BASKETBALL SEASON OPENS WITH A WIN
The 2017-18 Basketball season at Our Lady’s College bounced into action last week with a victory. This year the school will have 10 teams competing in the league. Two U19 teams, three U16 teams, three 2nd Year teams and two 1st year teams. Coach Denise Rice says it will be yet another very busy year but we will get through it.
The U16, Cadette A team kicked it all off on Thursday when they travelled to St. Dominic’s, Cabra. This team are playing in Division 1, and have two Club players in the squad. The first quarter is one that can be best forgotton, with the scores tied at 2 points apiece at the whistle. The Boynesiders missed 5 uncontested lay-ups in this quarter and were hoping that would not come back to haunt them by full time. Oyin Adelegan responsible for the only score.
Quarter two improved slightly with Ava Prendergast getting into her stride. The score looking a little better at 10 – 4 to Our Lady’s. There was some excellent defense throughout the game but the lack of finishing lay-ups was a worrying trend, particularly for the Coach. However, the team never gave up, (despite missing 39 lay-ups!!) and ran out winners 24 – 10. Lots to improve on.
TEAM & SCORES: Captain, Catherine Grey 2; Oyin Adelegan 4; Leah Bastianelli 2; Shona Bradley; Eimear Clarke; Eimear Faulkner; Holly Garry 2; Bronagh Lane 3; Ruby Matthews 2; Ofu Obhakhan; Ava Prendergast 7; Maia Savage and Lynn Victory 2.