Super League Round-Up PLUS Hula Hoops Cup semi-final draw

Super League Round-Up PLUS Hula Hoops Cup semi-final draw

  • Dec 09,2016

Results December 7th-11th


Hula Hoops Men's National Cup quarter-final

Templeogue 81-88 Griffith Swords Thunder (more details here)

Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:   

KUBS BC 68-82 Belfast Star

UCD Marian 79-88  Griffith Swords Thunder Éanna 67-92 Pyrobel Killester

DCU Saints 76-80 UCC Demons

Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 70-79 Templeogue

SSE Airtricity Moycullen 91-66 Radisson Blu UL Eagles

Basketball Ireland Women’s NICC 

Maree BC 69-50 Tridents 

Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:   

Ambassador UCC Glanmire 55-48 Pyrobel Killester

Portlaoise Panthers 68-54 NUIG Mystics

Maxol WIT Wildcats 49-57 DCU Mercy

Singleton SuperValu Brunell 62-58 Meteors

Basketball Ireland Men’s Division 1:  

LYIT Donegal 53-61 EJ Sligo All-Stars

Titans 72-79 Dublin Lions

Maree 94-80 Ulster University Elks

BFG Neptune 128-77 ITC Basketball

Fr Mathews 62-78 Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin

Basketball Ireland Women’s Division 1:  

Ulster Rockets 82-72 Fr Mathews 

Ulster University Elks 63-76 Marble City Hawks

Hula Hoops U20 Women’s National Cup:  

DCU Mercy 78-50 Fr Mathews

Ambassador UCC Glanmire 70-58 Moycullen BC

Basketball Ireland Men's NICC

Ballingcollig BC 60-47 Phoenix BC

Basketball Ireland Women's NICC

St Mary's Castleisland 62-45 Killarney Cougars

Detailed Results

Basketball Ireland Men's Super League

The draw has officially been completed for the Men’s Hula Hoops National Cup semi-finals and has teed up two very interesting games for the Cup semi-final weekend which will be held on January 6th, 7th and 8th in Co. Cork.

Pyrobel Killester were first out of the drum during the draw which was held on Sunday afternoon and will go on to play Dublin neighbours, UCD Marian in the semi-final. The second semi-final meanwhile will see SSE Airtricity Moycullen face off against Griffith Swords Thunder. Both games will take place on Saturday, January 7th in Neptune Stadium, Cork, as part of a fantastic three-day festival of basketball.

Indeed it was a busy weekend all round, with Men's Super League action kicking off from Thursday evening when KUBS suffered a loss at home to Belfast Star. Elsewhere, Templeogue made it ten wins from ten as they ended Garvey’s Tralee Warriors’ unbeaten home record in Tralee on Saturday evening with a hard-fought 79-70 win. 

The locals were without both Kieran Donaghy and Darragh O'Hanlon - who was in the squad, but was still curtailed with a knee injury - and one can only speculate in the aftermath if the inclusion of both would have altered the eventual outcome. One will never know, but, such was the level of Templeogue's resourceful and incisive offensive play with Bonaparte, Murphy, Randolph and Killeen influential figures that one always felt that they had the capability to respond whenever their dominance on the scoreboard was threatened. 

Warriors got off to the perfect start with Ryan Leonard netting two three point scores, but their zone defence struggled to cope with Templeogue's ability to capitalise scoring wise from various angles and distances. Warriors, however, did keep pace for a period and took the lead (16-13) at the midway point in the quarter, but trailed at the end of the first ten minute period (21-24). Templeogue stepped up a gear throughout all of the second quarter and increased their lead to fifteen (34-49) by the half time break. 

Warriors had a real challenge on their hands to salvage the situation at this particular juncture, but Ryan Leonard was a leading light, and Darren O'Sullivan offered admirable leadership to ensure that Warriors responded to reduce the deficit to just six (50-56). A late rally however from the visitors meant that Templeogue carried a 14-point cushion (52-66) into the fourth and final quarter. With Dusan Bogdanovic - who had been impressive throughout - picking up his fourth foul, Warriors' options were reduced considerably and though Trae Pemberton got to grips with the situation and netted twelve points in that final quarter, Templeogue were always able to control the tempo of the game and kept Warriors at arm's length to win out. 

Griffith Swords Thunder meanwhile made it three wins in the space of six days, overcoming UCD Marian on Friday evening 88-79 (having beaten Templeogue in the Cup quarter final on Wednesday and Tralee in the Super League last Sunday). 

The game in UCD was an absolute thriller, with the two teams neck-in-neck throughout. Swords led by just one at half-time (50-51) and it was all square at the end of quarter three. A strong fourth quarter from the visitors though saw them assert their dominance to take the win 79-88. 

Pyrobel Killester had the better of Éanna over the weekend, with Cian Nihill bagging 24 points for his side on the night to ensure their win. Elsewhere, DCU Saints lost out by four points to UCC Demons, while Radisson Blu UL Eagles had to settle for second best against an on-form SSE Airtricity Moycullen on Sunday afternoon.

KUBS 68-82 Belfast Star
Top scorers KUBS: Gary Barron 20, Kevin Foley 13, Brian Edwards 10
Top scorers Belfast Star: Dillon Stith 39, Feargal Toner 19, Patrick McGaharan 10
Half time score: KUBS 37-34 Belfast Star

UCD Marian 79-88 Griffith Swords Thunder

Top scorers UCD Marian: Dan James 19, Conor Meany 17, Dustan Moreira 13.  

Top scorers Griffith Swords Thunder: Jose Gil Maria Narbon 16, Isaac Westbrooks 15, Justin Goldsborough 15

Half time score: UCD Marian 50-51 Griffith Swords Thunder Eanna 67-92 Pryobel Killester

Top scorers Eanna: Aidan Dunne 16, Nathaniel Musters 13, Neil Lynch 11 (44) 

Top scorers Pyrobel Killester: Cian Nihill 24, Alan Casey 18, Eoghan Kiernan 16.

Half time score: Eanna 31-44 Pryobel Killester 

DCU Saints 76-80 UCC Demons

Top scorers for DCU Saints: Eoin Darling 22, Martin Provizors 22, Dan Helms 22

Top scorers for UCC Demons: Adrian Sullivan 16, Kyle Hosford 14, Carlton Cuff 14

Half time score: DCU Saints 35-42 UCC Demons

Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 70-79 Templeogue

Top scorers for Garvey's Tralee Warriors: Ryan Leonard 18, Goran Pantovic 16, Dusan Bogdonovic 16, Trae Pemberton 11

Top scorers for Templeogue: Mike Bonapart 21, Lorcan Murphy 21, Neil Randolph19

Half time score: Garvey's Tralee Warriors 34-49 Templeogue

SSE Airtricity Moycullen 91-66 Radisson Blu UL Eagles

Top scorers SSE Airtricity Moycullen: Phillip Lawrence-Ricks 21, Patrick Lyons 13, Dylan Cunningham 11
Top scorers Radisson Blu UL Eagles: Ryan Wilson 27, Jonathan Dogbo 9, Patrick McCarthy 8
Half time score: SSE Airtricity Moycullen 49-26 Radisson Blu UL Eagles


Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League

Singleton SuperValu Brunell are celebrating their second win of the season and their first win of the Women’s Super League this weekend after they overcame Meteors in a nerve-wracking clash in Cork on Sunday afternoon. An in-form Kaylee Kilpatrick netted 20 points for her side to secure their four-point win.

Elsewhere, Ambassador UCC Glanmire continued their dominance in the League, winning out 55-48 over Pyrobel Killester while DCU Mercy had the better of their encounter with Maxol WIT Wildcats in a nail-biting clash. 

Portlaoise Panthers also got back to winning ways following last week's disappointment in the Hula Hoops Cup quarter-final to win out over NUIG Mystics 68-54.

"After the disappointment of last week, it was great to have the chance to rectify our mistakes so quickly and play at home again," said Portlaoise Coach, Peter O'Sullivan. "To now have more wins on the board ahead of the Christmas break than we had the whole of last season is a brilliant achievement and these girls are now looking ahead already to the possibility of pipping someone for a play-off position after the break. For it to be a realistic chance says a lot about the attitudes and desire of the girls, so we hope 2017 is a good year for us."

Ambassador UCC Glanmire 55-48 Pyrobel Killester
Top scorers Ambassador UCC Glanmire: Claire Rockall 18, Grainne Dwyer 9, Aine McKenna 6
Top scorers for Pyrobel Killester: Rebecca Nagle 12,Aisling McCann 9, Emma Sherwood 8

Half time score: Glanmire 34-26 Killester

Portlaoise Panthers 68-54 NUIG Mystics

Top scorers for Portlaoise Panthers: Claire Melia 17, Nicole Sterling 14, Maeve O'Sullivan 12.

Top scorers for NUIG Mystics: Ebony Wells 23, Hannah Coen 9, Alison Blaney 6.

Half time score: Portlaoise Panthers 35-23 NUIG Mystics

Maxol WIT Wildcats 49-57 DCU Mercy

Top scorers for Maxol WIT Wildcats: Britteny Dunbar 11, Cathy Kavanagh 9, Sinead Deegan 8.

Top scorers for DCU Mercy: Sarah Fairbanks 27, Jasmine Wooton 13, Aisling O'Sullivan 4.

Half-time score: Maxol WIT Wildcats 32-17 DCU Mercy

Singleton SuperValu Brunell 62-58 Meteors
Top scorers Singleton SuperValu Brunell: Kaylee Kilpartick 20, Danielle O Leary 12, Madison Ward 11
Top scorers Meteors: Kate O Flaherty 20, Eimear Mairtin 14, Monet Neal 10
Half time score: Singleton SuperValu Brunell 34-27 Meteors

Basketball Ireland Men’s Division 1

Keanes' SuperValu Killorglin remain unbeaten at the top of their conference in the Men's Division One after they overcame Fr Mathews 62-78. Ej Sligo All-Stars also continued their winning streak, with a 53-61 point win over LYIT Donegal teeing up an interesting final game before Christmas against Maree who are also enjoying a good run, and who overcame Ulster University Elks 94-80 over the weekend. Elsewhere, BFG Neptune had the better of ITC Basketball (128-77), while Dublin Lions just pipped Titans on Saturday evening. 

LYIT Donegal 53-61 EJ Sligo All-Stars

Top scorers for LYIT Donegal: Kevin Stanley 14, Zak Balogun 10, Mark Cannon 8.

Top scorers for EJ Sligo All Stars: Kalim Noel 15, Oisin O'Reilly 11, Phillip Hamilton 11.

Half time score LYIT Donegal 29-24 EJ Sligo All Stars

Maree 94-80 Ulster University Elks

Top scorers for BFG Neptune: Paulius Peldzius 16, Eoin Rockall 15, Kenneth Hansberry 15.

Top scorers for Ulster University Elks: Darius Surginas 16, Marty McDonald 13, William Koppenhaver 13.

Half time score: Maree 54-34 Ulster University Elks 

BFG Neptune 128-77 ITC Basketball

Top scorers for BFG Neptune: Tanner Brooks 28, Gary Walsh 15, Adam Drummond 14

Top scorers for ITC Basketball: Mike Klinger 19, Noel O'Hara 19, Kieran Chopra 14

Half time score: BFG Neptune 56-29 ITC Basketball

Fr Mathews 62-78 Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin

Top scorers for Fr Mathews: Paul O'Driscoll 18, Daragh Fleming 12, Peter Mullane 6.

Top scorers for KCYMS Killorglin: Damon Jones 27, Ian McLoughlin 15, Andrew Fitzgerald 6.

Half time score: Fr Mathews 35-44 KCYMS Killorglin

Titans 72-79 Dublin Lions

Top scorers for Titans: Eugene Williams 32, Toms Fabriciuss 12, Taofik Moustapha 9

Top scorers for Dublin Lions: Adam O'Reilly 19, Tomasz Swiatowy 17, Chris McNairney 14

Half time score: Titans 33-43 Dublin Lions

Basketball Ireland Women’s Division 1

It has been an interesting few days in the Women's Division One meanwhile, as Marble City Hawks continued to show they are a force to be reckoned with, overcoming Ulster University Elks, with Kelly O'Hallahan netting a whopping 31 points for the Kilkenny side. 

In the other big clash of the weekend meanwhile, Ulster Rockets overcame Fr Mathews 82-72, with Carlee Lough and Mimi Troy proving to be crucial for the Ulster side. 

Ulster Rockets 82-72 Fr Mathews

Top scorers for Ulster Rockets: Carlee Lough 23, Mimi Troy 21, Zee Shahid-Martin 18

Top scorers for Fr Mathews: Fiona Lynch 16, Dearbhla Breen 14, A Fitzgerald 11, Niamh Dwyer 11.

Half time score: Ulster Rockets 40-29 Fr Mathews

Ulster University Elks 63-76 Marble City Hawks
Top scorers Ulster University Elks: Nyasha Sarju 29, Randyll Butler 12, Enya Maguire 11
Top scorers Marble City Hawks: Kelly O Hallahan 31, Katie Fox 14, Sheila Sheehy 10
Half time score: Ulster University Elks 31-40 Marble City Hawks

Hula Hoops U20 Women’s National Cup:  

Glanmire 70-58 Moycullen
Top scorers Glanmire: Hayley Lenihan 18, Louise Scannell 17, Jayne Fitzgerald 8
Top scorers Moycullen: Aine McDonagh 26, Catherine Connaire 15, Megan O Donnell 7
Half time score: Glanmire 40-24 Moycullen

Basketball Ireland Women's NICC 

St Mary's 62-45 Killarney Cougars
Top scorers St Mary's: Miriam Leane 17, Lorraine Scanlon 14, Aoife Nolan 11
Top scorers Killarney Cougars: Lynn Jones 19, Amanda Brosnan 11, Rheanne O Shea 8
Half time score: St Mary's 32-29 Killarney Cougars

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