GAME ZONE: FEB 06-07
February 04, 2016
Pyrobel Killester blew the race for the Menâs Premier League title wide open with a comprehensive win over Templeogue at the Oblate Hall. Brian OâMalleyâs side raced out to an early lead through the dominant Paul Dick and Jermaine Turner and went to win 98-66. Templeogue showed signs of fatigue after their maiden Hula Hoops National Cup win, and C&S UCC Demons capitalised to go top, beating DCU Saints 102-73 at the Mardyke.
SSE Airtricity Moycullen picked up their fourth win of the campaign with a 72-52 win at home to UL Eagles. The Galway side were full value for the win after a strong third quarter put them in control.
Offence built on defence as Moycullen Basketball pick up their fourth win of the #BIMPL campaign. Lots of big news and results tonight all at http://bit.ly/Feb06-07Posted by Basketball Ireland on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Belfast Star lost ground in the race for the final four with a 75-92 defeat at GCD Swords Thunder. Thunder, recovering from their cup final defeat, had a strong start and remain level on points with UCD Marian who beat Eanna with a spread of scorers at Belfield. Marian are ahead of Thunder on the head-to-head record and it was a bright atmosphere at the UCD Sports Centre as Meteors gave themselves every chance of a home draw in the Women's Premier League playoffs with an 83-74 win over Maxol WIT Wildcats.
Mark Byrneâs squad built a 46-38 lead in the first half and protected it as Emily Leer topped out on 22 points.
Pyrobel Killester slipped back in their bid to win the regular season title after an 84-71 defeat at Courtyard Liffey Celtics. The result gives Celtics a shot at making the final playoff spot and could also speed up DCU Mercyâs mission to finish the season on top of the table.
If Mark Ingleâs side beat Maxol WIT Wildcats at home next Sunday, the title is assured.
Team Montenotte Hotel came through unscathed from an 86-56 win over Portlaoise Panthers. UL Huskies picked up a vital road win to move out of the relegation spot. The Limerick side won 78-76 at Singleton SuperValu Brunell.
UL Huskies Basketball Club moved out of the #BIWPL relegation spot today. Full results at http://bit.ly/Feb06-07.Posted by Basketball Ireland on Sunday, 7 February 2016
In the Womenâs Division One, a spirited display from Longford Falcons wasnât enough to peg back NUIG Mystics from an 80-47 win in Longford.
Hustle, heart and teamwork from Longford Falcons in #BIWD1Posted by Basketball Ireland on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Ulster Rockets kept in control of third place by beating Team Garveyâs Tralee 74-63 in Belfast. Team Denjoes American Style were victors 73-53 victors over Oblate Dynamos in Dublin.
In the Menâs Division One. KUBS temporarily went back top with a hard earned win 88-84 win over Keaneâs SuperValu Killorglin in Kerry. Maree made it four wins from four for Galway clubs in the National league to resume leadership in beating C&S Blue Demons 97-92 in Cork.
Maree BC go top of #BIMD1 and make it 4/4 wins for Galway clubs in this weekend's National League with a 97-92 win at C&S Blue Demons. Game Zone at http://bit.ly/Feb06-07Posted by Basketball Ireland on Sunday, 7 February 2016
JM&L Auctioneers are up to seventh place after a come-back 84-78 win at home to Team Kilkenny.
JM&L Auctioneers Titans and Team Kilkenny trading baskets late in the second quarter in #BIMD1Posted by Basketball Ireland on Saturday, 6 February 2016
The toast of MD1 however was Ger Noonan. The Neptune stalwart confirmed that his sideâs 96-84 win over ITC Basketball would be his last as a player at Neptune Stadium. Noonan signed out with 17 points in a signature high scoring win.