Sparks re­cover from slug­gish start to sink Rock­ets

Drogheda Independent - - SPORT -

DE­SPITE a slug­gish start Drogheda Sparks notched up their sixth win in eight out­ings at home to Rock­ets.

In a lack­lus­tre first quar­ter the two teams man­aged just 11 points be­tween them but that all changed when Sparks coach Gar Mac Criosta switched to a press­ing de­fence to raise the pace of the game.

The scores be­gan to fol­low as a re­sult and at half time the hosts led by just a score, 16-14.

But it was from the half time break that Sparks showed more of their true form. Kate Kelly was in fly­ing form and scored reg­u­larly on drives to the bas­ket.

Team cap­tain Ava Pren­der­gast ran the of­fence and con­trib­uted her share of the scor­ing.

Gretta McEvoy and Ni­cola Busa were out ahead on fast break bas­ket­ball along with Zeina Ahmed.Go­ing into the fi­nal quar­ter Sparks had pushed their lead up to 8 points and they broke the game open in the fourth quar­ter.

Elle Riggs nailed a cou­ple of shots and with Ome Esa­jabors fin­ish­ing un­der the bas­ket on put backs, Sparks ran out com­fort­able 47-30 win­ners against a hard work­ing Rock­ets team.

On Sun­day Sparks travel to Ca­van town to take on Ca­van Lak­ers . Tip off there is 1.15pm.

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