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1st and 2nd Year Basketball January 2019 (11)

Our first year boys kicked off a busy day for Larkin Basketball with an accomplished 34-11 victory over St Paul’s Raheny. The lads started slowly once again trailing 5-3 after quarter one but a Luke Kearns inspired strong second quarter saw the lads lead by 13 at the break. The lads kept up the momentum with fine scores from Bobko and Wang in the third and fourth quarters to run out comfortable winners in the end. Best on the day were Luke Kearns, Desmon Omoigui and Huming Wang. Scorers: Kearns 15, Bobko 4, Rabadan 4, Wang 4, Ventura 3, Omoigui 3. 

Our second year boys had a nerve wrecking treble overtime victory over Raheny. The lads worked tirelessly throughout to pick up a second win on the bounce. Strong performances from Kyle Hayden, Kurt Raagas and Trent Grouse. Hayden showed nerves of steal to sink a winning free throw with 10 seconds left in the third period of over time. Final score LCC 38 v 37 St Paul’s. Scorers: Hayden 10, Raagas 7, Kearns 6, Daza 6, Grouse 4, Onecea 2, Okwghai 3.

1st Year Girls

It was a busy and mostly successful week for Ms Dunphy and the Girls basketball teams. Our first year girls suffered a narrow defeat to Gaelcholaiste Reachrann but they have continued to improve with strong performances from Ava Henry, Suranne Phealan and Arianna Badulet. No doubt the girls will find their feet in the next few weeks and pick up that elusive first victory. Our second year girls continued their unbeaten run with a thrilling comeback victory over Reachrann, trailing by 10 at one stage the girls never gave in and a strong final quarter saw them prevail by 3. Lea Kardos was exceptional in the post hitting 10 points while Gizelle Roldan control the point to an extremely high standard. Octavia Sirbu worked extremely hard on defence. 

Junior Girls

Our Junior girls team also qualified for the CDETB final after a strong showing in the qualifying section on Wednesday. Great performances from all especially captain Alicia Jadia and post player Tatiana Orlov. Well done to all.