All Ireland Schools Basketball U-19 C Girls Final
Abbey Vocational School, Donegal claimed victory against Alexandra College, Dublin in the Under 19 C Girls Schools Cup Final.
With a vocal crowd in tow, Alexandra College in Dublin opened up the scoring with two points from Georgia Murphy. Abbey Vocational School could not connect on their early shots and remained scoreless until four minutes into the quarter with a basket from Kate Keaney. For the remaining minutes both sides continued trading basketballs until Abbey Vocational took the lead by the end of the first quarter, 18-8.
For the second quarter it was Alexandra’s Jane Egan to register the Dublin side’s first score. With a solid defensive show on each side, both teams had trouble scoring points until halfway through when Abbey Vocational were able to fast break for some easy lay ups. Problems for Alexandra College came in the form of Abbey’s Shannen Kelly who contribution of 13 points directed the Donegal team to a 20 point lead by halftime.
The second half began with Abbey Vocational continuing their assault on t he score board with Rosa Devaney netting two easy points. Alexandra College could not convert baskets into points and could only stand by and watch as Abbey Vocational dominated the remainder of the game pioneered by Shannen Kelly’s 21 points and MVP selection Kate Keaney’s 18 point contribution. Abbey Vocational School celebrated their win with a 45 point victory – final scoreline 29-74
Alexandra College, Dublin 29 (17) (G Murphy 9, J Egan 9, M O’Callaghan 3) Abbey Vocational School, Donegal 74 (37)(S Kelly 21, K Keaney 18, R Devaney 12)