U14 A Boys Blackwater Steelers 50pts Drogheda Bullets 56pts: This was a tight game
with the visitors just edging the victory and probably deservedly so. The Steelers
are over reliant on one player whereas Drogheda had more spread throughout the quarters.
That one player J. Krisiulevicius scored 41 of our 50pts despite being tightly marked
which no doubt contributed to his tiredness towards the end. He was well supported
by Gary Treanor, Luke Cawley and Michael McMorrow who gave everything but the Steelers
came up short. Team & Scorers: J. Krisiulevicius 41pts, Luke Cawley 5pts, D. O Hanlon
2pts, C. Harpin 2pts, D. McPhillips, E. Shiels, G. Treanor, M. McMorrow, Sean S.
Kelly and M. Donohue.
U 14 B Boys Blackwater Steelers 28pts Drogheda Bullets 45pts: There was only a point
between these two teams when they played in Drogheda, but this was far from the case
this time. 19pts to 1pt down after the first said it all. A bad start went from bad
to worse. The boys did win the last quarter and played well in it, but the game was
already lost. A disappointing result. Team & Scorers: S. Swift 7pts, C. Murphy 6pts,
A. McKnight 5pts, F. Gallagher 5pts, A. Elsayed 2pts, A. Walsh 2pts, D. Conlon 1pt,
J. Curley, R. McArdle, M. McVicar, A. McArdle and R. McMahon.
U 14 B Boys East Coast Cavaliers 16pts Blackwater Steelers 45pts The lads got off to
a great start in Laytown, Co. Meath on Saturday morning and never looked back. They
were 14 – 2 up after the first with the baskets shared between 4 of the lads. The
2nd quarter boys built on that advantage to go 22pts to 4pts up at half time. Naturally
the Cavaliers hit back strongly in the third but the Steelers held their ground and
then continued to build the scoreline in the last. All ten lads were brilliant today
and they deserved their win. Team & Scorers: Cian Murphy 15pts, Shea Swift 6pts,
Aidan McKnight 6pts, Ali Elsayed 6pts, Daire Conlan 6pts, Ryan McMahon 2pts, Aaron
McArdle 2pts, Matthew McVicar 2pts, Ryan McArdle and Josh Curley.
U 14 Boys Blackwater Steelers 52pts Muckno Lakers 51pts This was a basket for basket
super tight match that went to overtime served up by two brilliantly sporting teams.
This one swung one way then the other all game and it would have taken a brave or
maybe foolish man to bet on the outcome. The Steelers led in this Monaghan derby
after the first by 3pts but the Blaney lads pulled it back in the 2nd to lead by
3pts at half time. The Steelers pulled that back in the 3rd to leave the score at
34 each going into the last. Just when Muckno thought they had it in the bag Jamie
Krisiulevicius hit a huge 3 to drag his side back from the jaws of defeat and then
coolly pop in two free shots to put the game into overtime.The Steelers defence just
did enough to give the home side the platform to win the game by a point after 3
minutes overtime. Jamie Krisiulevicius deserves a special mention, he hit 35pts in
a match winning performance as does Johnnie Wright who stepped up from the U 12 team
for a sick player. Team & Scorers: Jamie Krisiulevicius 35pts, Luke Cawley 5pts,
Donacha O Hanlon 3pts, Conal Harpin 3pts, Enri Shiels 2pts, Gary Treanor 2pts, Lucas
Kriscunas 2pts, Johnnie Wright, Michael McMorrow and Dylan McPhillips.
U 14 A Boys Cavan Lakers 54pts Blackwater Steelers 34pts The Lakers are unbeaten league
leaders and its not hard to see why as they dominated proceedings in the first match
of the day. The first period was close enough and would have been closer but for
some dreadful finishing into what can only be described as a dodgy basket. That same
dodgy basket went on to trouble the 16s too. The 2nd was a blow out to Lakers as
they completely outplayed the Steeler boys, the score at halftime was 37pts to 14pts.
The Steelers pressed for the rest of the game but the early impact was not built
on, however it kept the hosts hardworking and honest throughout. Team and Scorers:
Jamie Krisiulevicius 13pts, Luke Cawley 7pts, Donacha O Hanlon 6pts, Gary Treanor
4pts, Enri Shiels 2pts, Conal Harpin 2pts, Dylan McPhillips, Sean S. Kelly, Michael
McMorrow and Mark Donahoe.