Women’s Division One: ITC Basketball 31, Fr Mathews 54; Longford Falcons 41, Ulster Rockets 59; Team Denjoes American Style 59, Team Garvey’s Tralee 41.
UCD Marian gave themselves an edge over GCD Swords Thunder in the race for fourth spot in the Men’s Premier League with an 86-76 win in Belfield. The introduction of Laimonas Jonaitis helped turned the game in Marian’s favour in the second quarter while Dustan Moreira took the game high with 25 points.
UCD Marian beat GCD Swords Thunder 86-76 in Belfield this evening. All National League results in our Game Zone at http://www.basketballireland.ie/news-detail/371549/
Mark Keenan’s side opened with a 30 point quarter and quelled a third quarter fight back from the Galway men to give Mark Keenan the option of withdrawing his first-string in the fourth.
DCU Saints overtook Moycullen to take eighth place thanks to an 89-74 win at Eanna. Eanna took that bit longer to gain a foothold in the game with DCU Saints hitting 46 points in the first twenty minutes.
Tonight's game in Dublin vs Killester was postponed because of a traffic accident in wet conditions on the way down. Everyone safe though.
DCU Mercy maintained their seven point lead at the top of the Women’s Premier League with a 77-49 win at Portlaoise Panthers. Mairead McNally had one of her best shooting performances of the season as DCU Mercy forged a 39-24 half time lead.
Pyrobel Killester warmed up for their Hula Hoops National Cup Final appearance with a tough outing against Singleton SuperValu Brunell in Clontarf. An 11-0 run put the visitors in the driving seat before an Ali Maguire three-pointer in the fourth helped Killester back on the road to a 71-63 win. Rae Contreras took the game high on 31 points while Brunell has four players in double-figures.
Team Montenotte Hotel kept up the pressure on the top-two with a comprehensive 66-39 win over Courtyard Liffey Celtics in Glanmire. Suzanne Maguire was making her debut as interim coach for Celtics while also contributing eight points of the bench but their hosts were already 23-9 ahead for the first quarter.
A stirring comeback from UL Huskies wasn’t enough to give them an unlikely win against Maxol WIT Wildcats. The Limerick side were 15 points in arrears at half time but stormed back into contention to make it a one-point game with five minutes remaining. Wildcats kept their noses in front in a hard-fought encounter with Jazmen Boone topping out at 31 points.
Maree saw off Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin in a crucial game at the top of the Men’s Division One. With KUBS too strong for Kestrels in Greendale, Maree’s 88-79 win over the Kerry side means their mission to reclaim the divisional title is still in their hands, albeit with six games remaining. Kenneth Hansberry and Cathal Finn both broke the 20 point barrier for Maree while Kevin Gray did the same for Killorglin. In KUBS 92-52 win over Kestrels, Conor James and Brian Edwards scored 22 apiece.
Further down the table just three points separate fourth and ninth place. Team Kilkenny hit triple figures on their way to beating BFG Neptune while Fr Mathews overcame JM&L Auctioneers Titans to move off the foot of the table. In the early game, ITC Basketball were edged out at home to C&S Blue Demons.
Team DenJoes American Style claimed a 59-41 win over Team Garvey’s Tralee in the first Kerry derby of the Women’s Division One season. Cormac O’Donoghue’s side also moved to within a point of their close neighbours built on an 11-point lead at half time. Emma O’Connor went for 20 points as Ulster Rockets beat Longford Falcons despite 17 points from Eimear Dooley. Fr Mathews picked up their sixth league win in a row at the expense of ITC Basketball.
NUIG Mystics laid down a statement ahead of their Hula Hoops Senior Women's National Cup final against Oblate Dynamos with an 81-30 win at the Oblate Hall.
NUIG Mystics won at Oblate Dynamos in #BIMD1 today. All results at http://www.basketballireland.ie/news-detail/371549/
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