RESULTS & REACTION: November 26th and 27th

RESULTS & REACTION: November 26th and 27th

  • Nov 27,2016

Results:


Basketball Ireland Men's Super League

Commerical.ie Éanna 81-86 UCC Demons (after overtime)

SSE Airtricity Moycullen 79-102 Griffith Swords Thunder

DCU Saints 78-82 Belfast Star

Radisson Blu UL Eagles 64-113 Templeogue

Irish TV Tralee Warriors 79-74 UCD Marian


Hula Hoops Men's National Cup quarter-final:

Pyrobel Killester 84-62 KUBS


Basketball Ireland Women's Super League

Meteors 56-53 Courtyard Liffey Celtics

Pyrobel Killester 82-56 NUIG Mystics

Portlaoise Panthers 64-63 DCU Mercy

Maxol WIT Wildcats 66-47 Singleton SuperValu Brunell


Basketball Ireland Men’s Division 1:

ITC Basketball 69-81 Team Kilkenny

Titans 66-96 Maree

Kestrels 67-93 Keane's SuperValu Killorglin

Fr Mathews 76-94 BFG Neptune

Ej Sligo All-Stars 96-89 Ulster University Elks

Dublin Lions 80-83 LYIT Donegal


Basketball Ireland Women's Division 1:

UL Huskies 72-63 Ulster University Elks

Fr Mathews 53-38 Oblate Dynamos


Hula Hoops Men’s National Intermediate Cup Competition:

Ballincollig 69-36 St Brendan’s Tralee

Tolka Rovers 44-71 BC Leixlip Nemunas


Hula Hoops U18 Men’s National Cup Knockout:

BFG Neptune 81-48 Tralee Imperials


Hula Hoops U18 Women’s National Cup Knockout: 
Glanmire BC 55-22 WIT Wildcats


Hula Hoops Women’s National Intermediate Cup Competition: 
Mallow 53-70 Maree

Tolka Rovers 56-69 Killarney Cougars


Detailed Results:


Basketball Ireland Men's Super League

It was another busy weekend of Men's Super League action this weekend, with five games up for decision on Saturday evening. 

Commercial.ie Éanna and UCC Demons had to decide their clash in overtime after finishing 77-77 at full time with Demons having to dig deep to run out eventual winners.

“It was a hard-fought win,” said Head Coach, Tim O’Halloran. “That’s two games out of the last three that have gone to overtime – it’s not easy. We started off sluggish and, if I’m honest, it took us until we were 10 down in the fourth to wake up. But fair play to the lads, they fought back and showed a lot of heart to get the win.”




Elsewhere, Templeogue continued their impressive run at the top of the League, winning against Radisson Blu UL Eagles, while Irish TV Tralee Warriors have proved that going to the Kingdom is certainly not an easy task as they overcame UCD Marian in a titanic battle (79-74). 



SSE Airtricity Moycullen meanwhile tasted defeat at the hands of Griffith Swords Thunder while DCU Saints went down to Belfast Star.



Commerical.ie Éanna 81 (77) - 86 (77) UCC Demons after overtime
Top scorers Commerical.ie Éanna: Ciaran McEvilly 19, Aidan Dunne 17, Nathaniel Musters 16
Top scorers UCC Demons: Roy Downey 24, Adrian O Sullivan 15, Jacob Lawson 15
Half time score: Commercial.ie Éanna 39-43 UCC Demons

DCU Saints 78-82 Belfast Star
Top scorers DCU Saints: Martin Provizors 29, Arkadijs Makarenko 12, Eoin Darling 10
Top scorers Belfast Star: Dillon Stith 28, Keelan Cairns 25, Fergal Toner 10
Half time score: DCU Saints 44-53 Belfast Star

Radisson Blu UL Eagles 64-113 Templeogue
Top scorers Radisson Blu UL Eagles: Jonathan Dogbo 18, Seamus McCarthy 13, Seamus Hickey 11
Top scorers Templeogue: Lorcan Murphy 34, Michael Bonaparte 22, Neil Randolph 16
Half time score: Radisson Blu UL Eagles 34-55 Templeogue

SSE Airtricity Moycullen 79-102 Griffith Swords Thunder
Top scorers SSE Airtricity Moycullen: Phillip Lawrence-Ricks 19, Paul Freeman 16, Dylan Cunningham 14
Top scorers Griffith Swords Thunder: Jose Maria Gil Narbon 29, Conroy Baltimore 19, Alex Calvo 16
Half time score: SSE Airtricity Moycullen 35-54 Griffith Swords Thunder

Irish TV Tralee Warriors 79-74 UCD Marian
Top scorers Irish TV Tralee Warriors: Trae Pemberton 28, Goran Pantovic 11, Ryan Leonard 11, Kieran Donaghy 10
Top scorers UCD Marian: Mike Garrow 21, Anthony Silvestri 10, Neil Baynes 9
Half time score: Irish TV Tralee Warriors 30-38 UCD Marian


Hula Hoops Men's National Cup quarter-final

Meanwhile, it was Hula Hoops Cup action for Pyrobel Killester and KUBS on Saturday evening, as they contested the Cup quarter-final in Clontarf.

Despite there being just one point in it at half time (39-38 in favour of Killester), a superb second half display from the home team, particularly from Turner, Nihill and Madsen saw them win out 84-62 in the end and secure their place in the Cup semi-final in January.


“It was a tough game,” acknowledged Killester Head Coach, Brian O’Malley. “As I said in the pre-game interview, KUBS’ record in the League doesn’t really tell their story - they've probably had a tough start with the teams they've played against, but have been with every team the whole way through and maybe run out of steam a little bit towards the end - but that’s expected from a team when it’s their first year in it. 

"Today, it was neck-in-neck at half time, a couple of things went our way, defensively we stepped up a little bit and that was what was the difference in the end but I think in fairness to KUBS it won’t be long before they get their first win in the League because guys like Conor James, Edwards and Riles are tough match-ups for anybody. We’re just delighted to get on to the next round, we have plenty to work on ourselves, so that’s what we’ll concentrate on.”


Pyrobel Killester 84-62 KUBS
Top scorers Pyrobel Killester: Jermaine Turner 24, Cian Nihill 16, Peder Madsen 14
Top scorers KUBS: Kevin Foley 15, Conor James 13, Brian Edwards 8
Half time score: Pyrobel Killester 39-38 KUBS


Basketball Ireland Women's Super League

Greg Petrovic’s Meteors stormed home to a 56-53 point victory at the weekend that seemed to surprise everyone except themselves.

Meteors – who hadn’t won a game since the very opening match of the League on October 1st – were up against one of the current top dogs of the Women’s Super League, Courtyard Liffey Celtics, who are sitting second on the table just under Ambassador UCC Glanmire.


 “I think this game finally shows how well we can play,” mused Petrovic afterwards. “We played with our home grown talent and it was great to see all of the support here. I’m delighted for the players, they work very hard and deserve the win. We made things a bit difficult for ourselves at the end, but we finished it out.”


Elsewhere, Portlaoise Panthers had a lot to celebrate as they secured their first home victory of the season against an impressive DCU Mercy in spectacular fashion.

Indeed, it was an extremely tight and closely fought game – with the sides tied on 12-12 at the end of the first quarter, before Mercy pulled into a slight (30-32) lead at the break. Just when it looked like Panthers had pulled ahead in the fourth, some fantastic three-point shooting from Mercy put them right back in it and it was undoubtedly with some relief for the home team that the final buzzer sounded on a scoreline of 64-63.   




“It was a massive achievement for the girls on Saturday to win against DCU Mercy,” said Coach, Peter O’Sullivan. “We knew there was a big win in the team and it was great to get it against such an outstanding outfit. We knew we had a mammoth task in front of us as Mercy has so much Irish international experience and a great player in Sarah Fairbanks – but we stuck to the game plan and it just about came off!

Elsewhere, Pyrobel Killester kept their unbeaten home record intact with an 82-56 point win over NUIG Mystics. 


Head Coach Karl Kilbride was happy his side were back to winning ways, and hopes they can keep it up as they face off into Cup action next weekend, while Maxol WIT Wildcats were 19-point winners (66-47) over Singleton SuperValu Brunell.



Meteors 56-53 Courtyard Liffey Celtics
Top scorers Meteors: Eimear Mairtin 21, Monet Neal 20, Aoife Whelan 9
Top scorers Courtyard Liffey Celtics: Jazmen Boone 15, Emma O Connor 11, Ailbhe O Connor 9
Half time score: Meteors 22-28 Courtyard Liffey Celtics

Pyrobel Killester 82-56 NUIG Mystics
Top scorers Pyrobel Killester: Leah Fechko 22, Emma Sherwood 14, Aine O Connell 9
Top scorers NUIG Mystics: Brittany Glasco 16, Hannah Coen 16, Ebony Wells 10, Alison Blaney 6
Half time score: Pyrobel Killester 45-35 NUIG Mystics

Maxol WIT Wildcats 66-47 Singleton SuperValu Brunell
Top scorers Maxol WIT Wildcats: Stephanie O Shea 22, Brittney Dunbar 12, Cathy Kavanagh 8
Top scorers Singleton SuperValu Brunell: Madison Ward 12, Aoife Dineen 12, Kaylee Kilpatrick 11
Half time score: Maxol WIT Wildcats 42-19 Singleton SuperValu Brunell

Portlaoise Panthers 64-63 DCU Mercy
Top scorers Portlaoise Panthers: Necole Sterling 24, Claire Melia 20, Maeve O Sullivan 10
Top scorers DCU Mercy: Sarah Fairbanks 27, Sarah Woods 15, Aoife McDermott 11
Half time score: Portlaoise Panthers 30-32 DCU Mercy


Basketball Ireland Men's Division One



EJ Sligo All-Stars brought Ulster University Elks' unbeaten run in the Men's League to a halt at the weekend with a fantastic display that saw them win out 96-89 in the end. 


Keane's SuperValu Killorglin continue to dominate the League meanwhile, as they remain unbeaten this week following a 67-93 win over Kestrels. 

Elsewhere, Maree had the better of Galway neighbours Titans, while Team Kilkenny overcame ITC Basketball and BFG Neptune ran out winners in the Cork derby against Fr Mathews and a three on the buzzer on Sunday afternoon gave LYIT the edge over Dublin Lions (80-83).

ITC Basketball 69-81 Team Kilkenny
Top scorers ITC Basketball: Shane Maughan 21, Michael Klinger 17, Etienne Droullon 13
Top scorers Team Kilkenny: Matt Van Pelt 24, Lukas Szulc 16, Dusan Rabat 12

Titans 66-96 Maree
Top scorers Titans: Eugene Williams 16, Toms Fabriciuss 14, Rando Kozlov 12
Top scorers Maree: Kenneth Hansberry 32, Edgar Seisona Leri 18, Paul Peldzius 16
Half time score: Titans 37-51 Maree

Kestrels 67-93 Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin
Top scorers Kestrels: Christopher Teasley 24, Mantas Vilimas 12, Dan Debosz 12
Top scorers Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin: Damon Jones 27, Declan Wall 22, Andrew Fitzgerald 9
Half time score: Kestrels 42-46 Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin

Fr Mathews 76-94 BFG Neptune
Top scorers Fr Mathews: Owen Connolly 13, Donal McCarthy 13, Daragh Fleming 10
Top scorers BFG Neptune: Tanner Brooks 21, Sean Jenkins 18, Adam Drummond 15

Half time score: Fr Mathews 26-54 BFG Neptune


EJ Sligo All-Stars 96-89 Ulster University Elks
Top scorers Ej Sligo All-Stars: Kaylim Noel 35, Oisin O Reilly 23, Cian Lally 19
Top scorers Ulster University Elks: Ryan Oliver 19, Marty McDonald 15,Tomas Banys 14
Half time score: Ej Sligo All-Stars 56-40 Ulster University Elks

Dublin Lions 80-83 LYIT Donegal
Top scorers Dublin Lions: Chris McNairney 20, Jurgis Butkevicius 16, Adam O Reilly 12
Top scorers LYIT: Jimmy Puha 15, Jack Mackey 14, Kevin Stanley 14
Half time score: Dublin Lions 40-37 LYIT


Basketball Ireland Women's Division One

Meanwhile there were just two games in the Women's Division One League with UL Huskies earning a hard-fought win over Ulster University Elks on Saturday evening. 


Elsewhere, Fr Mathews had the better of Oblate Dynamos. 

UL Huskies 72-63 Ulster University Elks
Top scorers UL Huskies: Sarah Benedetti 27, Aisling Danagher 21, Orlaith Woods 15
Top scorers Ulster University Elks: Nyasha Sarju 28, Randyll Butler 21, Aoife Callaghan 8
Half time score: UL Huskies 30-33 Ulster University Elks

Fr Mathews 53-38 Oblate Dynamos
Top scorers Fr Mathews: Fiona Lynch 13, Amanda O Regan 8, Amy Fitzgerald 6
Top scorers Oblate Dynamos: Megan Hoffman 10, Kelsey Ellis 9, Kate Black 9
Half time score: Fr Mathews 34-12 Oblate Dynamos 

 

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