistance and shot the ball well from beyond the arc, but the game was sewn up as the hosts ran out convincing winners.  David Obediah supported Ndah with 15, while BHASVIC were led by a game-high 23 points from Finn Sweeting-Young.

Canterbury High School used a dominant first and third quarter to pick up a 87-60 home win in a rescheduled contest Thursday evening against Oaklands College. Five players hit double figures in a game that saw Canterbury take a 20 point lead in the opening quarter and never look back. Oaklands battled hard throughout despite trailing down the stretch, led by Ola Olanrele’s 14 second half points. Abdul Wurie was a threat going to the rim, which saw Oaklands pile on 24 points in the final ten minutes. Raife and Gordon led the charge for Canterbury in the final quarter, as the game wrapped up as a dominant win for the hosts. Chester Morrell had 18 points to lead five players who hit double figures for Canterbury, as he was joined by Raife (17), Moore (16), Alajiki (13) and Gordon (11). Olanrele led all scores with a game-high 19 points, while Wurie added 14 and Gastaldi-Davies chipped in with 10.

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