Ballincollig continues unbeaten Super League

Tradehouse Central Ballincollig continued their seven-game Super League winning streak as they count for home side Griffith College Templeogue on Saturday (81-62).

Andre Nation was again instrumental for the Cork team, scoring 26 points, with Adrian O’Sullivan (17) and Milorad Sedlarevic (15) also in the foreground. Templeogue relied on the offensive strength of Lorcan Murphy and Jason Killeen, with 15 points each.

“There’s one game left to end the first half unbeaten against the Belfast Star next week, that’s our goal right now,” said Ballincollig head coach Kieran O’Sullivan.

Star recorded his own home win over Garvey’s Tralee Warriors. Belfast led by seven at half-time (45-38) and won by nine at the end (94-85). Max Cooper scored 29 points for Star, backed by James Claar and Austin Beech with 14 each. Aaron Calixte was once again the Warriors’ best player, scoring 25 points.

DBS Éanna defeated C&S Neptune at home 92-86. Neil Lynch (21), Romonn Nelson (17) and Daniel Heaney (14) were the top scorers for the Dublin squad. C&S Neptune had 18 points from Roy Downey, while Cian Heaphy weighed in with 17 and Miles Washington 16.

Bright DCU Saints defeated Team 360 Financial Killorglin 72-71 with Martin Neary shooting 20 for the Saints. Simon Fransis had 27 for Killorglin.

There were extra times at IWA Clontarf on Saturday, as Killester BC and NUIG Maree were tied at the final buzzer (83-83). Killester BC ultimately won it 99-94, with Ireland international Ciarán Roe scoring 31 points.

UCD Marian hosted Moycullen BC and won 77-56. Srdjan Stojanovic was again a top scorer for the UCD with a total of 25 points, while Mariusz Markowicz (19) and Jonathan Jean (16) also scored well.

In the Super League, Fr Mathews recorded a hard-won victory at DCU Mercy, 66-61, Fr. Mathews had Gráinne Dwyer (20 points), Shannon Brady (19 points) and Trish Byrne (14 points), to thank for the victory.

Head Coach Niamh Dwyer praised his team’s efforts. “We had a good team performance tonight which was necessary to face a tough DCU Mercy team.”

Killester BC doubled overtime in their clash with the WIT Waterford Wildcats, after the teams finished tied in regulation, 84-84 and 93-93 after a second period.

In the end, it was Killester who held on to win 109-100. Myah Taylor (27 points), Shannon Powell (24 points) and Jenna Howe (18 points) were instrumental in Killester’s victory.

It has been another difficult week for Trinity Meteors in the league as they continue to face an exhausted panel due to Covid-19.

They hosted The Address UCC Glanmire on Saturday, a game the visitors won (113-40).

Louise Scannell scored 25 points for the visiting team, followed closely by Carrie Shepherd (24 points).

Singleton SuperValu Brunell had a close battle with Leixlip Amenities Liffey Celtics on Sunday; Three points behind at half-time (32-35), Singleton SuperValu Brunell responded in the second half to win by nine at the end (76-67). Kwanza Murray scored well for Brunell with 19 points, as did Edel Thornton (17) and Shannon Ryan (14).

Only two points separated Team Garvey’s St. Mary’s and IT Carlow Basketball. Nine in front at halftime (36-27), St. Mary’s of the Garvey team had to push back IT Carlow who closed the gap in the third quarter. Rheanna O’Shea (15), Paris McCarthy (13) and Emma Sherwood (13) took the lead in scoring for Garvey’s St. Mary’s team.

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