DMBB Under-14 cup final
Dublin Sonics 43
Templeogue’s Under-14 boys took down the DMBB Cup title last Sunday in the Oblate Hall as they saw off the Dublin Sonics by 43 points in the decider.
It came hot on the heels of a league win over Killester to finish up that campaign unbeaten. As such, the boys were raring to got and got off to a flyer, ending the first quarter 24-11 with Daniel Carberry scoring 16.
Co-Captains Jacob Fazande and Jack Finn came on in the second and together with Wood added a huge 31 points to lead at half time 55 to 23.
Sonics were in no mood to give up and took the third quarter by four points.
Templeogue were solid in defence from the opening and quick on the break. The game ended 86-43 to Templeogue.
There were great celebrations in a packed Oblate Hall at the end as both teams were presented with their medals and Templeogue with the Cup.
Sonics and Templeogue supporters had drummed and cheered their teams on throughout in a game that was played with great intensity and sportsmanship from both sides.
Carberry, as he was in the U-15 Cup final, was the top scorer with a magical 29 points.
Templeogue go on to compete in the All Ireland Club Championships next month.
At Under-15 level on Friday, the same two clubs met in their cup final with the Sonics this time prevailing on a 59-51 scoreline.
Templeogue went into the game unbeaten in the league with only one game left to play. They had previously beaten their cup opponents by nine points in the league but in a cup final in front of a packed Oblate Hall the game was always going to be in the balance.
Templeogue got off to a stronger start winning the first quarter 14-9.
The second quarter ended with both teams scoring 14 including two big three from Cabello.
It was in the third quarter Sonics took the lead and outscored Templeogue 20 to 13 to go into the final quarter 41-43 up.
The game finished 51-59 amid scenes of jubilation from the Sonics supporters and players.
The sides meet again in the final league game of the season at the end of the month in what promises to be another great game.