Academy Leagues: Teams punch ticket to Manchester's NBPC

This year's Academy League finalists have been confirmed.

City of London Academy - Southwark made it through their EABL's Final Four clash with Myerscough last night to join five other teams booked their place at Manchester's National Basketball Performance Centre for next week's Academy League finals.

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North #1 seeds Charnwood College Riders were the first team to book a spot in this season's final after they ended the title defence of South conference's Barking Abbey.

The 75-60 final score was built on a 25-13 opening frame as Charnwood led from tip to buzzer behind the trio of Lewis Malcolm (18pts, 9reb, 5stl), Edward Onyia (17pts, 9reb) and Oscar Curran (16pts, 8ast).

BA would pull their deficit back to single digits in both the second and the fourth, but the difference ballooned up to 25 in the third quarter, leaving the visitors too much to do.

Moziah King-Danchie (15pts, 7reb) and Lewis Obiorah (8pts, 13reb) were the standouts for Barking as their season was brought to a close, with the Riders now waiting on today's match up between CoLA and Myerscough to learn who they've moved on to face.

City of London Academy - Southwark will face the Riders on the NBPC showcourt after seeing of Myerscough in the capital on Thursday.

They set up a battle of the North and South #1 seeds and reached their first-ever EABL Final, by beating a strong Myerscough side - North #2 seeds - 74-64.

GB and England guard Khyle Capanzana led the CoLA fight with 18 points to end the Northern outfit's run.


The much-anticipated collision course between Copleston High School and City of London Academy - Southwark has now reached its final destination as the two teams are set to lock horns once more in Manchester.

Charnwood College Riders were unable to solve CoLA's stifling defence as they went down 62-40.

The Londoners held the North's #1 seeds to just eight points in the second and six more in the third as they streaked out of sight following 15 points from Violet Stutz and 14 more from Ayla Habbal.

Erin Powell (12pts, 15reb) was the only Charnwood player to make it to double-digit scoring.

South champs Copleston High School easily saw off Oaklands Wolves, coming through 104-45.

A 35-5 first quarter set the tone for the contest, with Yazmin Edwards (34pts, 15stl, 7reb) and Liv Forster (26pts, 5reb, 9ast) both putting in impressive performances.

The top two teams in the South will now face off one more time in Manchester in what is sure to be a treat for spectators.


The top two seeds are both safely through to this year's final as #1 St Aloysius will take on defending champions #2 Shenley Brook End.

St Aloysius were able to see off Carmel College 89-69 to move on, and they'll face off against Shenley Brook End after the current holders ended the run of Holy Trinity Storm 76-58.

Both teams enjoyed a comfortable passage to the final, but only one team can win it all next Wednesday.