Pictured, Matt St. Armour playing for the LIT Celtic side in the LIT Celtics Paris Texas Kilkenny clash last weekend in the LIT Sportshub.
Third Successive Win for LIT in LIT Celtics Paris Texas Kilkenny Clash
LIT Celtics and Paris Texas Kilkenny played out a cracker of a game last Saturday night in the LIT Sportshub. Both teams were coming off the back of impressive wins but it was the Kilkenny side who took control early in the first quarter with some powerful inside moves and excellent outside shooting.
Some super three-pointers from Matt St. Armour and strong rebounding from Joh Galvin, Tommy Walsh and Ciaran Woods brought the Limerick side right back into the game, and it was all tied up midway through the second quarter. Kilkenny then pulled away to lead 44-37 with some physical inside play in what was a very physical game overall.
LIT Celtics came into the third quarter on fire with Krystian Burchardt hitting the opening 7 points to leave the teams all tied after three minutes. Again, Kilkenny came back strong but the LIT Celtics were growing in momentum and with some excellent scoring from Burchardt, Galvin, St. Armour and Woods, the Limerick side were quickly taking control of the game, and opened up a six-point lead.
Kilkenny responded again, with some super three-point shooting, and again Kilkenny had a lead of t points. The lead had changed hands fourteen times in the games so far and with 2 seconds on the clock and the momentum leaning towards Kilkenny again, up stepped Matt St. Armour for what was the score of the game, when he hit a halfway line shot on the buzzer to give the LIT a one-point lead, heading into the fourth.
The fourth quarter was, again, very physical, but had some fantastic scoring with both teams giving their all in the LIT Celtics Paris Texas Kilkenny game. John Galvin picked up a technical foul and had to leave the game early. This seemed to inspire the whole team to dig even deeper. Galvin had been such a dominant factor of the game, and it was worrying for the Limerick side when he was forced out of the game, but the LIT Celtics responded with some excellent scoring and kept their 4-point lead intact to head into the final minute with a sense of control.
Kilkenny hit some super three-point shots in the closing minutes but with Matt St. Armour, Krystian Burchardt and Emmet Brown scoring from all areas of the court the Limerick Mens team held on for their third consecutive win.
LIT have back to back games this weekend as they finish out the regular season and head into the National league Top Four league Cup playoffs. On Saturday night they take on the Sligo All-Stars in the LIT Sportshub at 6pm, followed by an away game to Titans, Galway on Sunday at 3.30pm.
Limerick Celtics took home five North Munster Cup titles last Saturday in UL Arena. A super performance from all teams on the day, and what a fantastic achievement for the Limerick Celtics basketball club.
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