Summer Showcase – week 1 recap

Six games got the EABL Summer Showcase under way in week 1.

The Showcase will focus on player development and won’t crown an overall team winner upon completion, instead aiming to stage as many games as possible in a safe and responsible environment, given the current COVID climate.

Week 1 featured games in the North and South, with three games in midweek and at weekend.

North Pool

SGS College 87-89 The Sheffield College

Sheffield College grabbed a road win to get them started with Hensy Sako leading all scorers with 29 points.

He was backed up by Mahamud Ibrahim (17), who grabbed the last-gasp winner, and Jamie McGrail (16), while SGS’s Nassim Ladjimi (21) and Jason Soodeen (20) combined for 41 points only to be on the wrong side of a narrow defeat.

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Manchester Magic Academy 65-53 Myerscough College

North West rivals Manchester Magic and Myerscough went head to head at the Manchester Basketball Centre with the visitors coming away with the win.

Bryan Akanmu (17), Franklin Agu (12) and Wakeem Richardson (10) hit double figures for the victors, while Noah Togo (18) and Malachi Boakye-Yiadom (11) did likewise for Magic.

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Charnwood College Riders 83-69 Derby College Trailblazers

Blake Bowman has been one the standout young players in NBL1 this season and he took that form into the Showcase with a stunning 39-point, 15-rebound haul.

It wasn’t enough for him to help his Derby team get the better of Charnwood though.

Led by Greg Wild’s 26 points, the home team pulled off a convincing win. Victor Ndoukou (12), Kanu Gudza (10) and Simeon Perry (10) also hit double figures.

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South Pool

Copleston High School 73-75 The Canterbury Academy

Canterbury edged a close contest behind strong scoring performances from Will Raife (27) and Xavier Vaughan (22).

Moyo Adekeye (21) was the standout for Copleston with Ahmeed Yusoof (13)
and Joe Thomas (10) also productive.

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City of London Academy 66-99 John Madejski Academy

Sam Grant’s 22-point display led JMA to a healthy win over City of London.

JMA shared around the points with Ashley Kitchen (12) and Kivuvu Live (11) also chipping in double-digit totals.

Christian Adun (13), Will White (13) and Di-Jani Parkinson (12) led the City of London effort.

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Oaklands College 85-103 Barking Abbey

Barking’s Abi Adedo hit 22 points and Ignas Viciusignas 15 in their big win over Oaklands.

Eddy Cooley (14) backed them up while Kane Daley was the standout for Oaklands with 26 points. Lewis Thurlbourne (14) and Nick Powdrell (11) also hit double figures for the home team.

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