EABL Recap – 19 January

Six EABL games took place this past Wednesday, with some quality contests on offer.

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.

Charnwood College Riders 108-54 Manchester Magic Academy

Charnwood’s unbeaten start to the season now sits at eight games after their 108-54 dismantling of Manchester Magic Academy.

17 points from Lane Campbell and 14 apiece from Louie Jordan and Ceejay Hanson were more than enough to lift the Riders past the North West programme, who were led by 10 points from Martins Adonry and Sam Lolenga.

The Sheffield College 67-61 James Watt College-BMet

One team that’s no longer unbeaten is James Watt College as they suffered their first defeat of the season against Sheffield, going down on the road 67-61.

The South Yorkshire side enjoyed 19 points from former Player of the Week Charles Okafor, as he battled with another former Player of the Week in the shape of JWC’s Josh Ijeh (15pts).

Defeat knocks James Watt back to 4-1, with Sheffield’s record now at 7-2.

Newcastle Eagles Academy 80-116 Myerscough College

Myerscough stayed within touching distance of Northern leaders Charnwood as they picked up their eighth win of season, beating Newcastle 116-80.

It was a spirited performance from the conference’s basement side as Josh Osarenkhoe (21pts), Joe Sheeran (20pts) and Jakey Weech (15pts) all played well.

The Eagles couldn’t keep pace with Myerscough though, who were led by a game-high 26 points from Ridley Shema.

Barking Abbey 85-57 Copleston High School

Heading South, Barking retained top spot as they beat Copleston High School 85-57.

Winning their sixth game in a row, Barking spread the scoring around as Emmanuel Kawei (16pts), Joe Buchanan (15pts) and Stephen Asante (14pts) rounded out BA’s top scorers.

Ben Michaels led the way for the Suffolk side, though Copleston’s record slips to 1-5 with the loss as the gap to the playoff spots is now nine points.

John Madejski Academy 84-89 Oaklands College

With Itchen out of action this week, Oaklands strengthened their grip on second place as they beat John Madejski Academy 89-84.

Kane Daley and Talles Zacharias combined for over half of Oaklands’ points as they sealed the narrow road win.

Roniel Oguekwe top scored for JMA, he had 20 points in reply.

City of London Academy 68-52 The Canterbury Academy

City of London Academy picked up their first win of the season as they eased past The Canterbury Academy 68-52.

Max Coupe was the main man for CoLA, dropping a game-high 17 points to help get his side into the W column and into a tie with Copleston and Canterbury.

The Kent programme got 15 points from Shem Onadeko and 14 more from Emmanuel Jolaoluwa.

Main image credit – Luke Simcock

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