LIT Celtics made it five wins in a row with a super win over Sligo All Stars in Limerick on Saturday night.
The Limerick Senior men’s side trailed for most of the opening two quarters before taking a two point lead. The lead would then change hands 17 times with both sides hitting three pointers from all areas of the floor as the game went all the way to the final buzzer.
Matt St Armour was outstanding on the night scoring a game high 49 points and showing why he is the best player in Irish basketball. Emmett Brown chipped in with 13 followed by Krystian Burchardt on 11 points.
John Gavin, Tommy Walsh and Ciaran Woods did a super job controlling the LIT boards and put huge pressure on the Sligo team with their high workrate on the offensive boards. Jordan Hehir and Cian O’ Reilly added some good depth to the Limerick teams performance on the night.
LIT Celtics have won five of their last six games and now are away to Neptune Cork on St Patricks weekend in the All Ireland League Cup Quarter final.
While Celtics under 12 boys became the first Limerick team to win the Cork Under 12 Division One Cup and league double with an impressive win over Lions on Friday night. The club’s under 12, under 13 and Under 14 girls all qualified for the Cork Division One Cup Finals later this month while the under 12 girls lost out in the final of the National Denis Daly Under 12 tournament on Saturday when they were beaten by Fr Mathews in the final.