EABL recap – 5 October

Oaklands College

Four contests got the 2022/23 Elite Academy Basketball League season under way on 5 October. 

There were wins for Itchen College, Myerscough College, The Sheffield College and Oaklands College. 

See below for our first recaps of the new campaign. 

Oaklands College 69-65 Copleston High School 

Oaklands edged a closely fought South Conference battle, coming out on top on their home court behind 20 points from Tallas Zacharias. 

He was backed by teammates Torin Pearson and Mohammed Suleiman, who chipped in 11 apiece. 

Vuyo Bango led the Copleston effort with 18, while Tyreese Perry-Huggins (16) and Harrison Gregg (10) were both in double figures too. 

Itchen College 74-65 City of London Academy

Also in the South, Itchen had enough to ease past the visiting CoLA with solid scoring from three of their main men. 

Zak Missouri’s 18-point haul was a team-high effort, while Leslie Okafor and Tyler Fairbairn hit 16 apiece. 

Dijani Parkinson matched Missouri for CoLA, with Maxmillian Coupe claiming 13.  

Myerscough College 92-54 Manchester Magic

Last season’s final runners-up Myerscough started with a bang to claim a comprehensive North Conference win over near-neighbours Manchester Magic. 

Shakiel Shabbir hit a game-high 21 points with Euan Birch (12), Emmanuel Yeboah (11) and Denilson Caschili (11) all helping themselves to double-figure tallies. 

Ben Brown’s 14 and Luca Lara-Sanchez’s 12 were the pick of the Magic scoring.  

Newcastle Eagles Academy 48-72 The Sheffield College 

The Sheffield College were also big winners in the North, taking a 24-point victory on the road in Newcastle. 

Dec Kom led the way with 17 points, while Jason Holder (12) and Jezz Mugabo (10) also made contributions. 

Joe Sheeran was the Eagles only player in double figures with 12, while Favour Ajayi (9) and Jakey Weech (9) chipped in. 

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