Demons claim end of season Champions Trophy
March 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 Menâs 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 OâReilly was pleased with two trophies out of three at the end of a tough campaign: âItâs 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.â
After a potentially season ending injury cut short Paul Dickâs 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. Demonsâ biggest lead of the first 20 minutes came from Kyle Hosfordâs 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 OâSullivan brothers were chipping in well with Ciaranâs three-pointer putting 11 points between the sides.
Killester finished runners-up in the Menâs 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 thereâs was the only name to be engraved on the trophy.
C&S UCC Demons: Adrian OâSullivan 8, Kyle Hosford 22, Lehmon Colbert 27, Ciaran OâSullivan 7, Colin OâReilly 7. Substitutes: Darragh OâHanlon, Roy Downey 7, Liam Carmody, Niall OâReilly 4, Carlton Cuff, Niall Murphy, Jack OâMahony, 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)
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