Basketball News Week Beginning 20th of November (14)
Under 16 Girls
Well done to our Under 16 Girls Basketball team who have qualified for the East Leinster C semi final after an impressive 36-15 victory over Loreto Dalkey. The girls worked hard throughout to ensure Larkin reached this stage for the first time in the school's history. Maja was as impressive as always on point and she was ably assisted by Rose and Samantha. Alicia and Amran were very strong on defence and helped Larkin in to an early lead. Suvd was fantastic when introduced scoring 8 points, while Jess, Zion, Cheyenne and Samsara also added to the scoreboard. Special mention to Yole who picked out some outstanding assists under the boards. The girls will contest the semi final next week.
Under 19 Girls
Hard luck to our under 19 girls basketball team who bow out of the Leinster League at the quarter final stage falling to an agonising 60-50 defeat to Rathdown. This was without doubt the best performance from any girls team in larkin. With backs against the wall and trailing by 18 in the third quarter the girls fought back to only trail by 1 with 4 minutes left on the clock. Unfortunately Juli and Amran picked up 5 fouls at this point and had to leave the court. Maja Miedziejko was superb on point driving the middle and scoring lay ups for fun. Rose Mesquita fought hard and played 3 quarters on 4 fouls which shows great discipline, Rose was also superb on the fast break. Amran Maxamad played with great patience on offence and was tough on defence. Our Captain Julli gave her all in her final game for Larkin College picking up numerous assists and a few great blocks on defence. Paola Bonilla was brilliant in the post and Sonia Zelinski stepped up with 4 points in the final quarter. Lesancia Mohammed worked hard also when introduced. We are super proud of the girls performance and look forward to next season already. Scorers :Maja 18, Rose 15, Amran 10, Sonia 4, Paola 3.