Team Garvey’s St. Mary’s ladies took their first Super League win by defeating Fr. Mathews 73 – 58 in Castleisland on Saturday evening.
By: Bríd Kenny
The first quarter saw Fr. Mathews get off to the better start, taking a six points to two early lead. The home side had some great chances but the ball would not drop for them.
Fr. Mathews controlled the pace of the game for the first eight minutes but Garvey’s team captains, Emma Sherwood and Lorraine Scanlon started winning the boards while Denise Dunlea and Rheanne O’Shea brought it back to four points by the end of the first.
Mathews Started Well Again
Mathews started the second quarter the better side again. Shannon Brady got two quick baskets but the St. Mary’s ladies found their rhythm and began to put the pressure on. Le’Jzae Davidson hit her second of four three pointers to see Team Garvey’s take the lead.
It was basket for basket for the remainder of this quarter and with just seconds on the clock, Lorraine Scanlon made two free throws to see Team Garvey’s lead by the minimum at the half time interval, the scoreboard reading 33 points to 32.
Stronger in the Third
Team Garvey’s came out a much stronger side in the third quarter. Some great scores from Lorraine Scanlon, Deirdre Geaney and Le’Jzae Davidson pushed the home side ahead.
Both Meabh Barry and Deirdre Geaney made some great steals which led to scores. Fr. Mathews kept plugging away and made some lovely scores but they were outscored 20 to 15 in the quarter to see the score at the end of the third 53 points to 47.
Double Header Weekend
Fr. Mathews gave it their all in the final quarter, getting two quick baskets in the early part but the St. Mary’s team were not going to let this game slip.
Great team work by Team Garvey’s, both in offence and defence saw the St. Mary’s girls out score their opponents by nine to take the win.
Final Score: Team Garvey’s St. Mary’s 73 Fr. Mathews 58
Next weekend is a double header weekend for Team Garvey’s. They play DCU in Dublin and Trinity Meteors at home, time and day not confirmed at time of going to press.
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