Spirited Team Garvey’s St. Mary’s Go Down to Killester

Paris McCarthy was, with Lorraine Scanlon and Emma Sherwood, one of Team Garvey’s St. Mary’s top scorers against Killester.

Team Garvey’s St. Mary’s went down to Killester on Saturday evening. It was a home game for the Dublin side and Team Garvey’s were missing some key players.

Mimi Clarke was one of the key players throughout the game for Killester and hit the first 11 points of the game for her side.

Americans, Shannon Powelle and Myah Taylor were also on target but Team Garvey’s put it up to them at every opportunity.

Paris McCarthy, Deirdre Geaney and Lorraine Scanlon registered vital scores in the first quarter but Killester took it 21 points to 12.

A Big Second Quarter

The Dublin side went on to have a big second quarter and secured a 22 point lead by the half-time interval.

Team Garvey’s was the stronger side in the third quarter, outscoring Killester by six points.

The St. Mary’s girls kept pushing throughout and closed the gap considerably on several occasions forcing Ken Clarke to reintroduce his key players. Both Lorraine Scanlon and Meabh Barry battled hard under the boards at both ends of the court, winning vital ball and registering scores.

Fast Breaks and Outside Scores

Emma Sherwood, Paris McCarthy and Deirdre Geaney pushed the ball up the court creating opportunities from fast breaks and setting up outside scores.

Both Rachel Ryan and Niamh Ní Chonchuir worked tirelessly in defence putting pressure on Killester at all times.

However, Killester took the win on a score-line of 98 points to 71.

Top scorers, Killester: Myah Taylor, 27; Mimi Clarke, 23 and Shannon Powelle, 18.

Team Garvey’s St. Mary’s: Lorraine Scanlon, 17; Paris McCarthy, 14 and Emma Sherwood, 14.

Team Garvey’s St. Mary’s host Liffey Celtics in Castleisland on Saturday next, March 5th.

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