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LBA College Basketball Playoffs

15/2/16 Written by Andrew Slap

 

Another successful season of the Men’s College Basketball League is nearing an end, but a series of intriguing matchups still await as the playoffs arrive.

After cruising through Pool A, St. Francis Xavier stands one win away from a perfect season. Their final obstacle is The American School in London, who hopes to avenge their only loss of the year. ASL opened against St. Francis Xavier, and fell just short, losing 57-53. ASL had a tough time containing Dotun Dosunmu, who led St. Francis Xavier with 18 points. But the player of the game may have been Ashley Walker, who tallied 16 points and dominated the paint, collecting 14 offensive rebounds.

Since the loss, ASL has been on a tear, winning by an average of 28 points per game. The team is clicking and looking better each game, winning their last 73-33. Their offense will need to remain strong against St. Francis Xavier, who held them to just 28% shooting in their first game.

St. Francis Xavier will face off against ASL at 17:30 on February 22nd.

This game will be available to live stream.

(please note LBA are trialing streaming games live. Meaning you may face technical difficulty. & feedback is appreciated)

 

The Premier Conference playoffs will conclude with the 3rd place game, which will feature the City of Westminster College against City and Islington. After winning the table last year, Westminster has to be disappointed with their .500 record. But a win here would go a long way at redeeming their season. The City of Islington is also seeking redemption after losing 55-40 to Westminster earlier in the year.

Islington will attempt the upset February 24th at 16:30.

This game will be available to live stream.

(please note LBA are trialing streaming games live. Meaning you may face technical difficulty. & feedback is appreciated)

In Pool B, Haggerston will meet QK in the finals. The two teams met earlier in the year with Haggertson just edging out the victory, winning 43-41.

Other notable matchups include a cross league showdown between Haggerston and ASL. Sitting undefeated, Haggerston has made a strong case all year that they belong in Pool A, winning by an average margin of 28 points per game. A win against ASL would all but seal a spot in the Premier Conference.

 

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The LBA will also be hosting an Open End of Season College Tournament on March 22nd at The Thunder Dome, Stockholm Rd, London SE16. All current LBA league teams are free to enter, and the other schools can apply to register for £100 (Deadline is March 1st). Food and refreshments will be available.