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Super League Standings
 1. Templeogue 13-0 
 2. Swords Thunder 11-2 
 3. UCD Marian 10-3 
 4. Tralee 10-4 
 5. Killester 8-4 
 6. UCC Demons 7-6 
 7. Moycullen 5-8 
 8. Belfast Star 5-9 
 9. DCU Saints 4-9 
 10. Eanna 3-10 
 11. KUBS 1-11 
 12. UL Eagles 1-12 
Full Standings
Last:1/19/2017
Division 1 Standings
 1. Killorglin 9-0 
 2. BFG Neptune 8-1 
 3. Maree 8-1 
 4. Ulster Elks 8-2 
 5. Sligo All-Stars 5-4 
 6. Kestrels 4-4 
 7. LYIT Donegal 4-5 
 8. Kilkenny 3-5 
 9. Dublin L. 2-7 
 10. Fr.Mathews 1-8 
 11. ITC Basketball 1-8 
 12. Titans 1-9 
Last:1/10/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group K
 1 Chalon 5-0 
 2 Gaziantep 4-1 
 3 Sodertalje 1-4 
 4 Targu Mures 0-5 
Group L
 1 Demir IBB 4-1 
 2 Antwerp 3-2 
 3 Gravelines 2-3 
 4 Prievidza 1-4 
Group M
 1 Telekom Bsk 4-1 
 2 Vytautas 4-1 
 3 Oberwart 1-4 
 4 Apoel 1-4 
Group N
 1 Nanterre 4-1 
 2 Kormend 3-2 
 3 Tsmoki-Minsk 2-3 
 4 Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-4 
Group O
 1 Alba 4-1 
 2 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 3-2 
 3 UBT Cluj Napoca 2-3 
 4 BK Pardubice 1-4 
Group P
 1 Enisey 4-1 
 2 Lukoil Acad. 3-2 
 3 Groningen 3-2 
 4 Benfica 0-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Dillon STITH
  Belfast Star
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 28.8
 1. Stith, Belfast Star28.8 
 2. Wilson, UL Eagles24.8 
 3. Turner, Killester22.2 
 4. Lawrence, Moycu.20.7 
 5. Provizors, DCU S.20.3 
 6. Pemberton, Tralee20.0 
 7. Bonaparte, Templ.19.4 
 8. Edwards, KUBS18.9 
 9. Murphy, Templeogue18.7 
 10. Moreira, UCD M.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martins PROVIZORS
  DCU S.
  (202-C-87)
  Avg: 16
 1. Provizors, DCU S.16.0 
 2. Garrow, UCD Marian14.4 
 3. Moreira, UCD M.14.3 
 4. Turner, Killester13.9 
 5. Pantovic, Tralee12.3 
 6. Killeen, Templeogue12.2 
 7. Gil, Swords T.11.9 
 8. Freeman, Moycullen11.1 
 9. Bonaparte, Templ.10.3 
 10. Nelms, DCU Saints10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Scott KINEVANE
  UCD M.
  (175-PG-87)
  Avg: 9
 1. Kinevane, UCD M.9.0 
 2. Drumm, UCD Marian8.7 
 3. Westbrooks, Swords T.8.0 
 4. Meany, UCD Marian7.3 
 5. Bonaparte, Templ.6.5 
 6. Hosford, UCC D.6.1 
 7. Downey, UCC Demons6.0 
 8. Roe, Killester5.1 
 9. James, Templeogue4.3 
 10. O'Hanlon, DCU S.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Mike GARROW
  UCD Marian
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Garrow, UCD Marian5.9 
 2. Drumm, UCD Marian5.3 
 3. Westbrooks, Swords T.3.2 
 4. Murphy, Templeogue2.9 
 5. Donaghy, Tralee2.6 
 6. Calvo, Swords T.2.4 
 7. Howlin, UL Eagles2.3 
 8. Makarenko, DCU S.2.3 
 9. James, Templeogue2.2 
 10. O'Hanlon, DCU S.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Jose Maria GIL
  Swords T.
  (207-C-91)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Gil, Swords T.2.9 
 2. Killeen, Templeogue2.8 
 3. Lawson, UCC Demons2.6 
 4. Goldsborough, Swords T.2.2 
 5. Turner, Killester2.1 
 6. Pantovic, Tralee2.0 
 7. Freeman, Moycullen1.9 
 8. Stith, Belfast Star1.9 
 9. Bogdanovic, Tralee1.8 
 10. Garrow, UCD Marian1.8 
Player of the Week

 Michael Bonaparte
  Templeogue
  ( 196-F-82 )
  

Next Round Schedule

Round 15 (Regular Season)

UL Eagles Jan.22 Swords Thund 95%
UCC Demons 80% Jan.22 KUBS
UCD Marian Jan.22 Templeogue 61%
Killester 80% Jan.21 Belfast Star
Moycullen Jan.21 Tralee 68%
DCU Saints 72% Jan.21 Eanna
Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Second Stage)

Group K
Gaziantep Jan.25 Chalon 56%
Targu Mures Jan.25 Sodertalje 66%
Group L
Demir IBB 71% Jan.25 Gravelines
Prievidza Jan.25 Antwerp 82%
Group M
Vytautas 59% Jan.25 Telekom Bsk
Tsmoki-Minsk Jan.25 Nanterre 70%
Apoel 69% Jan.25 Oberwart
Group N
Kormend 81% Jan.25 Bnei Hertzel
Group O
BK Pardubice 60% Jan.25 UBT Cluj Na
Alba 64% Jan.24 Pau-Lacq-Ort
Group P
Groningen 56% Jan.25 Lukoil Acad
Benfica Jan.25 Enisey 95%
National Cup Summary / Upcoming Fixtures - Jan 29, 2013


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The stakes do not get any higher, as this week the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght hosted Irish basketballs showpiece event.

The National Cup finals are where every team wants to be and this years event was a wonderful spectacle for those lucky enough to secure tickets to the sold-out arena.

The highlight of this action-packed weekend came on Friday night as Bord Gais Neptune defeated UL Eagles to end 21 years of hurt and claim their first National Cup since 1992.

Neptune are one of the celebrated institutions in Irish basketball and the long wait for this trophy ensured there were wild scenes of jubilation at the buzzer. It was a stunning performance from the Neptune players and for many, this win represented a career defining achievement.

For Neptune veteran Ger Noonan, it was a particularly poignant moment.

"I cant believe it to be honest. My best friend died ten years ago last week. He was part of the team. I think its fitting that Neptune as a team and as a club dedicate this win to Emmett Neville. Im absolutely wrecked but its worth it," he said.

Neptune coach Mark Scannell was keen to pay tribute to Noonan, "Ger Noonan cant walk some nights after training. His body is breaking down but you look at his performance tonight, absolutely top drawer, he said.

In the womens final, UL Huskies sealed another National Cup with a win over Team Montenotte Hotel Cork. While clearly inspired by the games MVP Michelle Fahy and the tenacious Rachel Vanderwal, the nature of the ULs win spoke to a fantastic collective effort.

Coach James Weldon was certainly keen to stress the commitment of all involved with this UL side," Im running out of things to say to the girls when they win trophies. I just want to pay tribute to our backroom staff. We are not really about old school coaching here at UL. Its a team effort and all the little things that people do add up to success."

While much of the attention was focused on the SuperLeague sides, there was plenty of other action to enjoy over the course of the weekend. For Brunell of Cork, it was a very special weekend as they captured a historic U18 and U20 Womens double.

Coach Kieran OLeary believes the victories are a sign that future success is imminent for the senior side. "We are in SuperLeague at the moment, and with back-to-back U-18 titles Im confident we are going to get to the top of the table in the next few years. This is a great achievement for the club. I cant say enough about those kids. They are brilliant."

A star in both age-groups, young Edel Thornton collected MVP honours in the U18 and U20 final scoring a combined 52 points in the games.

Not satisfied with her incredible weekend haul, she already has her sights on yet bigger prizes in the years ahead.

"We want to come back here again next year again and win the U-18s and U-20s again. That will set us up well for the SuperLeague. We have to keep doing the right things and not become cocky," she said.

Meanwhile Belfast Star coach Adrian Fulton was sounding a little more contented after his U18 Mens cup triumph, claiming " the search for the holy grail is over" after his side defeated Moycullen 68-57 in the U-18 boys final.

"The last time we won a club All Ireland title was 1989.We have been so close before. Weve lost 5 semi-finals and a couple of finals,but what these guys have done is absolutely incredible," he said.

For teams outside the elite SuperLeague, the Division 1 finals were held on Saturday afternoon.

Oblate Dynamos secured their first ever national title with victory over Tralee Imperials, a victory which coach Terry Staunton was struggling to digest at full time.

"This has been an amazing season. We were struggling before Christmas. We brought Jolie Niland back and she has made the difference for us. To get here was brilliant but to win it is just unbelievable. This win is for our fans. They have been with us every step of the way," Staunton said.

In the Senior Mens National Cup final, Blue Demons enjoyed a convincing win 76-62 over Team Garveys St Marys 76-62. Coach Cormac ODonoghue was pleased that his side got over the line after a tempestuous encounter.

"I let the lads know at half time that we needed to keep focussed and keep the head. They did that in the second half and I think we controlled the game from there. Hopefully we can build on this win now," he added.

While Thornton looked ahead, Luke Thompson - who collected the MVP honours in the U20 Mens Cup final after his Templeogue side defeated Killester 64 to 49 took some time to look back and thank those who had helped him and the team reach the winners platform.

The development of this team has taken place over a number of years. We are very grateful to all the people who have helped us along to get here," Thompson said.

Basketball Ireland Weekend Results National Cup Finals

All games took place at the National Basketball Arena

Friday January 25th

Men's SuperLeague Cup Final

UL Eagles 65 (30) (N Campbell 18; R Taylor 15; J Killeen 11) Bord Gais Neptune 85 (43) (M Mcginn 28; D Townes 23; G Noonan 14)

Womens SuperLeague Cup Final

UL Huskies 69 (33) (R vanderwal 26; M Fahy 14; R Clancy 13) Team Momtenotte Hotel Cork 59 (31) (G Dwyer 20; T Bacic 15; M Breen 10)

Saturday January 26th

Mens Senior National Cup Final

Blue Demons 76 (42) (B ONeill 23; K Hosford 14; T Priou 11) Team Garveys St Marys 62 (38) (J Tehan 15; B Clernon 15; D Griffin 14)

Womens Senior National Cup Final

Tralee Imperials 49 (29) (S.Mackessy 20; E.Sherwood 13; D.Geaney 6) Oblate Dynamos 58 (24) (T.Harrison 14; J.Niland 11; G.McKenna 11; E.Curran 6)

Mens U18 National Cup Final

Belfast Star 68 (35) (C.Quinn 24; A.Quinn 18; L. Pettigrew 11) Moycullen 57 (32) (S.OBrien 20; P.Lyons 17; J.Tummon 8)

Womens U18 National Cup Final

Glanmire 54 (30) (S.Kenny 19; L.Mullins 9; L.Wilkinson 9; S.Geaney 6) Brunell 77 (39) (E. Thornton 19; M. OLeary 17; A.Waters 11; O. Connolly 11)

Sunday January 27th

Mens U20 National Cup Final

Templeogue Azzurri 64 (30) (L.Thompson 26; B.Morrison 12; T.Swiatowy 7) Killester 49 (21) (C.Roe 20; M.Deegan 9; P.Sullivan 6)

Womens U-20 National Cup Final

Killester 56 (24) (M.Clarke 19; E.Matthews 11; A.Russell 7; O.Keoghegan 7 Brunell 76 (36) (E.Thornton 35; M.OLeary 13; A.Kearney 11)

Basketball Ireland Upcoming Fixtures

Friday January 1st

Nivea For Men's SuperLeague

Dublin Inter v Killester, National Basketball Arena, 19:45

Saturday January 2nd

Nivea For Men's SuperLeague

Moycullen v UCD Marian, NUI Galway, 15:45 ; Bord Gais Neptune v DCU Saints, Neptune Stadium, 19:00

Basketball Ireland Men's Division One

Maree v Team Garveys St Marys, Calasanctius College, 17:00 ; Donegal Town v Templeogue Azzurri, Abbey VS, 17:30 ; Fr Mathews v Team Left Bank Kilkenny, Colaiste Chriost Ri, 20:00

Sunday January 3rd

Nivea For Men's SuperLeague

UCC Demons v UL Eagles, Mardyke, 15:30 ; Moycullen v Dublin Inter, NUI Galway, 16:45

Basketball Ireland Men's Division One

Blue Demons v Fr Mathews, Mardyke, 13:00 ; Ulster Elks v Matt OFlahertys Chemists Titans, 14:45

Courtesy .... Cian Nihill ....www.basketballireland.ie  




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