FIXTURES & RESULTS: February 10-11th

FIXTURES & RESULTS: February 10-11th

  • Feb 10,2018

Basketball Ireland Results: February 10-11th 2018

Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League: 

Pyrobel Killester 79-73 UCD Marian

DCU Saints 56-85 Griffith College Swords Thunder

Eanna 74-78 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors

Maree 82-90 Black Amber Templeogue

KUBS BC 71-87 Moycullen

UCC Demons 83-66 Belfast Star


Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:

Portlaoise Panthers 52-63 Pyrobel Killester

Ambassador UCC Glanmire 107-45 NUIG Mystics

Singleton SuperValu Brunell 64-87 Courtyard Liffey Celtics

IT Carlow Basketball 61-86 DCU Mercy


Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One: 

Ballincollig 83-67 IT Carlow Basketball

Dublin Lions 120-83 GameFootage.net Titans

EJ Sligo All-Stars 75-81 Scotts Lakers St Pauls Killarney

Portlaoise Panthers 60-73 Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin

Neptune 96-66 Ulster University Elks


Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One: 

Fabplus North West 72-67 Griffith College Swords Thunder

Marble City Hawks 67-58 UL Huskies

Fr Mathews 67-56 Ulster University Elks


Basketball Ireland Detailed Results: February 10-11th 2018

Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League: 

This weekend lived up to, and indeed, exceeded all expectations across the divisions, as control at the top of the Men’s Super League changed hands on Saturday evening. 

UCD Marian, who had reigned supreme at the top for the last number of weeks, were moved off their perch on Saturday evening, following a 79-73 point loss at the hands of Pyrobel Killester. 

“We’re delighted to get over the line it’s not easy, Marian have been the frontrunners in the league for so long and they’re a good team," said Killester's Brian O'Malley. "They got one over us in the Cup semi-finals, and we’re delighted to get the victory after a somewhat disappointing performance in Tralee last weekend. 

"There is great character in our team and the guys knew they hadn’t done as well as they should have by half time, but in the third quarter we got a couple of stops and a couple of offensive rebounds and we found ourselves on top – they came back and brought it back very close, so with a few minutes to go, thankfully we made a basket or two and a few free throws to seal the win."

Garvey’s Tralee Warriors meanwhile have moved to the top of the table, after a Kieran Donaghy inspired finish saw them pip Éanna 78-74. A nail-biting finale to the game saw Donaghy score to edge Tralee ahead 75-71, but this was responded to by baskets from Conor White and Mylynue Reeves of Éanna to tie the game level once more. Two trips to the free throw line for Donaghy as the clock ticked down saw him bag three out of four shots, and it was enough to see them take the win and prime position on the table. 

Revenge was sweet for Griffith College Swords Thunder meanwhile as they dished up an 85-56 point victory over near neighbours DCU Saints on Saturday evening to push them into second place on the table. Saints had beaten Swords twice this season – once in the Cup and once in the League – so Thunder were delighted to get one back at a key stage of the season. 

Black Amber Templeogue meanwhile were ran extremely close by Maree down in Galway, with this year’s Cup champions trailing by one (62-61) going into the last, but good scoring from Mike Bonaparte and Neil Randolph pushed them over the line to win 90-82 in the end, while superb scoring from Brandon McGuire saw Moycullen win out 87-71 over KUBS.


Pyrobel Killester 79-73 UCD Marian

Top scorer Pyrobel Killester: Royce Williams 25, Paddy Sullivan 23, Luis Garcia Hoyos 16

Top scorer UCD Marian: Dan James 21, Mike Garrow 15, Conor Meany 15

Pyrobel Killester 35-46 UCD Marian


DCU Saints 56-85 Griffith College Swords Thunder

Top scorers DCU Saints: Dee Proby 25, Graham Brannelly 10, Martins Provizors 8

Top scorers Griffith College Swords Thunder: Isaac Westbrooks 18, Conroy Baltimore 16, Kevin Lacey 10

Half time score: DCU Saints 30-54 Griffith College Swords Thunder


Eanna 74-78 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors

Top scorers Eanna: Aidan Dunne 25, Tamron Manning 19, Mylnyue Reeves 13

Top scorers Garvey’s Tralee Warriors: Kieran Donaghy 25, Trae Pemberton 18, Goran Pantovic 8

Half time score: Eanna 43-48 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors


Maree 82-90 Black Amber Templeogue

Top scorers Maree: Kenneth Hansberry 21, Stephen Commins 19, Eoin Rockall 15

Top scorers Black Amber Templeogue: Michael Bonaparte 23, Neil Randolph 17, Jason Killeen 16, Luke Thompson 16

Maree 39-45 Black Amber Templeogue


KUBS 71-87 Moycullen
Top scorers KUBS: Gary Barron 23, Eoin Chubb 9, Kevin O Hanlon 9
Top scorers Moycullen: Brandon McGuire 32, Paul Freeman 13, Patrick Lyons 8
Half time score: KUBS 40-41 Moycullen


UCC Demons 83-66 Belfast Star

Top scorers UCC Demons: Kyle Hosford 23, Adrian O’Sullivan 16, Colin O’Reilly 15

Top scorers Belfast Star: Aidan Quinn 25, DeAngelo Legrier 12, Keelan Cairns 15

Halft time score: UCC Demons 37-47 Belfast Star


Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:

In the Women’s Super League meanwhile, Ambassador UCC Glanmire laid down a big statement on Sunday, when they overcame bottom of the table NUIG Mystics 107-45 in their clash at the Mardyke. Pyrobel Killester put in a strong display down in Portlaoise on Saturday evening to run out winners over the Panthers, while DCU Mercy had the better of IT Carlow Basketball in the Barrow Centre on Sunday.

Courtyard Liffey Celtics meanwhile remain at the top of the table after a solid 87-64 point win over Singleton SuperValu Brunell in Cork on Sunday afternoon.

“I'm delighted to come down here and get a win, it’s never easy to win down here,” admitted Celtics' head coach, Mark Byrne. “Credit to the girls, they played hard for four quarters and put in a good performance.

“If we move the basketball well and create opportunities and are unselfish like we were today, it's great. I’m delighted with our defence too, so all-in-all, I'm happy with that one.”


Portlaoise Panthers 52-63 Pyrobel Killester

Top scorers Portlaoise Panthers: Stephanie Poland 14, Amy Dooley 12, Stephanie Schmid 11

Top scorers Pyrobel Killester: Hannah Thornton 11, Chantel Alford 10, Aisling McCann 9

Half time score: Portlaoise Panthers 52-63 Pyrobel Killester


Ambassador UCC Glanmire 107-45 NUIG Mystics
Top scorers Ambassador UCC Glanmire: Claire Rockall 21, Ashley Prim 18, Miriam Byrne 13
Top scorers NUIG Mysitcs: Dayna Finn 11, Deirdre O Shea 10, Deja Bullock 10
Half time score: Ambassador UCC Glanmire 53-26 NUIG Mystics


Singleton SuperValu Brunell 64-87 Courtyard Liffey Celtics

Top scorers Singleton SuperValu Brunell: Danielle O'Leary 13, Breana Bey 12, Kelly Diggin 11, Amy Murphy 11

Top scorers Courtyard Liffey Celtics: Jazmen Boone 23, Devon Brookshire 16, Aine O'Connor 16

Half time score: Singleton SuperValu Brunell 33-45 Courtyard Liffey Celtics


IT Carlow Basketball 61-86 DCU Mercy
Top scorers IT Carlow Basketball: Holli Dunne 22, Alexis Eckles 18, Sarah Kenny 11
Top scorers DCU Mercy: Sarah Woods 21, Alex Masaquel 18, Aisling O Sullivan 11
Half time score: IT Carlow Basketball 31-44 DCU Mercy


Basketball Ireland Men’s Divison One:

There were some big results around the Men's Division One this weekend. 

Ej Sligo All Stars and Scotts Lakers St Paul's Killarney played out a cracking game in Sligo, with proceedings all square at 61 points apiece going into the last quarter. 


A superb display from Killarney's Antuan Bootle and Andrew Fitzgerald in the last though saw them edge out in front of Sligo in the dying minutes and did just enough to close out an 81-75 point win in the end. 


Elsewhere, a huge display from Dublin Lions and, in particular, Muhamed Sabic - who netted a whopping 33 points - saw them overcome Gamefootage.net Titans by 120-83. Cup champions Ballincollig had too much for IT Carlow Basketball, while Keane's SuperValu Killorglin overcame Portlaoise Panthers on the road and Neptune had the better of Ulster University Elks in Cork.


Ballincollig 83-67 IT Carlow Basketball
Top scorers Balincollig: Cameron Clark 28, Ciaran O Sullivan 17, Jack Kelly 14
Top scorers IT Carlow Basketball: Jimmy Gordon 24, Alan O Neill 16, Rolands Vaikuls 7
Half time score: Ballincollig 42-36 IT Carlow Basketball


Dublin Lions 120-83 GameFootage.net Titans

Top scorers Dublin Lions: Muhamed Sabic 33, Igor Markiewicz 21, Chris McNairney 19

Top scorers GameFootage.net Titans: Keegan Ryan 41, Jan Stec 14, Eoin Coughlan 13

Dublin Lions 62-32 GameFootage.net Titans


EJ Sligo All-Stars 75-81 Scotts Lakers St Paul's Killarney

Top scorers EJ Sligo All-Stars: Mark Chambers 20, Eric Kittel 19, Tobi Brockmann 13

Top scorers Scotts Lakers St Pauls Killarney: Antuan Bootle 21, Dillon Mason 15, Andrew Fitzgerald 13, Mark Greene 13

Half time result: EJ Sligo All-Stars 42-45 Scotts Lakers St Pauls Killarney


Portlaoise Panthers 60-73 Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin

Top scorers Portlaoise Panthers: Tim Stewart 20, Kyle Burke 8, Peter Duignan 6

Top scorers Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin:  Daniel Jokubaitis 37, Declan Wall 12, Evan Bogdanovic 10

Half time score: Portlaoise Panthers 28-30 Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin


Neptune 96-66 Ulster University Elks

Top scorers Neptune: Jarrel Marshal 18, Ian Thom 14, Enrique Nogales 14

Top scorers Ulster University Elks: Adam Ryan 19, Brendan Mullan 16, Luke Eddy 16

Half time score: Neptune 46-34 Ulster University Elks


Basketball Ireland Women's Division One: 

Marble City Hawks meanwhile will be spending the 2018/19 season in the Women’s Super League after they won out the Women’s Division One Regular Season on Saturday afternoon with a 67-58 point win over second place UL Huskies. The win ensured their promotion to the Super League for next season and head coach, Julian O’Keeffe was thrilled with the performance. 

“We’re over the moon, it’s great. The girls were fantastic today I think we played really well when we needed to, and they came out so strong in the third quarter when we needed it. It hasn’t really sunk in yet what we’ve done. I can finally relax now though and we’re really looking forward to the challenge of the Super League!”


There was a big win for Fabplus North West on Saturday evening as well, as they pushed through the challenge of Griffith College Swords Thunder to win 72-67, while Fr Mathews won out 67-56 over Ulster University Elks. 


Fabplus North West 72-67 Griffith College Swords Thunder
Top scorers Fabplus North West: Aisling Nee 19, Faith Welch 17, Mackenzie Burud 17
Top scorers Griffith College Swords Thunder: Kristine Miller 17, Elizabet Lopez Sagera 14, Kelsey Carey 11
Half time score: Fabplus North West 33-33 Griffith College Swords Thunder


Marble City Hawks 67-58 UL Huskies

Top scorers Marble City Hawks: Kelly O’Hallahan 24, Elaine Kennington 12, Aine Sheehy 11

Top scorers UL Huskies: Orlaith Woods 18, Kelila Atkinson 17, Cathy Campbell 12

Half time score: Marble City Hawks 33-31 UL Huskies


Fr Mathews 67-56 Ulster University Elks

Top scorers Fr Mathews: Niamh Dwyer 32, Hollie Herlihy 10, Emma Gallagher 10

Top scorers Ulster University Elks: Mia Moore 12, Natayla Lee 12, Alex Mulligan 10

Half time score: Fr Mathews 30-30 Ulster University Elks


Cover photo via Martin Doherty

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