Wonderful Wildcats turn on the ‘Jazz’

Top scorer Jasmin Boone (Maxol WIT Wildcats) about to score once again.

Top scorer Jasmin Boone (Maxol WIT Wildcats) about to score once again.


Maxol WIT Wildcats maintained their promising start to the season with an excellent nine points win over Dublin Meteors after a terrific game of basketball at the Mercy Gym last Saturday evening.
Meteors were second in the league going into this game but Wildcats were also coming off the back of several good performances, so a close game was expected.
The opening quarter saw some lovely baskets from Cathy Kavanagh and WIT student Helena Rohan. Meteors soon found their rhythm and led 17-14 after 10 minutes. In the second quarter both sides swapped baskets in what was a very competitive tussle.
Despite some fantastic scores from Wildcats American stars Katie Fox and Jazmen Boone, Meteors managed to sneak in for easy scores to leave the sides level at half-time 31 points apiece.
The third quarter proved critical as so often is the case.
Wildcats stepped up their defensive effort with Kavanagh and Fox shutting out Meteor’s American players.
Jazmen Boone dominated the boards at both ends of the court and also stole the ball on several occasions to run in easy lay ups.
Wildcats captain Sinead Deegan demonstrated her accuracy hitting three from three at the free throw line. This wonderful team effort gave Wildcats a nine point lead 51-42 at the end of the third quarter.
Wildcat’s American duo really turn on the style in the final quarter as Katie Fox hit three consecutive three pointers which opened up a 16 point lead that Wildcats never relinquished. Throughout the game Jazmen Boone gave a powerful performance and finished top scorer on 22 points.
At the final buzzer the scoreboard read Maxol WIT Wildcats 62 Meteors 53. Coach Michael Evans has instilled a great confidence in his side and must be very happy with the way his team is improving.
Wildcats have a break next weekend and travel to Killester in Dublin the following Saturday for a tough away game.

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