Belfast Star were 51-40 clear at half time before more perimeter shooting put the lead out to 20. Marty McDonald finished with five three-pointers while Vanzant had six and a 31-point tally.
UCD Marian beat SSE Airtricity Moycullen 73-59 in the event opener at the National Basketball Arena. UCD controlled the first half for long periods with some consistent scoring by Alex Zurn and led 42-26 at the break. A comeback looked unlikely when James Loughnane fouled out and Kyle Cunningham limped off in the third quarter but Patrick Lyons sparked a run in the fourth and Joe Tummon’s reverse layup made it a two-possession game. Dan James finally arrested the run with a deep two and UCD Marian's Conor Meany had the ideal riposte with a swished three-pointer with three minutes remaining.
NUIG Mystics extended their lead at the top of the Women’s
Division One to six points with a 71-44 win at home to Team DenJoes American
Style. Siobhan Kilkenny led the scoring with eight points and it was double
scores at 56-28 to Mystics at half time.
Click here to view Mystics v TDAS on Periscope (Live for 24 hours
Team Kilkenny scored 70 points in the first half alone as they beat C&S Blue Demons - it finished 103-75 at the Watershed. Fr Mathews beat BFG Neptune 80-78 in an all-Cork tie at Colaiste Chríost Rí.
Corey Starkey was the star of the show as JM&L Auctioneers Titans beat KUBS 87-78 in Greendale. The American finished with 39 points and 26 defensive rebounds.
That result allowed Maree
to take at outright lead at the top of the Men's Division One
as they beat Kestrels
85-61 in Galway. There are periscope highlights of the game available here.
Saturday 2 January 2016
Men’s Premier League: UCD Marian 73, SSE Airtricity Moycullen BC 59; Eanna BC 78, Belfast Star 91; C&S UCC Demons 87, Pyrobel Killester BC 72.
Women’s Premier League: Meteors 60, DCU Mercy 67; UL Huskies 68, Singleton’s Supervalu Brunell 76; Portlaoise Panthers 69, Pyrobel Killester 85.
Men’s Division One: Team Kilkenny 103, C&S Blue Demons 75; Maree BC 85, Kestrels 61
KUBS 78, Titans BC 87; Fr Mathews 80, Neptune BC 78.
Women’s Division One: NUIG Mystics 71, Team DenJoes American Style 56; Team Garvey's Tralee 59, Longford Falcons 34.
Sunday 3 January 2016
Men’s Premier League
Templeogue BC v DCU Saints, National Basketball Arena, 14:00
SSE Airtricity Moycullen BC v C&S UCC Demons, NUIG Kingfisher, Galway, 15:00
UL Eagles v GCD Swords Thunder, National Basketball Arena, 16:00
Friday 8 January 2016
Hula Hoops Men's National Cup Semi-Final
C&S UCC Demons v GCD Swords Thunder, Mardyke Arena, Cork, 20:00
Saturday 9 January 2016
Hula Hoops Women's National Cup Semi-Finals
Team Montenotte Hotel v Meteors BC, Mardyke Arena, Cork, 20:00
Maxol WIT Wildcats v Pyrobel Killester, Mardyke Arena, Cork, 18:00
Hula Hoops Men's National Cup Semi-Final
Pyrobel Killester v Templeogue BC, Mardyke Arena, 16:00
Hula Hoops President's National Cup Semi-Finals
C&S Blue Demons v Pyrobel Killester, Neptune Stadium, 14:00
Fr Mathews v Maree BC, Neptune Stadium, 16:00
Hula Hoops U20 Women's National Cup Semi-Finals
Liffey Celtics v Killester, Parochial Hall, Cork, 12:00
Hula Hoops U18 Men's National Cup Semi-Finals
Maree BC v Neptune BC, Neptune Stadium, Cork, 10:00
Tolka Rovers v Moycullen BC, Neptune Stadium, Cork, 12:00
Hula Hoops U18 Women's National Cup Semi-Finals
Brunell Ladies BC v Portlaoise Panthers BC, Parochial Hall, Cork, 10:00
DCU Mercy v Fr. Mathews, Parochial Hall, Cork, 14:00
Sunday 10 January 2016
Hula Hoops Senior Women's National Cup Semi-Finals
Oblate Dynamos v Fr Mathews, Parochial Hall, Cork, 10:00
NUIG Mystics v Ulster Rockets, Parochial Hall, Cork, 12:00
Hula Hoops U20 Men's National Cup Semi-Finals
Moycullen v St. Vincent's 1, Neptune Stadium, Cork, 13:00
BFG Neptune v Templeogue, Neptune Stadium, Cork, 15:00
Hula Hoops U20 Women's National Cup Semi-Final
DCU Mercy v Brunell, Parochial Hall, Cork, 14:00
Hula Hoops Women’s National Intermediate Club Championship Semi-Finals
Tridents, Dublin v Limerick Celtics, St. Mary’s Hall, Portlaoise, 10:30
Ballincollig BC v Muckno Lakers, St. Mary’s Hall, Portlaoise, 12:30
Hula Hoops Men’s National Intermediate Club Championship Semi-Finals
Cork Celts v St. Brendan’s Tralee, St. Mary’s Hall, Portlaoise, 14:30
UCD Marian v BC Leixlip Nemunas, St. Mary’s Hall, Portlaoise, 16:30