DTBC 42 Blaze 63 (After Over Time)
Our u19s hosted League leaders Blaze at the weekend and could have turned over the All Ireland u18 Cup Quarter Finalists in what was a great tussle between these two great rivals missing the chance to go level with the league leaders. Both teams didn’t have their shooting dialed in and where guilty off missing easy chances but in fairness both teams did defend tremendously well especially Orla Carbery for the home side while the rebounding of Andrea Furey was also a highlight.
Blaze led 20-14 at half time but the home side did stretch ahead towards the end of the game to take what looked like a winning lead. But Blaze dug deep and clawed their way back aided by the fouling out of DTBC’s defensive power house Carbery which in turn saw Blaze get the easy buckets they didn’t get up to that point. Sophie Carr again was the point getter for DTBC at crucial times and a deep 3 pointer at the start of the 4th quarter gave the home team that bit of a lead for the first time. Blaze switched up to Man to man and our attacked failed from that point giving Blaze the chance to get back into the game. With Carbery not protecting the rim Cunningham got on a run of scores to drag her side level and run out easy winners in overtime as DTBC’s top player Carr got fouled out. Fantastic advert for the talent that’s playing ball at this age group in Donegal now and if both teams can hold onto these girls the league will have a bright future. Cunningham was terrific for Blaze while Furey and Carr were fantastic for DTBC.
Team- Aoife Mackle, Andrea Furey 13, Sophie Carr 22, Courtney Harron 4, Sarah Donovan, Nadine Mcgeoghan 1, Katie Gillespie, Ella Pearmain, Amy Carr, Orla Carbery 2, Orla Mc Gonagle 4. Coach Kevin Sinclair & Rosa Devaney
Next up - November 25 - 11.15am
Ballyshannon 88ers V DTBC - Colaiste Cholmcille
Next up is a Home game Vrs GAP 24th of November @ 2pm
Ballyshannon 42 Donegal Town 19
.A much improved performance from the girls this week as they travelled to play local rivals ballyshannon.It was tight fought first half with all the girls doing well. Ballyshannon pulled away in the third and fourth quarters.Team Emma Sweeney (8),Laura Sweeney, Holly Roarty(2), Aoife Cox (4), Kasey mcKinney (2), Kayleigh Boyle (1), Hannah mcCaughan (2), Grace Masterson, Mya Rowley, Holly Towey, Roisin Lynch. Coach Stephen Carty & David Seeney
Next up is Home game vrs All Stars December 2 @ 4pm
DTBC 57 v Sligo All Stars 47 (AOT)
The lads played their third game of the season against Sligo All Stars on Saturday and what a game it turned out to be.
With both teams evenly matched this proved to be a highly entertaining spectacle, played in a competitive but very sporting manner. Everyone in attendance was treated to a high scoring and nail biting game which was only decided after a second period of overtime.
Last week it was mentioned if the lad's performances continued at the level they were playing at then it was only a matter of time before results started going their way and this proved to be the case.
It was all action from the onset with baskets being traded at a frantic pace.
Sligo were a delight to watch with their well worked game plays and had excellent performances from Sean Walsh and Daniel O Meara who had an outstanding match finishing with 21 points in total.
DTBC once they had settled based their platform on the fast break stemming from what is becoming their featured gritty and disciplined defensive work. Despite missing a few regulars it gave an opportunity for some of the other squad members to play Division 1 basketball and boy did they take their opportunity.
Oran Boyle gave a sublime display of passing creating numerous scoring chances for his teammates. Senan Mc Ginty was unselfish in an all action performance and Thomas Mchugh played beyond his years and was coolness personified.
Score at half time was DTBC 19 Sligo 14.
All Stars rallied in the second half to cut the deficit and outscored DTBC 18 v 23 to set up 5 minutes of overtime. Sligo's equalizing score in normal time with only seconds remaining showed great composure and shot selection.
Again the first period of overtime was hugely exciting as both teams couldn't be separated but in the second period of overtime cometh the hour cometh the man and it was Nico who went on a scoring spree to get the lads over the line. Indeed he finished with 26 points in what was truly a brilliant and memorizing performance.
Huge congrats to the lads and hard luck to Sligo in what was an epic battle. Both teams were a credit to themselves and served up a magnificent display of basketball as the scoreline suggests. MVP Nico Dominik
Thomas Mchugh 4, Christian Ward 7, Se Cassidy 3, John Farren 7, Senan Mc Ginty 2, Oran Boyle, Nico Dominik 26, Alan Mchugh, Charlie Mc Neely 3, Leon Mc Ginty 5. Coaches Garry Prendiville & Emmett Cassidy
Next up is an away game to 88ers Nov 25 @12.45pm