EABL Recap – 17 November

The EABL season keeps on rolling with five games spread across this past Wednesday.

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

Manchester Magic Academy 76-85 James Watt College-BMet

An impressive 37 point outburst from Josh Ijeh pushed James Watt to an 85-76 road win against Manchester Magic Academy.

2019/20’s most improved player continued to show why his future is so bright, causing the hosts problems time after time as JWC moved to 2-0.

Manchester were led by 19 points from Thomas Kelly, and Sam Lolenga had 17.

SGS College 105-85 The Sheffield College

A week after shocking Myerscough 81-75, Sheffield suffered their first loss of the season as they came out second best against SGS College

The 20 point win was the Bristol programme’s first of the year, moving their record to 1-3 thanks to a stunning 41 points from Jason Soodeen.

Mahumad Ibrahim top scored for the visitors, he had 26 points.

Derby College Trailblazers 92-65 Newcastle Eagles Academy

Newcastle remained winless in five as they were easily beaten 92-65 by Derby College Trailblazers.

Mandre Costa continued his fine form to lead all Derby scorers with 20, whilst Joe Sheeran paced Newcastle, he also had 20.

The win moved DCT to 3-1 on the year, just three points behind leaders Myerscough with a game in hand.

The Canterbury Academy 61-77 Itchen College

Itchen College continued their rise up the Southern standings, beating Canterbury 77-61.

It was a balanced effort on offence, with La Casinillo (14pts), Max Matthews (13pts) and Damilare Adedeji (11pts) all contributing as the team put the defensive clamps on at the other end.

Emmanuel Jolaoluwa was the main man for the hosts, but his 20 points couldn’t push his side to their second win of the season.

Barking Abbey 88-81 John Madejski Academy

18 points from Peter Asante helped Barking stay perfect on the season, moving to 3-0 following an 88-81 home win over JMA.

The Rockets received 18 points from forward Kivuvu Live and 17 more from Isaac Round and Ashley Kitchen, but it was the former EABL champs who walked away with the narrow victory.

Another Asante also did the damage for the hosts, with Stephen enjoying a 17 point haul, whilst Joe Buchanan closed on 15.

Main image credit – Luke Simcock

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