Aidan's joy as Ashton leads rally
A Brian Ashton-inspired comeback helped St Aidan's CBS retain their U-19 A Boys Schools crown as they triumphed 74-62 over Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig at the National Basketball Arena yesterday.
The Dublin school had run up a 14-point deficit before Ashton sprung into action in the third quarter to lead them to victory.
Matt Treacy was also on hand to net some vital scores despite the best efforts from the Cork school's Conor O'Sullivan, Darragh O'Sullivan and Dylan Corkery.
Meanwhile, Jerome Westbrooks' charges from Holy Faith Clontarf eased to the U-19 Girls title with a 75-46 final victory over Dunshaughlin.
Despite a fine performance from Rachel Huijsdens the Meath school were unable to match the fire power of Ali Connolly, Mae Creane, Bronagh Power Cassidy and Maeve Ó Seaghdha.
Elsewhere, St Joseph's the Bish claimed a 52-42 victory over St Malachy's in the U-16 A Boys final as Crescent Comprehensive triumphed 45-38 over Scoil Chriost Rí in the U-16 A Girls final.