RESULTS & REACTION: March 11-12th

RESULTS & REACTION: March 11-12th

  • Mar 09,2017

Basketball Ireland Results

Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:  

Griffith Swords Thunder 94-66 UCD Marian

Belfast Star 57-60 KUBS BC

Templeogue 96-93 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors

Radisson Blu UL Eagles 70-80 SSE Airtricity Moycullen

Pyrobel Killester 89-75 Éanna

UCC Demons 76-64 DCU Saints       

Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:  

NUIG Mystics 62-71 Portlaoise Panthers

Meteors 52-62 Singleton SuperValu Brunell

Pyrobel Killester 52-78 Ambassador UCC Glanmire

Courtyard Liffey Celtics 82-30 Meteors

DCU Mercy 59-51 Maxol WIT Wildcats

Basketball Ireland Men’s Division 1:  

Team Kilkenny 68-58 Dublin Lions

Kestrels 83-80 Maree

ITC Basketball 80-102 Ulster University Elks

BFG Neptune 98-80 LYIT Donegal, Neptune Stadium, 19:00;

Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin 94-92 EJ Sligo All-Stars

Fr Mathews 82-92 Titans

Basketball Ireland Women’s Division 1:  

ITC Basketball 63-60 Oblate Dynamos

Fr Mathews 45-61 Ulster Rockets

Basketball Ireland Detailed Results

Basketball Ireland Men's Super League 

TEMPLEOGUE WILL be awash in a sea of red for the next few days as the men’s Super League team stormed to a 96-93 point win over Garvey’s Tralee Warriors at Oblate Hall this evening.

This win, coupled with their midweek win over Pyrobel Killester, was enough to see them safe at the top of the table and they were officially crowned Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League Regular Season champions 2016/17.

“Absolutely thrilled – we had to really dig deep after a slow start, maybe the occasion, maybe a bit nervy, but once we got going the boys were amazing,” said Head Coach Mark Keenan. “We pulled that out of the fire. Our defense wasn’t up to scratch early on, so we knew that needed to step up and it did.

“You’re there and thinking is this one getting away from me? And then we put in that effort and I’m just over the moon and a little bit speechless – it’s hard to take it in now.”

While Tralee stormed into an early 17-31 point lead, Lorcan Murphy was the star of the second quarter for Templeogue, urging his team on with superb scores to close the gap to 48-54 by the half. It remained neck in neck throughout the third and fourth, with the real story of the game coming down to the last minute, which saw Mike Bonaparte soar through the air for a massive offensive rebound with 58 seconds on the clock and netted the ball home to send Templeogue into a three-point lead.

Trae Pemberton took to the free throw line at the other end, and with the battle of the free throws well underway, it soon was back to a one-point game (94-93). However, Bonaparte was on hand to keep a cool head in the last 20 seconds, as he went to the line to shoot two and netted them with panache to see Templeogue home to their first League title, 96-93.

Elsewhere, Mark Ingle’s charges at KUBS are relishing the prospect of a showdown with Éanna next Saturday evening, as they overcame Belfast Star in a cracking game up in Belfast on Saturday to put them on level pegging with Éanna on 15 points apiece. The KUBS win now ensures that next weekend's game will be an all-out battle as it's a must win for both teams in order to avoid relegation.

Éanna meanwhile suffered an 89-75 point defeat at the hands of Pyrobel Killester, while SSE Airtricity Moycullen won out over Radisson Blu UL Eagles and UCC Demons overcame DCU Saints, while Griffith Swords Thunder overcame UCD Marian in emphatic fashion.

Griffith Swords Thunder 94-66 UCD Marian
Top scorers Griffith Swords Thunder: Justin Goldsborough 18, Jose Maria Gil Narbon 17, Charlie Coombes 12, Alex Calvo 12
Top scorers UCD Marian: Mike Garrow 23, Dustan Moreira 21, Anthony Silverstein 8
Half time score Griffith Swords Thunder 57-29 UCD Marian

Belfast Star 57-60 KUBS
Top scorers Belfast Star: Ryan Wilson 20, Paddy McGaharan 18, Sean Quinn 5
Top scorers KUBS: Corbin Jackson 16, Gary Barron 13, Kevin Foley 8
Half time score: Belfast Star 33-27 KUBS

Radisson Blu UL Eagles 70-80 SSE Airtricity Moycullen

Top scorers Radisson Blu UL Eagles: Eoin Quigley 18, Seamus Hickey 12, Patrick McCarthy 11

Top scorers SSE Airtricity Moycullen: Phillip Lawrence-Ricks 26, Paul Freeman 22, James Loughnane 11

 Half time score: Radisson Blu UL Eagles 37-47 SSE Airtricity Moycullen

Templeogue 96-93 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors
Top scorers Templeogue: Lorcan Murphy 31, Mike Bonaparte 25, Paul Cummins 11, Lawrence Summers 11
Top scorers Garvey’s Tralee Warriors: Trae Pemberton 24, Kieran Donaghy 21, Dusan Bogdanovic 12
Half time score: Templeogue 48-54 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors

Pyrobel Killester 89-75 Éanna
Top scorers Pyrobel Killester: Jermaine Turner 27, Ciaran Roe 11, Niall Hegarty 10
Top scorers Éanna: Neil Lynch 20, Nathaniel Musters 12, Aidan Dunne 12
Half times score: Pyrobel Killester 54-43 Éanna

UCC Demons 76-64 DCU Saints
Top scorers UCC Demons: Ciaran O Sullivan 22, Adrian O Sullivan 17, Jacob Lawson 14
Top scorers DCU Saints: Martins Provizors 19, Graham Brannelly 11, Eoin Darling 8
Half time score: UCC Demons 48-39 DCU Saints

Basketball Ireland Women's Super League 

In the Women’s Super League meanwhile, the battle for a top four spot continued in earnest at the weekend, with Pyrobel Killester and Maxol WIT Wildcats both hoping to gain the edge in the fight for that last slot. However, with both sides suffering defeats at the hands of Ambassador UCC Glanmire and DCU Mercy respectively, it will all come down to who can keep the cooler heads next weekend, with Pyrobel Killester travelling to NUIG Mystics and Wildcats away to Singleton SuperValu Brunell. Killester currently hold the head-to-head advantage over Wildcats, so the Waterford side will be hoping they can do enough to overcome Brunell and that Mystics will be able to do them a favour.

Elsewhere, Meteors remain at the bottom of the table after losing their must-win clash with Brunell by 10 points on Saturday, before falling to Courtyard Liffey Celtics 82-30 on Sunday afternoon, while Portlaoise Panthers had nine to spare over NUIG Mystics down in Galway.

NUIG Mystics 62-71 Portlaoise Panthers
Top scorers NUIG Mystics: Ebony Wells 15, Maggie Byrne 11, Hannah Coen 8
Top scorers Portlaoise Panthers: Claire Melia 25, Necole Sterling 17, Maeve Phelan 12
Half time score: NUIG Mystics 33-44 Portlaoise Panthers

Meteors 52-62 Singleton SuperValu Brunell
Top scorers Meteors: Kate O Flaherty 14, Aoife Whelan 11, Eimear Mairtin 9
Top scorers Singleton SuperValu Brunell: Kaylee Kilpatrick 19, Maddison Ward 19, Amy Waters 8, Danielle O Leary 8
Half time score: Meteors 24-36 Singleton SuperValu Brunell

Pyrobel Killester 52-78 Ambassador UCC Glanmire
Top scorers Pyrobel Killester: Mimi Clarke 17, Leah Fechko 15, Aoibheann Byrne 7
Top scorers Ambassador UCC Glanmire: Chantell Alford 14, Casey Grace 12, Claire Rockall 11
Pyrobel Killester 28-44 Ambassador UCC Glanmire

Courtyard Liffey Celtics 82-30 Meteors
Top scorers Courtyard Liffey Celtics: Jazmen Boone 18, Sorcha Tiernan 14, Emma O Connor 11
Top scorers Meteors: Eimear Mairtin 8, Ciara Flaherty 5, Kate O Flaherty 3, Aoife Whelan 3, Cliona Mairtin 3
Half time score: Courtyard Liffey Celtics 45-15 Meteors

DCU Mercy 59-51 Maxol WIT Wildcats
Top scorers DCU Mercy: Sarah Fairbanks 17, Sarah Woods 14, Bronagh Power-Cassidy 9
Top scorers Maxol WIT Wildcats: Helena Rowan 18, Brittney Dunbar 11, Stephanie O Shea 5, Sinead Deegan 5
Half time score: DCU Mercy 28-11 Maxol WIT Wildcats

Basketball Ireland Men's Division One

It was a busy weekend in the Men's Division One, with Kestrels bagging a massive home win on Saturday evening when they overcame Maree by three points. 

Elsewhere, Team Kilkenny edged Dublin Lions by ten, ITC Basketball had to settle for second best against Ulster University Elks, while it was a close one between Keane's SuperValu Killorglin and Ej Sligo All Stars, with the former managing to hold on to a two point lead to win out in the end. Meanwhile, Neptune overcame LYIT and Titans had the better of Fr Mathews. 

Team Kilkenny 68-58 Dublin Lions
Top scorers Team Kilkenny: Jack Murphy 14, James Butler 14, Lughaidh O Neill 12, Lukasz Szulc 12
Top scorers Dublin Lions: Tomasz Swiatowy 18, Chris McNairney 14, Igor Markiewicz 13
Half time score: Team Kilkenny 33-31 Dublin Lions

Kestrels 83-80 Maree
Top scorers Kestrels: Christopher Teasley 40, Liam Guinan 13, Aaron Whelan 13
Top scorers Maree: Kenneth Hansberry 20, Paulius Peldzius 13, Eoin Rockall 12
Half time score: Kestrels 37-40 Maree

ITC Basketball 80-102 Ulster University Elks
Top scorers ITC Basketball: Jimmy Ward 27, Mike Klinger 21, Shane Maughan 18
Top scorers Ulster University Elks: Will Koppenhave 33, Darius Surginas 19, Eimantas Cernevicius 15
Half time score: ITC Basketball 47-49 Ulster University Elks

Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin 94-92 EJ Sligo All Stars
Top scorers Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin: Andrew Fitzgerald 23, Ignus Sujinas 19, Darragh Jones 16
Top scorers Ej Sligo All Stars: Luke McLoughlin 31, Kaylim Noel 30, Emmet Keogh 16
Half time score: Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin 51-41 EJ Sligo All Stars

BFG Neptune 98-80 LYIT Donegal
Top scorers BFG Neptune: Gary Walsh 31, Tanner Brooks 22, Shane Duggan 16
Top scorers LYIT Donegal: Paul McHugh 20, Jordan McCelland 19, Jimmy Puha 15
Half time scorers BFG Neptune 39-30 LYIT Donegal

Fr Mathews 82-92 Titans
Top scorers Fr Mathews: Peter Mullane 17, Paul O Driscoll 14, Evan Barrett 13
Top scorers Titans: Eugene Williams 43, Toms Fabriciuss 18, Eoin Coughlan 13
Half time score: Fr Mathews 46-47 Titans

Basketball Ireland Women's Division One

ITC Basketball were crowned Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One Regular Season champions, and their 63-60 point win over Oblate Dynamos was the icing on the cake for Martin Conroy’s charges as they scooped the coveted title and continued an unbeaten run in the League that started last January 2016.

“For us to win the title here in our home gym is fantastic,” said Conroy. “It’s been a big year, we’ve only lost one game – a Cup game – since last January and it’s just been incredible. We came from three years ago only winning three games in the league, to last year winning six, to this year being unbeaten in the League and it all goes down to the attitude the girls have, the effort they put in and now they’re champions. We’ve stars from one to 12 and now we’re looking forward to the play-offs.”

ITC Basketball 63-60 Oblate Dynamos
Top scorers ITC Basketball: Jamiyah Bethune 25, Megan Campbell 15, Hollie Dunne 14
Top scorers Oblate Dynamos: Kelsey Ellis 21, Emily Black 13, Meagan Hoffman 11
Half time score: ITC Basketball 36-40 Oblate Dynamos

Cover pic: Rolf Stenberg/Rockmountain Studios

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