Wildcats stay in touch

Katie Fox in action for Wildcats

Katie Fox in action for Wildcats


After a tough weekend of basketball Maxol WIT Wildcats are in touch with joint league leaders Dublin’s DCU and Cork side Glanmire, as the “pride of the southeast” are in joint thirrd place along with Dublin Meteors.
In fact things could have been much better for Wildcats who went so close to toppling favourites and reigning champions Glanmire in Cork last Saturday night. This game had a packed house on the edge of their seats from start to finish, as there was little between the teams throughout the game. Unfortunately this time the spoils belonged to Glanmire who had three points to spare at the finish 68-65. Both teams gave it their all in this thriller, however Wildcats left the chance of a famous victory behind them on the free throw line where they converted just nine from 22. Top scorers for Maxol WIT Wildcats were Helena Rohan 18, Cathy Kavanagh 14 and Jazmen Boone 12.
Just about enough time for a few hours sleep and it was back down to Cork again on Sunday, this time it was Cork’s northsiders Brunell who provided the opposition. Brunell were on a high after coming out best in a close encounter in Portlaoise the previous night.
Both sides looked weary before Mel Stone lit up the sports hall with three amazing three points which were soon matched by hosts Brunell. The tempo soon picked up and scores exchanged before a couple of last gasp baskets gave the home side a four point advantage at the break. From the restart to end of the third quarter both defences stood firm leaving Brunell still with four to the good as the game entered the final quarter. The Cork girls went eight up with just four minutes remaining on the clock and it didn’t look good for Wildcats. Coach Michael Evans called time out and whatever belief he instilled in his players God only knows as Wildcats blitzed Brunell in those final minutes to run out winners 58-64.
There were many players who turned in excellent performances in this game but none better than American Victory scholar and WIT student Katie Fox who had good reason to celebrate victory on her birthday – she was simply excellent. Indeed all the Wildcats gave superb performances in the absence of their team captain Sinead Deegan who was unavailable for both games. Coach Michael Evans has his players gelling into a entertaining confident team, so Maxol WIT Wildcats’ supporters can look forward with expectation for the rest of what could be a season of surprise results.
Top scorers for Maxol WIT Wildcats were Jazmen Boone 22, Katie Fox 11 and Helena Rohan 10.

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