North Star defeat Queen’s Hornets

Temple (left) tries to pass over Wynne

North Star used a huge third quarter run to overcome league leading Queen’s Hornets in Sunday’s premier league match-up in Derry. The result has had the effect of tightening up the already close league table giving Queens just their third loss of the season and putting North Star back to .500 with a record of 5-5.

The first half was a closely contested affair with both sides trading baskets from the outset and neither team managing to stretch a lead past 6 points.

The third quarter would be decisive as North Star would hit five three pointers on their way to winning the period 27-7 and creating a 22 point lead going into the fourth.

Queen’s pressure defense forced some turnovers early in the fourth but the outside shots just weren’t falling for the Belfast side, who were without MVP candidate Rory Leddy O’Neil, and the home team managed to hold off the Hornets to win 78-56.

Check out some of the video highlights from the game below:

 

Scoresheet

North Star: Daryl Harkin (22), Kevin Stanley (22), Paul McGuinness (12), Niall McDermott (6), Emmett Harkin (6), Hugh Barbour (3), Niall Toland (3), Kieran Temple (2), Michael Brennan (2), Gary Campbell.

Queens: Tony McGaharan (10), Andrew Dolliver (9), Gareth Devlin (9), Igor Kruiper (8), Conor McElroy (7), Kevin Smith (5), Dave Tierney (4), John Wynne (4)

 

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Niall is the Co-Founder of the Courtside Collective and www.BasketballDirect.com . He was one of the founding members of North Star in 2002. He has coached at a variety of levels from kids to senior men's teams. He is currently coach of the LYIT National League team and women's college team.

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