Adamstown CS’ Ore Jegede raises the Under-16B trophy. Picture: Rolf Stenberg

A clinical display from Adamstown Community College in the Under-16 B Boys All Ireland Schools League final saw them crowned champions with a 57-46 point win over Coláiste Bhaile Chláir of Galway.

Led by a superb MVP display from Alexander Akpoveta, Adamstown had stars all over the court with Oreoluwa Jegede leading the way on the scoring along with Alexander Akpoveta and Harley Odia, and it was their clinical finishes – particularly in the first half – that put the game just beyond the reach of Claregalway.

Coláiste Bhaile Chláir were not without their stars though, with a solid display from Brendan Hardiman leading their charge, while good scoring and defence from Luke Dolor, Rory Duggan and Darren Melody kept the pressure on.

Adamstown came out of the blocks quickest in the first, with Jegede opening their account early on, before Akpoveta and a Jegede three-pointer extended their lead.

Dolor responded at the other end, but the relentless pace of the Adamstown offense saw them into a 19-7 lead at the end of the first.

The Dubliners kept the intensity high in the second quarter with Akpoveta, Jegede and Odia leading the way on the scoring and causing all sorts of problems for the Coláiste Bhaile Chláir defense inside.

Big work from Hardiman and Melody at the other end kept the scores ticking over, but Adamstown were in control 33-15 at the half time break.

Momentum stayed with Adamstown in the third quarter, with Akpoveta continuing to dominate and going into the fourth, his side held a 47-29 point lead.

A strong fourth quarter from Coláiste Bhaile Chláir – that saw them outscore Adamstown 17-10 – saw a stunning display from Hardiman – who scored 15 of his side’s final quarter points.
However, the mountain was just too big to climb and Adamstown were crowned champions on a final scoreline of 57-46 in the end.

However, the mountain was just too big to climb and Adamstown were crowned champions on a final scoreline of 57-46 in the end.