Lynch sunk a succession of baskets in the remaining two-and-half minutes to hold off the gallant Joseph’s challenge.
Coláiste Éanna closed the deal with two scores by Lynch, the latter a fine reverse lay-up in the final minute, ensuring victory for the Rathfarnham boys.
Coláiste Éanna: (A McDonald 14, S Fagan 11, I Lynch 10) St Joseph’s: (C Harte 14, C O’Hagan 11, B Kelly 8)
ARD Scoil Rathangan claimed a dramatic U-19 B girls Schools Cup in overtime yesterday at the expense of a brave challenge from St Mary’s Mallow.
With a minute to go in the final quarter, St Mary’s had the lead by a solitary basket, 38-36. With 17 seconds left on the clock, Mallow fouled Rathangan’s Emma Marron. She sunk both of her foul shots to tie the match.
The first half of overtime was scoreless until Rathangan’s Sinead Conway successfully shot a three-pointer to give her team the lead, 38-41. Rathangan kept their composure and moved the ball around the top of the key before sending it to Marron one last time. She sunk the basket to clinch the win.
St Mary’s, Mallow (N Landy 12, K O’Halloran 11, K Buckley 10). Ard Scoil Rathangan: (S Melia 15, E Marron 15, S Conway 7)
CAUSEWAY Comprehensive cruised past Wilson’s Hospital in the U-16 A girls schools final. The win was greatly aided by the performance of captain Rosie Young, who lit up the scoreboard in the first two minutes with three uncontested fast break lay-ups. Wilson’s only converted four points from the free throw line by the end of the first quarter.
Causeway duo Emma Horgan and Aileen Corridan converted two buckets as time expired.
Causeway Comprehensive: R Young 17, S Ross 16) Wilson Hospital (F Calvar 16, S Mehl 6)
MARK Price, had a hectic couple of hours but it all ended well. The student who studies Electronics sat an exam this morning before driving 90 miles across the country to guide his U-16 C boys team to victory over Pobailscoil Inbhear Sceine.
Wilson hospital attracts pupils from the four corners of the globe who come here to further their English.
And for vice captain, Abba Abashehe, it proved a worthwhile journey for more reasons than one as he captured the MVP award in Wilson’s 22-point win.
Pobailscoil Inbhear Sceine: T Spillane 16, J Healy 7, S Moriarty 4. Wilson’s Hospital: A Abashe 19, I Serrano 13, D Madugu 8).