Academy recap: EABL, WEABL back to full strength - week four

The Academy leagues were back in full swing yesterday with plenty of action across the country.

Five EABL contests and a quartet of WEABL games took place, with some key wins across all four conferences.

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


In the North conference, Charnwood College Riders made it two from two as they easily saw off The Sheffield College 115-44.

Reigning Player of the Week Erin Powell (25pts, 10reb, 6ast, 4stl) was once again on point, with Louise Fisher dropping a game-high 29 points.

Manchester Mystics got back to winning ways, sending Nottingham Academy Wildcats to 1-1 in the process as the North West programme came through 89-35.

Nottingham scored eight points in the second, third and fourth quarters as the visitors stifled their opponents, with Alexandra Hernandez (22pts, 6ast) going to work at the other end.

In the South, there was a tighter contest between JMA Reading Rockets and Oaklands Wolves, with the Wolves winning that one 57-47.

The visitors had led by as many as 16 points in the third quarter before a JMA fight back, but the Rockets could never find a way to reduce their deficit below five points.

Caitlin Ryan's 21 points made a huge difference for Oaklands in a low-scoring game, with Elia Ando's 17 point, 19 rebound double-double a high point for JMA despite the final score.

City of London Academy - Southwark moved to 2-0 with a comfortable 68-32 win over Itchen College.

CoLA shared the load on offence as Violet Stutz, Adaora Dioramma and Abigail Isibor all scoring nine points, with Felicia Jacobs (7pts, 10reb) doing her bit on the glass.


Three games made up yesterday's schedule in the North conference, kicked off by a 90-70 road win for Manchester Magic against BMET City of Birmingham Rockets.

Matt Goodwin had 35 points for the visitors as Joe Buchanan added 19 more, sending Manchester to 3-1 in the process.

Charnwood College Riders picked up their second win of the year, beating SGS College 99-63.

A 31-13 second quarter handed the Riders and advantage they'd never relinquish, with Edward Onyia (24pts, 14reb) the pick of the bunch for the visitors.

Myerscough College's 69-57 victory over The Sheffield College wrapped up the action in the North.

Back-to-back EABL Player of the Week Daniel Nwauzu showed no signs of slowing down as he dropped a game-high 29 points to go with 11 boards, cancelling out Adam Tokpah's 20 point outing on 9/12 shooting.

Moving South, there was success for The Canterbury Academy as Timothy Oboh fired his side to a 89-77 W against defending champs Barking Abbey.

Oboh was in stunning form to put together a 40 efficiency game, including 31 points and 15 rebounds, as the Kent programme went to 2-1.

That just leaves JMA's 95-77 W over Oaklands as the last game to cover, with the Rockets enjoyed a solid outing from Isaac Round.

The talented guard closed with 22 points, nine assists and seven boards as he neared a triple-double, and brother Ethan Round (19pts, 4reb) was also on form.

Abdul Akewushola's 19 points and 13 rebounds were a solid double-double effort in defeat for the Wolves.




Main image credit - Tara St Clair