Our u14A girls had a terrific win tonight in the Top 4 semi final against Carrigaline 42-39. We got off to a great start and led 15-7 after the 1st qtr with Rachel Bowdren, Katie Claffey and Lucie Healy with a brace each. Eve Bradley and Rachel Hallahan winning key rebounds on defense.
We still led by 8 after qtr 2 with 25-17 on the scoreboard. Lilly Wheelock notching 2 baskets with Isabel O'Sullivan, Niamh McBarron and Aisling Coakley also on the scoresheet. Ava Walshe dictating guard duties.
The girls upped the tempo again in qtr 3 winning the qtr by 6. Lucie Healy with 6 while Katie Claffey and Rachel Hallahan posted 6 more. Rachel Bowdren spraying the passes as usual.
We led 35-21 going into qtr 4 and despite Niamh McBarron with a brace and Aisling Coakley with a basket, we faced a resurgent Carrigaline side who clawed their way back but they had too much to do. Some terrific defensive blocks from Lilly Wheelock stemmed the tide.
A super display from the girls and the final awaits.
Katie Claffey 10
Lucie Healy 10
Niamh McBarron 6