UCD take down the U18 Tigers

25 NOV 2018 | BY JOHN KENNEDY

The Tigers U18 Men took to the court in the National Cup Shield against UCD Marian. This was the first year for the Tigers in the competition and they have developed fantastically along the way. UCD opened quickly in the 1st period and the with the Tigers struggling to get their offense going, UCD opened a 17-11 lead. Into the 2nd, the baskets were just not dropping for the Tigers and UCD were more clinical with their opportunities and when Jack landed his 3 point effort, UCD responded with three 3 point efforts of their own. UCD ending the period 40-22 ahead. Into the 3rd and Tigers responded in a really great period, pinning UCD back from a 20 point lead to 11 with 1:47 left. This was a better looking Tigers team, taking their chances well and by the end trailed UCD 56-42. Into the 4th and Tigers continued to push, however UCD caught them on the fast break a number of times to manage their lead and take the game 76-63. Well done to UCD who progress to the next round while the Tigers will rue their slow opening periods, but will have learnt a lot while competing against the team from BI. Andersonstown News Basketball NI Basketball Ireland Belfast Live Sport