Knockbeg College secured an impressive victory over Heywood CS in the Midlands League last Friday to progress to a semi-final in the competition.
Knockbeg started well with two layups from Jack Byrne and two free throws from Fionn Anthony, . Heywood were awarded two free throws which were both missed, Conall Bergin then scored two free throws. Knockbeg led 7-0 after the first few minutes thanks to some solid defence from Conor Bowe. Heywood got off the mark with one converted free throw, while Jack Byrne replied with a lay-up and two three pointers and a lay-up from Conall Bergin ended the first quarter at 17-5 to Knockbeg.
The 2nd quarter started with some more good Knockbeg defence and two Conall Bergin lay-ups and a free throw plus a Jamie Conway layup. Heywood replied with a good lay-up but Knockbeg add on another 4 layups with two from Jack Byrne and two from Conall Bergin and a 3 pointer from Jack Byrne. Heywood added another lay-up but Jack Byrne answered with one of his own. The 2nd quarter ended 37-9 to Knockbeg.
Heywood started the 3rd quarter with two lay-ups and two converted free throws, however Knockbeg answered with a Matthew Farrell lay-up, both teams ended the third quarter with a lay-up each and the quarter ends 41-17.
The 4th quarter started with a Heywood lay-up followed by a layup from Aodhan Lowry, Heywood went down the other end and scored a nice 3 pointer but by now Knockbeg had built a good lead and two more Conall Bergin 3’s and a Conor Bowe layup further added to that. Heywood finished the game with another lay-up, and it ended, Knockbeg 55- Heywood 26. A comprehensive win for Knockbeg against decent opposition.
Team: 8-Jamie Conway 11-Jack Doyle 15-Kyle Nolan 6-Conall Bergin 13-Jack Byrne 12-Oisin Doyle 21-Aodhan Lowry 7-Conor Bowe 22-Fionn Anthony 10-Lewis Gannon 5-Matthew Farrell 11-Pablo Byrne Esteve
By Alan Geoghegan TY