Game Zone: Week 18

Game Zone: Week 18

  • Mar 05,2016
Meteors booked their place in the semi-finals of the Women’s Premier League Playoffs with a 59-57 win at home to Maxol WIT Wildcats. The Dublin side now face table toppers DCU Mercy next week, having controlled their bout with the Waterford side for the forty minutes. 

“We lead most of the game and probably did enough to warrant the win,” said winning Coach Mark Byrne. “The old cliche about defence winning games did the trick for us as well.”

Emily Leer came up with a strong block on Jazmen Boone in the dying seconds as Wildcats threatened to force the game into overtime. 

Pyrobel Killester made home advantage count in their quarter-final but it was another close encounter as Singleton SuperValu Brunell missed an opportunity to level the game with six seconds to go. 

“We cut it much tighter that we wanted,” said Coach Karl Kilbride. “It was disappointing to give up 83 points because we’ve been working on our defence lately but we did what did what we came to do.”

Killester will travel to reigning champions Team Montenotte Hotel for the other semi-final.

Killester’s Men’s Premier League side brought their regular season came to a close by claiming second place in the table and a semi-final berth in the post-season Champions Trophy.  Triple-digit scores against both Belfast Star and UL Eagles in the final rounds saw them overhaul Templeogue whose win over UCD Marian wasn’t enough to hold onto the runners’ up spot. C&S UCC Demons were presented with the Men’s Premier League trophy after their 99-71 win over Eanna. 

Maree were winners of the Men’s National League Division One. The Galway side finished the season with a 21-1 record to secure both league and cup honours and closed out with a 76-74 win at second-placed KUBS. 


Women’s Premier League Playoff Quarter-Finals:

Pyrobel Killester 87, Singleton SuperValu Brunell 83
Pyrobel Killester made home advantage count with a narrow win over Singleton SuperValu Brunell in the Women’s Premier League Playoffs in front of a packed IWA in Clontarf. 

Karl Kilbride’s side capitalised on a poor start from Brunell to go 17 clear in the first quarter but needed Michelle Clarke to hit some bit shots down the stretch to fend off a fourth-quarter come back. 

Kaylee Kilpatrick missed a shot to level the game with seconds remaining before Rebecca Nagle pushed the lead out to two baskets from the free-throw line. 

“We cut it much tighter that we wanted,” said Karl Kilbride. “It was disappointing to give up 83 points because we’ve been working on our defence lately but we did what did what we came to do.”

Brunell Coach Kieran O’Leary said: “It’s sad to go out but we’d an okay season,” “We had two Under 18’s on the floor coming down the stretch and that’s massive for the club. The future is good, we just have to stick with it.” 

Pyrobel Killester: Aisling Sullivan 18, Rae Contreras 24, Niamh O’Donovan, Caoimhe Moore 2, Aoibheann Byrne 7. Substitutes: Michelle Clarke 14, Ali Maguire 5, Aine McDonnell 4, Alex Troy 5, Rebecca Nagle 2, Anna Pupin 6
Singleton SuperValu Brunell: Alex Macheta, Danielle O’Leary 19, Megan O’Leary 14, Amy Waters 16, Kaylee Kilpatrick 18. Substitutes: Orla Connolly 11, Rebecca Lyall 3, Andrea Moynihan, Alison Kearney, Gemma O’Mahony. 
HT: Pyrobel Killester 49, Singleton SuperValu Brunell 43



Pyrobel Killester complete the Semi-final lineup for the #BIWPL playoff semi-finals. All results at http://www.basketballireland.ie/news-detail/10000309/

Posted by Basketball Ireland on Saturday, 5 March 2016

Meteors 59, Maxol WIT Wildcats 57
Meteors made 2015-16 one of their best seasons in recent memory with a post-season win and a place in the Women’s Premier League Playoff Semi-Finals. The Cup semi-finalists beat Maxol WIT Wildcats 59-57 at Colaiste Iogasain with the last two points coming from Jade Daly and Meghan McGuinness via the free-throw line. 

Winning Coach Mark Byrne is happy that Meteors’ season isn’t over just yet. “We lead most of the game and probably did enough to warrant the win, but it could have gone either way. The old cliche about defence winning games did the trick for us as well.”
Mick Evans was glad of a playoff return but felt his Wildcats side left too many opportunities behind them: “We’d beaten every team in the league so we knew we were in with a chance,” he said. 
“We just didn’t shoot the ball. Our inside players scored 47 of our 57 points and you can’t win basketball games like that. You’ve got to get contributions from around the floor. It just didn’t drop for us today. We were 0-16 from three-point range.” 

Meteors: Beth Meany 10, Karen Meany 6, Meghan McGuinness 4, Katie Kilbride 6, Emily Leer 9. Substitutes: Fiona Meany, Kate O’Flaherty, Eimear Martin 8, Jade Daly 16. 
Maxol WIT Wildcats: Katie Fox, Sinead Deegan 6, Helana Rohan 4, Jazmen Boone 27, Cathy Kavanagh 20. Substitutes: Ruthie Leavy, Melissa Stone, 
HT: Meteors 29, Maxol WIT Wildcats 28
 

FT in #BIWPL Playoff Quarter Final: Meteors Ladies Basketball Club 59-57 Waterford Wildcats. Highlights of a tense fourth-quarter and a big stop in the last minute.

Posted by Basketball Ireland on Saturday, 5 March 2016
  



In the Women’s Division One, Oblate Dynamos lost out to Ulster Rockets in Firhouse with Team Denjoes American Style seeing off Team Garvey’s Tralee in an all-Kerry quarter-final.
 

Ulster Rockets advance to the semi-finals of the #BIWD1 playoffs.

Posted by Basketball Ireland on Saturday, 5 March 2016
Oblate Dynamos: Katie Black 6,Jasmine Wonik 11, Katie Moloney, Selina McMahon 4,Heather Meagher 7. Substitutes: Georgina McKenna 10, Shannon Whelan 2, Samantha Massey 2, Alison Keech, Shannon Farrell 2, Sarah Staunton, Ingrid Gaffney.
Ulster Rockets: Ciara O’Neill 11, Anna Maguire 14, Charlie McGrath 6, Emma O’Connor 30, Eireann Palmer. Substitutes: Louisa Donnelly 7, Nicola Rafferty 4, Nicola Smye, Rebecca Barker.  
HT: Oblate Dynamos 28, Ulster Rockets 41
 
Thursday 3rd March, 2016:
Men’s Premier League:
Pyrobel Killester 118, Belfast Star 84
 
Saturday March 5th, 2016:
Women’s Premier League Playoff Quarter-Finals:
Meteors 59, Maxol WIT Wildcats 57
Pyrobel Killester 87, Singleton SuperValu Brunell 83
Women’s Division One Playoff Quarter-Finals:
Oblate Dynamos 45, Ulster Rockets 70
Team Denjoes American Style 57, Team Garvey’s Tralee 41
Mens Premier League:
Belfast Star 81, DCU Saints 100
SSE Airtricity Moycullen 86, GCD Swords Thunder 93
Templeogue 77, UCD Marian, 58
Pyrobel Killester 102, UL Eagles 70
Mens Division 1:  
Kestrels 79, BFG Neptune 74
JM&L Auctioneers Titans 60, Maree 83
Team Kilkenny 78, Fr Mathews 68
KUBS 86, ITC Basketball 56
Hula Hoops Women's U18 National Shield SF:
Tolk Rovers 56 v Carraig na bhFear Rebels 54 
Hula Hoops Men's U18 National Shield SF:
St. Vincents 92 v Dublin Lions 77

Sunday 06th March:
Mens Premier League:
C&S UCC Demons 99, Eanna BC 71     
Mens Division 1:
C&S Blue Demons 91, Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin 97
KUBS 74, Maree 76
Hula Hoops Men's U18 National Shield QF:
C&S Blue Demons 74, Phoenix BC 65
Hula Hoops Women's U18 National Shield SF:
Glanmire BC 43, Moycullen BC 67

March 12th - March 13th:
Champions Trophy Quarter-Finals:
Maree v Templeogue, TBC
KUBS v UCD Marian, TBC
Women’s Premier League Playoff Semi-Finals:
DCU Mercy v Meteors, TBC
Team Montenotte Hotel v Pyrobel Killester, TBC
Women’s Division One Playoff Semi-Finals:
NUIG Mystics v Ulster Rockets, TBC
Fr Mathews v Team Denjoes American Style, TBC

*Fixtures to be confirmed by Thursday March 10th

NATIONAL LEAGUE FINALS - March 18th – 20th, 2016, The Watershed, Kilkenny
U18 National Shield Finals
Champions Trophy Semi-Finals:
C&S UCC Demons v KUBS/UCD Marian (Winner)
Pyrobel Killester v Maree/Templeogue (Winner)
League Cup Semi-Finals:
Maree/Templeogue (Loser) v Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin
KUBS/UCD Marian (Loser) v Team Kilkenny
League Cup Final 
Champions Trophy Final 
Women’s Division One Playoff Final 
Women’s Premier League Playoff Final
 


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