Belfast Telegraph

Star have the quality to lift title: Blaylock

Delaney Blaylock
Delaney Blaylock
David Kelly

By David Kelly

American Delaney Blaylock believes Belfast Star can now go all the way to All Ireland Superleague success on the back of their stunning victory over Tralee Warriors at the weekend.

Underdogs Star demonstrated their tenacity and class as they took down defending champions Tralee in a thrilling 84-81 game with Blaylock playing a key role in the victory which sent Adrian Fulton's men to the top of the league.

With nine games remaining Fulton's men know there will be some more twists and turns along the way, even though their destiny is within their own hands.

Blaylock has no doubt that Star have the quality to push hard for Superleague glory in 2020.

"There are no limits to what this team can achieve. We showed that," said Blaylock, who seems to have a knack of delivering in big moments.

"I'm happy with how I'm playing now but it's about the team and winning games.

"There's no reason why this team can't go on and win the league."

Blaylock's 17-year-old team-mate CJ Fulton, who belied his age with a fine display in the face of top American counterpart Jonathan Lawton, insisted Star knew they could topple the champions on Saturday night.

"We believed we could go out and win and it was a case of proving it and we did. It's huge for us," said Fulton.

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