Tigers U18 Women in Elks Thriller

28 OCT 2018 | BY JOHN KENNEDY

What a game this was.
The Elks started strongly, with a number of Irish players in their squad and led 24-12 after the first period. While the Tigers competing hard, the Elks better finishing proved the difference. Into the 2nd and the Tigers upped the pace and narrowed the gap to 7, 32-25, with 4:01 left in the period, however the Elks responded in the final few minutes to open up a 17 point gap to lead 45-28 at the end of the 2nd.
Tigers responded again the opening phase of the 3rd to narrow the gap to 13, 51-38 with 4:08 left and continued their excellent form to narrow the gap to 7, 58-51 by the end of the period. Absolutely fantastic effort from the team, the girls leaving it all on the court.
Into the fourth and the Tigers took it within 4 with 3:11 left, 69-65 – absolutely fantastic effort. The Tigers continued to push and came within 2, 71-69 however the Ulster University Elks Basketball saw out the final few seconds to take the win.
But what a game that was – absolutely heart thumping stuff and I cannot speak highly enough about the effort that Scottie and the team put in. Looking forward to the next game already