- National Teams
The London Greenhouse Pioneers defeated London Lituanica for the first time this season by a scoreline of 77-75 to claim the EBL Division 3 Playoff Championship.
Tyrell Isaacs hit the runner in the lane with 5.5 seconds remaining to sink Lituanica and their hopes of going 25-0 for the season.
The Lithuanians had led for the entire game until the 39th minute when Will Hall, who had an oustanding game with 12 points and 17 rebounds tied the game with some good work in the post.
It was the MVP, Tyrell Isaacs who stayed clutch in the last 2 minutes to sink 4/4 free throws before hitting the eventual game winner. Isaacs finished with 25 personal points on the night.
“It’s great to make that shot. I’m feeling really happy right now,” said Isaacs when asked about how it felt to make the big shot for his team.
Karolis Stepanavicius led Lituanica with 24 points before fouling out with 4 minutes to go in the game.
The game was unfortunately marred by an incident after the final buzzer in which two London Lituanica players and several supporters attacked the officials and had to be removed from the arena.
The officials left the incident unharmed.
In the EBL Division 4 Playoff Final, Liverpool defeated BC Medelynas 76-62 to become the only undefeated team in the whole of the EBL this season.
Don’t let the scoreline fool you, the game stayed close up until the last few minutes when Medelynas completely lost their heads and allowed the athleticism and experience of a good Liverpool team to run away with it.
With 5 players fouling out it was always going to be tough for the London based team to win.
Martin Calvo was your MVP finishing 16 points and really had his fingers all over the game on both ends.
Next up is the EBL Division 1 Final Fours and Division 2 Final in Manchester on the 26th and 27th April.