Limerick Celtics continued where they left off last week in Waterford with another great win at home to Carlow IT in St. Munchin’s on Saturday night.
Carlow started the game strongly and led 10 -1 early in the first quarter. Fabio Hernandez, Jordan Hehir and Shane O’Connell then got the Limerick side going and with 8 unanswered points suddenly the momentum had shifted right back to the Celtics side.
New USA signing Turrell Morris then started to up his game and despite some good runs from the experienced Carlow side the local Celtics side entered the half time break with a 37 to 32 lead.
Carlow once again started the third quarter with high intensity but some great scores from Tommy Walsh, Cian O’Reilly , Fabio Hernandez and Jordan Hehir kept the Limerick’s side’s lead intact.
Celtics continued to dominate and despite late run from Carlow Celtics finished the game with a win on a 78 – 72 scoreline. Emmet Browne, Dylan O’Dwyer, Alvaro Martinez and Cathal Moane finished the game with some excellent defense and fast flowing offense to close out a great opening game win for the young Limerick side.
Top Scorers Turrell Morris 25, Fabio Hernandez 20 Jordan Hehir 13. Next home game is on next Sunday at 3pm in St Munchins v Fr Mathews while Limerick Celtics will also play on Saturday night at 7pm v UL Eagles in UL Arena.