11 December 2023

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Maree lose out to Superleague leaders Belfast Star

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Maree lose out to Superleague leaders Belfast Star

InsureMyVan.ie Super League leaders, Belfast Star bounced back from their National Cup exit the previous week by surmounting a huge challenge from Maree 97-87, while in the MissQuote.ie Super League, Gurranabraher Credit Union Brunell again moved three points clear at the summit following their 99-73 triumph at home against SETU Waterford Wildcats.

Head Coach, Adrian Fulton praised the contribution made by both his Belfast Star team and opponents, Maree as the two InsureMyVan.ie Super League Conference leaders locked horns in an epic battle from which the former prevailed 97-87 in De la Salle College on Saturday night. Tamyrik Fields was again on fire for the hosts, emerging from this clash with 37 points, while De Ondre Jackson and Conor Quinn also made their presence felt with a combined tally of 40 as Belfast responded perfectly to their loss to UCC Demons in the InsureMyHouse.ie Pat Duffy National Cup the week before and kept their unbeaten league run intact. “I think tonight’s game was a tremendous advertisement for the Men’s Super League,” said Fulton. “Two very good teams went toe to toe for 40 minutes. “We were very disappointed with our performance last week and we wanted to bounce back. It was a great team effort with huge contributions from across the board” he smiled.

Elsewhere in the Men’s Superleague, a massive haul of 40 points and eight rebounds by Grant Olsson went a long way to seeing Maigh Cuilinn dig out an 83-73 win at Bright St Vincent’s, while in the MissQuote.ie Women’s Super League FloMAX Liffey Celtics delivered an emphatic 98-56 point victory over a depleted University of Galway Mystics side in Leixlip Amenities Centre on Saturday night, with Americans Alexandra Navarette and Tianna Ayulo, along with Ireland senior international, Sorcha Tiernan, combining for 66 points and 25 rebounds. In the Men’s Division One, Kavanagh’s Portlaoise Panthers returned home from Knocknacarra Community Centre celebrating an 88-79 win over Titans BC.

InsureMyVan.ie Super League

Saturday December 9

Irish Guide Dogs Ballincollig @MTU 85 – 80 Griffith College Éanna

Belfast Star 97 – 87 Maree

Energywise Ireland Neptune 85 – 101 Templeogue

Bright St. Vincent’s 73 – 83 Maigh Cuilinn

Flexachem KCYMS 76 – 94 EJ Sligo All-Stars

Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 87 – 82 Ulster University

Sunday December 10

UCC Demons 73 – 92 Pyrobel Killester

MissQuote.ie Super League

Friday December 8

DCU Mercy 55 – 84 Pyrobel Killester

Saturday December 9

Catalyst Fr. Mathews 77 – 62 Ulster University

Portlaoise Panthers 44 – 97 The Address UCC Glanmire

FloMAX Liffey Celtics 98 – 56 University of Galway Mystics

Sunday December 10

Gurranabraher Credit Union Brunell 99 – 73 SETU Waterford Wildcats


InsureMyVan.ie Division One

Saturday December 9

Joels Dublin Lions 110 – 90 Killarney Cougars

Titans BC 79 – 88 Kavanagh’s Portlaoise Panthers

SETU Waterford Vikings 52 – 96 Drogheda Wolves

UCD Marian 88 – 74 Limerick Sport Eagles

Limerick Celtics 95 – 71 Team NorthWest

Scotts Lakers Killarney 84 – 75 Mater Private Malahide

Sunday December 10

SETU Carlow 129 – 124 Moy Tolka Rovers (after triple overtime)

Photo courtesy of Belfast Star Facebook page/Ian Hume Photography


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