Women’s Superleague: WIT Wildcats 49 – DCU 57

Maxol WIT Wildcat’s DeLacy Anderson goes down the inside of DCU’s Sarah Fairbanks

Maxol WIT Wildcat’s DeLacy Anderson goes down the inside of DCU’s Sarah Fairbanks

WIT Wildcats 49
DCU 57

Maxol WIT Wildcats threw away a 17 points lead as they succumbed to a painful loss to DCU at the Mercy Gym last Saturday night.

Leading by 17 points with as many minutes remaining in the game, Wildcats simply disintegrated and gifted a game they should have won to the visitors.

In the early stages Wildcats looked by far the stronger team and seemed to be able to score at will.

Maxol WIT Wildcat’s DeLacy Anderson tries to cut down the inside of DCU’s Sarah Fairbanks

Maxol WIT Wildcat’s DeLacy Anderson tries to cut down the inside of DCU’s Sarah Fairbanks

DCU gradually clawed their way back into the game, mainly through the excellent Sarah scorer Fairbanks who finished as top scorer on 27 points.

But in spite of her qualities, Wildcats went to the break with a comfortable 15 point cushion with Stephanie O’ Shea and Cathy Kavanagh the main scorers.

It looked like a comfortable Wildcats win was on the cards when the home side stretched their advantage to 17 points.

However with just over seven minutes to the end of the third quarter the Wildcats challenge fell apart as DCU stood solid in defence and could hardly miss offensively while Wildcats missed so many good opportunities it was difficult to watch.

Maxol WIT Wildcat’s Brittney Dunbar is determined to drive past DCU’s Nicole Clancy.

Maxol WIT Wildcat’s Brittney Dunbar is determined to drive past DCU’s Nicole Clancy.

By the beginning of the final quarter the Wildcats lead had been reduced to just two points and in spite of a three pointer from Sinead Deegan and a couple of baskets from the battling Britteny Dunbar it simply wasn’t enough as DCU finished in style to take the honours 49-57.

Wildcats now go into the Christmas break in a confused state of mind wondering what went wrong.

The Wildcats coaches and players know they will have to sort out the problem quickly if they are to be part of the Super League play off which will be played on their own door step in the new WIT SPORTS ARENA next March.

Maxol WIT Wildcat’s Cathy Kavanagh only has one thing on her mind as she is faced by DCU’s Rachel Hudsdens.

Maxol WIT Wildcat’s Cathy Kavanagh only has one thing on her mind as she is faced by DCU’s Rachel Hudsdens.

Maxol WIT Wildcat’s Mel Stone slows things down as she eyes up her passing options

Maxol WIT Wildcat’s Mel Stone slows things down as she eyes up her passing options

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