Summer Showcase – week 3 recap

With the three games from Myerscough on Saturday now completed, we’ve concluded week three of the EABL Summer Showcase.

With six games in total split evenly between the North and South, there were plenty of quality contests and highlight plays for fans to enjoy.

Results and top scorers from week three can be seen on the score ticker of the main EABL homepage.

North Pool

Manchester Magic Academy 67-77 The Sheffield College

Saturday’s trio of games in the North got underway with Sheffield taking an entertaining contest against Manchester 77-67.

With plenty of highlights to go around, Sheffield are winning over a lot of fans this summer, and more impressive outings from Hensy Sako (28pts) and Jamie McGrail (22pts) will certainly help there.

Manchester couldn’t convert a 32 point effort from Elgin Govan into a W as the Magic fall to 0-3.

James Watt College-BMet 69-67 Derby College Trailblazers

In one of the best contests of week three, James Watt narrowly beat Derby, coming out on top 69-67.

Tied at 67-67 with the seconds ticking away, Derby couldn’t get a hook from the paint to fall as JWC claimed the defensive boards to set up a thrilling finish.

Patrick Adedeji would play the hero, taking the ball coast-to-coast to convert a tough look close to the rim and push the West Midlands programme to the W.

Sam Cheshire’s 21 points for James Watt complimented Adedeji’s 18 as Carl Alexander top scored for Derby with 16.

Myerscough College 85-53 Charnwood College Riders

In Saturday’s final action, Myerscough strolled to victory against Charnwood, winning 85-53.

With Zeki Cavli (17pts), Great Osobor (16pts) and Franklin Agu (15pts) all coming out strong, the hosts had too much for the Riders.

Jacob Adams top scored for the visitors with 13 points as Charnwood suffered their first loss of the Showcase.

South Pool

Oaklands College 78-79 Copleston High School

Moving South, the week started with a one point thriller as Copleston edged past Oaklands 79-78.

Moyo Adekeye enjoyed another quality performance, with 17 points, eight rebounds, six assists and the late game winner, whilst team mate Harry Gent top scored with 21.

Kane Daley led all scorers with 22 points for the hosts as he turned in another fine day’s work.

Barking Abbey 75-85 John Madejski Academy

JMA made it three wins out of three as they beat Barking 85-75.

Sam Grant and Kivuvu Live both continued their hot form to score 18 and 16 respectively, with Barking struggling to slow the pair down.

Flynn Boardman-Raffet led the BA resistance to finish with 13 points but it wouldn’t be enough as the East London side moved back to 1-1.

City of London Academy 52-63 Itchen College

All eyes were once again on CoLA’s Toibu Lawal, but the talented forward couldn’t help his side past Itchen.

Lawal did pull out a few more signature highlights, but it was
Steve Nwagwu (11pts), Panos Karras and Jos McLeod (10pts each) that would steal the show for the South coast programme.

Guard Kavell Hawes top scored for CoLA with 11.

Main image credit – Lizzy Harrison

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