Academy recap: EABL leaders lose, WEABL heating up - week 13

It was a busy week across the Academy Leagues, with nine games spanning the two competitions.

With six games and the EABL and a trio of contests in the WEABL, the race for the the post-season is beginning to take shape and some surprise results across both competitions helped to keep things interesting this week.

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


Charnwood College Riders' (6-2) title charge hit a bump in the road yesterday as they went down 75-52 away to The Sheffield College (5-3).

A 20-1 third quarter blew the game open for the hosts, spreading the load on offence as seven players scored seven points or more.

That results allowed Myerscough College (7-2) to move back to the top of the North conference, beating bottom side BMET City of Birmingham Rockets (1-8) 89-59 behind 19 points from Tyrese Lacey.

Derby Trailblazers (5-2) continued their playoff push, but only just as they edged past SGS College (2-9) 72-70.

Tied at 70 going into the final possession, Derby's Genti Cokaj (21pts, 9reb) sunk a lay up with just a few ticks remaining to secure Derby's fifth win of the season.

There was also a twist in the battle for the top of the South conference, with City of London Academy - Southwark (6-2) handing a 72-66 OT defeat to current leaders The Canterbury Academy (8-2).

24 points, eight boards and five assists from Mou Wol-Cummings was enough to get the job done for CoLA, cancelling out 18 points apiece from Ludlow Hewson and Shem Onadeko.

Barking Abbey (6-3) were also able to profit from Canterbury's loss, closing the gap to the leaders following a 100-67 W against Oaklands Wolves (2-8).

Harry Godwin (22pts) led the way for BA, with Bolade Egbeyemi (21pts) and Kervy Mabaya-Muteba (18ps) also playing well.

Back-to-back Player of the Week Isaac Round refuses to cool down, continuing his recent blistering pace as JMA Reading Rockets (5-5) grabbed yet another win, this time beating Itchen College (3-5) 83-70

Round had a stunning 34 point, 12 rebound, six assist outing as the Rockets continued their post-season push


The only action in the South conference yesterday saw Oaklands Wolves (5-4) hand another defeat to bottom side Barking Abbey (1-8), with a 61-53 final score.

The win came courtesy of 25 points from Rosie Porter as the game's top scorer, further strengthening Oaklands' grip on the playoff spots.

In the North, Charnwood College Riders (8-0) have already locked up top spot but their quest for a perfect regular-season continued as they knocked off Nottingham Academy Wildcats (3-5) 75-65.

Erin Powell continued to terrorise the conference with a 31 point, nine rebound, five assist, five steal outing, making short work of an under-manning Nottingham rotation.

Manchester Mystics (4-3) had no problems beating The Sheffield College (0-7), securing a comfortable 97-54 road win.

Carina Costa had a 29 point outing for Mystics, with Elizandre Costa adding 18 more.