EABL Recap – 6 October

The EABL is back for another thrilling season, with every team enjoying a clean slate and plenty of ambition for the year ahead.

Here’s a quick recap of all the action from the first Wednesday of the regular season, and each score is clickable to access the top scorers/box score where available.

The Canterbury Academy 56-77 Barking Abbey

There was a winning start to the season for Barking as they went on the road and knocked off Canterbury 77-56.

The former EABL winners enjoyed a balanced offensive performance with Michael Amako (13pts), Denilson Caschili (13pts) and Stephen Asante (12pts) all contributing.

Max Bignell led the way for Canterbury on 11 points, with Henry Whysall (10pts) the only other player in double digits.

Oaklands College 87-52 Copleston High School

20 points from Tallas Zacharias helped Oaklands to a 1-0 start, beating Copleston 87-52.

Zacharias was supported well, with Kane Daley (18pts, 11rbs, 5ast) and Oliver Wright (16pts, 5stl) both enjoying some fine early season form.

No doubt the Suffolk programme will be disappointed to start their campaign with an L, but they can take heart from Ben Michael’s 13 points to go with eight rebounds plus a trio of blocks and steals.

Itchen College 85-33 City of London Academy

Itchen College strolled to success against CoLA, securing a sizable 85-33 win.

Sharing the minutes across their roster, all but one of Itchen’s 12 played at least 10 minutes, with every player scoring at least 3 points. Reuben Aziz (13pts) and Tony Idiata Mendez (11pts) were the only players into double digits.

Di-Jani Parkinson scored eight for CoLA, who will be hoping for an improvement next week as they host Oaklands College.

Newcastle Eagles Academy 72-116 The Sheffield College

A form team from the recent 2021 EABL Summer Showcase, Sheffield picked up where they left off as they beat Newcastle 116-72.

A number of Sheffield’s players impressed during that tournament and carried that momentum over, with Mahamud Ibrahim (22pts) and Jamie McGrail (20pts, 6ast) both getting it done.

Jakey Weelch led the way for Newcastle to close on 20 points.

Main image credit – Luke Simcock

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