Hazelwood Hoops Heroics-Dramatic Last Minute Win
On Wednesday 11th February, Hazelwood first year basketball team ventured to Croom Community Centre to play Colaiste Ciaran Croom’s talented first year team in the County Limerick First Year Basketball Competition. It was a slow start to the match with Ciara McCarthy scoring a lay-up in the last few minutes of the first quarter and great defence was mounted by Aine O’ Sullivan and Emma Healy. Croom’s team dominated in the second quarter even though our girls, such as Melissa Duggan, Lauren O Brien and Rachel Doody made a great effort. This left the score 18-10 in favour of the home side. In the third quarter, Hazelwood’s girls bounced back with Aisling Shanahan scoring a lovely lay-up , Ellen Reidy scoring another lay-up and Evelyne Mancasola scored a free shot. The score by the end of the third quarter was 20-15 to Croom. In the last quarter our girls came back fighting with Evelyne Mancasola scoring another free shot aswell as a lay-up. There was another score by Ellen Reidy and Sarah Enright saved the match by scoring the winning basket. It ended on a score line of 21-20 a dramatic narrow win by Hazelwood. It was an excellent game and Mr.Halpin definitely brought the luck with him!