• Mar 25,2017

Basketball Ireland Results – March 25th

Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League Play-Off semi-finals:

Ambassador UCC Glanmire 72-58 Pyrobel Killester


Courtyard Liffey Celtics 62-55 DCU Mercy


Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One Play-Off semi-finals:

ITC Basketball 71-54 Ulster Rockets


UL Huskies 57-60 Marble City Hawks, WIT Arena, Cariganore; 15.30


Basketball Ireland Champions Trophy and League Cup quarter-finals:

Ulster University Elks 56-80 UCD Marian

Maree 67-82 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors


Basketball Ireland Detailed Results

Basketball Ireland Champions Trophy and League Cup quarter-finals:

Ulster University Elks 56-80 UCD Marian
Top scorers Ulster University Elks: Marty McDonald 18, Will Koppenhaver 10, Darius Surginas 10, Tomas Banys 10
Top scorers UCD Marian: Barry Drumm 19, Dustan Moreira 19, Conor Meany 10
Half time score: Ulster University Elks 31-32 UCD Marian

Maree 67-82 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors
Top scorers Maree: Eoin Rockall 18, Kenneth Hansberry 14, Stephen Commins 14
Top scorers Garvey’s Tralee Warriors: Trae Pemberton 31, Ryan Leonard 15, Kieran Donaghy 14
Half time score: Maree 39-41 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors

Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League Play-Off semi-finals:

Ambassador UCC Glanmire: 72

Pyrobel Killester: 58

AMBASSADOR UCC GLANMIRE are on their way to defending their Women’s Super League play off title next weekend after overcoming Pyrobel Killester in the semi-final this afternoon in Waterford.

Both sides dished up a nail-biting thriller, with just one point separating the teams at half time (28-27 in favour of Glanmire) with superb scoring from Mimi Clarke and Rebecca Nagle of Killester keeping the Dubliners neck-in-neck with the Regular Season and Cup champions.  Indeed, strong defence from the Dublin side kept the Glanmire attack at bay for the opening two quarters and it was the third quarter before Glanmire upped the ante with Claire Rockall proving to be crucial for them at both ends of the court to open up a 54-47 point lead going into the last.

It was still anyone’s game though in the fourth, with Killester again proving that hard work on defence can really pay off, and Clarke was on superb three-point form to keep things tight early on. Experience began to show though for Glanmire though, and they kept cool heads with Rockall, Casey Grace and Chantell Alford all chipping in for important scores to run out 72-58 point winners in the end.

AMBASSADOR UCC GLANMIRE: Aine McKenna, Grainne Dwyer, Claire Rockall, Chantell Alford, Casey Grace, Hayley Lenihan, Lesley-Ann Wilkinson, Hannah McCarthy, Annaliese Murphy, Jayne Fitzgerald, Louise Scannell, Katy Keating

PYROBEL KILLESTER: Mimi Clarke, Rebecca Nagle, Jade Daly, Orla Keoghegan, Aisling McCann, Emma Sherwood, Aine McDonnell, Caoimhe Moore, Aoife O’Halloran, Aoibheann Byrne, Hannah Thornton, Leah Fechko, Niamh O’Donovan.

Ambassador UCC Glanmire 72-58 Pyrobel Killester

Top scorers Ambassador UCC Glanmire: Claire Rockall 23, Casey Grace 15, Chantell Alford 14

Top scorers Pyrobel Killester: Mimi Clarke 22, Rebecca Nagle 10, Emma Sherwood 8, Aoibheann Byrne 8

Half time score: Ambassador UCC Glanmire 28-27 Pyrobel Killester

Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League Play-Off semi-finals:

Courtyard Liffey Celtics: 62

DCU Mercy: 55

A repeat of this year’s Hula Hoops National Cup final is in store next weekend as Courtyard Liffey Celtics booked their spot in the play off final against Ambassador UCC Glanmire with a 62-55 point win over DCU Mercy in the semi-final this afternoon.

It is a win that comes with some worry for Mark Byrne’s side though, as Emma O’Connor was carried off the court with a leg injury that may see her miss out on next week’s clash with Glanmire. O’Connor was the star of the show of Liffey Celtics this evening, driving the Kildare side forward from the off and proving instrumental both on offense and defense before she suffered a late injury. It is hoped she makes a speedy recovery.

The winning of this game for Liffey Celtics came in the third quarter though as, after holding the lead at the end of both the first (21-14) and the second (35-24) quarters, they managed to keep DCU to just two points in the third quarter, while stretching their lead considerably to go into the last 51-26 to the good.

DCU Mercy came back strong in the last quarter though, with Aoife McDermott, Ashley Perez and Aoife Maguire all proving to be instrumental for them, but the damage had already been done and it will be Liffey Celtics who face Glanmire in the Women’s Super League play-off final next Saturday evening in Letterkenny.

COURTYARD LIFFEY CELTICS: Jazmen Boone, Emma O’Connor, Anna Pupin, Laura Fortune, Lynn Gregg, Chloe Mullins, Sorcha Tiernan, Karen Mealey, Niamh Masterson, Aoife Tiernan, Ciara Broderick, Megan Howe, Ailbhe O’Connor, Aine O’Connor, Erin Bracken.

DCU MERCY: Becky Woods, Sarah Woods, Fionnuala Toner, Megan Connolly, Ashley Perez, Nicole Clancy, Bronagh Power Cassidy, Maeve O’Séaghdha, Aoife McDermott, Rachel Huijsdens, Aoife Maguire, Sarah Fairbanks.

Courtyard Liffey Celtics 62-55 DCU Mercy 

Top scorers Courtyard Liffey Celtics: Jazmen Boone 20, Emma O Connor 10, Ailbhe O Connor 10, Sorcha Tiernan 10

Top scorers DCU Mercy: Ashley Perez 19, Sarah Woods 13, Sarah Fairbanks 13

Half time score: Courtyard Liffey Celtics 35-24 DCU Mercy

Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One Play-Off semi-finals:

ITC Basketball: 71

Ulster Rockets: 54

ITC basketball booked their spot in the Women’s Division One play off final today, with a determined 71-54 point win over Ulster Rockets in Waterford.

Jamiyah Bethune was the scoring star of the day, bagging a whopping 33 points to secure ITC Basketball’s road to the final in Letterkenny next weekend.

Despite the game being neck-in-neck for the opening five minutes, Carlow stretched out a seven-point lead midway through with great scoring from Bethune and Megan Campbell to put them 20-13 ahead at the end of quarter one.

They kept in front throughout the second, despite good shooting from Mairead McNally and Carlee Lough for Rockets, and had a nine-point lead going in at the break, 33-24.

A stronger display from Rockets in the third kept Carlow from breaking away and out of sight, with Lough showing off her shooting prowess, hitting a number of three-pointers, but Bethune and Campbell managed to keep the score board ticking to lead 54-44 at the end of the third.

Lough and Mairead McNally continued to put pressure on Carlow in the fourth, and even more classy three-point shooting saw them close the gap to five. Coach Martin Conroy called a time-out to settle his charges and they regrouped quickly to put 10 back between the sides quickly and drove home in style to finish with the win.

ITC BASKETBALL: Holli Dunne, Megan Dunne, Laia Clark Rios, Ciara McCarthy, Elaine Kennington, Megan Campbell, Chris O’Gorman, Jamiyah Bethune, Amy McGuire, Amy Dooley, Niki Kelly.

ULSTER ROCKETS: Carlee Lough, Charley McGrath, Ciara O’Neill, Susie Dick, Hannah Byrne, Zee Shahid Martin, Maeve Deery, Mairead McNally

Full time score: ITC Basketball 71-54 Ulster Rockets

Top scorers ITC Basketball: Jamiyah Bethune 33, Megan Campbell 14, Ciara McCarthy 11

Top scorers Ulster Rockets: Carlee Lough 20, Mairead McNally 17, Ciara O’Neill 5, Zee Shahid Martin 5

Half time score: ITC Basketball 33-24 Ulster Rockets

Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One Play-Off semi-finals:

UL Huskies: 57

Marble City Hawks: 60

DETERMINATION, drive and grit were what got Marble City Hawks across the line in the new Arena at WIT this afternoon, as they withheld a late UL Huskies comeback to book their spot in the Women’s Division One play off final next weekend.

Kelly O’Hallahan was the spark that drove the Kilkenny side forward as a superb third quarter display from UL Huskies and in particular, Sarah Benedetti and Cathy Campbell, saw them skip in front of Hawks and it looked like that coveted spot in the final was all theirs.

However, O’Hallahan was not going down without a fight and, along with Katie Fox and Aine Sheehy, drove Hawks back from the brink of defeat, netting some superb scores and brilliant jump shots to run out three point winners much to the delight of head coach, Julian O’Keeffe.

UL HUSKIESCathy Campbell, Aisling Danagher, Orlaith Woods, Avril Crosse, Sarah Benedetti, Ciara Deegan, Fiona O’Connell, Ciara Stapleton, Niamh Brady.

MARBLE CITY HAWKS: Claire Kelly, Philomena Fogarty, Nicola Gannon, Maria Connolly, Elizabeth Munnelly, Katie Fox, Kelly O’Hallahan, Aine Sheehy, Niamh Sheehy, Milica Rabat, Shelia Sheehy, Ann Prendergast

UL Huskies 57-60 Marble City Hawks

Top scorers UL Huskies: Sarah Benedetti 21, Cathy Campbell 17, Orlaith Woods 10

Top scorers Marble City Hawks: Kelly O’Hallahan 27, Aine Sheehy 11, Katie Fox 7

Half time score: UL Huskies 24-36 Marble City Hawks


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