Celts give leaders run for money
CAERNARFON Celts seniors played their last regular season game on Thursday at the Brailsford Centre, Bangor against North Wales league leaders Mold Magic. An entertaining first quarter saw the Celts hold their own against the talented Magic, the period ending Celts 17-16 Magic. The visitors returned in determined mood in the second quarter scoring 29 points to their host’s 15, taking a telling lead into the second half, Celts 32-45 Magic. Another competitive quarter in the third saw both teams make some great baskets, the game remaining tight as they entered the final quarter, Celts 51 – 65 Magic. Having built their lead in the second quarter the Magic looked to protect their advantage and close out the game in the final period eventually running out convincing winners, Celts 66 – 82 Magic.
Celts Coach Arwel Jones commented: “We gave a talented team a run for their money tonight.”
MVP and top scorer for the Celts was Niall Williams. Due to their fourth place in the league, Celts seniors will now face Mold Magic in the play-off semi-finals at Mold on Friday, April 12th.