EABL recap – 16 November

Four games. Bags to talk about. Your run down from this week’s EABL fixtures.

Newcastle Eagles Academy 86-95 SGS College

Wednesday’s match between SGS and the Eagles was one for the scorers.

Joe Sheeran (33), Favour Ajayi (18) and Pedro Omere (17) combined for 68 points for the Eagles and Louie Tucker (39), Jayden Edwards (21) and Ishmael Ruglass (9) had 69 for SGS.

In the end, South Gloucester and Stroud held their nerve and came away with the dub, continuing their unbeaten streak of 4-0.

Six-foot-four guard Tucker has been a standout player for SGS in the 22/23 season so far, averaging 31.7 points per game. A near 40-point game will raise a few eyebrows beyond the EABL.

The Canterbury Academy 45-74 Itchen College

Itchen racked up another victory and are now sitting pretty at the top of the Southern Conference with 12 points.

This game saw them face third-placed Canterbury, arguably challengers alongside Barking Abbey to their lofty status, but the Kestrels stayed in command and won the game convincingly.

Four of Itchen’s players were in double-figures Flynn Wake (10), Tyler Fairbairn (10), Leslie Okafor (10) and Lucas Scotland (11)

Canterbury’s Finn Rennie (11) took their top-scorer status.

The Sheffield College 54-75 Myerscough College

Two losses on the bounce for Sheffield College mean they sit one from bottom in the Northern Conference with a 1-2 record. Guard Declan Kom will be buoyed, however, by his performance, keeping Sheffield in the contest with 23 points.

Sco, on the other hand, are 3-1 and second in the league with nine points. Their top scorer was Denilson Cashili on 22, and the Asante brothers added 13 points apiece.

Next week Sco host third place Charnwood College in what should be a close game.

Derby College Trailblazers 87-80 The Manchester Magic Academy

The battle for mid-table was fought and won by Derby (1-2), who now have their first win. That puts them in fourth and the Magic (1-3) in fifth in the Northern Conference.

Standout performer for the Trailblazers was Benjamin Hooper on 20 points. The 6’6” forward is on a 47 FG% for the season so far and proving himself to be an asset to the Blazers.

Magic’s Joe Buchanan is currently averaging 18.5 points per game and closed this one out on 23 points. He’s also been a dab hand on the boards, grabbing 7.5 on average.

They both play at home next week.

Main image credit – Myerscough College

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