American forward Darren Townes (201-F-86) had a very impressive game in the last round for B.Gais Neptune, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5. The 26-year old player had a double-double of 29 points and 17 rebounds, while his team outclassed Killester (2-3) with 27-point margin 90-63. B.Gais Neptune is placed at 4th position in Irish Superleague. B.Gais Neptune is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 2-3 record. Townes turned to be B.Gais Neptune's top player in his first season with the team. Former Hofstra University star has very solid stats this year. Townes is league's best scorer averaging so far 25.2ppg. Townes is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 13.8rpg) and averages impressive 1.8bpg,2.4spg and 60.8% FGP.
The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old former international center Jason Killeen (211-C-85) of league's second-best UL Eagles. Killeen had a very good evening with a double-double of 19 points and 16 rebounds. Of course UL Eagles cruised to a 73-61 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked UCD Marian (#5, 2-3). This victory allowed UL Eagles to move up to second position in the standings. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 4 matches. Killeen is well-known at UL Eagles and is a proven leader in his second season with the team. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.4ppg (#6). He also registered 11.0 boards per game.
Third on the list of top players last round was Australian forward Kenton Walker II (205-F-84) of league's top team UCC Demons. Walker II scored 23 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of UCC Demons, leading his team to a 83-82 win against #3 ranked DCU Saints in a game of the week. UCC Demons started extremely well this year. They recorded 5 victories without losing a single game. Walker II turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. The season just started for Walker II as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Gerard Noonan (180-G-82) of B.Gais Neptune - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists 5. Shane Coughlan (188-G-79) of UCC Demons - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists 6. Robert Lynch (193-F-78) of UL Eagles - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists 7. Patrick Glover (193-F-77) of DCU Saints - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists 8. John Galvin (203-F-88) of UCD Marian - 11 points and 11 rebounds 9. Michael Westbrooks (193-G-82) of Killester - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists 10. Paul Stapleton (201-C-78) of B.Gais Neptune - 8 points and 8 rebounds
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)
Aer Lingus provides special airfares for guests attending the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic Mar 3, 2017, 12:00 PM | VICTORY SCHOLARS Jericho, New York, March 3, 2017 -- Aer Lingus, Irelands only 4 Star airline, has today announced special airfares for those traveling to the Emerald Isle for The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, a college basketball tournament held in conjunction with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Sport Chang... [read more]
Aer Lingus provides special airfares for guests attending the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic Mar 3, 2017, 12:00 PM | VICTORY SCHOLARS
Jericho, New York, March 3, 2017 -- Aer Lingus, Irelands only 4 Star airline, has today announced special airfares for those traveling to the Emerald Isle for The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, a college basketball tournament held in conjunction with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Sport Changes Life, Rory McIllroys Foundation, the Rory Foundation, and The SSE Arena, Belfast. The tournament, which will take place on December 1st and 2nd, will feature Holy Cross vs. Manhattan College and La Salle University vs. Towson University. As the official airline of the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, it's our privilege to not only fly the teams to the tournament, but also the loyal fans, who will travel across the Atlantic to show their support, said Jack Foley, Aer Lingus Executive Vice President, North America. We look forward to offering guests a warm welcome on board our flights. Special fares are available from across Aer Lingus East Coast transatlantic network of Boston (BOS); Hartford (BDL); New York (JFK and EWR), and Washington D.C. (IAD) for outbound travel to Ireland between November 17 and November 30, and return flights between December 3 and December 10, 2017. Roundtrip fares, inclusive of taxes and fees are as follows: From JFK, EWR, BDL $469* From BOS $479* From IAD $559* These fares are available exclusively through Aer Lingus Emerald Exclusives Desk, which operates Monday through Friday 9:30am 4:30 pm EST. They can be reached via telephone at 1-877-351-6665.
Killorglinhas won Cork Mens Basketball Board Boys U17 Billy Kelly Tournament after defeating Moycullen 53-52 in the final on 15-Apr-2017 in the Parochial Hall, Gurranabraher. Killorglinwere Pool 1 winners after the first day of the tournament. On the second day they defeated Templeogue and Blue Demons on the way to the final. Neptune was stopped byMoycullen at semi-final stage. It was a dramatic end of the final game of an excellent tournament having been down by two points with 10 secondsto play Killorglin tookthe win. From : www.corkbasketball.com
Congratulations toMoycullen BC on winning Boys U16A All Ireland Club Championship in Cork. Moycullen defeated Belfast Star 31-18 in the final game of the Championship on 23d of April 2017 in the Parochial Hall. Pool 3 winners Moycullen defeated Gneeveguilla in the first semi-final while Belfast were victorious over Corks Blue Demons. Blue Demons took the 3rd position in the overall ranking with Ballincollig taking the 5th. Well done to both Corks club. From : www.corkbasketball.com
Cork Celts last evening won The Cork County Basketball Board's Div 1 League Title for the second consecutive season Defeating Ballincollig.
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Donaghy the star as Tralee Warriors crowned Men's Champions Trophy champions - 24 days ago
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Kieran Donaghy (198-G/F-83) was the star of the show in Letterkenny today as Tralee swooped home to glory and scooped the silverware in the final of the Basketball Ireland Men's Champions Trophy. It was a thrilling finale in Donegal as Donaghy drove down the court and laid the ball up in style to send another epic battle with Regular Season champions, Templeogue, to overtime (66-66). That last gasp bucket was just one story of many that can be told from today's game, with Jason Killeen (2... [read more]
Kieran Donaghy (198-G/F-83) was the star of the show in Letterkenny today as Tralee swooped home to glory and scooped the silverware in the final of the Basketball Ireland Men's Champions Trophy. It was a thrilling finale in Donegal as Donaghy drove down the court and laid the ball up in style to send another epic battle with Regular Season champions, Templeogue, to overtime (66-66). That last gasp bucket was just one story of many that can be told from today's game, with Jason Killeen (211-C-85, college: Augusta) shining brightest for Templeogue in one of the closest Men's Super League clashes of the year. The story, however, lies with Tralee and the glory of their achievement and it is one that will be told for many years to come. From Donaghy to Trae Pemberton (193-G-92, college: Maryville, MO) - a guard who has dazzled for the Kingdom throughout the season - to Goran Pantovic (208-F-91, college: Drexel), the team worked as a unit throughout and managed to hold on in the dying seconds to add another page to the history books. It was Pemberton who stepped up to the mark with 7.8 seconds on the clock in overtime as they trailed Templeogue 73-70 and as hearts dropped around the court when his first effort did not find the mark, Donaghy was on hand for the offensive rebound to feed Pemberton once more and he made no mistake second time of asking to tie it yet again, 73-73. With double overtime looming, Donaghy had the final say of the game, adding a free throw in the dying seconds and it was with bated breath for all of Kerry as they watched the clock tick down in agonizing fashion. Courtesy of: basketballireland.ie
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