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Basketball: 13/11/2018
Blackwater Steelers Drop Games to Lakers  The Steelers travelled the short journey to Cavan Lakers with 10 teams over the course of the weekend. A number of those teams were unbeaten going into these fixtures, but the unbeaten runs came to an end when they ran up against a series of very strong Cavan teams. They must just breed them bigger and stronger over there as the Steelers were outsized in a lot of the games. Credit too to the work that is being done by the Lakers, they have come along way in a short few years. On Saturday the 16 Dev boys lost by 20pts, the 14 Girls lost by a point in a tight affair, the 12 Girls by 22pts but the U 12 Dev Boys finished off the day with a very hard-fought win by 15pts to 12pts. So, there was little enough to cheer about for the Steelers on Saturday. However, Sunday was a new day and there was optimism in the air. The optimism was short lived as the Cavan Lakers U 12 A Boys got the better of the Steeler boys by 16pts. This was followed by another defeat with the U 14 A Boys succumbing to a 12pt loss. Then we got a win described below by coach Kellie McCabe. Cavan Lakers 28 BWS 50 The girls started the 1st quarter very strong defensively but struggled to convert all their chances on the offensive end. Nevertheless, they still outscored their opponents 10-0. Niamh O’Connell was a force to be reckoned with under the boards, and she worked tirelessly under both baskets; she was assisted by Brid McNally. The guards did a great job and feeding the ball inside and running the floor. At times the play was sloppy and far from our best, but the team played well enough to earn a 22pt win. Next up is a tough game against Liby dynamites on Sunday the 18th. Team and scorers: Niamh O’Connell 18pts, Holly McQuaid 10pts, Rachel Callery 8pts, Paula Macias 6pts, Brid McNally 4pts, Lucia Hernandez 2pts, Alex McKenna 2pts, Erica McDonald, AndreaPaz Lorenzo, Cathy McKenny, Aine McQuaid and Mollie Birdy. This would be the only glimmer of light on a bleak day for the club as next up were the U 14 Dev Boys who give their worst performance of the season and went down to a 53pts to 12 pts drumming. Next up were the 16 A boys and they played well in a very good game but threw the win away in the last quarter when it should have been wrapped up. The 18 Boys were last up and they got a lesson in teamwork from a good Cavan side. So, all in all a dismal weekend in Cavan. Senior Men Drogheda Bullets A 94pts Blackwater Steelers 60pts This Drogheda A team were certainly worth their billing as the best team in the league as the they easily dispatched this young Steeler team. The Monaghan side trailed the Bullets by just 4pts in the 1st, lost ground in the 2nd and trailed by 13 at half time. They put in a great shift in the 3rd and only lost it by 4 despite losing the big centre Ramunas to injury. Drogheda had no mercy in the last as attitude levels dropped and the ran up a big score. Team & Scorers: Killian McAdam 15pts, Mantas Zalikas 9pts, Andrew O Connor 8pts, Ramunas Ramanauskas 8pts, Ignas Vaisiula 6pts, Robert Haynes 5pts, Jack Deery 3pts, S. Arapov 2pts, H. Scheinbach 2pts, M. O Brien 2pts, M. McDonnell and A. Gecas. Fixtures Senior Men BWS v Navan C. 7pm St. Macartans College Libby are the visitors on Sunday with 5 juvenile teams visiting.
Basketball: 13/11/2018
All Content Copyright emyvale.net
Blackwater Steelers Drop Games to Lakers  The Steelers travelled the short journey to Cavan Lakers with 10 teams over the course of the weekend. A number of those teams were unbeaten going into these fixtures, but the unbeaten runs came to an end when they ran up against a series of very strong Cavan teams. They must just breed them bigger and stronger over there as the Steelers were outsized in a lot of the games. Credit too to the work that is being done by the Lakers, they have come along way in a short few years. On Saturday the 16 Dev boys lost by 20pts, the 14 Girls lost by a point in a tight affair, the 12 Girls by 22pts but the U 12 Dev Boys finished off the day with a very hard-fought win by 15pts to 12pts. So, there was little enough to cheer about for the Steelers on Saturday. However, Sunday was a new day and there was optimism in the air. The optimism was short lived as the Cavan Lakers U 12 A Boys got the better of the Steeler boys by 16pts. This was followed by another defeat with the U 14 A Boys succumbing to a 12pt loss. Then we got a win described below by coach Kellie McCabe. Cavan Lakers 28 BWS 50 The girls started the 1st quarter very strong defensively but struggled to convert all their chances on the offensive end. Nevertheless, they still outscored their opponents 10-0. Niamh O’Connell was a force to be reckoned with under the boards, and she worked tirelessly under both baskets; she was assisted by Brid McNally. The guards did a great job and feeding the ball inside and running the floor. At times the play was sloppy and far from our best, but the team played well enough to earn a 22pt win. Next up is a tough game against Liby dynamites on Sunday the 18th. Team and scorers: Niamh O’Connell 18pts, Holly McQuaid 10pts, Rachel Callery 8pts, Paula Macias 6pts, Brid McNally 4pts, Lucia Hernandez 2pts, Alex McKenna 2pts, Erica McDonald, AndreaPaz Lorenzo, Cathy McKenny, Aine McQuaid and Mollie Birdy. This would be the only glimmer of light on a bleak day for the club as next up were the U 14 Dev Boys who give their worst performance of the season and went down to a 53pts to 12 pts drumming. Next up were the 16 A boys and they played well in a very good game but threw the win away in the last quarter when it should have been wrapped up. The 18 Boys were last up and they got a lesson in teamwork from a good Cavan side. So, all in all a dismal weekend in Cavan. Senior Men Drogheda Bullets A 94pts Blackwater Steelers 60pts This Drogheda A team were certainly worth their billing as the best team in the league as the they easily dispatched this young Steeler team. The Monaghan side trailed the Bullets by just 4pts in the 1st, lost ground in the 2nd and trailed by 13 at half time. They put in a great shift in the 3rd and only lost it by 4 despite losing the big centre Ramunas to injury. Drogheda had no mercy in the last as attitude levels dropped and the ran up a big score. Team & Scorers: Killian McAdam 15pts, Mantas Zalikas 9pts, Andrew O Connor 8pts, Ramunas Ramanauskas 8pts, Ignas Vaisiula 6pts, Robert Haynes 5pts, Jack Deery 3pts, S. Arapov 2pts, H. Scheinbach 2pts, M. O Brien 2pts, M. McDonnell and A. Gecas. Fixtures Senior Men BWS v Navan C. 7pm St. Macartans College Libby are the visitors on Sunday with 5 juvenile teams visiting.
Holly McQuaid who scored 22pts for the U 16 Girls