Academy recap: EABL, WEABL keep on rolling - week two

The EABL and WEABL are both back for more, and week two contained eight games spread across the country.

Another six EABL fixtures took place, split evenly across the North and South conferences, whilst the WEABL contributed another two games, also split evenly.

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


Defending champs Barking Abbey picked up their first win of the season as they beat Copleston 85-43.

Coach Vear's side led almost from tip to buzzer, but a 27-1 final frame put a decidedly one-sided slant on the final score. Bolade Egbeyemi (19pts, 7reb) led the way for the hosts, and Sam Wood (15pts, 12reb) played the full 40 for Copleston to secure his double-double.

City of London Academy - Southwark made it two from two, adding to last week's win over Barking with a 68-63 road victory against Itchen College.

Both teams were tied at 56-56 with 5:20 remaining, but a 9-1 CoLA run gave the Londoners just enough breathing room to hold on for the W.

James Hoare (16pts, 6reb) was the standout for CoLA as one of only two players who made it to double-digits scoring for the visitors.

The conference's other game saw Oaklands Wolves beat The Canterbury Academy 90-85 in a hard-fought contest.

Oaklands' Simon Patasin (21pts) and Canterbury's Shem Onadeko (18pts) had a great battle in that one, before the hosts eventually took the points.

In the North, Myerscough College got back to winning ways as they knocked off Derby Trailblazers 92-82

'Sco's Daniel Nwauzu (30pts, 7reb, 6/9 3pt) and Tyrese Lacey (21pts, 10ast, 6reb) were both impressive, cancelling out 25 points and nine boards from Derby's Elliot Lawrence.

Manchester Magic made short work of SGS College, winning 107-69 down in Bristol.

Visiting duo Matthew Goodwin (29pts, 6reb, 6ast) and Joe Buchanan (28pts, 7reb, 4ast) did the majority of the damage as Kobe Hill dropped 29 points for SGS.

The action wrapped with a heavy win for The Sheffield College over BMET City of Birmingham Rockets, with a 90-45 final.

Kelvin John-Ogbeide led all scorers for Sheffield with 18 points, whilst Reuben Umbugo had 12 for BMET.


In the women’s competition there were two sizable away victories.

Copleston High School went to 2-0 at Barking Abbey's expense, winning 86-24.

Yazmin Edwards (22pts, 13reb, 6stl) and Christabel Osarobo (12pts, 12reb) both played well for the Suffolk programme as Liv Forster (16pts, 7stl, 6ast, 5reb) filled up the stat sheet.

In the North, last season's conference winners Nottingham Academy Wildcats started their campaign strongly as they saw off The Sheffield College 94-35.

New recruit Valerie Cassidy de Falco top scored for Nottingham with 29 points as Sammy Mullock added 27 more.