Team Tom McCarthy’s took a win on the road at the weekend when they overcame Northern conference table toppers Trinity Meteors.
St. Mary’s took an early lead through scores from Lorraine Scanlon, Denise Dunlea, Mary Herlihy and new signing Mia Hopkins.
By Liz Galwey PRO
Meteors secured two late threes from Rebecca Roberio at the end of the first to see them lead 12 points to 14 on the buzzer.
St. Mary’s had a huge second quarter, they secured early scores to push them ahead. They defended well and prevented Meteors from scoring within regulation on several occasion.
Some great team work and calculated passing between Dunlea, Hopkins and Herlihy resulted in a tally of 21 points for the quarter while Meteors were held to just nine points, seeing Team Tom McCarthy’s lead by 10 at the half time interval.
Basket for Basket
The sides went basket for basket in the third quarter, St. Mary’s pulled ahead by 14 at one point but the home side fought back to see both sides register 17 for the quarter and 10 points still separating the sides.
Again the sides were equally measured in the final quarter. Meteors brought it back to six points with a minute and a half to go but a series of fouls which sent Mia Hopkins, Mary Herlihy and Denise Dunlea to the line were all converted and Team Tom McCarthy’s took the win by nine.
Final Score: Trinity Meteors 53 – Team Tom McCarthy’s 62.
Coach Liam Culloty feels that there are still some things to be improved on between here and the cup quarter final in two weeks time when Team Tom McCarthy’s travel to Dublin once again to play Swords on December 8th but he was delighted with what he described as a huge win for the side.
Scorers for Team Tom McCarthy’s were: Denise Dunlea 17, Mia Hopkins 13 and Meabh Barry 10, Lorraine Scanlon and Mary Herlihy 9 each, Labhaoise Walmsley 4.
Top scorer for Meteors: Rebecca Roberio on 12, Ciara Flaherty 11, Simone Hobdy 9.
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