As the final whistle blows in the Nivea For Mens SuperLeague the top four teams look ahead to their Champions Trophy semi-final fixtures next weekend while the rest reflect on the season past.
Entering the weekend, all four top spots where filled however battles were fought around the country as each team looked to finish the season on a high.
In the Nivea For Mens SuperLeague, Bord Gais Neptune added another win to their record which saw them tie with UCC Demons for the second spot on the league table. Neptune overcame a young but resilient Moycullen in Galway on Saturday night on a score-line of 88-81.
Speaking about the game, head coach of Bord Gais Neptune, Mark Scannell said, Im happy with that win we finished strong and everyone got a good run.
We were never really in trouble and maintained control throughout the game. Our younger guys have been playing brilliantly so it was great for them to get so involved in this game too.
We are looking forward to next weekend and entering the game in good form especially as we have finished the season with such a strong record.
Meanwhile UCC Demons fell to DCU Saints 60-58 when they travelled to Glasnevin. The northsiders have enjoyed great success this weekend as they secured a mid-week win over Dublin Inter which allowed them to qualify for the final spot in the Champions Trophy competition.
Head coach of DCU Saints, David Donnelly said, We are delighted with the win but it wasnt a great performance. We were probably too comfortable at the beginning of the game after our win the other night over Dublin Inter.
However, I am proud of the lads at how well they came back and turned it around. Its a good sign that we found a way to win it.
Our match-up against UL Eagles next weekend wont be easy but we are coming into that game off a good run.
Elsewhere, UL Eagles proved why they are League Champions after they oversaw UCD Marian 90-63. The Limerick side where clearly out to prove a point after their loss to UCD back in February.
Under the watchful eye of assistant coach, Mike Hickey, the Limerick lads finished their successful season with a strong win. After the game, Hickey said, We knew coming into the game that we needed to work hard on defence and we did. From that our offensive game took off and we created great plays.
UCD had some key players missing but they still made us work for every basket. Overall it was a great team performance. We know how talented DCU are so we will have a tough week of practice ahead to make sure we are ready and prepared for that battle.
Finally, Killester secured their last win of the season at home in the I.W.A. Clontarf when they took on Dublin Inter and finished 82-76.
Although the result had no significant impact on the league or playoff standings Tom Doherty, head coach of Killester explains the importance of the game for his side.
He said, Tonight we played for pride and I really think we showed the strength and character of the team.
Back in November when the team went through changes and restructuring our season could have either deteriorated or improved. I believe that each of the lads had the desire and want to win and we stuck together.
The win over Dublin Inter was a mental victory. It was a tough and physical game but we had a little bit more in the tank and pulled away to get the win. It was great to finish the season with a win at home in front of our fans.
BASKETBALL IRELAND LATEST RESULTS
Saturday, March 9th
Nivea For Mens SuperLeague
Moycullen: 81 (30) (P. Sullivan 31, C. Nihill 13, P. O'Brien 13) Bord Gais Neptune: 88 (48) (D. Townes 23, I. McLoughlin 19, M. McGinn 17)
Killester: 82 (40) (M. Boneparte 22, A. Casey 10, M. Westbrooks 19) Dublin Inter: 76 (40) (M. Tamusauskas 22, A. Statkus 9, R. Dimiciukas 19)
DCU Saints: 60 (26) (M. Trimmer 20, M. Protvizors 11, E. Donnelly 10) UCC Demons: 58 (33) (Walker 15, C. O Sullivan 15, S Coughlan 13)
UL Eagles: 90 (47) (R. Taylor 24, J. Killeen 23, S. Kinevane 23) UCD Marian: 63 (34) (B. Drumm 16, T. Vigilanco 11, C. Meany 9)
Basketball Irelands Mens Division One Playoffs
Templeogue Azzurri: 79 (39) (P. Taylor 18, I. Gordon 17, L. Thompson 11) Team Garveys St Marys: 63 (31) (A. Fitzgerald 18, J. Teahan 12, D. Griffin 10)
Basketball Ireland's Men's Division One Playoffs
Blue Demons: 74 (35) (K. Hosford 28, T. O'Halloran 14, S. Rodgers 8) Ballon BC: 50 (25) (D. Tamosauskis 11, R. Eidukas 12, M. Rubsiauicus 9)
BASKETBALL IRELAND UPCOMING FIXTURES
Champions Trophy Semi-Finals
Friday, March 15th
Bord Gais Neptune v UCC Demons, Mardyke Arena Cork, 6.45pm
UL Eagles v DCU Saints, Mardyke Arena Cork, 8:45pm
MAREE were today crowned Basketball Ireland Men's Division One Regular Season champions for the second year in a row with a win over Ulster University Elks in Oranmore. In an extremely close and competitive game, it took Maree until the fourth quarter to put some breathing space between the two sides, with momentum swinging from end to end throughout the game. Good scoring from Kenneth Hansberry and Eoin Rockall (182-PG-98) sealed the deal in the end for the Galway side, and Maree were cr... [read more]
MAREE were today crowned Basketball Ireland Men's Division One Regular Season champions for the second year in a row with a win over Ulster University Elks in Oranmore. In an extremely close and competitive game, it took Maree until the fourth quarter to put some breathing space between the two sides, with momentum swinging from end to end throughout the game. Good scoring from Kenneth Hansberry and Eoin Rockall (182-PG-98) sealed the deal in the end for the Galway side, and Maree were crowned champions. 'It feels brilliant. We had a really tough game today, Ulster Elks are a really good team and they really put it up to us,' said a thrilled Head Coach, John Finn . 'We were nine points down going into the fourth quarter and played really well to win the game so we're delighted. I felt that if we could play to our ability we could win, but it wasn't until the fourth quarter that we played the way we can play.' Courtesy of: basketballireland.ie
Irish Super League round 22 best performance: Jermaine Turner - 1 day ago
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Naturalized American Forward Jermaine Turner (195-F-74) put on an amazing game in the last round for Killester, receiving a Usbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 22.
The 42-year old player had a double-double of 27 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat Eanna (#11, 5-16) 89-75. Killester maintains the 5th position in Irish Super League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Killester will need more victories to improve their... [read more]
Naturalized American Forward Jermaine Turner (195-F-74) put on an amazing game in the last round for Killester, receiving a Usbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 22. The 42-year old player had a double-double of 27 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat Eanna (#11, 5-16) 89-75. Killester maintains the 5th position in Irish Super League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Killester will need more victories to improve their 13-8 record. In the team's last game Turner had a remarkable 61.5% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Killester, through which he has constantly improved. Former Dowling College star has very solid stats this year. Turner is in league's top in points (5th best: 20.7ppg), rebounds (4th best: 12.5rpg) and averages impressive 1.7bpg and 55.1% FGP.
The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old American Mike Garrow (193-G-91) of UCD Marian. Garrow had a very good evening with a double-double of 23 points and 25 rebounds. Bad luck as UCD Marian lost that game 66-94 to slightly higher-ranked Swords Thunder (#2, 18-3). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. UCD Marian still maintains its place in the top 3 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 16-5 record is not bad at all. Garrow is a newcomer at UCD Marian, but is already one of team's top players.
Third on the list of top players last round was Latvian center Martins Provizors (202-C-87) of DCU Saints (#8). Provizors showcased his all-around game by recording 21 points, sixteen rebounds (!!!) and five assists in the last round. Despite Provizors' great performance DCU Saints lost 64-76 to slightly higher-ranked UCC Demons (#6, 11-10). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of DCU Saints not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 14 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Provizors could try to bring DCU Saints' a little bit higher in the standings. Provizors has individually a great season in Ireland. After 19 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.1ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 16.7rpg (#1 in league). He also has 1.5bpg and FGP: 69.5%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Paul Freeman (201-F-83) of Moycullen - 22 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists 5. Lorcan Murphy (182-PG-94) of Templeogue - 31 points and 5 rebounds 6. Jason Killeen (211-C-85) of Templeogue - 27 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists 7. Justin Goldsborough (203-F) of Swords Thunder - 18 points and 12 rebounds 8. Dustan Moreira (202-F-89) of UCD Marian - 21 points and 10 rebounds 9. Isaac Westbrooks (189-PG-85) of Swords Thunder - 9 points, 7 rebounds and 14 assists 10. Michael Bonaparte (196-F-82) of Templeogue - 25 points, 10 rebounds and 3 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)
Basketball Ireland Detailed Results Basketball Ireland Men's Super League TEMPLEOGUE WILL be awash in a sea of red for the next few days as the men's Super League team stormed to a 96-93 point win over Garvey's Tralee Warriors at Oblate Hall this evening. This win, coupled with their midweek win over Pyrobel Killester, was enough to see them safe at the top of the table and they were officially crowned Basketball Ireland Men's Super League Regular Season champions 2016/17. 'Absolutely thrilled - we had to really dig deep after a slow start, maybe the occasion, maybe a bit nervy, but once we got going the boys were amazing,' said Head Coach Mark Keenan. 'We pulled that out of the fire. Our defense wasn't up to scratch early on, so we knew that needed to step up and it did. 'You're there and thinking is this one getting away from me? And then we put in that effort and I'm just over the moon and a little bit speechless - it's hard to take it in now.' While Tralee stormed into an early 17-31 point lead, Lorcan Murphy was the star of the second quarter for Templeogue, urging his team on with superb scores to close the gap to 48-54 by the half. It remained neck in neck throughout the third and fourth, with the real story of the game coming down to the last minute, which saw Mike Bonaparte soar through the air for a massive offensive rebound with 58 seconds on the clock and netted the ball home to send Templeogue into a three-point lead. Trae Pemberton took to the free throw line at the other end, and with the battle of the free throws well underway, it soon was back to a one-point game (94-93). However, Bonaparte was on hand to keep a cool head in the last 20 seconds, as he went to the line to shoot two and netted them with panache to see Templeogue home to their first League title, 96-93. Elsewhere, Mark Ingle's charges at KUBS are relishing the prospect of a showdown with Commercial.ie Eanna next Saturday evening, as they overcame Belfast Star in a cracking game up in Belfast on Saturday to put them on level pegging with Eanna on 15 points apiece. The KUBS win now ensures that next weekend's game will be an all-out battle as it's a must win for both teams in order to avoid relegation. Eanna meanwhile suffered an 89-75 point defeat at the hands of Pyrobel Killester, while SSE Airtricity Moycullen won out over Radisson Blu UL Eagles and UCC Demons overcame DCU Saints, while Griffith Swords Thunder overcame UCD Marian in emphatic fashion.
Griffith Swords Thunder 94-66 UCD Marian Top scorers Griffith Swords Thunder: Justin Goldsborough 18, Jose Maria Gil Narbon 17, Charlie Coombes 12, Alex Calvo 12 Top scorers UCD Marian: Mike Garrow 23, Dustan Moreira 21, Anthony Silverstein 8 Half time score Griffith Swords Thunder 57-29 UCD Marian
Belfast Star 57-60 KUBS Top scorers Belfast Star: Ryan Wilson 20, Paddy McGaharan 18, Sean Quinn 5 Top scorers KUBS: Corbin Jackson 16, Gary Barron 13, Kevin Foley 8 Half time score: Belfast Star 33-27 KUBS
Radisson Blu UL Eagles 70-80 SSE Airtricity Moycullen Top scorers Radisson Blu UL Eagles: Eoin Quigley 18, Seamus Hickey 12, Patrick McCarthy 11 Top scorers SSE Airtricity Moycullen: Phillip Lawrence-Ricks 26, Paul Freeman 22, James Loughnane 11 Half time score: Radisson Blu UL Eagles 37-47 SSE Airtricity Moycullen
Templeogue 96-93 Garvey's Tralee Warriors Top scorers Templeogue: Lorcan Murphy 31, Mike Bonaparte 25, Paul Cummins 11, Lawrence Summers 11 Top scorers Garvey's Tralee Warriors: Trae Pemberton 24, Kieran Donaghy 21, Dusan Bogdanovic 12 Half time score: Templeogue 48-54 Garvey's Tralee Warriors
Pyrobel Killester 89-75 Commercial.ie Eanna Top scorers Pyrobel Killester: Jermaine Turner 27, Ciaran Roe 11, Niall Hegarty 10 Top scorers Commercial.ie Eanna: Neil Lynch 20, Nathaniel Musters 12, Aidan Dunne 12 Half times score: Pyrobel Killester 54-43 Commercial.ie Eanna
UCC Demons 76-64 DCU Saints Top scorers UCC Demons: Ciaran O Sullivan 22, Adrian O Sullivan 17, Jacob Lawson 14 Top scorers DCU Saints: Martins Provizors 19, Graham Brannelly 11, Eoin Darling 8 Half time score: UCC Demons 48-39 DCU Saints
Basketball Ireland Men's Division One It was a busy weekend in the Men's Division One, with Kestrels bagging a massive home win on Saturday evening when they overcame Maree by three points. Elsewhere, Team Kilkenny edged Dublin Lions by ten, ITC Basketball had to settle for second best against Ulster University Elks, while it was a close one between Keane's SuperValu Killorglin and Ej Sligo All Stars, with the former managing to hold on to a two point lead to win out in the end. Meanwhile, Neptune overcame LYIT and Titans had the better of Fr Mathews.
Team Kilkenny 68-58 Dublin Lions Top scorers Team Kilkenny: Jack Murphy 14, James Butler 14, Lughaidh O Neill 12, Lukasz Szulc 12 Top scorers Dublin Lions: Tomasz Swiatowy 18, Chris McNairney 14, Igor Markiewicz 13 Half time score: Team Kilkenny 33-31 Dublin Lions
Kestrels 83-80 Maree Top scorers Kestrels: Christopher Teasley 40, Liam Guinan 13, Aaron Whelan 13 Top scorers Maree: Kenneth Hansberry 20, Paulius Peldzius 13, Eoin Rockall 12 Half time score: Kestrels 37-40 Maree
ITC Basketball 80-102 Ulster University Elks Top scorers ITC Basketball: Jimmy Ward 27, Mike Klinger 21, Shane Maughan 18 Top scorers Ulster University Elks: Will Koppenhave 33, Darius Surginas 19, Eimantas Cernevicius 15 Half time score: ITC Basketball 47-49 Ulster University Elks
Keane's SuperValu Killorglin 94-92 EJ Sligo All Stars Top scorers Keane's SuperValu Killorglin: Andrew Fitzgerald 23, Ignus Sujinas 19, Darragh Jones 16 Top scorers Ej Sligo All Stars: Luke McLoughlin 31, Kaylim Noel 30, Emmet Keogh 16 Half time score: Keane's SuperValu Killorglin 51-41 EJ Sligo All Stars
BFG Neptune 98-80 LYIT Donegal Top scorers BFG Neptune: Gary Walsh 31, Tanner Brooks 22, Shane Duggan 16 Top scorers LYIT Donegal: Paul McHugh 20, Jordan McCelland 19, Jimmy Puha 15 Half time scorers BFG Neptune 39-30 LYIT Donegal
Fr Mathews 82-92 Titans Top scorers Fr Mathews: Peter Mullane 17, Paul O Driscoll 14, Evan Barrett 13 Top scorers Titans: Eugene Williams 43, Toms Fabriciuss 18, Eoin Coughlan 13 Half time score: Fr Mathews 46-47 Titans Players and Coaches of the Month for February announced
GARVEY'S TRALEE WARRIORS have secured a big double whammy of wins this week, as the club has been awarded both the Men's Super League Player of the Month and the Men's Super League Coach of the Month titles for the month of February. Head Coach Mark Bernsen has scooped the title of Coach of the Month for February after he helped his side to continue an unbeaten run of wins during the month, dating back to the start of December. Shooting star Trae Pemberton meanwhile has secured the title of Men's Super League Player of the Month after he made a huge impression on games throughout the month top scoring throughout February, bagging 35 points against Pyrobel Killester and 37 against UCD Marian. The Women's Super League awards meanwhile, sees the Coach of the Month award winging its way to Leixlip, with Courtyard Liffey Celtics Head Coach Mark Byrne scooping the title for this month after his side continues to enjoy a winning streak that has been firmly in place since their Cup final loss back in January to Ambassador UCC Glanmire. Speaking of Glanmire, Claire Rockall has won her second Player of the Month award for the season as she has landed the title after good displays for the Cork side throughout the month. Elsewhere, a phenomenal display from BFG Neptune star, Tanner Brooks, has ensured he has won the title of Player of the Month for the Men's Division One, with the Coach of the Month award making its way to Galway for the second time this season as John Finn of Maree has scooped the title once more. It's a double win for ITC Basketball in the Women's Division One meanwhile as the side - who were crowned Regular Season Champions 2016/17 - have also been awarded both the Coach of the Month and Player of the Month awards, with Martin Conroy netting the coach award as his side are still unbeaten in the League since January 2016. Instrumental guard Jamiyah Bethune meanwhile has scooped the Player of the Month award after yet more fantastic displays throughout the month. Basketball Ireland National League Monthly Awards - February Men's Super League Coach of the Month: Mark Bernsen (Garvey's Tralee Warriors)
Men's Super League Player of the Month: Trae Pemberton (Garvey's Tralee Warriors)
Men's Division One Coach of the Month: John Finn (Maree)
Men's Division One Player of the Month: Tanner Brooks (BFG Neptune)
Registered Table Officials needed for FIBA European Championship Mar 13,2017 Registered Table Officials needed for FIBA European Championships A number of registered table officials are neededto officiate at the FIBA Under 18 Women's European Championships Division B, which will be hosted in two locations in Dublin this coming August 4-13th.
Officials who wish to be considered for the role must meet the following requirements: Must be available for at least two of the playing days between August 4-13th. Must be available to attend a FIBA upskilling workshop which will be delivered by FIBA and Basketball Ireland in Dublin in May/June 2017 and will include the use of Digital Scoresheets. Appointments will be made later in the summer, with successful candidates notified in advance of the Championships and agreed fees for the Championships paid to those who are successful.
Applications should be made by email email@example.com March 31st. In your application, please state the current highest level of officiating that you have done to date (eg: National League).
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