EABL Final – Charnwood take the title!

EABL Final – Charnwood College Riders 83-74 Myerscough College

Charnwood securing their third EABL title as they edged Northern conference rivals Myerscough 83-74.

In a game where neither team led by more than five points for the majority of three quarters, the Riders came alive late to grab a famous victory, led by MVP Victor Ndoukou.

The Charnwood forward dropped a game-high 30 points alongside 11 boards, with Kanu Gudza (12pts, 8ast) and Ben Woog (15pts, 9reb, with 7 on offence) playing well in support.

In a game that contained plenty of quality from both teams, Myerscough refused to go quietly and for large periods were very much the equal of the Riders.

That led to a narrow 38-37 Charnwood advantage by half time, setting the stage perfectly for an explosive final 20 minutes.

Led by Zeki Cavli (22pts) and Bryan Akanmu (21pts, 9reb), the North West programme edged ahead after the break but started to come unstuck late in the quarter as they were on the receiving end of a 10-3 run that finally put some daylight between the two teams.

The see-saw battle continued into the final frame as Charnwood’s advantage shrunk once again, but a three point deficit was as close as Myerscough would get before the Riders pulled away to their first title since 2018/19.

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