Templeogue dig deep to prevail

Templeogue 69 Tolka Rovers 60

Tolka Rovers had an excellent start to the opening quarter and with Dave O’Leary in outstanding form they surged into an eight-point lead in the opening quarter.

Midway through the quarter Tolka increased their lead to 29-17 before the Lynch brothers exploded and cut the deficit to 35-32 at the break.

In the third quarter the tempo increased and when Ian Lynch shot a three in the 23rd minute Templeogue had surged into a 44-39 lead.

The quality of basketball in the closing minutes of the quarter created a great atmosphere between the rival fans and after a tremendous open period Templeogue led 53-46 entering the final quarter.

Coming down the stretch Templeogue inspired by the outstanding Eoghan O’Connor and Ian Lynch produced crucial baskets that pushed them over the finishing line.

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