EABL Week 13 Round Up

The first week of action in the EABL for 2019 saw 10 teams getting back to business.


Northern Conference


On Wednesday afternoon, Myerscough College made the trip to Manchester for the first EABL fixture after the break. Myerscough took the contest 64-51 by the final whistle which proved to be a game plagued with poor quality and missed opportunities.

Final score: Charnwood College defeat The Sheffield College 99-62


Southern Conference


A match up in the South as between BHASVIC and Itchen College left the home team searching for their first win of the season as he visitors took the game 50-95. The home side put on a resilient effort to cut the lead down but three players fouled out early on as the visitors pulled away.

John Madejski Academy made it three wins on the bounce on Wednesday afternoon after defeating Alec Reed Academy 93-76 behind Asher Ndah’s 29 points, 12 rebounds haul. The fourth quarter began quite cagey for both teams as JMA looked to maintain their advantage whilst Alec Reed were still trying to find a way back into the game and with five minutes remaining in the contest, JMA still had a 12 point advantage and led 80-68. The home team then turned up the heat and closed out the game to secure a well earned 93-76 victory. Supporting Asher Ndah’s 29 was Sam Grant with 15, and Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo with 11. For Alec Reed, Elias Poorman led their attack with 22 points, Mo Adan had 18 and Dovydas Golovcenko added 11.

Seevic couldn’t hold off CoLA in their first game of the New Year, as they suffered a defeat with an end score of 51 – 95. Zee Ali led all scorers with 23 points whilst for the visitors Louis Norton -Cuffy had 22 points (18 coming from the first half). The home side started well, showing promise with breaking CoLA’s press. However, CoLA started to execute offensively and Seevic’s lack of concentration lead to the visitors piling on the pressure and coming up with steals in the front court. A better defensive performance was shown in the final stanza, with the hosts holding CoLA to 11 points but the loss of offensive rhythm meant Seevic couldn’t chip away at the deficit.

Barking Abbey got 2019 off to a winning start in the EABL with a 78-59 win over Canterbury High School on Wednesday afternoon. A competitive game throughout, it wasn’t until a 20-8 final quarter that Barking eventually broke the contest open.  Jonathan Brown led Barking Abbey with 22 points against his former team, whilst Meliauskas finished with 18 and Robin Bedford 11. For Canterbury Chester Morrell had 14 and Milo Gordon had 12 as their two double figure scorers, whilst Jonathan Fakile chipped in with 9.

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