Cup Dreams Shattered for Team Garvey’s

Lorraine Scanlon was the top scorer with 13 points for Team Garvey’s / St. Mary’s.

Team Garvey’s / St. Mary’s bowed out of the cup on Saturday last at the hands of DCU Mercy.

The Castleisland women gave it their all but DCU was the stronger side on the night.

However, it was a much improved performance by St. Mary’s from when the sides met a week earlier.

Team Garvey’s defended well in the first quarter but did miss some shot opportunities. Both sides were accurate from the line, the quarter finished Team Garvey’s St. Mary’s 13 DCU Mercy 20.

DCU increased their lead to 14 by mid way through the quarter until Paris McCarthy hit her first of two threes in the game.

The home-side continued to defend well and scores were exchanged throughout the remainder of the quarter. The score at half time was Team Garvey’s 24 DCU Mercy 38.

DCU put the pressure on in the third quarter. Their ‘man to man’ defence held St. Mary’s to just six points for the quarter while the visitors hit 21, increasing the gap to 29 points as the sides entered a low scoring final 10 minutes.

Final Score: Team Garvey’s St. Mary’s 42 DCU Mercy 66.

Team Garvey’s: Lorraine Scanlon 13, Paris McCarthy 10, Deirdre Geaney 6, Emma Sherwood 5, Meabh Barry 3, Denise Dunlea 3, Le J’zae Davidson 2.

DCU Mercy: Alarie Mayze 17, Hannah Thornton 11, Maeve Phelan 9, Megan Connolly, Nicole Clancy and Bailey Greenberg 7 each, Meave Sheaghdha and Rachel Huijsdens 4 each.

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