Basketball News - 27th October 2017 (11)
Another busy week for the Larkin basketball teams who's hard work training after school is paying off! Keep up the great effort everyone!
Our senior boys basketball team have qualified for the regional quarter final in their first year in schools B basketball. The lads have worked hard all year and deserved the hard earned 45-32 victory over Castleknock Community College. Every player gave their all in a game that was nip and tuck right up until the final 4 minutes when Larkin eventually pulled away with a 14-2 run. Jiahui Ren was in sensational form in the post picking off 21 points as well as many blocks on defence in an MVP performance. Thomas Murphy showed composure, class and experience on offence setting up numerous attacks while holding strong on defence. John Lamoste ran his legs off as the full court outlet and terrorised the Castleknock offence with numerous defensive blocks. Andrzej Bobko was outstanding on defence in the second half when tasked with marshalling Castleknock's danger man while also adding big scores on the other end. Jiahuang Ren worked hard throughout scoring some vital points including a much needed long range 3. Honiss Shamloll contributed significantly on the defensive end picking up numerous rebounds and Paul Heffernen staked a claim for a starting place with a tough defensive efffort when introduced. The lads play St Vincent's Castleknock College on Wednesday in a game that will decide who finishes the group as top seeds. Team: Jiahui Ren 21, Andrzej Bobko 7, Thomas Murphy 7,John Lamoste 6, Jiahuang Ren 4.
Hard luck to our under 19 boys basketball team who fell to a 66-52 defeat to Castleknock College. The lads finished second in the group and look forward to a regional quarter final after mid term.
Hard luck to our under 16 boys basketball team who were defeated 34-16 by Castleknock Community College. This has been a tough season for our junior lads in the B league but as always they fought hard until the very end. Best on the day were James Foley and Filipe Esteves. The lads will enter the plate competition after mid term.
Well done to our under 16 girls basketball team who defeated St Michaels of Finglas 18-8 in the East Leinster League. Scorers: Alicia Jadia 6, Zion Olusuna 4, Jess Ziu 4, Daria Stasiak 2, Nhia Rutledge 2.
Well done to our under 19 girls who defeated St. Michaels Finglas 26-14 in the East Leinster League. Best on the day were Rose Mesquita, Amran Maxamad and Maja Miedjeko. Scorers: Maja 11, Rose 10, Amran 5.