RESULTS: September 15-17th 2017

RESULTS: September 15-17th 2017

  • Sep 15,2017

Basketball Ireland Results September 15-17th, 2017     

Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League

UCC Demons 79-77 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors

KUBS BC 49-89 Belfast Star

Pyrobel Killester 72- 90 Griffith Swords Thunder

Maree 63-88 Moycullen 

DCU Saints 79-96 Black Amber Templeogue

Basketball Ireland Men’s Division 1 

IT Carlow Basketball 61-99 BfG Neptune

Ballincollig 109-75 LYIT Donegal

St Paul's Killarney 76-75 Dublin Lions

Portlaoise Panthers 67-80 Fr Mathews

EJ Sligo All-Stars 96-91 LIT Celtics, Mercy College

BFG Neptune 113-80 LYIT Donegal

Basketball Ireland Detailed Results 

Basketball Ireland Men's Super League 

“We stole one, basically,” admitted UCC Demons Head Coach, Colin O’Reilly, as his side managed to hold on to a narrow two-point win over Garvey’s Tralee Warriors in Cork on Friday evening in the opening game of the 2017/18 Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League season.

“We played with six and a half players – two lads went down with injuries from midway through the second quarter," he continued, acknowledging that they were also without their American for the game.

"It was a great win for us today, but it will probably cost us [due to injury] for the next couple of weeks. It’s good to get a big win in front of a full house, and it’s fantastic to get one that we didn’t expect. We were over-matched in every position.”

Elsewhere, reigning League champions Black Amber Templeogue overcame DCU Saints in style at the University complex on Saturday evening, with Lorcan Murphy back to his old ways, dunking his team home to glory. A big talking point for home fans was the return of veteran Emmet Donnelly into the Saints’ side.

Meanwhile, Maree will have to regroup ahead of next weekend’s game against Belfast Star, as Moycullen welcomed them up to Super League basketball with a bang on Saturday evening, as the latter ran out convincing 88-63 point winners in the big Galway derby at Oranmore.

“It was a tough game," admitted Head Coach John Finn. "Moycullen are a good team. It was a good lesson for us in that this is going to be a quicker game than Division One so we need to get used to that. They shot the ball better than us, and we just have to get up to the speed of the game.”

Hula Hoops National Cup champions Griffith Swords Thunder meanwhile also took the spoils from their Saturday evening clash with Pyrobel Killester, while Belfast Star travelled back home Friday evening with a big win over KUBS under their belts, as they ran out 40-point winners in the end.

UCC Demons 79-77 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors
Top scorers UCC Demons: Colin O’Reilly 31, Darko Bucan 12, Adrian O Sullivan 11
Top scorers Garvey’s Tralee Warriors: Dusan Bogdanovic 19, Trae Pemberton 14, Goran Pantovic 14
Half time score: UCC Demons 48-30 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors

KUBS 49-89 Belfast Star
Top scorers KUBS: Brian Andrews 27, Eoin McCann 11, Kevin O Hanlon 5
Top scorers Belfast Star: Ryan Oliver 22, Clement Kulinicz 19, Girts Clems 14
Half time score: KUBS 19-40 Belfast Star

Pyrobel Killester 72- 90 Griffith Swords Thunder

Top scorers Pyrobel Killester: Royce Williams 31, Andy Mc Geever 12, Kieran O'Brien 7

Top scorers Griffith Swords Thunder: Conroy Baltimore 18, Alex Dolenko 12, Isaac Westbrooks 12

Half time score: Pyrobel Killester 29-39 Griffith Swords Thunder

Maree 63-88 Moycullen
Top scorers Maree: Eoin Rockall 19, Padraig Burke 14, Cathal Finn 11
Top scorers Moycullen: James Loughnane 18, Brandon McGuire 16, Patrick Lyons 12
Half time score: Maree 30-43 Moycullen

DCU Saints 76-96 Black Amber Templeogue
Top scorers DCU Saints: Dee Proby 28, Martin Neary 14, Martins Provizors 14
Top scorers Black Amber Templeogue: Neil Randolph 23, Mike Bonaparte 20, Lorcan Murphy 17
Half time score: DCU Saints 34-51 Black Amber Templeogue

Basketball Ireland Men’s Division 1

There were a number of big talking points from the Men’s Division One meanwhile were newcomers to the League, LIT Celtics and St Paul’s Killarney. The former saw one of their roster, Matt St Amour bag a whopping 57 points against Ej Sligo All-Stars on Saturday which, surprisingly, was not enough to secure the Limerick team a win, while St Paul’s welcomed basketball back to Killarney with a bang as they played out a thrilling one-point win against Dublin Lions in front of a capacity crowd at the sports complex. BFG Neptune meanwhile secured two big wins from their double-header weekend against IT Carlow Basketball and LYIT Donegal.

IT Carlow Basketball 61-99 BFG Neptune
Top scorers IT Carlow Basketball: Jimmy Gordon 16, Alan O Neill 13, Aaron Whelan 7
Top scorers BFG Neptune: Enric Nogales 21, Roy Downey 20, Ger Noonan 12
Half time score:  IT Carlow Basketball 32-52 BFG Neptune

Ballincollig 109 - 75 LYIT Donegal

Top scorers Ballincollig: Mariss Bruscevis 26, Pere Tres 18, Ronan O'Sullivan 18

Top scorers LYIT Donegal: Chaz Watler 21, Paul McHugh 15, Jordan McClelland 13

Half time score: Ballincollig 56 - 42 LYIT Donegal

St Paul’s Killarney 76-75 Dublin Lions
Top scorers St Paul’s: Justin Tuascon 21, Padraig Lucey 14, Andrew Fitzgerald 11
Top scorers Dublin Lions: Zack Burnett 26, Igor Markiewich 16, Hillary Natsiyanwa 10
Half time score: St Paul’s Killarney 33-27 Dubin Lions

Portlaoise Panthers 67-80 Fr Mathews
Top scorers Portlaoise Panthers: Tim Stewart 18, Mantas Vilimas 14, Jack Scully 9
Top scorers Fr Mathews: Michael McGinn 20, Paul O Driscoll 16, Sean Cantwell 12
Half time score: Portlaoise Panthers 38-40 Fr Mathews

EJ Sligo All-Stars 96-91 LIT Celtics

Top scorers EJ Sligo All-Stars: Oisin O'Reilly 19, Jesus San Martin 18, Ronan McGarrity 16

Top scorers LIT Celtics: Matt St Amour 56, Jordan Hehir 11, Cian O'Reilly 7

Half time score: Ej Sligo All Stars 54-53 LIT Celtics

BFG Neptune 113-80 LYIT Donegal
Top scorers BFG Neptune: David Murray 21, Roy Downey 18, Brian O Neill 12
Top scorers LYIT Donegal: Chaz Watler 39, Mark Cannon 12, Charlie McKinney 11
Half time score: BFG Neptune 60-37 LYIT Donegal

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