DCU Mercy and UCD Marian have a lot to celebrate this festive season as they remain top of the Women’s and Men’s Super League tables ahead of the Christmas break.
DCU continued their solid form of late in Glanmire on Saturday afternoon, winning out 62-57 against their long-time rivals in Cork. Despite trailing 35-27 at half time, superb performances from Sarah Woods and Rachel Huijsdens sent DCU home to victory.
Elsewhere in the Women’s Super League, Courtyard Liffey Celtics got back to winning ways with an 85-51 point win over Portlaoise Panthers, while Pyrobel Killester won out 72-58 on the road against Maxol WIT Wildcats. Singleton SuperValu Brunell dug deep in Carlow on Sunday afternoon to take home an 82-73 point win over IT Carlow Basketball.
In the Women’s Division One, Fr Mathews bounced back well from last weekend’s two-game loss to book their spot in the Women’s Champions Trophy final (to be played at the end of the season) with a win over Marble City Hawks. It is Hawks however who are top of the table at the midway point of the season, with just one loss so far this year. In the other game of the weekend, UL Huskies had the better of Griffith College Swords Thunder on Sunday afternoon, winning out 73-64 in the end.
Basketball Ireland Results: Dec 14-17th
Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:
Griffith College Swords Thunder 77-90 UCC Demons
UCD Marian 88-66 KUBS BC
Moycullen 83-108 Pyrobel Killester
Belfast Star 72-78 DCU Saints
Black Amber Templeogue 92-83 Éanna
Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 90-67 Maree
Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:
Ambassador UCC Glanmire 57-62 DCU Mercy
Maxol WIT Wildcats 58-72 Pyrobel Killester
Courtyard Liffey Celtics 85-51 Portlaoise Panthers
IT Carlow Basketball 73-82 Singleton SuperValu Brunell
Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One
Dublin Lions 98-92 IT Carlow Basketball
Ulster University Elks 67-82 Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin
Paris Texas Kilkenny 79-91 Portlaoise Panthers
Fr Mathews 94-103 Neptune
EJ Sligo All-Stars 76-96 Dublin Lions
IT Carlow Basketball 98-34 LIT Celtics
Portlaoise Panthers 77-75 University Ulster Elks
GameFootage.net Titans 96-100 LYIT Donegal (after overtime)
Fr Mathews 107-73 Paris Texas Kilkenny
WNLC Championship Trophy semi-final:
Fr Mathews 62-47 Marble City Hawks
Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One
UL Huskies 73-64 Griffith College Swords Thunder