Donegal Town BC 20 Sligo All Stars 22
Donegal Town Basketball Club U12 Girls played their last league game of the season against Sligo All Stars last Sunday in the Abbey Gym and they just came up short losing by 2 points The team started the season with only 8 players but now nearly 20 girls train twice a week and have improved week after week. DTBC girls started the game with a great Cassie Meehan layup. SAS responded with a couple of baskets but Ava Ward closed out the first 5 mins with a nice basket. The next 15 minutes was a tight affair as both team defenses got on top. Grace Meehan and Maya Lenehan broke up several of their attacks and with Sarah Colhoun playing her best game DTBC restricted SAS to 3 points. DTBC finished the half with a great score from Ella Byrne. Half time score 6 – 7 to SAS.
SAS started the second half strongly as the Impressive 33 C Byrne showed her class scoring 3 quick scores. SAS lead by 7 points but DTBC girls weren’t finished yet. The last 15 mins they played some great basketball, some good passing was creating opportunities as Grace Meehan, Aoife Cassidy and Ella Byrne got DTBC back into the game. Maya Lenehan and Sarah Colhoun kept SAS from creating any chances. The girls were now driving to the basket but will look back on the finishing as a lot of chances weren’t taken. SAS made it a 3-point lead with 5 minutes to go. The very impressive Ella Byrne MVP who was a great driving force for DTBC got a basket to leave 1 point in it. SAS Byrne got another score to take the lead by 3 again. Emily McLoone made a free throw to leave DTBC with just a basket in it. With time running out we created a few opportunities, but it was not to be as SAS held out for a 2 point win. The girls played their hearts out and all at DTBC are very proud of this great bunch of girls. We would like to thank the great support shown at each game and the help from parents is very much appreciated. Lastly like to thank the coaches Garry Prendiville and Clementine Hegarty for the time and effort they have given.
Team: S Colhoun, L McBride, L Quinn, F Caldwell, E McLoone, M Ramsey, A Ward, H McGroary, A Cassidy, E Byrne, C Meehan, L Hegarty, M Lenehan, S Harron, K Doherty, G Meehan, A McGonigle.
Sligo All Stars 42 Donegal 28
The girls had an early start for their second match of the weekend away in sligo...We started well and took the match to sligo but they eventually got on top to lead 14-7 after first quarter.Sligo won second quarter 14-6 but over both quarters it was a story of turnovers and missed lays ups that cost us.The third quarter was a tighter affair with sligo edging it 8-4 and for the second day in a row the girls won the last quarter,this time 6-11.These girls are improving week by week and they are starting to get a bit of belief in themselves.They are closing the gap on the stronger teams in the division and when they cut out the mistakes and take their chances they will not be far away..Team:Emma Sweeney(8),Laura Sweeney(2),Aoife Cox(11),Holly Roarty(2),Ella mc Calmont(4),Ali Harrisson(1),Kasey mcKinney,Rachael Boyle,Holly Towey,Anna mcGuckian