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ESB Men's First Division 03/02/2001


Lundy Foods made the long journey to Limerick on Saturday night, with a comprehensive victory.
Ballina had top scores Colm Leonard and Spanish student Miguel Munoz missing through injury, both players will return for the final three league fixtures. Lundy Foods raced into a 4-0 lead in the first minute with two fast break baskets from Aidan Tighe. The same player got three steals in a row to set up Fergus Foody for three baskets in a row to leave the score 12-3. At the end of the first quarter the lead was 21-14.
In the second quarter Crescent cut the lead with fine perimeter shooting from Nathan Briganti to leave the scores 24-21. At this stage, every time Ballina went on a fast breaks they were fouled and from the free throw line made ten from eleven attempts to leave the score 36-23. Crescent made two three pointers in a row to leave the half time score 40-34 in Ballinas favour.
In the third quarter Lundy Foods fast break game got going. Both Kevin Lenahan and Paul Freeman getting four baskets apiece in this quarter to open up a 61- 39 lead .The Marrinan brothers Enda and Paul scored to close the lead, but at the end of the quarter Aidan Tighe added a three pointer to leave the scores 64-48.
In the final quarter Lundy Foods gave their bench players a run. Crescent pushed hard to close the lead but Ballina held out for a well earned win with very precise free throw shooting making a total a 13 in the quarter and 32 for the game to finish easy winners 81-72. For this young Lundy Foods team all players played very well, with Aidan Tighe very impressive with seven steals and great fast breaks.

Lundy Foods
Gearoid Leonard 4, Padraic Roche 3, Aidan Tighe 18, Jason Mc Donagh, Martin Wynne, David Melia 3,Fergus Foody 19, Paul Freeman 24, Kevin Moran, Kevin Lenahan 10
Coaches Dermot Melia and Oisin Ginty

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