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EABL Top Performers: Game Week 7

In a week full of blowout victories in the EABL, these four players have earned their pick in the Players of the Week with some tremendous individual displays in some perfect team performances. Here are week seven’s Players of the Week:

Timothy Oboh, Canterbury Academy

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The Canterbury Academy was dominant on the road in week seven of the EABL campaign, dismantling Copleston High School 72-96. Tim Oboh has been no stranger to the Players of the Week all season, and his performance on Wednesday may have topped them all off, finishing with 39 points and 21 rebounds, including four explosive dunks. The Canterbury star man started on fire for his side, dropping 24 points in the first half to give Canterbury a 25-point lead at the half. In just 31 minutes on the floor, Oboh jammed packed the box score, adding two assists and four steals to his superb scoring and rebounding game.

Joseph Lloyd, Itchen College

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Itchen College returned to EABL action at home to the Oakland Wolves, defeating them in a 23-point blowout, 88-65. The star of the show for Itchen College was Joseph Lloyd, who led his side with marksman-like shooting, scoring 25 points on 60% shooting from the field including four three-pointers. Like Oboh, Lloyd’s scoring outburst in the first half was crucial in developing Itchen’s lead, scoring 16 first-half points, and giving Itchen a 13-point lead. Lloyd finished the game with three rebounds, two assists, and one steal, rounding off a good day’s work for the Itchen number 12.

Adam Tokpah, Sheffield College

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Blowout victories have been the running theme through this Players of the Week, with Sheffield College beating SGS College 78-56. Second-chance points were at the forefront of the battle between the two sides, with Sheffield scoring 29 second-chance points to SGS’s zero. Sheffield’s Adam Tokpah was the main culprit on the offensive boards for his team, securing nine of his 12 boards from second-chance points. The 6ft 10 forward finished with 17 points.

Joe Buchanan (Manchester Magic)

The Manchester Magic was edged out in an extremely close encounter with the Charnwood Riders, losing 70-73 to the midlands club. Despite the loss, Manchester’s Joe Buchanan had another great game for the Magic, scoring 25 points on nine of 15 shooting (60%) and adding two rebounds one assist, and one block. Buchanan and Matthew Goodwin have been the stars for the Magic this season, with the pair leading their team in all major categories. The Magic guard has averaged 20.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 3.6 assists, and more often than not, his contributions lead to a victory. However, his 25 points were not enough to beat Charnwood. Notably, Buchanan got a crucial block towards the closing seconds to prevent a two-possession game. Buchanan and Matthew Goodwin hit 4 three-pointers between them and orchestrated the comeback from being down 14 with 4 mins remaining.

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