Hula Hoops U18 Men's National Cup: Moycullen BC 60-52 Ongar Chasers, St Vincent's 64-70 Tolka; Malahide 78-76 Sligo
Detailed results: Hula Hoops Men's National Cup - Pat Duffy Cup: KUBS BC Head Coach Mark Ingle was delighted with his side's performance as they secured their first win of the 2016/17 season following a nail-biting game against Commercial.ie Eanna in the Hula Hoops Men's National Cup.
Fantastic scoring from Brian Edwards (23) and Kevin Foley (20) gave KUBS the edge to win out 72-65.
'We are so happy to get a win, it's our first win and now we go on to play them in the second leg and hopefully we can get a win there too,' said Head Coach, Mark Ingle.
Elsewhere in the Hula Hoops National Cup, UCD Marian overcame Radisson Blu UL Eagles, SSE Airtricity Moycullen just edged Belfast Star, Templeogue defeated UCC Demons, DCU Saints overcame Pyrobel Killester and Irish TV Tralee Warriors won against Griffith Swords Thunder.
UCD Marian 95-68 Radisson Blu UL Eagles Top scorers UCD Marian: Mike Garrow 32, Conor Meany 16, Anthony Silvestri 10 Top scorers Radisson Blu UL Eagles: Zedric Sadler 17, Neil Campbell 11, Rob Lynch 10 Half time score: UCD Marian 51, Radisson Blu UL Eagles 36 Templeogue 96-87 UCC Demons Top scorers Templeogue: Jason Killeen 21, Lorcan Murphy 21, Mike Bonaparte 19 Top scorers UCC Demons: Roy Downey 23, Jacob Lawson 22, Ciaran O Sullivan 13 Half time score: Templeogue 49, UCC Demons 39 KUBS BC 72-65 Commercial.ie Eanna Top scorers KUBS BC: Brian Edwards 23, Kevin Foley 20, Jonathan Riles 12 Top scorers Commercial.ie Eanna: Neill Lynch 17, Nathaniel Musters 13, Luke Thompson 11 Half time score: KUBS BC 32, Commercial.ie Eanna 38 Irish TV Tralee Warriors 61-55 Griffith Swords Thunder Top scorers Irish TV Tralee Warriors: Ryan Leonard 14, Trae Pemberton 13, Dusan Bogdanovic 11 Top scorers Griffith Swords Thunder: Jose Narbon 18, Isaac Westbrooks 18, Justin Goldsborough 6 Half time score: Irish TV Tralee Warriors 41, Griffith Swords Thunder 21 Pyrobel Killester 69-71 DCU Saints Top scorers Pyrobel Killester: Cian Nihill 15, Eoghain Kiernan 14, Ciaran Roe 11 Top scorers DCU Saints: Arkadijs Mararenko 15, Eoin Darling 15, Martin Provizors 14, Daniel Nelms 11 Half time score: Pyrobel Killester 38, DCU Saints 19 SSE Airtricity Moycullen 72-71 Belfast Star Top scorers SSE Airtriciy Moycullen: Dylan Cunningham 17, Paul Freeman 16, James Loughnane 13 Top scorers Belfast Star: Greg Womack 17, Keelan Cairns 17, Conor Johnston 16 Half time score: SSE Airtricity Moycullen 36, Belfast Star 26
Basketeball Ireland Men's Division One: Meanwhile in the Men's Division One, it was a busy weekend of action, with wins for BFG Neptune, Kestrels, Sligo All-Stars, Keane's SuperValu Killorglin, Dublin Lions and Ulster University Elks.
BFG Neptune had a 101-59 point win over ITC Basketball in Carlow, but Head Coach Paul Kelleher had mixed emotions about the win. "We played in a hurried way, not the way we are used to playing," he reflected. "I thought we struggled defensively, we didn't work as hard as we normally do but I thought we did a much better job in the second half - we were more disciplined, we were more composed. We executed things a little bit better in the second, but my practise session is already lined out for next week, I know what we need to work on." ITC Basketball 59-101 BFG Neptune Top scorers ITC Basketball: Etienne Droullon 12, Mike Klinger 11, Jimmy Ward 11 Top scorers BFG Neptune: Gary Walsh 18, Adam Drummond 18, Tanner Brooks 18 Half time score: ITC Basketball 33, BFG Neptune 46 Kestrels 79-68 Team Kilkenny Top scorers Kestrels: Karolis Timofejevas 22, Mantas Vilimas 18, Dan Debosz 13 Top scorers Team Kilkenny: James Butler 24, Lukasz Szuk 16, Matt Van Pelt 12 Half time score: Kestrels 45, Team Kilkenny 33 Keane's SuperValu Killorglin 91-58 Fr Mathews Top scorers Keane's SuperValu Killorglin: Kevin Grey 25, Garny Garcia Nivar 20, Declan Wall 13 Top scorers Fr Mathews: Paul O Driscoll 13, Owen Connolly 12, Sean Cantwell 12 Half time score: Keane's SuperValu Killorglin 42, Fr Mathews 30 Sligo All-Stars 76-71 LYIT Donegal Top scorers Sligo All-Stars: Kalim Noel 19, Ronan McGarrity 13, Cian Lally 10 Top scorers LYIT Donegal: Oisin Kerlin 17, Kevin Stanley 16, Jack MacKey 10, T John Casiello 10 Half time score: Sligo All-Stars 31, LYIT Donegal 36 Dublin Lions 80-60 Titans Top scorers Dublin Lions: Tomasz Swiatowy 22, Jurgis Butkevicius 13, Hillary Netsiyanwa 9 Top scorers Titans: Gene Williams 21, Taific Mustapha 9, Emmanuel Saah 9 Half time score: Dublin Lions 40, Titans 26 Ulster University Elks 74-71 Maree Top scorers Ulster University Elks: McDonald 15, Oliver 13, Banys 13, McColgan 13 Top scorers Maree: Eoin Rockall 29, Kenneth Hansberry 14, E Solsona Leria 7 Half time score: Ulster University Elks 34-30 Maree
Hula Hoops Men's Intermediate Cup Moycullen BC 54-86 Phoenix BC Top scorers Moycullen BC: J Cunningham 15, O Carey 11, D Canavan 10 Top scorers Phoenix BC: D Lynn, 20, G Celms 17, D Erickson 12 Half time score: Moyculeen BC 20, Phoenix BC 49
Hula Hoops Under 18 Men's National Cup: KUBS BC 86-54 Limerick Lions Top scorers KUBS BC: Jordan Fallon 23, Eoin McCann 17, Sean Smith 9 Top scorers Limerick Lions: Nathan Moore 18, Karoles Vithaites 9, Jack Coyne 8 Half time score: KUBS BC 53, Limerick Lions 29
An oft repeated pattern of Basketball in Ireland is the segmenting of teams into a strong top group a significant middle grouping and a third group who from week to week as the Superleague progresses find the likelyhood that they will take one of the top teams on and beat them an unlikely proposition, a scenario where in The United states N.B.A. league it in reality can happen from time to time where playoff teams at least,lose to bottom of the basement outfits and thus make for at least from the fans perspective make every game potentially at least a viable investment of the hard earned dollar. This past weekend's Pat Duffy Cup games results wise mirrored the Superleague early season form of teams and thus continue to make competitions here interesting and more interesting perhaps given the added dimension of it being a 12 team affair as opposed to the more traditional 10 teams.The standout result in the home and away Cup format was the Templeogue win over U.C.C. Blue Demons at 96 plays 87 again pointing to the significance to Demons of the loss of player coach Colin O Reilly to The British Basketball League. Jacob Lawson the new import replacement for Lehmon Colbert though obviously not in the category of the superstars of the 80's (Marion Elie, Mike & Ray Smith, Bob Stephens, Kelvin Troy etc) is strong enough scoring wise to have the team change their approach offensively and focus on separating their offence into 2 and 3 man units as opposed to the sets being run at the minute which has Lawson waiting for things to happen team wise on offence negating his mental alertness and making things difficult for him to operate as best he might when he does receive the ball. In truth with his leaping ability and finishing skills he is potentially a 25/30 ppg average if set up differently. Lawson's defence too is sharp enough for a higher level competition given the opportunity. Table toppers Templeogue (4-0 after beating the now 3-1 UCD Marian the previous week) will in all probability go from strength to strength after establishing a 9 point advantage to take to game 2 against Demons. Tralee too for their part as returnees to competition after a lapse of 7 years continue to impress and for them too the 6 points advantage going into round 2 of the Cup will give them confidence as they continue to grow and develop together as a team unit. They have reignited interest in basketball locally and provide a home atmosphere many opponents will find more and more challenging as the competitions move on. The added advantage of having an import player to chop and change so to speak will too perhaps become significant.
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Donaghy the star as Tralee Warriors crowned Men's Champions Trophy champions - 21 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
Templeogue and Tralee reach Champions Trophy Final - 22 days ago
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Templeogue and Tralee Warriors advanced into the Champions Trophy Final. They earned victories in the respective semifinals on Saturday. Tralee Warriors nipped Swords Thunder 66:64. Trae Pemberton (193-G-92, college: Maryville, MO) provided 24 points and 8 rebounds to pace the winners. The Warriors jumped to a 36:27 halftime lead. Swords Thunder went on a determined comeback rally in the final period but came up short at the end. Kieran Donaghy (198-G/F-83) and Ricardo Leonard (201-C-70,... [read more]
Templeogue and Tralee Warriors advanced into the Champions Trophy Final. They earned victories in the respective semifinals on Saturday. Tralee Warriors nipped Swords Thunder 66:64. Trae Pemberton (193-G-92, college: Maryville, MO) provided 24 points and 8 rebounds to pace the winners. The Warriors jumped to a 36:27 halftime lead. Swords Thunder went on a determined comeback rally in the final period but came up short at the end. Kieran Donaghy (198-G/F-83) and Ricardo Leonard (201-C-70, college: ODU) netted 13 points each in the win. Oleksandr Dolenko (191-PG-90) responded with 13 points for the Thunder. Templeogue knocked down UCD Marian 71:64 behind 21 points and 14 rebounds from Jason Killeen (211-C-85, college: Augusta). The teams went neck and neck throughout first three periods. However Templeogue used a 22:14 rally in the fourth frame to ice the win. Lorcan Murphy (182-PG-94) produced 17 points and 7 boards in the victory. Conor Meany (185-PG-86) responded with 17 points for UCD Marian. Dustan Moreira (202-F-89) chipped in 16 points in the loss.
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