Summer Showcase – week 5 recap

In another busy week of EABL action, the action keeps on coming. With SGS v Derby spilling over to this afternoon, week five has had plenty for fans to get their teeth into!

There were six games in total this past week, and the results and top scorers can be seen using the ticker at the top of this page.

North Pool

Charnwood College Riders 91-81 The Sheffield College

32 points from Hensy Sako wouldn’t be enough to stop Sheffield falling to defeat against Charnwood, going down 91-81.

The former Player of the Week was in top form once again as he led all scorers, with Jamie McGrail and Muhammad Ibrahim providing support with 14 points apiece.

Charnwood relied on a steady dose of Victor Ndoukou (22 points), Louie Jordan (18 points) and Kanu Gudza (17 points) as they claimed their third win of the Showcase.

Manchester Magic Academy 81-53 Newcastle Eagles Academy

Newcastle’s first appearance of 2021 ended in defeat as they were no match for Manchester.

The North West side won by nearly 30 thanks to 20 points from the ever-impressive Malachi Boakye-Yiadom and 15 more from fellow guard Noah Togo.

Newcastle were paced in their Showcase debut by 16 points from Joe Sheeran, the only Eagle to make it into double-digits.

Myerscough College 93-41 James Watt College-BMet

Myerscough ended James Watt’s unbeaten run in emphatic fashion, enjoying a 93-41 blowout win this weekend.

Reigning EABL Player of the Week Great Osobor showed no signs of slowing down as he put in a strong case for back-to-back honours, finishing with 26 points to go with 15 boards and seven assists.

Dominance at both ends of the court produced a 54-18 half time score for the hosts, putting the result of the game beyond doubt with plenty of time still left on the clock.

JWC were led by Josh Ijeh’s 15 points, and Sam Cheshire added 13 more.

SGS College 75-72 Derby College Trailblazers

Week five closed this afternoon with a narrow W for SGS as they beat Derby 75-72.

In an even and competitive contest, Nassim Ladjimi and Jason Soodeen combined to push the hosts over the line, scoring 17 and 15 respectively.

On the other side, Ben Hooper (17 points) and Dominic Prospere (15 points) will be disappointed they weren’t able to drive DTB to what would have been their second win of the summer.

South Pool

Itchen College 74-64 Barking Abbey

The late postponement of Canterbury Oaklands left just two games in the South last Wednesday, led off by Itchen’s 10 point win over Barking.

The hosts used a balanced attack to push Panos Karras (17 points), Denzel Dangana (14 points) and Max Matthews (12 points) into double digits as Flynn Boardman-Raffet top scored for BA with 19.

The W moves Itchen to 2-1 this summer, whilst Barking are now 1-2.

Copleston High School 72-83 John Madejski Academy

JMA moved to 4-0 following another accomplished performance, seeing off Copleston 83-72.

The only time the Berkshire programme haven’t picked up a win this summer is week four, when they didn’t have a game, enjoying victories against CoLA, Oaklands, Barking and now Copleston.

As has often been the way, Kivuvu Live impressed once more with 24 points as the ’03 forward continues to go from strength to strength.

Jacob Morgan had 24 points in reply for the hosts.

Main image credit – Jay-Ann Harriett-Bravo

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