This weekend marked the beginning of the 2012-13 National League season. Reigning champions, UL Eagles, returned home with an impressive victory against Cork side Bord Gais Neptune while Killester came out on top after they clinched a close win at home to Dublin rivals UCD Marian.
UCC Demons beat a resilient Moycullen in Galway as Nivea For Mens SuperLeague newcomers, Dublin Inter, claimed their first win against last years beaten finalists, DCU Saints, in the National Basketball Arena.
Reigning Nivea For Mens SuperLeague champions, UL Eagles, came back from a 13 point deficit at half time to win with a buzzer beater over Bord Gais Neptune on a score line of 72-74.
Although the game had an exciting finish, UL Eagles started the game very sluggish. The second quarter seemed the most difficult for them as they struggled to close the gap with the cork team. Speaking about the game, Head Coach, Mark Keenan admitted, We made life difficult for ourselves and did not play well in the first half, we lacked composure. Keenan continued, During half-time we got it together and started the second half with determination. At one stage we went from being 13 points down to 9 points ahead. The guys put in great work to get back in the game. Unfortunately, we didnt maintain this lead by missing free throws that we should have put away. The game came down to the last possession and Taylor hit the shot on the buzzer. We were lucky. Although the Limerick side came away victorious Keenan declared, I am happy with the win and leaving Cork with two points but I am not happy with our overall performance.
Dublin Northsiders Killester fought hard for their 62-59 victory in their Dublin derby with UCD Marian.
Feeling slightly underhanded without the help of star player Jermaine Turner, Head Coach, Darren ONeill was delighted with his teams win, Its always nice to start the season off with a win. It was a tense affair from the jump and with the first quarter ending 11 a piece it wasnt necessarily great basketball. ONeill continued, Our defense was superb though! Down the stretch it came to us forcing turnovers which then gave us an open run for some easy baskets. Chubb was outstanding for us finishing up with 20 points but we grinded it out until the very end. UCC Demons enjoyed a win on the road against Moycullen as the game finished 80-72.
UCC Demons Head Coach, Paul Kelleher, played tribute to the Galway side as he expressed just how difficult it is to come out of their gym with a win, Galway is always a tough place for us to go. From our last three encounters there we have only won by a collective 9 points. They are always close games. Kelleher added, To win by 8 was definitely our best results against Moycullen. Sullivan and Nihill caused us a lot of trouble but Coughlan and OSullivan stepped up and made some great decisions when we needed smart play. Our win was a character victory for us and everyone played their part, it was a team effort.
Dublin Inter were keen to send out a serious signal to the rest of the league with their impressive 82-67 win over DCU Saints.
We are delighted with our first win in the Nivea For Mens SuperLeague, a first in the history of our club! said Head Coach, Audrius Jonusas. He continued to express how important the win was for his side, This win was fantastic for our team and management but also for the future of the club. Speaking about the game Jonusas said, The first half was very tough but once we slipped into a zone defense it worked well. Tamusauskad played a great game for us but everyone on the team played their part. I hope this result will send a message to the league that we are serious contenders this season!
BASKETBALL IRELAND WEEKLY RESULTS
Friday September 28th 2012
Nivea for Mens SuperLeague
Dublin Inter 82 (37) (M Tamusauskad 26; A Statkus 16; M Cepliauskas 13) DCU Saints 67 (31) (P Clover 14; E Quill 13; M Chubb 10)
Killester 62 (27) (E. Chubb 20; M. Westbrooks 13; L.Summers 8) UCD Marian 59 (30) (J. Galvin 26; C. Meany 9; B. Drumm 6)
Basketball Ireland Men's Division One
Brittons Insurance Donegal Town 58 (26) (D. Muldoon 13; R. Muldoon 13; W. Timoney 13) Dublin Thunder 103 (52) (M. Goj 35; E. Jankech 16; D. McGovern 15)
Fr Matthews 45 (22) (E. O'Callaghan 11; M. Bruseovs 11; D. Vucen 8) Maree 62 (25) (K. Hansberry 18; J. Brophy 10; C. O'Hagan 10)
Templeogue 64 (22) (P. Taylor 16; S. Homan 9; T. Swiatowy 9) Ulster Elks 78 (47) (P. McGaharan 22; M. McDonald 22; C. Johnson 18)
Team Left Bank Kilkenny 50 (25) (E. Walsh 12; P. Brennan 12; J. O'Keeffe 10) Blue Demons 63 (34) (S. McCarty 21; K. Hosford 14; T. O'Halloran 11)
Team Garveys St Marys 79 (34) (A. Fitzgerald 20; D. Wall 17; D. Griffin 10) MOF Chemists Titans 61 (36) (T. Fabriciuss 15; P. Peldzius 15; G. Sedebskis 9)
Sunday September 30th 2012
Nivea for Mens SuperLeague
Bord Gais Neptune 72 (41) (D. Townes 29; M. McGinn 12; M. Rodak 10) UL Eagles 74 (28) (E. Quigley 18; J. Killeen 10; S. Kinevane 10)
BASKETBALL IRELAND UPCOMING FIXTURES
Saturday October 6th 2012
Nivea For Mens Superleague DCU Saints v Moycullen, DCU Sports Complex, 19:00; UCD Marian v Bord Gais Neptune, UCD Sports Complex, 19:10; UL Eagles v Killester, UL Arena, 19:30
Basketball Ireland Mens Division One Maree v Donegal Town, Calasanctius College, 17:00; Matt OFlahertys Chemists Titans v Templeogue, Renmore Community Centre, 19:00; Dublin Thunder v Team Left Bank Kilkenny, OCarroll Arena, 20:00
Sunday October 7th 2012
Nivea For Mens Superleague UCC Demons v Dublin Inter, Mardyke Arena, 15:30
Basketball Ireland Mens Division One Blue Demons v Ballon, Mardyke Arena, 13:00; Team Left Bank Kilkenny v Fr. Mathews, Watershed Sports Centre, 15:30
KUBS BC tabs Corbin Jackson, ex Njardvik - 3 days ago
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Newly promoted KUBS BC (Super League) inked 25-year old American forward Corbin Jackson (203-95kg-92, college: Florida Tech). He started the season at UMFN Njardvik in Icelandic Dominos League. In four games he averaged impressive 17.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3bpg this season. Among other achievements Jackson's team made it to the SAC Tournament Semifinals in 2013. He received also All-SSC Defensive Player of the Year award in 2014, 2015 and 2016 at his college time. Jackson graduated fr... [read more]
Newly promoted KUBS BC (Super League) inked 25-year old American forward Corbin Jackson (203-95kg-92, college: Florida Tech). He started the season at UMFN Njardvik in Icelandic Dominos League. In four games he averaged impressive 17.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3bpg this season. Among other achievements Jackson's team made it to the SAC Tournament Semifinals in 2013. He received also All-SSC Defensive Player of the Year award in 2014, 2015 and 2016 at his college time. Jackson graduated from Florida Institute of Technology in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball.
Basketball Ireland Men's Super League It was a big weekend for Mark Ingle's charges this weekend as KUBS secured a big win over Pyrobel Killester on Thursday evening and ran League leaders Templeogue very close (losing out 71-76 at the end of a nail-biter) on Sunday. Speaking about the win over Killester, Ingle said: 'It was a great win and good for the lads. They've been working hard all year and staying in with the better teams - we're hanging in and getting better every week.'
Elsewhere, UCD Marian maintained their impressive form winning 64-76 against Killester on Saturday, while DCU Saints had to settle for second best against a dominant Griffith Swords Thunder. Garvey's Tralee Warriors secured another good win on the road, overcoming Commercial.ie Eanna by 21 points, while SSE Airtricity Moycllen had 15 to spare over Belfast Star, and UCC Demons romped home to victory against Radisson Blu UL Eagles.
Pyrobel Killester 74-76 KUBS Top scorers Pyrobel Killester: Jermaine Turner 18, Cian Nihill 17, Paddy Sullivan 13 Top scorers KUBS: Corbin Jackson 25, Brian Edwards 16, Conor James 10 Half time score: Pyrobel Killester 37-34 KUBS
Commercial.ie Eanna 68-89 Garvey's Tralee Warriors Top scorers Commercial.ie Eanna: Jonathan Riles 20, Aidan Dunne 14, Neil Lynch 8 Top scorers Garvey's Tralee Warriors: Kieran Donaghy 23, Fergal O Sullivan 21, Goran Pantovic 16 Half time score: Commercial.ie Eanna 24-52 Garvey's Tralee Warriors
DCU Saints 69-85 Griffith Swords Thunder Top scorers DCU Saints: Eoin Darling 25, Martins Provizors 15, Archie Macarenko 8 Top scorers Griffith Swords Thunder: Alex Dolenko 21, Conroy Baltimore 20, Isaac Westbrooks 12 Half time score: DCU Saints 32-48 Griffith Swords Thunder
Belfast Star 60-75 SSE Airtricity Moycullen Top scorers Belfast Star: Keelan Cairns 19, Paddy McGaharan 15, Fearghal Toner 7 Top scorers SSE Airtricity Moycullen: Dylan Cunningham 26, Paul Freeman 20, Patrick Lyons Half time score: Belfast Star 36-50 SSE Airtricity Moycullen
Pyrobel Killester 64-76 UCD Marian Top scorers Pyrobel Killester: Jermaine Turner 16, Cian Nihill 13, Ciaran Roe 10 Top scorers UCD Marian: Anthony Silvestri 14, Dustan Moreira 13, Mike Garrow 11 Half time score: Pyrobel Killester 31-46 UCD Marian
UCC Demons 93-71 Radisson Blu UL Eagles Top scorers UCC Demons: Adrian O Sullivan 30, Jacob Lawson 12, Ronan O Sullivan 11 Top scorers Radisson Blu UL Eagles: Ryan Wilson 25, Patrick McCarthy 13, Eoin Quigley 13 Half time score: UCC Demons 49-30 Radisson Blu UL Eagles
Basketball Ireland Men's Division One Maree 109-98 BFG Neptune Top scorers Maree: Paulius Peldzius 26, Kenneth Hansberry 23, Eoin Rockall 19 Top scorers BFG Neptune: Tanner Brooks 27, Sean Jenkins 25, Gary Walsh 12, David Murray 12 Half time score: Maree 62-50 BFG Neptune
Titans 80-65 ITC Basketball Top scorers Titans: Toms Fabriciuss 23, Gene Williams 17, Kelvin Atu 14 Top scorers ITC Basketball: Mike Klinger 21, Jimmy Ward 11, Ronan Williams 11 Half time score: Titans 40-40 ITC Basketball
LYIT Donegal 88-82 Kestrels Top scorers LYIT Donegal: Jordan McClelland 21, Jack Mackey 21, Mark Cannon 12 Top scorers Kestrels: Christopher Teasley 31, Dan Debosz 21, Dainius Stankevicius 15 Half time score: LYIT Donegal 43-41 Kestrels
Ej Sligo All Stars 71-67 Team Kilkenny Top scorers Ej Sligo All Stars: Tobi Brockmann 15, Kaylim Noel 14, Philip Hamilton 12, Oisin O Reilly 12 Top scorers Team Kilkenny: Lukas Szulc 23, James Butler 19, Ryan Pepper 9 Half time score: Ej Sligo All Stars 32-31 Team Kilkenny
Ulster University Elks 84-73 Keane's SuperValu Killorglin Top scorers Ulster University Elks: Ryan Oliver 23, Darius Surginas 16, E Cernevicius 14, Will Koppenhaver 10 Top scorers Keane's SuperValu Killorglin: Garny Garcia 21, Ian McLoughlin 17, Seamus Brosnan 13 Half time score: Ulster University Elks 52-39 Keane's SuperValu Killorglin
Dublin Lions 66-70 Fr Mathews Top scorers Dublin Lions: Chris McNairney 14, Tomasz Swiatowy 11, Kevin Anyanwu 10 Top scorers Fr Mathews: Donal McCarthy 17, Owen Connolly 17, Daragh Fleming 11 Half time score: Dublin Lions 31-35 Fr Mathews
From : www.basketballireland.ie The Emmet Neville under 14 Memorial Tournament will be hosted by Neptune at The Neptune stadium on March 18th next with some places for teams still open.Contact Neptune Basketball club at +353 21 439 5873. From : https://www.facebook.com/neptune.bc?hc_ref=SEARCH
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Best players of Irish Super League round 18 - 8 days ago
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American Mike Garrow (193-G-91) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for UCD Marian and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18.
The 25-year old guard had a double-double of 18 points and nineteen rebounds, while his team crushed DCU Saints (#8, 6-11) with 21-point margin 88-67. UCD Marian maintains the 3rd position in Irish Super League. They are still close to the very top. UCD Marian would have been even better if they kept winning... [read more]
American Mike Garrow (193-G-91) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for UCD Marian and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18. The 25-year old guard had a double-double of 18 points and nineteen rebounds, while his team crushed DCU Saints (#8, 6-11) with 21-point margin 88-67. UCD Marian maintains the 3rd position in Irish Super League. They are still close to the very top. UCD Marian would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 14-3 record. In the team's last game Garrow had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be UCD Marian's top player in his first season with the team. Eastern Connecticut State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Garrow is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 15.4rpg) and averages solid 1.9bpg,5.9spg,57.3% FGP and 54.5% from behind 3-point line.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old international point guard Stephen James (182-PG-92) of league's best team Templeogue. James impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 14 points and 10 assists. Of course he led Templeogue to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Belfast Star (#9, 5-12) 106-78. This victory allowed Templeogue to move up to 1st position in the standings. His team belongs to top of the standings with 15-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. James is one of the most experienced players at Templeogue and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.
The third best performed player last round was another Templeogue's star - Grenadian forward Michael Bonaparte (196-F-82). Bonaparte scored 23 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Templeogue, helping his team with a 106-78 easy win against the lower-ranked Belfast Star (#9, 5-12). Many experts and fans count Templeogue as a contender for championship title. Another victory and another confirmation that they may be right. Just look at their record: 15 victories and only one lost game. They are currently at the very top of the standings. Bonaparte has a great season in Ireland. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.3ppg (7th best) and assists with 5.9apg (6th best). He also has FGP: 55.7% and 3PT: 44.7%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Trae Pemberton (193-G-92) of Tralee - 35 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists 5. Oleksandr Dolenko (191-PG-90) of Swords Thunder - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists 6. Nathaniel Musters (208-C-93) of Eanna - 13 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists 7. Isaac Westbrooks (189-PG-85) of Swords Thunder - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists 8. Dustan Moreira (202-F-89) of UCD Marian - 10 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists 9. Patrick Lyons (187-F-95) of Moycullen - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists 10. Barry Drumm (186-G-87) of UCD Marian - 19 points and 6 assists
The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc. The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy. The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)
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