ABL 17/18 – Week 16 Round Up

Check out what happened in the final week of the 2017-18 ABL season as the battle for the playoffs concluded..

Northern Conference

Stoke on Trent College ensured they finished as the top seeds from the Northern Conference after beating Nottingham Academy 96-51 with 23 points for Michael Jara leading the way.

Aston Manor also finished up 12-1 after wrapping up their regular season with two convincing victories. First, they eased to a 114-61 win at home to Vision West Notts before beating Carmel 88-108 on the road as Mo Abushego fired in 30 points.

Meanwhile, Archbishop Beck secured their place in the playoffs with an 85-62 home victory against South Cheshire with Phil Deveney scoring 28 points.

Carmel had started their final week with a 71-80 success at The Sheffield College, while last season’s runners-up, Gateshead fell to a 68-75 loss with 35 points for Ben Hogg inspiring victory for Tyne Met.


Central Conference

County Upper completed an unbeaten regular season as they defeated Gateway College 85-49 to finish as one of two unbeaten sides in the competition.

Haringey suffered a costly 92-88 loss away at CoHENEL as they narrowly missed out on a place in the playoffs. CoHENEL finished in style as they also defeated Alec Reed 48-62 on the final day to close on 12-4 in third.

Meanwhile, Moulton College bowed out on a high with a strong 89-57 victory at home to Uxbridge to claim their fourth league win.


Eastern Conference

Erith sealed a perfect 10-0 record with a 64-81 win on the road against The North School on Thursday with 16 points for Michael Adegayo as both teams advance.

Northfleet Tech are also heading into the post-season after beating Corelli 56-80 away from home to finish 6-4 alongside The North School.

Elsewhere, Barking & Dagenham were unable to pick up their first win as they fell to a 63-67 loss at home to Havering before being beaten 109-41 by Raines – who wrapped up second spot.


Southern Conference

Leyton earned their fifth win of the season after edging out Harris Academy St Johns Wood 54-51, but they would miss out on the playoffs.

Holy Trinity climbed into third as a result of their convincing 96-63 victory over John Roan School, while Hackney closed on a 9-3 record as they defeated Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College 80-88.



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