Team Tom McCarthy’s Lose Out To Ulster Elks In Overtime

On target: Mai Hopkins scored 27 points for St. Mary’s/Tom McCarthy’s against northern conference side, Ulster Elks.

Team Tom McCarthy’s made the long journey to Jordanstown to take on the Northern Conference leaders, Ulster Elks, in their final game of the regular league season.

By Liz Galwey, PRO

Having already qualified for the league playoffs this was a great opportunity to test themselves against one of the league’s stronger teams.

Early Lead

The home team made the better start, with Kollyns Scarbrough and Erin Bracken to the fore, and raced into an early lead after the first quarter, 22 to 11.

The visiting team came right back into the game in the second quarter and with Denise Dunlea and Mia Hopkins pushing them forward they were level at half time on 32 points each.

Kept in Touch

Elks shaded the third quarter twenty one points to nineteen. Kollyns Scarbrough was scoring freely and was being ably assisted by Jenna Kaufman while St Marys kept in touch with Labhaoise Walmsley and Lorraine Scanlon keeping the scoreboard ticking over. Score at the end of the third quarter was 53 to 51 to the northern team.

All To Play For

Going into the final quarter it was all to play for and Team Tom McCarthy’s matched their hosts basket for basket. With Hopkins producing some fine scores they edged the quarter by two points to leave the score tied at the end of full-time, 70 to 70.

The home side proved stronger in overtime outscoring their visitors ten points to six.

Final score: Ulster Elks 80eam Team Tom McCarthy’s 76.

Top Scorers

Ulster Elks: Kollyns Scarbrough 27, Jenna Kaufman 26, Erin Bracken 7.

Team Tom McCarthy’s: Mia Hopkins 27, Labhaoise Walmsley 14, Denise Dunlea 11.

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