In the Women’s Super League, Courtyard Liffey Celtics remain unbeaten at the top of the table, after a superb 66-60 win over Ambassador UCC Glanmire in Cork on Sunday afternoon. A dazzling display from Liffey’s Jazmen Boone sent them into the lead by the end of the second quarter, and they kept their cool to close out the win.
“We’re absolutely delighted,” said head coach Mark Byrne. “I think this is the first time that Liffey Celtics have beaten Glanmire in Glanmire. You know you are always going to get a super tough game when you come down here. We weren’t at full strength and we didn’t play amazing, so I’m very happy we came out the right side.”
Meanwhile, it took overtime to separate Maxol WIT Wildcats and Singleton SuperValu Brunell on Saturday evening as, despite trailing by 10 points at half time, a superb second half display saw Brunell level matters by full time (64-64) and pushed on to win 74-71 in the end.
“I was delighted to get the win in overtime, I thought we had left it behind us when we were 13 down in the fourth quarter,” said Brunell’s Francis O’Sullivan.
Elsewhere DCU Mercy showed no mercy as they ran out 101-37 point winners over Portlaoise Panthers.
Basketball Ireland Results – November 18th and 19th
Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:
Griffith College Swords Thunder 93-86 UCD Marian
DCU Saints 80-78 UCC Demons
Éanna 75-73 Pyrobel Killester
Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 71-80 Black Amber Templeogue
Moycullen 75-80 Belfast Star
KUBS 58-71 Maree
Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:
Portlaoise Panthers 37-101 DCU Mercy
Maxol WIT Wildcats 71-74 Singleton SuperValu Brunell (after overtime)
Ambassador UCC Glanmire 60-66 Courtyard Liffey Celtics
Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One:
IT Carlow Basketball 107-93 Fr Mathews
LIT Celtics 94-67 Titans
Dublin Lions 98-110 Ballincollig
EJ Sligo All-Stars 57-78 Paris Texas Kilkenny
Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney 97-93 Ulster University Elks (after overtime)
Ballincollig 95-83 LIT Celtics
Titans 69-106 Neptune
Fr Mathews 124-73 EJ Sligo All-Stars
LYIT Donegal 82-88 Portlaoise Panthers
Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One:
UL Huskies 69-65 Meteors
Griffith College Swords Thunder 64-86 Fr Mathews
Fabplus North West 69-65 Ulster University Elks