U16 Basketball – East Leinster Semi-Final 2015
EAST LEINSTER SEMI-FINAL
BLACKROCK COLLEGE … 25 ST. FINIAN’S … 27
We commiserate with Michael Ryan (Third Year) and his U16 Squad as they narrowly lost out in an excellent Semi-Final against a very strong St. Finian’s side.
This was our best performance of the year and until well into the third quarter we were the better side. ’Rock started fast and built a 10 point lead with some fast passing and excellent finishing under the boards. Rob Kelly (Third Year) put in his best performance of the season with excellent rebounding and coming up with six points on offence. Michael Ryan was excellent as pointguard and Sean Lardner (Third Year) was a real threat driving to the boards (8 Points).
However, St. Finian’s were a big side and it is always a challenge to manage that at U16 Level. To their credit they came back and pulled ahead with just under two minutes to go.
A third-place play-off awaits, the winner of which qualifies for the All-Ireland play-offs after Christmas.
I thank Mr O’Neill and Shane Kelly (Class of 2013) for their preparation of the Squad.