EABL Recap – 12 January

2022 is upon us and the EABL has already sprung back into action for the second half of the season.

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

SGS College 97-84 Manchester Magic Academy

SGS picked up their third win of the season as they saw off Manchester 97-84.

The victory keeps the Bristol programme in tie with Derby for fifth, with Jayden Edwards once again playing well. He finished on 21 points.

Manchester have still only enjoyed a lone win in 2021/22, though Zak Moore’s 22 points were a positive in this one.

Derby College Trailblazers 54-84 Myerscough College

Myerscough remain hot on the heels of leaders Charnwood after they won on the road in Derby, 84-54.

The victory took Myerscough to 7-1 on the year, whilst Trailblazers fell back to 3-5.

Simeon Perry’s 19 points led all scorers for the hosts, whilst ‘Sco shared the load of offence as Bryan Akanmu and Euan Birch (13pts) and Ridley Sherma (10pts) all contributed.

James Watt College-BMet 95-68 Newcastle Eagles Academy

James Watt retained their unbeaten record thanks to a 95-68 win over Newcastle.

Moving on to 4-0, the West Midlands programme had Jonathan Ntumba to thank as he poured in 25 points.

The loss keeps Newcastle bottom of the standings at 0-9, with Josh Osarenkoe top scoring here on 15 points.

Charnwood College Riders 104-67 The Sheffield College

Charnwood maintained their spot at the top of the Northern conference as they beat Sheffield 104-67.

Louie Jordan led all scorers for the hosts with 24 as forward Victor Ndoukou played well to add 20 more.

Jude Lambert impressed for Sheffield with 19 points as the South Yorkshire side suffered just their second defeat of the season.

Oaklands College 78-69 City of London Academy

Oaklands moved into a tie at the top of the Southern conference as they defeated basement side CoLA 78-69.

Winning their fifth game of the year, Kane Daley dropped 28 points and Oliver Wright added 23 more as the duo combined for 51 of the host’s 78 points.

Noah Myers led the way with 18 points for CoLA, who slipped to 0-7 on the year and a win adrift of the two teams above them.

Copleston High School 71-87 Itchen College

In a rearrange fixture played yesterday, Itchen won 87-71 on the road at Copleston.

Itchen’s Lesie Okafor (20pts) and Copleston’s Ben Michaels (22pts) battled throughout, but it was the visitors who would eventually gain their fifth victory of the year.

Main image credit – Luke Simcock

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