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EABL Top Performers: Game Week 8

Five more players earned their spots in our EABL Players of the Week after superb individual displays that may have changed their sides’ fortunes for the rest of the season. Here are week eight top performers:

Diego Perez-Tosca, SGS College

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SGS College is back on track after a couple of disappointing results in the EABL, defeating the Birmingham Rockets 78-68 at home.

The man crucial in sparking SGS’s victory was Diego Perez-Tosca, whose ten points in the third quarter was the catalyst that led the Bristol side to a win.

Perez-Tosca finished the game with 34 points, ten rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block, capping off a solid all-around performance in SGS’s return to winning ways.

SGS needed a man to step up and Perez-Tosca did that in a big way, taking on the offensive burden, playing 37 minutes, and taking 26 shots.

Speaking exclusively to EliteScholars, Perez-Tosca said:

“It feels really good to finally break our losing streak, I feel like we played good as a team and everyone contributed good minutes. We need to carry on stacking up quality days to keep on improving.”

Oscar Curran, Charnwood College

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The Charnwood Riders carried on their surge in the EABL Northern Conference, beating inform Myerscough College 83-74.

The Riders needed a star-like performance from someone if they were to compete against Myerscough and Oscar Curran was that man.

The Charnwood guard put in an efficient shooting performance, scoring 28 points on eight of 17 shooting, and hitting four threes.

Myerscough has been dominant all season in the paint, scoring easy baskets and blocking plenty of shots on the defensive end. However, Curran punished the Myerscough defence every time he got to the line, hitting eight for eight from the free throw line.

Curran wasn’t just elite on the shooting end as he dished out five assists, grabbed five rebounds, three steals, and one block.

Edward Onyia, Charnwood College

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Edward Onyia was another standout for Charnwood in their impressive victory over their midlands rivals, hitting the final two three-point shots with a minute left to put Charnwood out of sight.

The Charnwood forward has led the line for the midlands side this season, averaging 16.6 points and 9.4 rebounds as they look to regain the EABL crown after losing out last season.

Onyia put in another strong display against Myerscough and dominated in points and rebounding department again, scoring 24 points and grabbing 15 rebounds, with ten on the defensive end. He also dished out five assists to his teammates.

And to top it off, Edward Onyia was named the official Player of the Week by the EABL

Femi Edu, Copleston High School

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Copleston High School has had a mixed start to the EABL campaign, but they put in a strong home performance against the JMA Rockets, winning 81-72.

At half-time, the JMA Rockets were edging the encounter, but 14 third-quarter points from Edu gave life to his Copleston team, giving them a five-point advantage, heading into the fourth.

The Copleston forward was in his offensive bag throughout the game, showing his layup package, jump shot ability, and floaters to avoid being blocked by a defender.

Edu’s deep bag proved dividends in his shooting efficiency, scoring 31 points and making 12 of his 18 shots attempted. He also finished with five rebounds, four assists, four steals, and one block, capping off a great display in the victory.

Speaking after his near perfect shooting day, Edu said: “I’m just excited that our teams gotten out of our little slump, we haven’t fully clicked as a team so far in the season, but we finally seem to be playing as a team and that opened up opportunities for me to score.”

Tyrese Lacey, Myerscough College

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Despite a disappointing defeat at the hands of Charnwood, Tyrese Lacey continued his good run of form domestically for Myerscough, scoring a game-high 30 points.

Lacey has been the top playmaker in the EABL campaign so far this season but struggled to get his teammates going in this encounter, with only two other teammates scoring over ten points.

In 39 minutes on the floor, the 6ft guard did all he could to muster a victory for Myerscough, taking 26 shots of his own, and leading his team in assists (6) and steals (2).

However, two strong performances from Oscar Curran and Edward Oniya for Charnwood were enough to see their side to victory over Lacey and Myerscough.

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