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Super League Standings
 1. Glanmire 14-2 
 2. Liffey Celtics 12-3 
 3. DCU Mercy 10-5 
 4. Killester 9-7 
 5. P.Panthers 8-8 
 6. WIT Wildcats 7-8 
 7. Brunell 5-11 
 8. NUIG Mystics 3-12 
 9. Meteors 2-14 
Last:3/23/2017
Division 1 Standings
 1. IT Carlow 11-1 
 2. UL Huskies 9-3 
 3. Marble City Hawks 7-5 
 4. Ulster Rockets 7-5 
 5. Fr.Mathews 3-9 
 6. Ulster Elks 3-9 
 7. Oblate Dynamos 2-10 
Last:3/21/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Sarah FAIRBANKS
  DCU M.
  (185-F-)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Fairbanks, DCU M.19.9 
 2. Sterling, P.Pan.19.9 
 3. Wells, NUIG M.17.5 
 4. Kilpatrick, Brunell17.1 
 5. Boone, Liffey Celtics17.1 
 6. O'Connor, Liffey C.16.8 
 7. Neal, Meteors16.5 
 8. Fechko, Killester15.7 
 9. Woods, DCU Mercy15.4 
 10. Rockall, Glanmire15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Monet NEAL
  Meteors
  (178-F-95)
  Avg: 16
 1. Neal, Meteors16.0 
 2. Melia, P.Panthers12.8 
 3. Wells, NUIG M.11.8 
 4. Kavanagh, WIT W.10.4 
 5. Fairbanks, DCU M.10.2 
 6. Fechko, Killester10.2 
 7. Dwyer, Glanmire9.9 
 8. O'Shea, WIT W.9.2 
 9. Sterling, P.Pan.9.2 
 10. O'Connor, Liffey C.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Brittney DUNBAR
  WIT W.
  (173-G-)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Dunbar, WIT W.5.3 
 2. Deegan, WIT W.4.6 
 3. O'Sullivan, P.Pan.3.8 
 4. Sterling, P.Pan.3.8 
 5. Mairtin, Meteors3.6 
 6. McKenna, Glanmire3.6 
 7. Sullivan, DCU M.3.5 
 8. Nagle, Killester3.5 
 9. Sherwood, Killester3.4 
 10. O'Connor, Liffey C.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Leah FECHKO
  Killester
  (173-G-94)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Fechko, Killester5.9 
 2. Dunbar, WIT W.5.1 
 3. Toner, DCU Mercy3.4 
 4. Sherwood, Killester3.4 
 5. O'Connor, Liffey C.2.8 
 6. Boone, Liffey Celtics2.8 
 7. Clarke, Killester2.7 
 8. Sullivan, DCU M.2.6 
 9. Alford, Glanmire2.5 
 10. Daly, Killester2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Casey GRACE
  Glanmire
  (182-F-92)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Grace, Glanmire3.2 
 2. Melia, P.Panthers2.9 
 3. Huijsdens, DCU M.2.4 
 4. Neal, Meteors2.3 
 5. Kilpatrick, Brunell2.3 
 6. Toner, DCU Mercy2.0 
 7. Fairbanks, DCU M.2.0 
 8. O'Connor, Liffey C.1.6 
 9. Alford, Glanmire1.5 
 10. Kavanagh, WIT W.1.0 
Player of the Week

 Leah Fechko
  Killester
  ( 173-G-94 )
  

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Superleague / Div 1 - Feb 4, 2013


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Niamh Dwyer

In the Nivea Womens SuperLeague, Meteors and Ulster Rockets both served notice of their intentions with strong home wins that kept them right in the thick of the playoff race.

In Belfast, Ulster Rockets had the experience to see off a gutsy performance from the young Singleton SuperValu Brunell team, whose top scorer Edel Thornton (28 points) played the weekend before in the U18 National Cup.

Their greater size and bulk was just part of the reason for the northerners 75 to 64 win however. Led by an in-form Meghan Houlihan who scored often and early, Rockets forced Brunell into a box and one defence that left gaps for other players as the home side controlled the lead from start to finish.

Speaking after the game, Rockets head coach Breda Dick was relieved to have gotten the result after what had been a long lay-off for her team.

We hadnt played a game in a month and it looked like it at times out there, but delighted to have gotten the win. Brunell are a good side and gave it a good go for the whole game.

For Meteors of Dublin, it was another hard-fought win over their neighbours Killester overturning a first quarter nine-point deficit to win by a convincing 18 points by the final whistle.

The final score is a little bit unfair on Killester I think but there was no argument I feel that we were the better team on the night, said Meteors head coach Hugh Kilbride.

There was a lot at stake in the game and while our shots didnt drop early on but for the rest of the game Jade Daly (18 points) and Rebecca Nagle (20 points) in particular shot the ball really well.

Elsewhere in the Nivea Womens SuperLeague it was another tough weekend for the struggling Liffey Celtics team as they dropped games to DCU Mercy on Saturday before falling to Team Montenotte Hotel Cork on Sunday.

Basketball Ireland Weekend Results

Nivea Womens SuperLeague

Ulster Rockets 75 (46) (M Houlihan 22, N Lennon 16, C Stuart 13) Singleton SuperValu Brunell 64 (31) (E Thornton 28, D OLeary 13, A Waters 10)
Meteors 66 (36) (R Nagle 20, J Daly 18, S Fogarty 12) Killester 48 (25) (M Clarke 13, F Ward 10, C Flaherty 10)
Liffey Celtics 38 (23) (A OConnor 11, E Bracken 8, A OConnor 6) DCU Mercy 77 (38) (S Woods 17, C Newton 14, A McLoughlin 10)

Basketball Ireland Womens Division One

NUIG Mystics 73 (36) (A O Reilly 16, N O Keefe 16, G Gaskin 12) Portlaoise Panthers 47 (29) (T Fallon 13, S Melia 11, C O Sullivan 10)
Team Tom McCarthys St Marys 74 30) (K Kelly 17, L Scanlon 12, E O Connor 11) UL Huskies 32 (13) (A Danagher 10, E Cleary 7, A Crosse 5)
Donegal Town 40 (15) (S Murphy 15, T Khan 11, M Liston 10) Tralee Imperials 86 (41) (S MacKessy 17, M Barry 14, L Brennan 14)

Sunday February 3rd
Nivea Womens SuperLeague
Team Montenotte Hotel Cork 100 (55) (N Dwyer 23, T Bacic 21, G Dwyer 12) Liffey Celtics 18 (12) (A OConnor 8, A OConnor 4, M Howe 4)

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

Niamh Dwyer (176-G-82, college: Monmouth)   



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