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Ireland Under 18s Women's Basketball Team Through To Semi-Finals of FIBA European Championships.

: 08/12/2017 - 11:17

Last night, the Ireland Under 18 women’s basketball team became the first underage Irish basketball team to reach the semi-finals of a FIBA European Championships with a 60-55 win over Israel.

With Monasterevin’s Claire Melia distributing, Ireland lead 18-16 at half time.

Two minutes into the 2nd half, Ireland went on a 12 point run, which included a basket from Leixlip’s Sorcha Tiernan

Israel lead 49-46 heading for the final quarter, but a strong 4th quarter, including a late 3 pointer, saw Ireland through.

This evening at 6.15pm, they play Poland in the semi final..


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