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Irish Basketball (Men)

Premier League Standings
 1. UCC Demons 16-2 
 2. Killester 14-4 
 3. Templeogue 14-4 
 4. UCD Marian 10-8 
 5. Swords Thunder 9-9 
 6. DCU Saints 7-11 
 7. UL Eagles 6-12 
 8. Belfast Star 6-12 
 9. Moycullen 5-13 
 10. Eanna 3-15 
Last:3/14/2016
Division 1 Standings
 1. Maree 17-1 
 2. KUBS 14-4 
 3. KCYMS 14-4 
 4. Kilkenny 10-8 
 5. Blue Demons 7-11 
 6. Neptune Cork 6-12 
 7. Portarlington 6-12 
 8. IT Carlow 6-12 
 9. Fr.Mathews 5-13 
 10. Titans 5-13 
Last:3/24/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group O
 1. ASVEL 5-1 
 2. Maccabi Rishon 4-2 
 3. Krka 2-4 
 4. Kataja Basket 1-5 
Group P
 1. Ventspils 4-2 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 3-3 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 1-5 
Group Q
 1. Turk Telekom 5-1 
 2. Oostende 5-1 
 3. Boras 2-4 
 4. Slask Wroclaw 0-6 
Group R
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. AV Cantu 3-3 
 3. Enisey 3-3 
 4. TU/Rock 1-5 
Group S
 1. Rovinari 3-3 
 2. Cibona 3-3 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 3-3 
 4. Le Havre 3-3 
Group T
 1. Juventus 4-2 
 2. Khimik 4-2 
 3. Mons-Hainaut 3-3 
 4. Bakken 1-5 
Group U
 1. Fraport SKY 6-0 
 2. Royal Hali 3-3 
 3. Sodertalje 2-4 
 4. Rosa Radom 1-5 
Group V
 1. Openjobmetis V. 5-1 
 2. AEK 3-3 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Gussing 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/3/2016
Points Per Game
 Duane JOHNSON
  DCU Saints
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 26.2
 1. Johnson, DCU Sain.26.2 
 2. Vanzant, Belfast24.7 
 3. Bonaparte, Templ.24.0 
 4. Colbert, UCC D.23.4 
 5. Turner, Killester22.1 
 6. Battle, UL Eagles19.5 
 7. Moreira, UCD M.16.6 
 8. Garrow, Swords T.16.1 
 9. Farrellas, Swords15.9 
 10. Cummins, Templ.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Duane JOHNSON
  DCU Saints
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Johnson, DCU Sain.18.7 
 2. Moreira, UCD M.16.9 
 3. Turner, Killester14.8 
 4. Bonaparte, Templ.12.6 
 5. Colbert, UCC D.12.3 
 6. Provizors, DCU S.11.0 
 7. Grace, Templeogue10.0 
 8. Gallagher, Eanna9.9 
 9. Nelms, Swords T.9.8 
 10. O'Reilly, UCC D.8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Isaac WESTBROOKS
  Swords T.
  (189-PG-85)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Westbrooks, Swords9.1 
 2. Hosford, UCC D.6.8 
 3. Vanzant, Belfast5.3 
 4. Flood, Templeogue5.3 
 5. Drumm, UCD Marian5.2 
 6. Zurn, UCD Marian4.9 
 7. Downey, UCC Demons4.4 
 8. O'Reilly, UCC D.4.2 
 9. O'Hanlon, DCU S.4.2 
 10. Roe, Killester4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Alexander ZURN
  UCD Marian
  (192-F-)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Zurn, UCD Marian4.6 
 2. Westbrooks, Swords3.8 
 3. O'Hanlon, DCU S.3.1 
 4. Hosford, UCC D.2.7 
 5. Johnson, DCU Sain.2.6 
 6. Makarenko, DCU S.2.5 
 7. James, Templeogue2.4 
 8. Turner, Killester2.4 
 9. Murphy, Templeogue2.2 
 10. Bonaparte, Templ.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Alexander ZURN
  UCD Marian
  (192-F-)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Zurn, UCD Marian3.6 
 2. Johnson, DCU Sain.3.1 
 3. Bonaparte, Templ.1.5 
 4. Turner, Killester1.5 
 5. Baynes, UCD Marian1.4 
 6. Cunningham, Moycul.1.4 
 7. Cairns, Belfast1.3 
 8. Freeman, Moycullen1.2 
 9. Grace, Templeogue1.2 
 10. Colbert, UCC D.1.1 
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BASKETBALL IRELAND WEEKEND REVIEW - Jan 21, 2013


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Gary Walsh

BASKETBALL IRELAND WEEKEND REVIEW

As another weekend jammed packed with games comes to an end, we take a look back to see which clubs emerged victorious as the hype of the cup is put to one side

In the Nivea For Mens SuperLeague, it was northsiders, Killester that pulled off an all-star performance on their home court when they saw off UCC Demons.

The Cork side, who currently sit in second position on the league table, were put to the test by Killester but failed to oversee them. And with Killesters head coach, Tom Doherty, unable to make the game, it was club favourite, Jonathon Grennell that took the reins on the evening.

Speaking after the game Grennell enthused, We needed to win this game to continue our chase of the fourth spot on the league table and we did that well over Demons.

Everyone chipped in for this win but our big guys OBrien and Casey really made a difference for us inside where we needed it. Westbrooks also changed the game for us and stepped up when Bonaparte caught himself in foul trouble.

However, across the Liffey, fellow Dubliners, UCD Marian, did not have as much luck when they came up against Dublin Inter.

Even with the help of their new signing, Thomas Viglianco, UCD, struggled to stay with the ever resilient newcomers as they controlled the tempo from the first jump to the final whistle.

Perhaps still feeling the pain from their cup semi-final defeat, it is unfortunate that the southsiders came so close to a spot in the National Cup finals yet find it difficult to see off a team that they had beaten earlier in the season.

Speaking after the game, Dublin Inter head coach, Irmantas Griksas was very happy with his sides performance, We are getting better each time we play together and this game was no different. Everyone stepped up and all 9 players got into the game.

Griksas reiterated the importance of the team contribution, Everyone is committed to the team which means we are getting better quality practise and that is translating to the higher quality of play we are engaging in.

Our confidence was high, we didnt play static which gave us the freedom on offence to take an early lead.

Meanwhile in Cork, National Cup finalists, Bord Gais Neptune, continued their winning ways when a young Moycullen came to visit them.

Neptune, who just recorded a historic victory over fellow Cork rivals, UCC Demons, displayed another strong performance for their home crowd with a double digit win over the young Galway side.

Head Coach of Bord Gais Neptune, Mark Scannell said, We are happy with the win, it was a good for us to get everyone in off the bench.

To see everyone step up and attack the game from the start is exactly what we want. Everyone contributed in the game. Most importantly everyone left the game with a clean bill of health as we prepare for the National Cup final next weekend.

In Limerick, reigning champions UL Eagles overcame DCU Saints with a comprehensive 20 point victory.

Although the Dubliners recorded a win over the Eagles before Christmas, it was clear the Limerick lads had their eye on the prize entering the game. And after their impressive display over UCD Marian in the cup semi-finals, the Eagles look as though they are returning to form ahead of their National Cup Final next week.

Mark Keenan, UL Eagles head coach spoke after game about his side, It was a comfortable win for us and I am delighted with the defensive effort that the guys brought. At times our offense was good but we need to up our shooting percentages if we want to continue winning big games.

courtesy ....Elaine Caffrey .... www.basketballireland.ie
Gary Walsh (186-G-87)
  




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