Experienced Grenadian Forward Michael Bonaparte (196-F-82) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's leader Templeogue and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12. The 34-year old forward had a double-double of 25 points and eleven rebounds, while his team crushed DCU Saints (#10, 3-9) with 23-point margin 98-75. It allowed Templeogue to consolidate first place in the Irish Super League. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is already in a full swing and Templeogue still have not lost a single game, getting all 12 victories. In the team's last game Bonaparte had a remarkable 64.3% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Templeogue and it's hard to imagine this team without him. College of the Ozarks graduate has very impressive stats this year. Bonaparte is in league's top in points (6th best: 19.5ppg), assists (4th best: 6.7apg) and averages solid 55.3% FGP and 45.2% from behind 3-point line.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 36-year old American Brian Edwards (201-C/F-80) of KUBS. Edwards impressed basketball fans with 37 points and 8 rebounds. Bad luck as KUBS lost that game 81-87 to the higher-ranked Moycullen (#7, 5-7). KUBS is still in a red zone at 11th spot in the standings. 10 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory KUBS managed to get this year. Edwards is well-known by KUBS fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.9ppg (#7). He also registered 8.6 boards per game.
The third best performed player last round was another KUBS's star - Kevin Foley (193-G/F-83). Foley showcased his all-around game by recording 28 points, eleven rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. Despite Foley's great performance KUBS lost 81-87 to the higher-ranked Moycullen (#7, 5-7). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. KUBS can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-10 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Foley he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Foley has a very solid season. In 11 games in Ireland he scored 15.6ppg. He also has 8.4rpg and FGP: 52.5%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Martins Provizors (202-C-87) of DCU Saints - 24 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists 5. Jason Killeen (211-C-85) of Templeogue - 24 points and 9 rebounds 6. Adrian O'Sullivan (180-G-93) of UCC Demons - 25 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists 7. Kyle Hosford (175-PG-89) of UCC Demons - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists 8. Goran Pantovic (208-F-91) of Tralee - 16 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists 9. Lorcan Murphy (182-PG-94) of Templeogue - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists 10. Jermaine Turner (195-F-74) of Killester - 12 points and 13 rebounds
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)
Aer Lingus provides special airfares for guests attending the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic Mar 3, 2017, 12:00 PM | VICTORY SCHOLARS Jericho, New York, March 3, 2017 -- Aer Lingus, Irelands only 4 Star airline, has today announced special airfares for those traveling to the Emerald Isle for The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, a college basketball tournament held in conjunction with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Sport Chang... [read more]
Aer Lingus provides special airfares for guests attending the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic Mar 3, 2017, 12:00 PM | VICTORY SCHOLARS
Jericho, New York, March 3, 2017 -- Aer Lingus, Irelands only 4 Star airline, has today announced special airfares for those traveling to the Emerald Isle for The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, a college basketball tournament held in conjunction with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Sport Changes Life, Rory McIllroys Foundation, the Rory Foundation, and The SSE Arena, Belfast. The tournament, which will take place on December 1st and 2nd, will feature Holy Cross vs. Manhattan College and La Salle University vs. Towson University. As the official airline of the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, it's our privilege to not only fly the teams to the tournament, but also the loyal fans, who will travel across the Atlantic to show their support, said Jack Foley, Aer Lingus Executive Vice President, North America. We look forward to offering guests a warm welcome on board our flights. Special fares are available from across Aer Lingus East Coast transatlantic network of Boston (BOS); Hartford (BDL); New York (JFK and EWR), and Washington D.C. (IAD) for outbound travel to Ireland between November 17 and November 30, and return flights between December 3 and December 10, 2017. Roundtrip fares, inclusive of taxes and fees are as follows: From JFK, EWR, BDL $469* From BOS $479* From IAD $559* These fares are available exclusively through Aer Lingus Emerald Exclusives Desk, which operates Monday through Friday 9:30am 4:30 pm EST. They can be reached via telephone at 1-877-351-6665.
Killorglinhas won Cork Mens Basketball Board Boys U17 Billy Kelly Tournament after defeating Moycullen 53-52 in the final on 15-Apr-2017 in the Parochial Hall, Gurranabraher. Killorglinwere Pool 1 winners after the first day of the tournament. On the second day they defeated Templeogue and Blue Demons on the way to the final. Neptune was stopped byMoycullen at semi-final stage. It was a dramatic end of the final game of an excellent tournament having been down by two points with 10 secondsto play Killorglin tookthe win. From : www.corkbasketball.com
Congratulations toMoycullen BC on winning Boys U16A All Ireland Club Championship in Cork. Moycullen defeated Belfast Star 31-18 in the final game of the Championship on 23d of April 2017 in the Parochial Hall. Pool 3 winners Moycullen defeated Gneeveguilla in the first semi-final while Belfast were victorious over Corks Blue Demons. Blue Demons took the 3rd position in the overall ranking with Ballincollig taking the 5th. Well done to both Corks club. From : www.corkbasketball.com
Cork Celts last evening won The Cork County Basketball Board's Div 1 League Title for the second consecutive season Defeating Ballincollig.
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Donaghy the star as Tralee Warriors crowned Men's Champions Trophy champions - 28 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
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