KILSARAN Dynamites travelled to Carrickmacross on Sunday last to take on Cruisers in a ladies U16 League game.
Fresh off the back of a great win against Longford Torpedoes, Dynamites could only muster up five players for this encounter.
Playing with two players strapped with broken fingers, Dynamites needed a win to stay top of the North East Basketball League (NEBL).
Nadine Weldon (right) and Clare Keenan played through the pain barrier to seal the points for Dynamites and with Shauna Kearney, Niamh Goodman and Saoirse Kelly playing out of their skin, Dynamites Coach Orla Brennan broke the Cruisers defence with skilful planning and a magnificent performance from her team of five players at her disposal.
Shauna Kearney, playing at the point guard position, was much too intelligent and cut the Cruisers defence with penetrating passes and drives which accounted for many of Dynamites’ scores.
Saoirse Kelly, producing one of her best games to date, controlled the offensive and defensive boards and contributed six points to her name.
Clare Keenan proved what a great asset to this team she is with some great offensive positioning inside and outside by shooting seven scores without reply to cushion the Dynamites lead going into the second half.
Niamh Goodman, stepping up from U14 last year played her heart out and is becoming one of the Dynamites’ best prospects for the future. Her never say die attitude and her willingness to play for her team is an example to all.
However the outstanding player of the game was Nadine Weldon who with two broken fingers played her heart out to achieve this victory. She received a standing ovation from her team-mates and supporters alike with her lion hearted performance.
KILSARAN DYNAMITES: Nadine Weldon, Niamh Goodman, Shauna Kearney, Clare Keenan and Saoirse Kelly.