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Blackwater Steelers 50pts v Drogheda Sparks 23pts
A big first quarter from Steelers set the tone for the game. Playing with much improved defence for three quarters and getting good looks on offence proved to be more than enough for Steelers to claim victory. Our two inside players Rachel Callery and Erica McDonald got the scores in the first half which were created by good team defence and limited turnovers. Steelers led 13 -1 at the end of the first quarter. Drogheda played tough in the second quarter and outscored Steelers by 1pt, however the third quarter finished it as a contest with Steelers outscoring Drogheda again by 14pts. Holly McQuaid in particular, linking up well with her teammates in the third. In the end Steelers ran out 50 – 23 winners. Team and scorers: Rachel Callery 21pts, Holly McQuaid 12pts, Erica McDonald 4pts, Aine McQuaid 4pts, Cathy McKenny 4pts, Aoife McSkeane 3pts, Katie Treanor 2pts, Rachel Lennon, Eille Curran and Ellen McDonald.

Drogheda Sparks 21pts Blackwater Steelers 55pts
The Girls started off well offensively creating a big lead at the half. Drogheda scored more in the second half but the Steelers never looked like they would lose the game. Team and scorers: Rachel Callery 24pts, Holly McQuaid 22pts, Aine McQuaid 4pts, Erica McDonald 2pts, Katie Trainor 2pts, Aoibheann McGinnity 1pt, Ellen McDonald, Elle Curran, Gormlaith MacGonghail and Alex Carlisle.

Streete Warriors 14pts v Blackwater Steelers 53pts
Steelers travelled to Westmeath shorthanded; however the girls that travelled made sure they left Westmeath with the points. Streete were poor on the ball and Steelers took advantage of this. Rotations were made frequently and Steelers ran out winners on a scoreline of 14-53.  Team and scorers: Holly McQuaid 21pts, Rachel Callery 18pts, Elle Curran 6pts, Aoife McSkeane 4pts, Rachel Lennon 2pts, Erica McDonald 2pts, Ellen McDonald, Aine McQuaid, Alex Carlisle, Dervla Cawley, Leah Lennon.

Blackwater Steelers 58pts Carrick Cruisers 27pts
The Steelers came out strong in the first 2 quarters to give them a commanding lead by half time. They added to that in the third which meant the deficit was much too great to make any sort of a comeback. This the 2nd good win inside the week.Team & Scorers: Rachel Callery 32pts, Holly McQuaid 16pts, Cathy McKenny 6pts, Alex Carlisle 2pts, Amelia Deery 2pts, Aine McQuaid, Elle Curran, Rachel Lennon, Aoibheann McGinnity, Aoife McSkeane, Ellen McDonald, Katie Trainor, Erica McDonald, Gormlaith MacGonghail and Bernice

Blackwater Steelers 51pts Cavan Lakers 40pts
The U14 girls took on Cavan Lakers on Wednesday the 8th (rescheduled from the 28th Oct on request by Cavan Lakers). The Cavan girls were unbeaten going into the game so we knew we had a tough task ahead. First quarter was a tight one, finishing with Cavan on top 11-15. The Steelers came out strong in the second, outscoring the opposition by 21pts to 3pts. Half time score 32-18 to the Steelers. In the second half, Cavan continued to apply a strong full court press, which put Steelers under a lot of pressure; however they still managed to get scores which allowed them to take the win. Team and scorers:  Rachel Callery 22pts, Holly McQuaid 21pts, Ellen McDonald 2pts, Erica McDonald 2pts, Elle Curran 2pts, Katie Trainor 2pts, Bernice John, Cathy McKenny, Aine McQuaid, Amelia Deery, Aoibheann McGinnity, Alex Carlisle, Rachel Lennon and Aoife McSkeane.