Ultimately, three-in-a-row chasing Tradehouse Central Ballincollig powered through, with the depth of coach Kieran O’Sullivan’s squad proving critical. A magical display from Spanish point-guard Inigio Zabola, typical excellence from American Andre Nation and the tenacity of Dylan Corkery were the pillars of another victory for the Division 1 table-toppers.
Zabola’s game-management and movement got the offence motoring and for good measure, he floated in a one-handed three-pointer on the half-time buzzer. Across the second and third quarters, Killarney were limited to 22 points with the holders scoring 44, including a trademark drive and lay-up from Daniel O’Sullivan.
Ballincollig: Andre Nation 31, Inigio Zabola 19, Ronan O’Sullivan 8.