Academy recap: EABL, WEABL bounce back after half term - week three

The EABL and WEABL took a week off last Wednesday, but came back to life yesterday.

Three games played out in the EABL, with another pair in the WEABL, making for a lighter, though by no means inferior, slate of fixtures.

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


There were two games in the WEABL this week, split evenly between the North and South.

Copleston High School stayed perfect on the year, moving to 3-0 after a comfortable 98-32 win over Itchen College.

A 21-8 opening quarter got the hosts off to a fast start, but the 32-4 second frame created a sizable gulf between the two sides and set the stage for one-sided victory.

Liv Forster (27pts, 5/8 3pt) was in fine form, as was Deanna Carrington (15pts, 9reb), who fell one board shy of the double-double.

Faith McDowall was the pick of the Itchen players, she had 14 points and six rebounds as the South coast programme dropped their season opener.

In the North, Charnwood College Riders saw off Manchester Mystics 83-62 to start their season with a W.

The visitors led from tip to buzzer, with their lead topping out at 25 points late in the fourth quarter after shooting 50% from the field in the contest.

Emily Taylor (21pts, 9reb) starred, with teammate Erin Powell (19pts, 16reb, 8ast) falling just short of the triple-double.

The Costa twins, Elizandra (17pts) and Carina (12pts) were the only Manchester players to make it past the 10 point mark.


Manchester had no such problems in the EABL, beating The Sheffield College 84-72.

A very efficient 20 points on 10/13 shooting from Darstin Onye helped the North West side move to 2-1 on the year, as Sheffield fell back to 1-1 despite 14 points, eight assists and seven boards from Zion Clue.

Myerscough College also picked up their second win of the new season, easing past SGS College 88-73.

'Sco were always in control of the contest, holding the lead for the duration and moving ahead by 27 points in the fourth below a late fight back narrowed the final score.

Former EABL Player of the Week Daniel Nwauzu (22pts, 14reb) continued his good form, cancelling out 19 points from Kobe Hill.

Finally, Itchen College moved back to .500 at 1-1 in the South Conference as they saw off Copleston High School 80-58.

Will Taylor put together a sizable 24 point, 15 rebound double-double for the visitors as Sam Wood (16pts, 10reb) and Femi Edu (15pts, 11reb) both collected double-doubles for Copleston.