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EABL Top performers: Week 11

Shock results, high scoring, and individual masterclasses help shape this week’s EABL players of the week.

Joe Buchanan – Manchester Magic

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The Magic have been flying in recent weeks, winning their last three games in a row and starting to push up the Northern Conference. After picking up 11 points in the victory over Sheffield College, Magic player Joe Buchanan transformed his game and rose to the occasion against SGS, scoring 30 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in the game to help give them a narrow 76-80 win over the South Gloucester side.

Jason Holder – Sheffield College

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Despite Sheffield’s loss to the mightily strong Charnwood Riders, Holder put up big numbers for his side, scoring 33 points, grabbing six rebounds, and dishing out five assists. Holder put up 15 in last week’s narrow loss to the Manchester Magic, but with a game against strugglers BMET next time out, Sheffield and Holder will be confident that with a similar performance, they will get back on track.

Miles Moore – BMET

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Birmingham’s Miles Moore finally got what his performances had warranted over the past few weeks after he and his side edged out an 81-80 victory over the Newcastle Academy. In recent weeks, Moore dropped 33 on Charnwood, 17 against the Derby Trailblazers, and followed up this week with a dominating display on both sides of the ball with 24 points and seven rebounds. The win still leaves Birmingham rooted to the bottom of the Northern Conference, but the victory will give them added confidence going into their upcoming fixtures.

Lamarana Diallo – Charnwood

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The Charnwood Riders put in another dominating display as they carried on with their pursuit to the top of the EABL Northern Conference with a 102-88 victory over Sheffield College. The standout performer for Charnwood, who commanded the floor with expertise was Lamarana Diallo. The big man was dominant in the paint with 20 points and five rebounds, however, his vision and conviction in being a facilitator also registered him four assists. This quality all-round performance comes off the back of an 18-point display against Newcastle and an 11-point showing against Birmingham.

Josh Haworth – JMA

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The John Madejski Academy beat fellow strugglers Oakland College in week 11 of EABL fixtures with a 78-74 victory. The key difference maker for JMA in the tight victory was guard Josh Haworth. The guard’s efficiency at all three levels of scoring was a major factor in the 20 points he got in the game. However, his strong team effort with three assists and eight boards was the deciding factor In helping JMA pick up the crucial win. JMA now have another huge game against the Canterbury Academy, where a win would see them move above Canterbury in the EABL Southern Conference.

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