RESULTS & REACTION: November 19th and 20th

RESULTS & REACTION: November 19th and 20th

  • Nov 18,2016


Men’s Super League:   

Templeogue 87-79 KUBS BC

UCD Marian 74-62 Pyrobel Killester 

Radisson Blu UL Eagles 78-84 UCC Demons

Griffith Swords Thunder 102-73 DCU Saints 

Irish TV Tralee Warriors 78-74 Éanna

Women’s Super League:   

NUIG Mystics 48-81 Ambassador UCC Glanmire

Courtyard Liffey Celtics 78-50 Maxol WIT Wildcats

Singleton SuperValu Brunell 60-77 Portlaoise Panthers

DCU Mercy 61-56 Pyrobel Killester

Hula Hoops Men’s National Cup - Pat Duffy Cup (second leg):   

Belfast Star 80-84 SSE Airtricity Moycullen 

Hula Hoops Men's Presidents Cup

LYIT Donegal 80-78 Fr Mathews

St Vincent’s BC 65-73 Kestrels

Team Kilkenny 74-60 Titans 

EJ Sligo All-Stars 92-84 Tolka Rovers

BFG Neptune 126-54 ITC Basketball

Maree 72-75 Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin

Eanna 42-64 Pyrobel Killester

Dublin Lions 77-75 Ulster University Elks

Women's Division One

ITC Basketball 67-57 UL Huskies 

Marble City Hawks 69-48 Oblate Dynamos

Ulster University Elks 64-73 Ulster Rockets

Hula Hoops U20 Women’s National Cup:   

Brunell 50-61 Ambassador UCC Glanmire 

St Mary’s 47-75 Fr Mathews 

Moycullen BC 76-59 Liffey Celtics 

Hula Hoops Men’s National Intermediate Cup Competition:   

Neptune 84-74 St Paul’s Juvenile

UCD Marian 66-51 Portlaoise Panthers

Barrow Rovers Dublin 77-79 Blue Demons 

Detailed Results:

Men's Super League

Kieran Donaghy provided the spark which ignited a match-winning comeback from Tralee Warriors over Éanna in a pulsating clash in Tralee. Despite being forced to sit out the opening three quarters of the tie after picking up a leg injury in a Gaelic football game earlier that afternoon, Donaghy's impact off the bench inspired a Warriors revival with an input which included four steals, three vital baskets, and one rejection which just about edged the outcome (78-74) for his side, who also had a hugely impressive display from Fergal O’Sullivan who netted 18 points in the first half to continue Warriors unbeaten run at home.

Elsewhere, it looked like Radisson Blu UL Eagles were going to shock UCC Demons in their clash in Limerick on Saturday, leading at half time and at the end of quarter three (65-59) but Demons upped the ante in the last to drive home to victory, with Ciaran O ‘Sullivan and Adrian O’Sullivan top-scoring on 28 and 26 points respectively.

Griffith Swords Thunder meanwhile secured a comprehensive 102-73 point win over DCU Saints, as after an inspired first half display from Saints saw the game tied at 47 apiece at the break, Thunder held firm with fantastic shooting from Jose Gil Narbon and Justin Goldsborough. UCD Marian held firm against Pyrobel Killester while earlier on in the week, Templeogue remained unbeaten with an extremely hard-fought win against KUBS.

Templeogue 87-79 KUBS

Top scorers Templeogue: Lawrence Summers 22, Neil Randolph 19, Stephen James 19

Top scorers KUBS: Kevin Foley 28, Conor James 12, Brian Edwards 11, Jonathan Riles 11

Half time score: Templeogue 39-46 KUBS

Radisson Blu UL Eagles 78-84 UCC Demons
Top scorers Radisson Blu UL Eagles: Jonathan Dogbo 24, Kristin Burchard 18, Patrick McCarthy 13
Top scorers UCC Demons: Ciaran O Sullivan 28, Adrian O Sullivan 26, Jacob Lawson 10
Half time score: Radisson Blu UL Eagles 43-42 UCC Demons

Irish TV Tralee Warriors 78-74 Éanna
Top scorers Irish TV Tralee Warriors: Fergal O Sullivan 20, Goran Pantovic 19, Ryan Leonard 18
Top scorers Éanna: Luke Thompson 26, Aidan Dunne 19, Nathaniel Musters 10
Half time score: Irish TV Tralee Warriors 40-39 Éanna

UCD Marian 74-62 Pyrobel Killester
Top scorers UCD Marian: Dustan Moreira 24, Mike Garrow 15, Neil Baynes 13
Top scorers Pyrobel Killester: Peder Madsen 16, Ciaran Roe 11, Jermaine Turner 10
Half time score: UCD Marian 44-24 Pyrobel Killester

Griffith Swords Thunder 102-73 DCU Saints
Top scorers Griffith Swords Thunder: Jose Gil Narbon 20, Justin Goldsborough 20, Charlie Coombes 15
Top scorers DCU Saints: Martins Provizors 12, Shane Davidson 11, Archie Makerko 11
Half time score: Griffith Swords Thunder 47-47 DCU Saints

Men's Hula Hoops Cup (Pat Duffy Cup) second leg:

Belfast Star 80-84 SSE Airtricity Moycullen
Top scorers Belfast Star: Dillon Stith 33, Keelan Cairns 14, Conor Johnson 12
Top scorers SSE Airtricity Moycullen: Phillip Lawrence-Ricks 28, Dylan Cunningham 16, Joseph Tummons 13
Half time score: Belfast Star 46-46 SSE Airtricity Moycullen

Women's Super League

DCU Mercy’s clash with Pyrobel Killester certainly lived up to its billing as a Sarah Fairbanks inspired Mercy managed to secure a 61-56 point win despite a late comeback from Killester.

Indeed, Fairbanks and Sarah Woods showed their experience towards the end, as with two minutes to go, fantastic scoring from Killester brought them back to within just two points (56-54), but a determined and gutsy closing minute saw Mercy pull through.

“They came through and they fought hard – we’re happy with the win,” said DCU Head Coach Mark Ingle. “I’m delighted with the girls’ character today.”

Elsewhere, Courtyard Liffey Celtics eased to a 78-50 point win over Maxol WIT Wildcats to secure their second place position on the table, with Jazmen Boone (17), Aine, Ailbhe and Emma O’Connor all top-scoring for the Kildare side.

“I’m absolutely delighted with the scoreline, it probably flattered us a bit, but we were really on our game tonight and our defence was brilliant,” said Celtics Head Coach Mark Byrne.

Meanwhile, Portlaoise Panthers secured their second win of the League when they ran out 77-60 point winners down in Cork against Singleton SuperValu Brunell, while Ambassador UCC Glanmire made it seven wins from seven as they overcame NUIG Mystics in Galway, 81-48.

NUIG Mystics 48-81 Ambassador UCC Glanmire
Top scorers NUIG Mystics: Ebony Wells 25, Hannah Coen 8, Brittany Glasco 4
Top scorers Ambassador UCC Glanmire: Grainne Dwyer 20, Chantell Alford 11, Claire Rockall 10
Half time score: NUIG Mustics 31-36 Ambassador UCC Glanmire

Courtyard Liffey Celtics 78-50 Maxol WIT Wildcats
Top scorers Courtyard Liffey Celtics: Jazmen Boone 17, Aine O Connor 16, Ailbhe O Connor 10, Emma O Connor 10
Top scorers Maxol WIT Wildcats: Brittney Dunbar 15, Cathy Kavanagh 10, Aoife Brett 9
Half time score: Courtyard Liffey Celtics 39-22 Maxol WIT Wildcats

Singleton SuperValu Brunell 60-77 Portlaoise Panthers
Top scorers Singleton SuperValu Brunell: Amy Waters 24, Kaylee Kilpatrick 16, Danielle O Leary 8, Maddie Ward 8
Top scorers Portlaoise Panthers: Claire Melia 21, Necole Sterling 17, Maeve Phelan 14
Half time score: Singleton SuperValu Brunell 27-37 Portlaoise Panthers

DCU Mercy 61-56 Pyrobel Killester
Top scorers DCU Mercy: Sarah Fairbanks 25, Sarah Woods 14, Fionnuala Toner 6, Aoife McDermott 6
Top scorers Pyrobel Killester: Leah Fechko 16, Aisling McCann 12, Mimi Clarke 7, Emma Sherwood 7
Half time score: DCU Mercy 36-29 Pyrobel Killester

Men's Presidents Hula Hoops Cup

The Presidents Cup first round certainly did not disappoint this weekend, with some absolutely thrilling games across the weekend. 

A late basket from LYIT Donegal secured them a two point win over Cork's Fr Mathews on Saturday evening. 

Keane's SuperValu Killorglin ran out 75-72 winners over Maree in an absolute thriller in Oranmore, while Dublin Lions just managed to edge it over Ulster Univeristy Elks on Sunday to win by two, 77-75. 

LYIT Donegal 80-78 Fr Mathews
Top scorers LYIT Donegal: Kevin Stanley 29, John Casiello 18, Mark Cannon 10
Top scorers Fr Mathews: Owen Connelly 16, Evan Barrett 13, Mark O Leary 12
Half time score: LYIT Donegal 43-37 Fr Mathews

Maree 72-75 Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin
Top scorers Maree: Eoin Rockall 22, Paulius Pelzius 10, Colm O Hagan 10
Top scorers Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin: Kevin Gray 26, Declan Wall 23, Garny Garcia Nivar 16
Half time score: Maree 44-42 Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin

St Vincent’s 1 65-73 Kestrels
Top scorers St Vincent’s 1: Eoin Quill 21, Kieran Nyhan 16, Rob Earle 8
Top scorers Kestrels: Christopher Teasley 28, Mantas Vilimas 14, Karolis Timofejevas 9
Half time score: St Vincent’s 1 34-49 Kestrels

Team Kilkenny 74-60 Titans
Top scorers Team Kilkenny: James Butler 18, Lukasz Szulc 13, Aaron Fennell 12
Top scorers Titans: Eugene Williams 20, Taofik Mustapha 10, Emmanuel Saah 9
Half time score: Team Kilkenny 24-34 Titans

BFG Neptune 126-54 ITC Basketball
Top scorers BFG Neptune: Shane O Connor 18, Stephen Sheehan 16, Conor O Sullivan 14
Top scorers ITC Basketball: Jimmy Ward 18, Shane Maughan 16, Droullon Etienne 7
Half time score: BFG Neptune 61-24 ITC Basketball

Ej Sligo All-Stars 92-84 Tolka Rovers
Top scorers EJ Sligo All-Stars: Kaylim Noel 24, Oisin O Reilly 24, Ronan McGarrity 17, Cian Lally 15
Top scorers Tolka Rovers: David O Beirne 17, Matt Treacy 15, Sean Moore 12
Half time score: Ej Sligo All-Stars 42-34 Tolka Rovers

Dublin Lions 77-75 Ulster University Elks
Top scorers Dublin Lions: Chris McNairney 26, Jurgis Butkevicius 19, Rob White 8
Top scorers Ulster University Elks: Tomas Banys 22, Aaron Goldring 15, Ryan Oliver 15
Half time score: Dublin Lions 35-37 Ulster University Elks

Women's Division One 

ITC Basketball continue to reign supreme at the top of the Women's Division One League with a strong win over UL Huskies. Jamiyah Bethune and Megan Campbell were the driving force behind their side's 10-point win over the Limerick team, despite a great display from Sarah Benedetti. 

Elsewhere, Marble City Hawks won 69-48 against Oblate Dynamos, while Ulster Rockets came out on top of their clash with near neighbours, Ulster University Elks. 

ITC Basketball 67-57 UL Huskies
Top scorers ITC Basketball: Jamiyah Bethune 23, Megan Campbell 20, Christine O Gorman 7
Top scorers UL Huskies: Sarah Benedetti 27, Cathy Campbell 15, Orlaith Woods 8
Half time score: ITC Basketball 43-26 UL Huskies

Marble City Hawks 69-48 Oblate Dynamos
Top scorers Marble City Hawks: Kelly O Hallahan 39, Katie Fox 8, Anne Prendergast 8
Top scorers Oblate Dynamos: Meagan Hoffman 12, Samantha Massey 12, Kelsey Ellis 8
Half time score: Marble City Hawks 38-23 Oblate Dynamos

Ulster University Elks 64-73 Ulster Rockets
Top scorers Ulster University Elks: Nyasha Sarju 24, Aoife Callaghan 20, Randyll Butler 7
Top scorers Ulster Rockets: Carlee Lough 31, Zakiyah Martin 14, Charley McGrath 6
Half time score: Ulster University Elks 34-30 Ulster Rockets

Cover image via: Michelle LaGrue 

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