RECAP: Carlow overcome Neptune in League Cup semi-final
March 23, 2018
Just days after Neptune were promoted to the Men’s Super League with a big win over Éanna, their hopes to continue their winning ways through to the League Cup final in Waterford on Saturday were stopped in their tracks this evening as they lost out 91-76 to IT Carlow Basketball in the semi-final.
A thrilling display of basketball from both sides kept the game neck-in-neck right up until three minutes to play, when free throws from Dan Debosz and Jimmy Gordon put Carlow ahead and they kept momentum to win out strong in the end.
Now, Carlow advance to the League Cup final tomorrow in WIT Arena where they will face Dublin Lions. Lions have had a fairytale journey through the qualification rounds, beating both league champions, Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin and Cup champions, Ballincollig on the way.
Speaking afterwards, a thrilled head coach, Martin Conroy, said: “It’s amazing, fantastic achievement for us and for the lads and how they played here against one of the best teams in the league. I’m so proud of the lads, and this is a huge boost for our club. We’re coming up against a fantastic team tomorrow now as well it’s going to be a great.”
See Saturday's fixtures here: http://www.basketballireland.ie/news-detail/10036947/
Basketball Ireland Men's Division One League Cup semi-final result:
IT Carlow Basketball 91-76 Neptune