Men's Div I League:
Mallow 64 – 77 Mathews 1A
Our men's Div IA team have qualified for the Div I Top 4 as a result of tonight's win in Mallow.
It was another away game for our Div 1A team tonight as they went up against a very experienced Mallow side in Mallow Community Center.
In a very keenly contested game it was Qtr 1 and Qtr 3 where Mathews sealed the win with some excellent shooting while they ran the court very efficiently also during both these periods.
Mallow showed all their experience in the second quarter as they fought their way back into the game getting the gap in the score down to just 5 on a number of occasions.
On each occasion however, Mathews rallied and extended their lead to double figures.
A feature of Mathews game in recent months has been their ability to hit the "3" and tonight they made 11 in total with Ryan Ranich (24 pts) making seven, David Osbourne (27 pts) hitting three and Jack Curran making one also.
Enda Culloty and Rakas Lazar were excellent on the point pushing the pace of the game while Anthony Coughlan, Rory Connolly and Adam Connolly were superb on the boards, in the way they distributed the ball on offence and shut down threats on defence.
It was an excellent team performance – well done guys and roll on the Top 4.