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EABL Top Performers: Game Week 6

After a triumphant trip to Europe, Myerscough College dominates this week’s EABL Players of the Week, claiming three out of the five featured spots.

Isaac Round, JMA Reading Rockets

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The JMA Reading Rockets secured a convincing 88-73 victory over Itchen College in the EABL, and their captain Isaac Round, also named the Player of the Week by the EABL, was the standout performer. Round delivered a game-high 30 points, showcasing his leadership, particularly in the second and third quarters, where he scored 17 points, contributing to a 13-point cushion going into the final period. Alongside his scoring prowess, Round provided six assists and displayed defensive prowess with seven rebounds, three steals, and one block

Tyrece Lacey, Myerscough College

In Myerscough College’s return to EABL action after a remarkable stint in the EYBL, Tyrece Lacey played a crucial role in their 77-78 win over the Manchester Magic. Lacey, a guard with exceptional ball control, scored 21 points and orchestrated nine assists, including the final crucial basket with just five seconds remaining. His all-around performance also featured six rebounds and three steals.

Daniel Nwauzu, Myerscough College

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Undoubtedly the standout player in the EABL this season, Daniel Nwauzu continued his stellar form from Europe, averaging 20 points and 12 rebounds in four EYBL games. Nwauzu, a force on both ends of the court, returned to EABL action against the Magic, contributing 21 points, 13 rebounds (eight defensive), three steals, and three blocks. His defensive prowess, including a crucial block in the final minute, proved instrumental in Myerscough’s victory.

Lewis Smith, Myerscough College

Lewis Smith, instrumental in securing the victory against the Magic, made the decisive basket with a tough layup in heavy traffic in the paint. After the Magic took a slim lead at 77-76, Tyrece Lacey’s inbound pass found Smith, who finished with 19 points on 8/12 shooting, five rebounds, assists, and one steal in 37 minutes on the floor.

Speaking with EliteScholars after the game Smith said:

“From a personal standpoint it’s a great feeling to make the game winning layup in a high stakes game like that, the call from the coach and read from my teammates made it possible for me to score the game winning points.”

Tim Oboh, Canterbury Academy

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Tim Oboh’s standout performance propelled Canterbury Academy to a 74-63 victory against the City of London Academy. Scoring 22 points on 9/14 shooting and grabbing 14 rebounds, Oboh’s dominance, especially in the second and third quarters, secured Canterbury’s triumph and a spot in the Players of the Week.

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