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EABL Top Performers: Game Week 9

Tyrece Lacey and Daniel Nwauzu return to the EABL Players of the Week as five regular stars turned up in a big way for their teams in game week nine of the EABL campaign. Here are week nine’s Players of the Week!

Joe Buchanan, Manchester Magic

The Manchester Magic beat an inspired SGS College side on Wednesday, securing a 92-82 victory against their Northern Conference rivals.

The Magic were missing star man Matthew Goodwin last time out, but fellow teammate Joe Buchanan stepped up and delivered a solid all-round performance.

The guard was unstoppable all over the floor for Manchester, delivering 30 points, nine rebounds, and six assists.

Buchanan closed out the game for the Magic, scoring 11 fourth-quarter points, hitting step-back and fade-away jump shots that the SGS defenders couldn’t guard. He completed his showcase with three blocks and two steals.

Femi Edu, Copleston High School

Despite a strong fight from Copleston High School, a strong shooting finish from Oakland was enough to see them as 77-71 victors at home in game week nine of the EABL campaign.

One positive spark to come from Copleston’s loss was Femi Edu, who produced a performance that deserved to come away with a win.

Edu finished the game with 28 points, six rebounds, three steals, and one assist, making eight of his 14 shots from the field.

Edu started the game strong, dropping 19 of Copleston’s 40 first-half points. However, he managed only three points in the final quarter, contributing to the narrow defeat.

Ludlow Hewson, Canterbury Academy

The Canterbury Academy produced a superb fourth-quarter performance against the JMA Rockets, outscoring them 12 to 26 and winning 68-82.

Ludlow Hewson led the way for Canterbury in the final quarter, scoring ten points, grabbing two rebounds and two steals as Canterbury steered away from any JMA comeback.

In 39 minutes on the floor, Hewson lit it up from beyond the arc, making five three-point shots on 41% shooting from distance.

The Canterbury captain finished the game with 26 points, two rebounds, three assists, and four steals, producing the majority of his work in a clutch fourth-quarter display.

Daniel Nwauzu, Myerscough College

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Myerscough Academy put in a dominant display over the Derby Trail Blazers, defeating their midlands rivals 96-65 in a blowout victory.

Myerscough forward Daniel Nwauzu has returned to the EABL Players of the Week after putting in a signature display on the boards and in the paint.

The EABL top scorer scored seven points last time out for Myerscough but returned with avenges, scoring 23 points and grabbing 15 rebounds.

The Myerscough star man capped off his display with an alley-oop finish at the rim in the second quarter, putting an exclamation point on the victory.

Tyrese Lacey, Myerscough College

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As well as Nwauzu, Myerscough’s fellow superstar Tyrese Lacey was also on hand both offensively and defensively, displaying his playmaking skills like he has all season.

Lacey made eight assists for Myerscough and used his quick hands to make six steals, contributing to Myerscough’s 28 fast break points and 26 points from turnovers.

Myerscough’s point guard scored 18 points of his own, scoring nine of those in the first quarter as the Midlands side took a 15-point lead into the second quarter.

Lacey’s impressive performance earned him the EABL Player of the Week. With Lacey and Nwauzu both on form, who is stopping this current Myerscough team?

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