The Dunshaughlin U16 Girls Basketball team secured yet another win in an away match against Longford last Tuesday. This talented squad of young girls , coached by Ms Reidy and Ms Regan, is undefeated in the legaue so far.
Longford started the game strong, but it soon became clear that they were no match for Dunshaughlins fantastic offence. Kelly O'Dwyer picked up the first points of the game for Dunshaughlin. A strong first five of Rachel Huijsdens, Kelly O'Dwyer, Olivia Flanagan, Niamh Curtin and Eimear Traynor worked tirelessly in the first quarter, all managing to put their name on the scoresheet.
The second quarter saw some great defensive steals by Niamh Curtin and Martha Reidy. Their determination stopped Longford from scoring in this quarter. Huijsdens freethrows were on point, as was Traynors field shooting.
Hayley Reynolds led a strong defence in the third quarter, and managed to make a couple of clever steals. Traynor continued to shine in offence with her accurate shooting, as did Julie Ormsby in defence with some solid rebounding. Flanagan made a lovely layup, and Ava Fox worked hard to add her name to the scoresheet.
Longford made a comeback in the first few minutes of the final quater with some impressive baskets, but fiesty defence from Ellen Byrne and Lucy Kelly saw to it that this was short lived. A freethrow made by Ormsby and a lovely basket by Niamh Cowan saw Dunshaughlin win comfortably, 33 - 18.
Congratulations girls, keep up the hard work!