Lions came out determined in the 4th quarter with Finn grabbing an early offensive rebound and getting fouled as he put the ball back up. He converted 1 of the 2 free throws. Lions pressure from Martin and Krausen intensified in this quarter which led to numerous Carrigaline turnovers preventing them from building on their lead. Vital rebounding from Sharma and Finn, allowed baskets from Madden and Horkan to reduce the margin. Some missed opportunities on both sides in the middle of the quarter allowed Carrigaline to keep their lead at 3 with just a few mins remaining. Yakovlev broke the drought when he converted an excellent shot from the top of the key to bridge the gap to just 1 point.
Horkan then put Lions ahead for the 1st time in the game, only to see McCarthy put Carrigaline back in front but this was answered again by Horkan with a step back jump shot. Ryan was fouled driving to the basket and he converted 1 of his free throws to tie the game at 54 each, with 20 secs remaining. Lions let the clock wind down and with 8 secs made their move but the pressure from Carrigaline’s defense resulted in a miss. The missed opportunity to go ahead provided Carrigaline with the last shot of the game but the long range attempt ricocheted off the backboard to send the game into Overtime.