EABL recap – 23 November

Six EABL games to review in the penultimate week of November.

Myerscough College 65-75 Charnwood College Riders

Charnwood College Riders made a statement of intent in the Northern Conference by beating Myerscough College by 10. The Riders are now 4-0 and gunning for the top spots.

Lane Campbell (18), Edward Onyia (17), Daniel Hadley (17) and Lamarana Diallo (16) balled out against ‘Sco and it was their collective action that undid Stephen Asante’s MVP worthy 27.

‘Sco now fall to a 5-2 record, but will aim to rectify that by beating BMET away on the 30 November.

Campbell and Diallo are both in the current top-10 scorers in the EABL and with that firepower in the Riders’ ranks, next week’s match against league leaders SGS College should make for an interesting watch.

Oaklands College 101-69 Canterbury Academy

If you’re going to win your first game of the season, you may as well score over a ton like Oaklands College (1-3) did on Wednesday. Their 101-69 victory comes at the expense of Canterbury Academy (2-2) – their second loss on the trot. 

Canterbury are still third in the Southern Conference, but they won’t want to lose any more ground before the Christmas break. They play Barking Academy away on the 7 December.

SGS College 80-66 The Sheffield College

SGS College (6-0) are unbeaten and flying high.

Top of the Northern Conference on 12 points and boasting the EABL’s top scorer in Louie Tucker (20 points on Wednesday), is there no stopping this South West England freight train?

Sheffield College (1-5) are joint last in the Northern Conference.

Manchester Magic Academy 76-39 BMET

After last week’s loss to Derby, the Magic were back at home and ready to fight for their second win of the season and three points.

Guards Joe Buchanan and Matthew Goodwin combined for 19 points each, turning the screw on Birmingham Met College. A complementary 9 points from Tyler Dawson saw Manchester (2-4) dispense their rivals 76-39.   

For BMET (2-3), this is one game to forget. Shooting guard Miles Moore scored 20 for his troubles.

Derby College Trailblazers 94-59 Newcastle Eagles Academy

And just like that the Trailblazers have a .500 season.

Six-foot-six forward Benjamin Hooper was top scorer on the night, with his teammates Isaac Thorpe (17) and Joe Webster (14) playing their part in the Blazers 94-59 dub over Newcastle Eagles.

Jakey Weech put away 15 for the Eagles.

From here, Derby will look to win next week at Sheffield College and pile the pressure on Charnwood College, only three points ahead of them in third in the Northern Conference.

Copleston High School 68-89 John Madejski Academy

John Madejski Academy (1-2) have picked up their first win of the season and moved off the bottom of the Southern Conference.

JMA’s guard Peter Walker has done his 9.7 ppg average a world of good, scoring 24 against Copleston, and teammates Rhys Grocott (12) and Isaac Round (11) will be content with their lot too.

Bottom of the pile Copleston High School (0-3) will need to do some soul searching before their next game to end this winless run. However, they’ll be buoyed by guards Charlie Smythe and Joe Thomas’ 19-point performances. Don’t count them out just yet.  

Main image credit – JMA Rockets

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