Demons claim end of season Champions Trophy

Demons claim end of season Champions Trophy

  • Mar 20,2016
March 20th, 2016

Champions Trophys Final:
C&S UCC Demons 82, Pyrobel Killester 77
The Watershed Kilkenny

C&S UCC Demons claimed their fourth successive Champions Trophy to round out the Men’s Premier League season with an 82-77 win over Pyrobel Killester.

It was a 19-point swing in the middle quarters as the League Champions came from eight points down to take control through Kyle Hosford and Lehmon Colbert.

Colin O’Reilly was pleased with two trophies out of three at the end of a tough campaign: “It’s been a very long season but we always had two or three guys who had the energy to keep pushing the tempo and force Killester to slow the game down.”

After a potentially season ending injury cut short Paul Dick’s move to the EBA league in Spain, the point guard looked in rude health for Killester with accurate ball movement and athletic work on both ends of the floor in the first half. Demons’ biggest lead of the first 20 minutes came from Kyle Hosford’s opening three-pointer as Killester went six points clear through Dick and Jermaine Turner. 

Killester were in control in the second quarter as Alan Casey asserted himself and Bruno came off the bench for five points. Lehmon Colbert wrapped up his double-double in the come-back with 14 points and 11 rebounds before the break. 

Killester were 41-40 clear at half time but a third quarter 8-0 run put Demons in the driving seat. The O’Sullivan brothers were chipping in well with Ciaran’s three-pointer putting 11 points between the sides. 

Killester finished runners-up in the Men’s Premier League and the same form reduced the lead down to a two-possession game midway through the fourth. Their opponents however have a special affinity with this competition and looked determined to ensure there’s was the only name to be engraved on the trophy. 

C&S UCC Demons: Adrian O’Sullivan 8, Kyle Hosford 22, Lehmon Colbert 27, Ciaran O’Sullivan 7, Colin O’Reilly 7. Substitutes: Darragh O’Hanlon, Roy Downey 7, Liam Carmody, Niall O’Reilly 4, Carlton Cuff, Niall Murphy, Jack O’Mahony, Darco Bucan.

Pyrobel Killester: Paul Dick 22, Alan Casey 10, Paddy Sullivan 6, Ciaran Roe 16, Jermaine Turner 13. Substitutes: Keith Anderson, Jonathan Grennell, Mike Galo, Conor Gordon, Juan Martinez Gabriel Bruno 8, Peter Lacey, Eoghain Kiernan 2.

HT: C&S UCC Demons 40, Pyrobel Killester 41
MVP: Lehmon Colbert (C&S UCC Demons) 

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/3BOb2avjfJM
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