IT Carlow basketball is out of the InsureMyHouse.ie National Cup after they were defeated by the Address UCC Glanmire in their quarter-final on Sunday.
In a game of two halves, The Address UCC Glanmire was just four points ahead at half-time, but impressive scoring from the Cork side proved too much for IT Carlow in the second half, and The Address UCC Glanmire took the win by a margin of 38 points (97-59).
It came as no shock that Claire Melia was once again an impressive performer for The Address UCC Glanmire, scoring 25 points for the home team.
Carrie Shephard (18 points) and Louise Scannell (14 points) followed Melia’s example in scoring for The Address UCC Glanmire. Scoring for IT Carlow was led by Alyasa Velles (21 points), Lauren Laplant (16 points), and Lucy Coogan (10 points).
The Address UCC Glanmire head coach Mark Scannell was happy with how his team performed on the day.
“Very good win, Cup games are always tough. IT Carlow was good in the first half, they shot the ball really well and we had to up the intensity. Second half our defense improved and that made the difference. Our bench players were brilliant today, particularly Miriam Loughrey and Mia Furlong, who did a brilliant job defensively. Delighted also for Louise Scannell who shot the ball very well. We now have to work hard over the next few weeks to get back into the league and to get ready for the semi-final”, remarked Scannell.
IT Carlow will meet the Drogheda Wolves after they reached their first National Cup semi-final with an 83-82 win at Limerick Sport Eagles.
Carlow has reached their third Presidents’ Cup semi-final in a row with a 74-60 win at McGowan’s Tolka Rovers.
Women’s Division One Cup
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