Home Win for St. Mary’s U-16 Girls

St. Mary’s U-16 Division One Girls Team. Front from left: Jane Lawlor, Leah Boyle, Rachel O’Sullivan, Abbie Mahony and Alex Sheehan. Back from left: Niall O’Connor, Paris McCarthy, Aoife Walsh, Katie O’Connor, Grainne Walsh, Aoife Kerins, Emma Kerins and Coach Denny Porter.

St. Mary’s U-16 girls registered a win over Kenmare Kestrels on home turf last week.

The visitors won the tip-off but it was St. Mary’s Grainne Walsh who registered the first score of the game.

By Liz Galwey PRO

Sarah Taylor and Tania Salvada responded to see the visitors go ahead temporarily. Paris McCarthy who was strong throughout made scores to level the sides mid way through the quarter.

It was basket for basket in the second part of the quarter with the home side leading by a point at the end of the quarter.

Grainne Walsh once again opened the scoring for the quarter. Both sides had missed opportunities but the home side was the stronger although a determined Kenmare made every effort to stay in touch.

St. Mary’s Dominate

St. Mary’s Jane Lawlor was strong and added two baskets to see St. Mary’s lead by four at half time.

The third quarter was dominated by St. Mary’s who played well as a team, they made some great passes which were converted, Kenmare hit seven points for the quarter all of which came from Tania Salvada.

St. Mary’s were up for the challenge and increased their lead to 15 as the sides entered the final 10 minutes.

Controlling the Quarter

Aoife Kerins, Jane Lawlor and Paris McCarthy controlled the final quarter netting 15 points between them.

Kenmare gave it their all through Amy Harrington and Sarah Taylor.

Final Score: St. Mary’s 56 – Kenmare Kestrels 38

St. Mary’s: Paris McCarthy, 17; Aoife Kerins, 15; Jane Lawlor, 14; Grainne Walsh, 9; Emma Kerins, 1; Aoife Walsh, Katie O’Connor, Leah Boyle, Rachel O’Sullivan, Abbie Mahony, Alex Sheehan.

Kenmare Kestrels: Tania Salvada, 13; Amy Harrington, 9; Sarah Taylor, 8; Cliodha Doy, 4; Robyn Mayhew, 2; Ava White, 2; Larrie Adams, Abbie Littlejohi, Katie Cronin, Jodie O’Shea, Molly Bhomura and Aoife Crowley.

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