Hazelwood College Basketball Success
Recently, Desmond College and Hazelwood College played an exciting first year basketball match in the County Limerick First Year Girls’ Basketball Competition. Desmond began with a flying start, with Breda Magner scoring twice for Desmond. However, in the second quarter, the home side took off with 2 points each by Sarah Enright and Ellen Reidy, 4 points by Chloe Farrell and 6 points by Evelyne Mancassolla which included perhaps the best baskets of the day.
In the third quarter Hazelwood continued to keep the pace with 4 points each by Rachel Doody and Ciara McCarthy. This was teamed with excellent defence by the rest of the girls. But Desmond kept Hazelwood within reach, thanks to a superb defence and Latina Massey scoring 2 points for the visitors. The final quarter was concluded with three wonderful baskets by Hazelwood’s Chloe Farrell, Sinead Wright and Melissa Duggan. Unfortunately for Desmond, they were outplayed on the day, with a final score of 29-06 to Hazelwood College.
Referee on the day was Ellen Condon. Hazelwood College’s coaches were Ali Purcell and Ms Noreen Daly. Desmond College’s coaches were Catherine Creed and Sarah O’Grady. Score and Time keepers on the day were Grainne Ahern and Dwayne Sheehan.
By: Grainne Ahern and Dwayne Sheehan TY.
The Hazelwood College First Year Girls’ Basketball team who recently defeated Desmond College. Pictured are (left to right) Back Row: Ellen Reidy, Elaine Kennedy, Sinead Wright, Chloe Farrell, Lauren O’Brien and Aisling Shanahan. Front Row: Sarah Enright, Rachel Doody, Ciara McCarthy, Niamh Mullins, Emma Healy, Evelyne Mancassolla, Áine O’Sullivan and Melissa Duggan.