U-16 Basketball Report CPCC v Lucan Community College
On Thursday Collinstown Park Community College U-16 basketball team played Lucan Community College in what was the first clash of a double header for the school against the same opponents.
The squad were going for their third win of the league campaign.
The lads posted an early lead through points from Anthony Emmett and Dylan Downey. The visitors then got two lucky breaks in quick succession to take the lead. At the end of the first quarter Lucan led 12-8.
The start of the second quarter saw LCC build on their lead. Persistent fouling by Lucan made it hard for CPCC to play the ball. The guests had an 8 point lead going into the 3rd quarter, 19-27.
The start of the 3rd quarter finally saw the home side get out of first gear with four buckets from Emmett, this gave the hosts a spark that they needed to kick on from. CPCC soon took the lead after some relentless pressure to tie the close affair. The lads showed real character to come back and lead 37-35 going into the last quarter.
It was certain that the fourth and final quarter was going to be intense with both sides trying to grind out a win.
Again a fine individual surge from Emmett saw the hosts CPCC get the win and a convincing one at that.
Final score: CPCC 51-45 LCC
MVP: Anthony Emmett
U-19 Report – CPCC v Lucan Community College
The second game saw Collinstown Park’s U-19 team also face Lucan Community College. The lads were going for their third consecutive win in as many weeks and a place in the quarter final beckoned. They started off brightly with Harvey Killeen impressing early doors with him taking all of the team’s baskets leaving the sides level 10-10 at the end of the first.
The hosts continued in the second quarter how they ended the first. Buoyed by a strong spirited team performance, in particular by Cornelia Tembie, CPPC held a narrow lead going into the third quarter 22-20.
The third quarter saw CPCC maintain their performance and lead. Although LCC had other plans in mind as they began to put the pressure on as the game opened up and became free scoring for both teams. The hosts managed to hold out and went into the final quarter 36-31.
The last quarter started with CPCC’s Harvey Killeen impressing with yet another fine individual performance. Kileen added a mountain of points to his already high tally.
Overall however, it was not any individual performance which won Collinstown the game. The team work rate, intensity and effort by the U19s was a joy to behold. The team should be proud they represented the school with such esteem. In the end they came out on top with a 49-39 win and into the quarter final they go.
Final score: CPCC 49-39 LCC
MVP: Harvey Killeen
Report By: Josh McDonagh and Jamie Whelan