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Portlaoise Panthers off the mark

In the Women’s Super League, Portlaoise Panthers finally got their season off the mark and did so in style, winning out by 20 points in their battle of the midlands with IT Carlow Basketball.

“I’m over the moon with the win,” said head coach, Peter O’Sullivan. “We’ve been rewarded now for some of the performances we have put in. We said we would try to win each quarter separately and, in the end, hopefully have the win. It was a great performance for the four quarters so I can’t be any happier than that.”
Courtyard Liffey Celtics maintained their unbeaten streak in the league with a 76-62 point win over Maxol WIT Wildcats at home on Saturday evening, with Jazmen Boone top scoring her side to victory.
Elsewhere, Pyrobel Killester recorded their fourth consecutive win when they overcame NUIG Mystics by six points in Galway.

“Mystics’ record doesn’t really reflect how good they are,” said Killester’s Karl Kilbride. “But we prepared very well, we had a really good week in training and we knew what to expect.”

DCU Mercy held on firm despite the best efforts of Singleton SuperValu Brunell on Sunday afternoon to secure a strong victory in the end.

Basketball Ireland Results – November 11th and 12th
Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:
UCD Marian 73-61 Belfast Star
Griffith College Swords Thunder 88-59 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors
Éanna 110-74 KUBS
Maree 102-100 DCU Saints
Black Amber Templeogue 86-82 Moycullen
UCC Demons 95-104 Pyrobel Killester

Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:
Courtyard Liffey Celtics 76-62 Maxol WIT Wildcats
NUIG Mystics 61-67 Pyrobel Killester
IT Carlow Basketball 61-81 Portlaoise Panthers
DCU Mercy 80-68 Singleton SuperValu Brunell

Basketball Ireland Men’s Division 1:
LYIT Donegal 95-83 LIT Celtics
Ballincollig 98-75 Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney
Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin 73-43 Portlaoise Panthers
Paris Texas Kilkenny 82-86 IT Carlow Basketball
Ulster University Elks 93-74 EJ Sligo All-Stars
Paris Texas Kilkenny 60-75 Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin
Titans 104-91 Dublin Lions

Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One:
Meteors 49-59 Griffith College Swords Thunder
Fr Mathews 67-66 UL Huskies
Ulster University Elks 53-68 Marble City Hawks

Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One Champions Trophy:
Fabplus North West 44-60 Marble City Hawks

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