Academy recap: All the latest action from the EABL and WEABL - week seven

As both Academy Leagues head towards the final month of 2023, it's still all to play for across the EABL and WEABL.

With a hefty six EABL games on tap yesterday and three more in the WEABL, there was plenty to enjoy as both competitions motor towards the mid-season break at the end of December.

Here’s how all the action played out on another exciting Wednesday afternoon.


Tim Oboh is no stranger to top performances this season as a multiple Player of the Week winner, but he's only getting better and yesterday's 55 efficiency performance was too much for Copleston to handle as Canterbury sealed a 96-72 victory.

Oboh's 39- point, 21-rebound double-double was a huge performance to push the Kent programme to 5-1 and top spot in the South Conference.

Itchen College picked up an 88-65 home win against Oaklands College, their second W of the season, behind 25 points from Joseph Lloyd.

Myles Canderton added 16 points and six boards from the Itchen bench, cancelling out solid performances from Jack Davies (17pts) and Simon Patasin (16pts).

City of London Academy - Southwark maintained their playoff pace with a 71-62 W against JMA Reading Rockets, with CoLA guard Khyle Capanzana dropping 19 points.

Charnwood College Riders moved back level with Myerscough at the top of the North Conference after beating Manchester Magic 73-70.

Charnwood had led by as many as 14 points deep into the fourth, only for the hosts to come roaring back as the buzzer neared. Their comeback would fall just short, despite 25 points from Joe Buchanan. Edward Onyia (18pts, 8reb, 7ast) would lead the way for the Riders.

Derby Trailblazers remain in the title mix if they can win their games in hand as a one-loss team. They beat BMET City of Birmingham Rockets 91-63 behind 16 points from Isaac Thorpe and 13 more from Dylan Dominici.

The Sheffield College boosted their prospects of grabbing a playoff place with a 78-56 win over struggling SGS College.

Adam Tokpah's 17-point, 12-rebound double-double helped sink the visitors, who fall to 1-5 on the year.


Charnwood College Riders remain unbeaten at 4-0 in the North Conference, conquering Manchester Mystics yesterday 73-53.

A 20-20 game after the first quarter, the hosts would move through the gears in the ensuing quarters thanks in part to a 20-point, 12-rebound double-double from former Player of the Week Erin Powell.

That allowed Nottingham Academy Wildcats to join the Mystics at 2-2 following a 99-59 rout of The Sheffield College.

Samantha Mullock put together a mighty 39-point, 18-rebound, 54 efficiency performance for the hosts as one of the standout efforts of the day.

In the South's only game, Itchen College fended off a huge comeback from Oaklands Wolves to claim a 66-58 win.

The Wolves entered the final 10 minutes trailing 54-30 but did their best to claw their deficit back before finding there was just too much to do.

Florrie Cotterill (14pts, 8reb) was the standout for the hosts, with Caitlin Ryan (20pts, 10reb) chipping in a double-double for Oaklands.