Game Zone: Week 14

Game Zone: Week 14

  • Feb 13,2016
Pictured: 25 March 2007; The DCU Mercy team. Women’s Superleague Final, UL Aughinish v DCU Mercy, UL Arena, Co. Limerick. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE 

This Week's Fixtures:

Wednesday 10th February 2016
Men’s Division One:
Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin 82, C&S Blue Demons 65

Friday 12th February 2016
Women’s Division One:
Fr Mathews 65, Ulster Rockets 53
Team Garvey’s Tralee 39, Team Denjoes American Style 64

Saturday 13th February 2016
Men’s Premier League: 
Belfast Star 63, Templeogue 81
DCU Saints 85, GCD Swords Thunder 74
UL Eagles 96, Eanna BC 97 (OT)
Pyrobel Killester 68, UCD Marian 65

Women’s Premier League:
Pyrobel Killester 72 Meteors 75, IWA, Clontarf, 18:00
UL Huskies 58, Team Montenotte Hotel 78

Men’s Division One:
ITC Basketball 71, Kestrels 69
Team Kilkenny 84, KUBS 69
Fr Mathews 65, Maree 78
Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin 100, BFG Neptune 90

Women’s Division One:
NUIG Mystics 64, Fr Mathews 51
Oblate Dynamos 68, Longford Falcons 45

Sunday February 14th 2016
Women’s Premier League:
Singleton SuperValu Brunell 59, Courtyard Liffey Celtics 44
DCU Mercy 55, Maxol WIT Wildcats 76

Women’s Division One:
Ulster Rockets 65, ITC Basketball 76

Hula Hoops U18 Women’s National Shield:
Oblate Dynamos 40, WIT Wildcats 53
JM&L Auctioneers Titans 44 v Tralee Imperials 79

Hula Hoops U18 Men’s National Shield:
Ballincollig BC 87, Limerick Lakers 73

DCU Mercy claimed the Women’s Premier League regular season title with two games to spare to raise their first piece of silverware in five years. The Coolock side have 12 wins to date in the season - enough to earn the trophy despite defeat to Maxol WIT Wildcats at home. 

“We know now we’re the most consistent team,” said Captain Sarah Woods. “The best team is the one that brings home the most trophies but this means a lot to the players and the club and we’re delighted to be hanging another banner from the rafters.” 

Maxol WIT Wildcats won the game 76-55 to retain hopes of a home quarter-final in the playoffs while Singleton SuperValu Brunell beat Courtyard Liffey Celtics 59-44.  The result guarantees the Cork side an away quarter-final in the post-season.

Meteors came from seven points down with three minutes remaining to beat Pyrobel Killester 75-72 in Clontarf. Emily Leer, Jade Daly hit baskets from play before the cool headed free-throw shooting of Katie Kilbride helped Meteors over the line. 

Another fine outing from American duo Sarah Benedetti and Kelsey Harris wasn't enough for UL Huskies to beat Team Montenotte Hotel in Limerick. TMH came through 78-58 to take second place and with it the chance of a home semi-final in the playoffs. 

Singleton SuperValu Brunell beat Courtyard Liffey Celtics 59-44 on Sunday.  The result guarantees the Cork side an away quarter-final in the post-season playoffs as sixth place finisher.  

Templeogue are back level with C&S UCC Demons at the top of the Men’s Premier League. Michael Bonaparte scored 31 points as they won 81-63 at Belfast Star. With Demons on a bye-week,both sides have four games left including a game against each other on February 28th. 

DCU Saints beat GCD Swords Thunder 85-74. They took the lead for the first time in the third quarter and recovered from a fast-break blitz from Thunder to close out the game in the fourth. Conor Gilligan came off the bench to hit a three-pointer that put his side in the driving seat as the clock ran down.  

DCU Saints beat Swords Thunder Basketball Team 85-74 in #BIMPL. All results at http://www.basketballireland.ie/news-detail/372651/

Posted by Basketball Ireland on Saturday, 13 February 2016

Eanna edged out UL Eagles in an overtime thriller in Limerick. The game finished 85-85 after forty minutes before Luke Thompson took his tally to 32 points with a buzzer beater to win the game 97-96. Diarmaid O’Shea also finished with 32 points for the home side. 

Pyrobel Killester saw off UCD Marian 68-65. Marian looked to have the edge when Alex Zurn banked in a deep three-pointer before Jermaine Turner levelled the game and Paul Dick got on the end of a well-crafted inbound play to hit the winning basket. 

A worthy game winner as Killester beat UCD Marian in #BIMPL (nice celebration too). Full results run down at http://www.basketballireland.ie/news-detail/372651/

Posted by Basketball Ireland on Saturday, 13 February 2016

In the Women's Division One, NUIG Mystics are just one win away from a regular season title after grinding out a 64-51 win over Fr Mathews in Oranmore. The sides were level at half time of tough physical encounter with Fr Mathews looking to go top of the table on the back of an eight game winning streak include Friday’s win at home to Ulster Rockets. Mystics pushed clear in the second half with big scores from Ailish O’Reilly, Siobhan Kilkenny and Catherine Connaire. 

Team Denjoes American Style moved up to third place with a 64-43 win at Team Garvey’s Tralee. The first half went along way to deciding this Kerry derby as Sinead Mackessy and Cassandra Buckley led the scoring. Oblate Dynamos got back to winning ways with a 68-45 result at home to Longford Falcons

On Sunday, ITC Basketball claimed a big result when they beat Ulster Rockets 76-65 in Belfast. The win made it a successful weekend for the Carlow club as their Men's and Women's sides both recorded wins in the same round of the National League for the first time. 

“I felt we got what deserved out of that to be honest,” said Coach Martin Conroy. “We outscored 30-11 in the last quarter and nailed all the free-throws that came our way.”

A 78-65 win at Fr Mathews has earned Maree a six point lead at the top of the Men’s Division One. The Galway side were just a basket clear at the half before a strong second half game them a commanding lead in the table with four games left to play. 

It was a Leinster derby in IT Carlow as ITC Basketball hosted Kestrels. Martin Conroy’s side came away with a 71-69 victory. 26 points from Harrison Deyo proved crucial in the one-basket win with Kiran Chopra and Kyle Burke getting in on the scoring. 
 
Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin stayed in the title hunt with an 82-65 win at home to C&S Blue Demons on Wednesday and a 100-90 win over BFG Neptune on Saturday.The second quarter proved crucial as the home side went from parity to 11 points clear in 10 minutes. 

Team Kilkenny made fourth spot their own in beating KUBS 84-69. They were 12 points clear at half time.
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