Sligo Warrior girls complete an impressive double victory
Published 22/01/2013 | 15:41
SLIGO WARRIORS' girls basketball teams recorded an impressive double over Kilcar at Sligo Grammar School with both their U.14 and U.16 squads proving too strong for the Donegal club.
The U 14 girls recorded their fourth win of the season against Kilcar. With two baskets down the Warriors first score came from A O'Connor and was quickly followed by a score from A Fox. Kilcar pulled away again with another basket but C Devaney managed two more baskets before the end of the first quarter.
Warriors proved stronger in the second quarter with defence and fast breaks . Kilcar managed a score from a free while the Warriors clocked up 12 points in this quarter . Baskets came from M Donaghy on two occassions and A Fox on another two. S Oates scored her first basket of the match following a powerful drive from mid court.
R Monaghan displayed fantastic skill at interrupting the opposition's turn over and her speed paid off with a great basket to end the second quarter.
With a score of 22-11 in favour of the Warriors at the start of the fourth quarter, Kilcar had work to do and came out fighting. Although they only scored once during this last quarter they played well defensively and Warriors just got two more baskets from R monaghan and A Fox, making the final score Warriors 26 Kilcar 14.
Meanwhile, the Warriors' U.16 team stretched their unbeaten run to five games with an impressive victory over the Donegal side.
The Sligo girls led 24-15 at half time and although Kilcar came back strongly, winning the third quarter 11-9, the Warriors' finished strongly.
They dominated the final quarter, outscoring their opponents by 16-4, to record a throughly deserved 49-30 win
The starting five for the U.16s were Aoife Leahy, Matea Leahy, Siofra Kilgannon, Debbie McGoldrick and Melissa Cryan. Those who came on and made important contributions were Ellen Healy, Hannah Monaghan, Rachel Siron and Zara McLoughlin