Omagh Thunder vs Andersontown Tigers (U14 & U16 Boys)
Omagh’s boys enjoyed a successful Saturday of basketball last week when Andersontown Tigers came to visit.
The Under 14 boys took to the floor first and dominated from the get go. Ronan Bradley led the attack at the point guard position with superb support from Odhran McDonald as they linked up for 14 points between them in the first quarter for a 16-3 lead.
A change in personnel from coach Aidan Bradley in the second quarter saw Mark Hayes take charge and drop in 10 points to increase the lead further.
The Thunder lads enjoyed a comfortable second half with young players showing great potential on the court. Young players Dara Hayes and Oran Toal made some fantastic moves and added to the score sheet proving that this is a group with a lot of future talent for the club.
Omagh Thunder U14 – 51
A’Town Tigers U14 – 25
The Under 16 boys were hoping to build on the victory of the Under 14s and they had a great first quarter as Tiyrone Weir dominated at the centre position. The Tiger’s centre had no answers for Weir’s moves and strength under the basket and Omagh had built a 12-4 lead as the second quarter started.
The Tigers were not ready to allow another runaway win however and fought back in the second quarter as they played superb defence consistently stole the ball from Omagh’s guards. At halftime the lead had been reduced to 1 point but in the third quarter Weir re-entered the game after a rest and picked up where he left off.
Ably assisted by Adam McDowell controlling the game at point guard, Weir racked up 28 points in the game. While Weir scored inside, Jack Hall had a scoring run of 3 long jump shots in successive possessions to push Omagh out into a 18 point lead which would seal the game for them.
Omagh Thunder U16 – 49
A’Town Tigers U16 – 36