EABL Recap – 26 January

It was another busy week in the EABL as teams work hard to fit in their remaining games before the end of the regular season.

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

Newcastle Eagles Academy 76-102 SGS College

SGS picked up their fourth win of the season as they defeated Newcastle 102-76.

Jason Soodeen (17pts), Cameron Watson and Jayden Edwards (15pts each) all played well to push the visitors into triple digits, as the Eagles remain winless this season.

Joe Sheeran led all scorers for the hosts, he had 23 points.

Manchester Magic Academy 72-84 Derby College Trailblazers

Manchester slipped to 1-10 on the year after they were defeated 84-72 by Derby College Trailblazers.

Simeon Perry was in unstoppable form for DCT, dropping an EABL-week-high of 31 points, with Joe Webster contributing 14 more.

Tom Mayor led the way for the hosts, he had 15 points.

Myerscough College 86-66 The Sheffield College

Myerscough remain on a collision course with Northern leaders Charnwood after an 86-66 victory against The Sheffield College.

With both teams currently on 27 points and the Riders having a game in hand, Myerscough kept the pressure on here thanks to an excellent performance from Bryan Akanmu.

He had a team-high 23 points, cancelling out a 26 point effort from Sheffield’s Charles Okafor.

James Watt College-BMet 51-80 Charnwood College Riders

Previously unbeaten James Watt have now lost two in a row as they came out on the wrong end of an 80-51 score line against Charnwood.

Louie Jordan once again put up solid numbers for the Riders, he had a game-high 18 points as Kanu Gudza (15pts) and Ben Woog (12pts) both played well.

Former Player of the Week Josh Ijeh was kept quiet by the Riders, closing on 12 points as Patrick Adedeji top scored for JWC, he had 13.

Copleston High School 44-81 City of London Academy

City of London Academy extended their lead on Copleston for fifth place in the Southern conference following a comfortable 81-44 road win.

Collecting their third victory of the campaign, CoLA were good value for the W behind 18 points from Oliver Winton.

Ben Michaels was once again in fine form for the home side, netting 27 points, but it wouldn’t be enough as Copleston fall to 1-7.

The Canterbury Academy 61-73 John Madejski Academy

John Madejski Academy continued their tussle for playoff seedings as they won on the road in Canterbury, coming out on top 73-61.

With just six points currently separating first to fourth in the South, it’s all to play for and Kivuvu Live’s 20 point outing helped JMA pick up another useful W here.

Emmanuel Jolaoluwa had 24 points for the hosts, with Israel Solomon putting up 9.

Oaklands College 66-57 Itchen College

Oaklands College made it four in a row as they defeated Itchen College 66-57.

Tacking the road victory on to previous wins against JMA, CoLA and Copleston, the Wolves are one of the hottest teams in the conference right now.

They can chalk the latest success up to 26 points from reigning Player of the Week Kane Daley, as Zak Missouri and Max Matthews both had 12 points for Itchen.

Main image credit – Luke Simcock

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