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EABL Top Performers: Game Week 2

Manchester Magic and Myerscough College shined in round two of the EABL’s Players of the Week, with four players from the two teams being included.

All five players contributed significantly to their teams, aiding them in securing their first victories of the season.

Here are week two’s players of the week!

Simon Patasin, Oakland Wolves

Oakland Wolves secured their first win this season, defeating Canterbury Academy 90-85 in the second round of EABL fixtures. The standout player in this victory was Simon Patasin, who sealed the game with a clutch three-pointer in the final minute. Patasin, Oaklands’ captain, contributed 21 points with a 38% shooting accuracy from beyond the three-point line. He also secured six rebounds and provided two assists.

Tyrece Lacey, Myerscough

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Tyrece Lacey played a pivotal role in Myerscough College’s first win of the EABL season, scoring the final nine points to beat Derby Trailblazers. Lacey’s performance was remarkable in all aspects of the game, recording 21 points, ten assists, and six rebounds.

Joe Buchanan, Manchester Magic

After a heartbreaking 70-72 defeat to Derby last week, Manchester Magic bounced back with a commanding 69-107 victory against SGS College. Joe Buchanan stood out, scoring 28 points, with a perfect five-for-five from the free-throw line. In addition to his scoring, Buchanan grabbed seven rebounds and provided four assists. He and the next player on the list are forming a potent duo for this year’s EABL campaign.

Matthew Goodwin, Manchester Magic

Team GB U18 international Matthew Goodwin, who plays for both Manchester Giants in the British Basketball League and Manchester Magic in EABL, showcased his experience from the professional league. He contributed 29 points, six rebounds, and six assists. Goodwin and Buchanan combined for over half of Manchester’s points in the blowout victory.

Daniel Nwauzu, Myerscough

Tyrece Lacey might have been the glue for Myerscough’s 82-92 victory against Derby, but 6ft6 forward Daniel Nwauzu was the constant shooting spark that pushed them over the line. Nwauzu was named the official EABL player of the week after scoring 30 points, securing seven rebounds, and providing one assist. His accuracy from three-point range and the mid-range were pivotal to his excellent performance, making six of nine attempts from beyond the arc and four of eight from inside. With an average of 23 points and 11 rebounds in his first two games, Nwauzu is likely to feature in the Players of the Week again.

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