Gamezone: Nov 07-08

Gamezone: Nov 07-08

  • Nov 08,2015
DCU Mercy are took control of the Basketball Ireland Women’s Premier League with a comprehensive 72-55 win over reigning champions Team Montenotte Hotel. The result consigned Team Montenotte Hotel to back-to-back defeats for the first time in over two years while Mercy are now unbeaten and three points clear at the top of the table.

“The rivalry between these teams is well documented,” said DCU Mercy Head Coach Mark Ingle. “Both teams probably know we’re going to be in contention at the end of the season. Psychologically it was a good win for us.”

DCU trailed by seven points at the break but forced the tempo and pulled off a 15-point swing in the third quarter. Sarah Woods’ 24 haul included a pair of three-pointers that quelled a mini-comeback in the fourth quarter.



Elsewhere Pyrobel Killester scored 97 points, the most by any side in over 18 months, to beat UL Huskies. “We had six players in double figures and everybody scored so we’re happy,” said winning Coach Karl Kilbride. “The next four weeks could shape our season so it’s important to keep the intensity up."There were also wins for Maxol WIT Wildcats and Courtyard Liffey Celtics.

GCD Swords Thunder are back in the top half of the Men’s Premier League thanks to an 82-70 win at Pyrobel Killester. “It just puts us back in the hunt again,” said Thunder Coach Dave Baker. “We’re starting to play for each other and believe in the system. Beating Killester on their own court is massive.” C&S UCC Demons moved to the top of the table on points difference with a 105-83 win over Belfast Star. Templeogue were comfortable winners of the South Dublin Derby over Eanna while UCD Marian kept up the pressure with a 67-46 away win at UL Eagles.

Sunday November 8th:

Women’s Premier League

DCU Mercy 72, Team Montenotte Hotel 55


DCU Mercy Top Scorers: Sarah Woods 24, Chelisa Painter 18, Aoife McDermott 12.

Team Montenotte Hotel Top Scorers: Grainne Dwyer 16, Niamh Dwyer 15, Claire Rockall 6, Aine McKenna 6.

HT: DCU Mercy 25, Team Montenotte Hotel 32.

Women’s Division One:

Oblate Dynamos 66, ITC Basketball 55


Oblate Dynamos Top Scorers: Selina McMahon 12, Sarah Staunton 12, Katie Black 9, Helena Meagher 9.

ITC Basketball Top Scorers: Lilian McCabe 24, Holli Dunne 10, Shannon Holbrook 10.

HT: Oblate Dynamos 30, ITC Basketball 26.

Marble City Hawks 65, Longford Falcons 43

Marble City Hawks Top Scorers: Anne Prendergast 16, Claire Kelly 12, Sheila Sheehy 12.

Longford Falcons Top Scorers: Edel Larkin 8, Edel Cadam 8, Ciara Kearney 6.

HT: Marble City Hawks 33, Longford Falcons 20.

Hula Hoops Women’s National Intermediate Club Championships:

Muckno Lakers 83, Mallow BC 47


Muckno Lakers Top Scorers: Tanya McGrath 36, Dionne Harte 12, Nadine Rice 12.

Mallow BC Top Scorers: Karen O’Halloran 13, Natalie Landy 10, Amy Cranitch 8.

HT: Mucko Lakers 42, Mallow BC 16.  

Saturday November 7th:

Men’s Premier League:

UL Eagles 46, UCD Marian 67


UL Eagles Top Scorers: Stephen King (10), Staats Battle (8), Rob Lynch (6), Patrick McCarthy (6)

UCD Marian Top Scorers: Daniel James (20), Mark Nagle (14), Dustan Moreira (10)

HT: UL Eagles 24, UCD Marian 33

Pyrobel Killester 70,GCD Swords Thunder 82

Pyrobel Killester Top Scorers: Jermaine Turner (25), Alan Casey (10), Patrick Sullivan (9)

GCD Swords Thunder Top Scorers: Isaac Westbrooks (18), Dan Nelms (14), Kevin Lacey (7)

HT: Pyrobel Killester 36,GCD Swords Thunder 35



Belfast Star  83, C&S UCC Demons 105

Belfast Star Top Scorers:Shawn Vanzant (17), Keelan Cairns (14), Martin Mc Donald (11)

C&S UCC Demons Top Scorers: Ciaran O Sullivan (24), Lehmon Colbert (21), Kyle Hosford (13)

HT: Belfast Star  38, C&S UCC Demons 55

SSE Airtricity Moycullen 84, DCU Saints 68

SSE Airtricity Moycullen Top Scorers: Cian Nihill (16), Ronan O'Sullivan (13), Patrick Lyons (9)

DCU Saints Top Scorers: Eoin Darling (20), Graham Brannelly (17), Martins Provizors (8)

HT: SSE Airtricity Moycullen 54, DCU Saints 29

Eanna BC 57, Templeogue 88


Eanna Top Scorers: Sean Gordon (12), Connor Poston (12), Luke Thompson (10)

Templeogue BC Top Scorers: Michael Bonaparte 26, Stephen James 20, Baolach Morrison 7, Lorcan Murphy 7

HT:Eanna BC 25, Templeogue 50

Women’s Premier League:

Courtyard Liffey Celtics 83, Portlaoise Panthers 61


Courtyard Liffey Celtics Top Scorers: Meagan Hoffman (21), Aine O'Connor (18), Suzanne Maguire (12)

Portlaoise Panthers Top Scorers: Nicole Arnone (20), Tiffany Turner (17), Sinead Nihill (10)

HT: Courtyard Liffey Celtics 35, Portlaoise Panthers 29

Pyrobel Killester 97, UL Huskies 51


Pyrobel Killester Top Scorers: Rae Contrares (24), Mimi Clarke (14), Rebecca Nagle (11), Emma Sherwood (11)

UL Huskies Top Scorers: Kelsey Harris (23), Sarah Benedetti (9), Cathy Grant (5), Avril Crosse (5)

HT: Pyrobel Killester 41, UL Huskies 27



Maxol WIT Wildcats 62, Meteors 53


Maxol WIT Wildcats Top Scorers: Jazmen Boone (22), Katie Fox (15), Helena Rohan (10)

Meteors Top Scorers: Jade Daly (16), Emily Leer (15), Meghan McGuinness (8)

HT: Maxol WIT Wildcats 31, Meteors 31

Men’s Division One:

Fr Mathews 71, ITC Basketball 72


Fr Mathews Top Scorers: Paul O'Driscoll (13), Daragh Fleming (12), Michael McGinn (10)

ITC Basketball Top Scorers: Harrison Deyo (23), Kyle Burke (14), Jimmy Ward (11)

HT: Fr Mathews 37, ITC Basketball 36

Kestrels 84, C&S Blue Demons 71

Kestrels Top Scorers: Gedminas Sevelis (22), Simonas Skuzinksas (17), Edward Reddick (16)

C&S Blue Demons Top Scorers: Shane McCarthy (37), David Murphy (8), Shane Buckley (7)

HT: Kestrels 46, C&S Blue Demons 27

JM&L Auctioneers Titans 79, Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin 98

JM&L Auctioneers Titans Top Scorers: Cory Starkey (31), Francois Nsumbu (18), Ronan McKeown (8)

Keane's SuperValu Killorglin Top Scorers: Andrew Fitzgerald (23), Saulius Marcinkvicius (21), Seamus Brosnan (14)

HT: JM&L Auctioneers Titans 36 , Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin 42

BFG Neptune 77, KUBS 87

BFG Neptune Top Scorers: Justin Tauson (23), Merlin Opitz (14), Fares El Hourani (12)

KUBS Top Scorers: Brian Edwards (26), Eoin Chubb (13), Conor James (9)

HT: BFG Neptune 41, KUBS 37

Women’s Division One:

Ulster Rockets 83, NUIG Mystics 58


Ulster Rockets Top Scorers: Ciara O'Neill (19), Emma O'Connor (18), Rebecca Barker (18)

NUIG Mystics Top Scorers: Michelle Fahy (18), Lauren Murray (18), Marritta Gillcrease (9)

HT: Ulster Rockets 41, NUIG Mystics 29
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