Old Bawn boys see off Larkin rivals to raise Eastern Regional League crown

OLD BAWN Community School’s Under 16 Boys Basketball team reclaimed the Eastern Regional C League title after winning out 55-31 against Larkin College in the Oblate Hall.

Having raised this prize two years ago, the team was determined to do it again and they managed just that against a Larkin school that was also repre-sented in the Under 19 final.

Echo Old Bawn Basketball 15 December 2016

With just one player remaining from the previous title-winning squad – Captain Aodhan Bolger – the lads turned in a fine performance scoring baskets, rebounds and producing uncomprising defence.

Aodhan Bolger emerged their top scorer on 23 points, with Evan Carey netting 16 and Okoko Ogbe chipping in with nine in this title match.

They took the lead early in the game, edging four points clear by the end of the first quarter.

They built on this advantage, leading by 14 points at half-time, before losing the third quarter by just one during which point Okoko Ogbe produced a spectacular slam dunk.

The team took off again in the fourth quarter, winning the match by 21 points and continue on to compete in the All-Ireland qualifiers in early January,

Prior to this victory, Old Bawn’s Under 16 girls were narrowly beaten in the D Basketball decider by a strong Lucan CC outift that continued on to secure the title.

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