EABL recap – 19 October

The EABL season is in full swing as five games brought us through the third week of 2022/23.

Here’s how it went down.

Barking Abbey 87-56 Copleston High School

Barking got their season started in style as they sealed a big home victory over winless Copleston.

BA have had to wait until the third week of the season to finally get on the floor and they wasted no time in making a statement to the other EABL sides.

Nedas Cholevinskas led the way with 26 points as Barking confirmed Copleston’s third defeat in as many games.

Oaklands College 77-85 John Madejski Academy

JMA picked up their first W of the season on the road at Oaklands.

Week one Player of the Week Talles Zacharias (23pts) top scored for the hosts in an impressive performance but it wasn’t enough, as Ashley Kitchen (21pts) and Joshua Haworth (17pts) helped the visitors bounce back from last week’s defeat to Itchen.

Newcastle Eagles Academy 75-68 BMet

Newcastle are up and running in the EABL with their first win of the season.

The Eagles had lost their opening two games against Sheffield and Charnwood but Favour Uyiosa Ajayi (25pts) had other plans this time around.

His top-scoring haul bagged the North East programme a much-needed home win and left BMet (0-2) still searching for their first points of 2022/23.

Credit – Myerscough College

Derby College Trailblazers 74-80 Myerscough College

Myerscough got their second win of the season at the expense of Derby.

Derby came into the week off the back of a win over BMet, but it was Myerscough who came out on top as they got back on track after losing out to SGS in week 2.

Mandre Costa (20pts) and Euan Birch (15pts) starred for the visitors, while
Benjamin Hooper (15pts) led the way for the Trailblazers.

SGS College 83-71 Manchester Magic Academy

There were plenty of standout performances to pick from as SGS saw off Manchester Magic to go 2-0.

Reigning Player of the Week Louie Tucker (33pts) continued his impressive start to the season alongside teammate Jayden Edwards (21pts), ousting Magic despite the efforts of Matthew Goodwin (32pts) and Ben Brown (18pts).

Main image credit – Luke Simcock

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