EABL Recap – 23 February

Four games were played this past week as the EABL moves into the final round of fixtures before the end of the regular season.

With a pair of wins for Myerscough and a valuable W for Oaklands, Charnwood also confirmed themselves as Northern Conference champs after a spotless season to date.

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

The Sheffield College 61-66 Charnwood College Riders

Twenty six points from forward Victor Ndoukou helped Charnwood to a 66-61 road victory against Sheffield College, claiming the Northern Conference in the process.

Charnwood are yet to taste defeat this season, and their perfect 13-0 record just needs one more victory complete a regular season sweep against the conference’s other seven teams.

Their latest win came courtesy of a game-high score from Ndoukou, whilst Ceejay Hanson scored 11 and Kanu Gudza added 9 more.

Sheffield were paced by 12 points from Mahamud Ibrahim, with the South Yorkshire programme now battling it out with Derby for the North’s #3 and #4 seeds in the playoffs.

Tuesday – James Watt College-BMet 60-66 Myerscough College (After 1OT)

Myerscough kickstarted a double-win week with a 66-60 OT victory against James Watt College.

Former Player of the Week Bryan Akanmu was once again in top form to lead all scorers with 23 points, with Patrick Adedeji replying with 16 for JWC.

Myerscough College 76-47 James Watt College-BMet

Playing for the second time in two days produced the same result as Myerscough easily handled James Watt, this time winning 76-47.

The pair of wins lock ‘Sco into the North’s #2 seed, having so far lost just twice at 11-2.

Bryan Akanmu once again top scored for the hosts, he had 20, while Josh Ijeh led JWC with 15 points.

A bad week at the office mean JWC now face an uphill challenge to make the post season. The West Midlands programme are six points off the final playoff spot with two games to go, and Derby in fourth still have two games to play as well.

Oaklands College 67-61 Barking Abbey

Oaklands College struck a huge blow in the race for the Southern conference title as they beat rivals Barking Abbey 67-61.

Kane Daley enjoyed 26 points for the hosts as Oliver Wright added 15 more, with Emmanuel Kanwei the standout for Barking, he had 15.

The victory increases Oaklands’ lead on BA to six points, though the London side do have two games in hand that they’re yet to play.

Main image credit: Charnwood College Riders

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