WHITNEY Moia was the star performer for Castleknock Community College on Tuesday as they defeated Cross and Passion Kilcullen 52-25 to capture the Under 19B Girls Schools Cup title at the National Arena.
Moia was the game's top scorer with 22 points and also topped in the blocking and rebounding stakes to continue her fine form in the competition.
The Castleknock team was not lacking in depth on the day with Castleknock captain and point guard Laura Carolan linking up brilliantly with forwards Kotryna Cikanaviciute and Lauren O' Neil as the trio's passing and movement caused problems for Kilcullen throughout the entire game.
The standout score of the first half was to see Carolan drain an amazing three-pointer from the half way line as Castleknock went in at half-time leading 28-10. And with Castleknock playing a good fluid game, they brought their lead out to 24 points at the end of the third.
Nonetheless, Kilcullen left with their heads held high with Ciara and Emma Wheeler both contributing eight points apiece to their cause.
Portmarnock CS captain Oisín O'Reilly turned in an MVP display for his team, but it wasn't enough to deny St Munchin's on the day as they captured the Under 16C crown with a 40-37 victory. And while Portmarnock were left to rue some missed free throws, they showed terrific character in the final quarter as they held Munchin's to just four points.
And while O'Reilly and Kuba Kubistal managed to briefly tie the game at 37-37, Munchin's closed the game out with Cian Collins converting from the line in the final seconds for the Limerick outfit.
The 19B boys' final, meanwhile, saw Patrician HS Carrickmacross duo Seán Marron and Stephen O'Hanlon in devastating form as they helped their school to a 59-47 win over St Colmcille's Knocklyon.
Marron and O'Hanlon recorded all but two of their side's 23 points early on as Carrickmacross built up a sizeable first quarter lead and while Thomas O'Mahony and Stephen Ward made good contributions for Knocklyon in the final quarter, Carrickmacross held on comfortably for victory in the end.
In Wednesday's 16B boys' decider, St Joseph's Drogheda overcame a nine-point deficit in the second quarter to defeat St Andrew's, Booterstown on a 47-33 scoreline with Robert Sullivan scoring off some good turned-over ball to emerge as the game's top scorer with 18 points.