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  Mayo Senior Mens League 06/02/02

Ballina Colts 49
Ballina Hawks 46

Ballina Colts defeated local rivals Hawks in a close game on Wednesday night last. Colts started with two baskets in a row from Brain O'Malley to lead 4-0; the same player added a three pointer to leave the scores 9-7. Hawks led at the end of the quarter 19-13 with great shooting from Anthony Mc Hale.

The second quarter was very close with O'Malley added another three pointer to cut the Hawks lead to 19-16. At the end of the quarter Fergal Moyles scored a three pointer for the Hawks to leave the scores 26-22 at half time.

In the third quarter, O'Malley added another three pointer to close the lead but Hawks replied with baskets from Mc Hale and Casey Mannion to lead 34-25. At the end of the quarter, Kevin Moran And Geariod Leonard scored good baskets from inside to cut the Hawks lead to 40-34.

At the start of the last quarter the same two players scored again to leave score 38-40. Mark Cunningham scored from outside for the Colts. To leave the scores 40-44. But the Colts went into a three-point lead 47-44 with three baskets in a row from Leonard. James Cunningham cut the lead to one point 46-47 with a good outside shoot.

However the seventeen year old and man of the match Brain O Malley got the final score of the game to leave the score 49-46. Mannion had a chance to send the game in to over time with three free throws for the hawks after being fouled on the buzzer, but he missed all three.

Ballina Colts
Mark Cunningham 2, Kevin Moran 6, Brian O Malley 18,Oisin Ginty, Kevin Newell, Steven Geddes, Mark Campbell, Keith Cunningham 2, Geariod Leonard .

Ballina Hawks
Maurice Buckley2, Jimmy Browne,Brendan Naylor, Casey Mannion 8, Fergal Moyles 8, James Cunningham 7, C.Carey,A Mc Hale 19, Terry Kennedy.

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