The Portlaoise boy’s U-12 basketball team played host to Old Leighlin in the Kilkenny Area League.
Portlaoise started the better with Ben Conroy and Jake Conroy putting in good work to get their team up and running.
The second quarter saw the home club continue to dominate with strong man-to-man defence and find rebounding from Davin Mc Evoy and Matthew Delaney.
As the halftime whistle approached Portlaoise opened up a seven point lead thanks to baskets from Niall Fitzpatrick and Damien Moore.
Portlaoise also kept the scoreboard ticking over with fine shooting from Daragh Buggie and Darragh Beere.
As the quarter came to a close Portlaoise maintained their lead with good work from Ben Conroy and Jake Conroy.
The last quarter saw both defences on top with scores hard to come by but both battled for every ball with tireless work from Christian Kenny and Niall Fitzpatrick for the home club.
As the game came to a close Portlaoise held their composure to control the game and went on to get a couple of insurance baskets from Davin Mc Evoy and Damien Moore playing a Captains part to help their team go on to a well deserved win.
Portlaoise: Damien Moore;(Capt) Davin Mc Evoy; (V Capt) Cathal Murphy; Kurt Dinneen Caroll; Sam Wynne; Christian Kenny Oman; Matthew Delaney; Dara Ramsbottom; Daragh Buggie; Jake Conroy; Aaron Lalor; Kurt Carroll; Ben Conroy; Marks Klindzans; Darragh Beere; Luke Thompson; Niall Fitzpatrick;