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EABL Top Performers: Week 12

As another week of EABL Basketball comes to an end, we look back at the top performers from week 12.

Tyler Fairbairn – Itchen College

Itchen beat reigning southern champions Oaklands College on the road to make it two wins out of two. Tyler Fairbairn impressed with 27 points and 12 boards, improving on his 10 points from the previous win against John Madejski Academy. Fairbairn accompanied his double double with two steals and was aggressive in the paint.

The 6ft 7 forward was also in action for Kestrels Division 2 side on the weekend where he exploded for a season high 41 points, 17 rebounds and 6 assists.

Jason Holder – The Sheffield College

Jason Holder features in our performers of the week once again as he provided 22 points in Sheffield’s 93-61 win over BMET. Holder put on a show against BMET, throwing down several emphatic dunks and showing his desire to drive to the hoop. Sheffield responded to their defeat to Charnwood the week before as they strive for that playoff spot and despite losing to such a strong side, Holder still scored an excellent 33.

Harry Mitchell – Derby College

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Mitchell led the scoring for Derby in a big win over SGS as he dropped 24 points for the home side. Derby added to the recent struggles of SGS in an offensively dominant performance, Mitchell heavily contributed to the 37-point win. His three point shooting ability was on show and his off ball movement was pivotal for Derby. The Trailblazers responded to a 55-49 defeat to Myerscough the week before.

Ben Hooper – Derby College

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Joining Harry Mitchell in our top performers is his fellow Derby teammate Ben Hooper who enjoyed a great offensive performance with 20 points, an improvement on last week’s defeat where he contributed 11 points. Hooper also grabbed 10 rebounds, made two huge blocks and showed his creativity with six assists. The Derby duo were on fire this week as they led their team to equal their opponents record of 6-3.

Euan Birch – Myerscough College

Myerscough improved their record to 8-2 as they cruised to victory against Newcastle, winning 58-86. Euan Birch impressed in the home sides win and led in scoring for the league leaders with 16 points. The win was Myerscough’s fourth on the bounce. Birch contributed to ending SGS’s unbeaten run where he scored 12 and has been a key factor in Myerscough’s success so far. Prior to the win over SGS, Euan was in double figures in Myerscough’s dominant win over BMET where he added 13 points. He also took part in European competition and was instrumental for his team in the EYBL stage two fixtures. In the final game of stage two he dropped 17 points against Latvian side BS Riga, where Myerscough narrowly lost 71-72 following overtime and giving them their first defeat in that stage of the competition.

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