U19’s Continue Successful Run in Basketball League
It was the turn of the U16A basketball team to get their basketball league campaign for the 2018-19 season up and running. This team play in the Premier division and won the 2nd Year Premier division last season. Manor House from Rahney made the journey north. A slow start saw the side down 7- 8. The team regrouped in the 2nd quarter and outscored Manor House 13 points to 8, leaving them a 4-point cushion at the half time break. Gretta McEvoy was particularly effective on her introduction in this quarter. Abby Rice and Ava Briscoe contributed in the 3rd quarter to leave them 28 – 20 up going into the final quarter. The visitors did out score them in the final quarter, but they hung on and won 36 – 29. Ciara NicCríosta was outstanding, scoring 15 points for her side. They will need to improve on this performance if they are to lift silverware this season.
TEAM & SCORES: Captain, Ava Briscoe 2; Nikola Busa; Zoe Gardiner; Ruby Matthews 4; Gretta McEvoy 5; Ciara NicCríosta 15; Josephine Ogbanga; Ava Prendergast 4; Abby Rice 4; Ellie Riggs 2; Ava Russell and Abby Strutt.
On Thursday St. Louis High School, Rathmines also travelled to Greenhills. The U16C team, playing in division 2 were also bouncing into action for the first time this season. Unfortunately, they only scored a single basket in the first quarter courtesy of Martyna Chomiak as St. Louis cruised into a 2 – 18 lead. The team never gave up with captain, Ronke Olatinwo leading by example. In fairness, this was St. Louis A team and the difference was very evident as they ran out easy winners 18 – 44.
TEAM & SCORES: Captain, Ronke Olatinwo 5; Olamide Adegoke 3; Martyna Chomiak 6; Ellen Donnelly; Emily Farrell; Niamh Gumba 2; Dijana Markovic; Rebecca McGrane 2; Aoibheann NiFhearaigh; Gemma O’Toole (absent); Sharon Popoola and Aoife Steenson.
The U19A team also took on St. Louis. Oyin Adelegan was straight out of the blocks registering her teams first two baskets. They had a blistering first quarter and led 13 – 2 by the first break. Lindsey Eriamietor was prominent in the 2nd quarter along with point guard Eimear Clarke. Despite a poor 3rd quarter, where they only scored 2 baskets, Sinead Lewin getting on the score sheet, they ran out easy winners, 31 – 19.
TEAM & SCORES: Captain, Aoife Howard 4; Oyin Adelegan 14; Eimear Clarke 2; Niamh Cullen; Caoimhe Doherty (injured); Lindsey Eriamietor 3; Chelsea Imafidon; Sinead Lewin 2; Laura Rice 2; Lynn Victory 4 and Garoa Villaverde.