ABL 17/18 – Week 5 Round Up

Check out what happened on the fifth week of the 2017-18 ABL season..

Northern Conference

Aston Manor moved to a 3-0 start with two victories as they defeated Stoke on Trent College 91-82 before recording an 83-58 success at home to Nottingham.

Queen Ethelburga’s also remain unbeaten after picking up their third straight win; beating Archbishop Beck 69-61 behind Tommy Skelton’s 29 points.

Close behind in third are South Cheshire as they improved to 3-1 with a 75-87 victory away at Vision West Notts with Max Jones firing in 47 points to go alongside 28 rebounds for an incredible double-double.


Central Conference

Alec Reed continued their strong start to the season as Afra Khalil netted 22 points in a 56-94 success at Aylesbury Grammar to move to a 4-0 record.

Moulton bounced back from a heavy 138-72 loss away at County Upper by claiming their first win as they beat Long Road 76-67 with 26 points from Ailbhe Cooper.

It was a second loss in as many weeks for Long Road having been edged out 62-65 at home to Gateway at the start of the month.

Haringey improved to 3-1 as they edged out CoHENEL for an 81-76 home win with Aikil Nyandebvu scoring 18 points.


Eastern Conference

Havering made history with their first-ever ABL league win by beating Barking & Dagenham College 70-62 as Ben Butawan starred with a 27-point haul.

Meanwhile, Northfleet picked up their first win of the season with Joshua Moore netting 25 points in a 71-60 success over Corelli.


Southern Conference

Harris Academy St John’s suffered their first loss of the campaign as they fell to a 55-58 home defeat against Leyton.

Elsewhere, Hackney were dominant winners as they powered past Hammersmith 112-45 behind 37 points, 12 rebounds, 9 assists and 10 steals from Aaron Badibo.

Holy Trinity also picked up a win on the road as they defeated John Roan 59-68 with Josh Otor netting 21 points in the win.


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