Donegal Town BC 69 Ballyshannon 88ers 28
Our u16 girls hosted neighbours Ballyshannon last Saturday evening at home. A fantastic first quarter saw our girls in to a good lead with a 35-3 scoreline leaving the result in little doubt. 88ers rallied though and the next 3 quarters were close but Donegal always had that extra gear. This game saw more game time for our younger players with Natasha Prendiville, Ava Maxwell and Kirsty Harron all impressing. This was also a return to form for Aoife Mackle who was fantastic along with Courtney Harron who were a constant thorn in the 88ers defense with great fast breaks and drives to the basket. Orla Mc Gonagle is also starting to show her promise and along with Lucy Clinton controlled the defensive boards to provide great outlet ball. Aoibhe Timoney and Catherine Campbell also provided some deft touches and pushed the ball well to eas the home team to the win. But has to be said that Captain Orla Carbery and Sophie Carr bring the team to another level and it was their influence that made the win that much easier. MVP Courtny Harron whos pace was fantastic and always there on the break was great to watch.
Team; Kirsty Harron, 7, Lucy Clinton 4, Catherine Campbell 4, Ava Maxwell, Sophie Carr 15, Natasha Prendiville 4, Orla Mc Gonagle 6, Aoife Mackle 2, Orla Carbery 11 (c), Courtney Harron 14, Aoibhe Timoney 4. Coaches Kevin and Rosa Manager Rosemary
It was great for the girls after all these months to finally have that winning experience.Kilcar are going to travel up to donegal in the next few weeks for return match ....the more matches we get the better...
team and scorers: Holly Roarty (6),Aoife Cox,Emma Sweeney (10),Katie Gillespie (14),Ella mc Kinney (10),Ashling Kee,Kayleigh Boyle,Sarah Donovan (10),Amy Carr (10),Aoife Markle (8),Kirsty Harron (2),Ava Maxwell (6),Roisin Gillespie (12)