The highly motivated and talented first year boys basketball team swept to victory in their league encounter with Coláiste Ghobnatan, making it four wins in a row. The latest match was a one-sided affair but there are tougher challenges ahead.
A stunning display of teamwork orchestrated by the brilliant Eividas Andreikus in the first quarter set the tone for the action that followed. The high tempo defence created by James O'Neill, Tomas O'Mahony and Adam O'Regan nullified Coláiste Ghobnatan's scoring attempts and kept the SCS scores ticking.
On a day when baskets were easy to come by, James, Tomas and Adam each scored six points and Eividas contributed eight. Eoghan Barry and Teddy Gallagher added more heroics of their own and popped in four points each. Keith McCarthy shot a delightful basket from just inside the three point line and Stevie Redmond scored a drive from the right.
The highlight of the game was the man of the match performance from Robbie Minihane who dominated the boards, top scored with ten points and tormented Coláiste Ghobnatan's faltering offence time and time again. While the basketball world is raving about Oklahoma's Russell Westbrook, Robbie has become SCS's triple double expert.
The unexpected has become the expected from the versatile Tomas who displayed skills in the point guard role we didn't know he possessed. His relentless defence often ran to a gladiatorial pulse.
With two very tough teams awaiting us in Limerick in less than a fortnight, having the inspirational Ger MacEoin join our team for the cup matches will offer us an enormous boost. He is the epicentre of everything that is good in SCS basketball and is a fantastic addition to our expanding panel.