Barking Abbey completed a undefeated season after taking down Charnwood College 82-65 to win their second EABL Championship title.

The Final included x17 players from DENG Camp where it was current #5 ranked Dan Akin who stood out putting in a dominant performance with 28 points, on 13-of-15 shooting, whilst adding 14 rebounds, two assists and two steals on his way to claiming the MVP award.

Abbey finished the regular season 14-0, and then completed another three wins to finish up 17-0, as they jumped out to an early lead on Charnwood and never looked back.

Holding a 20-11 lead after the opening quarter, BA opened the period with an 8-0 run and it wasn’t long before the deficit was 20. Halftime saw BA lead 44-25, as Akin already had 14 points on 7 of 8 shooting, whilst Sesan Russell was doing all he could to keep his side in the game.

However, it would not be enough as Abbey never let up as they cruised in the second half to become the EABL National Championship for the second time.

Dan Akin collecting his MVP trophy presented by GB legend Drew Sullivan.

“It’s great – we worked the whole season to get this,” Akin said.

“Our goal at the beginning of the season was to win a Championship so it’s great to get this. Charnwood didn’t come out too strong, we expected a much better matchup, but we were the better team on the day.”

#6 ranked Amin Adamu had 14 and #1 ranked RJ Eytle-Rock added 13 points for BA, whilst Charnwood were led by 21 points from #11 ranked Sesan Russell and 16 and 10 rebounds from #17 ranked Henri Lanton.

We want to congratulate Barking Abbey on being crowned the EABL 2016/17 Champions.


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