LOCAL Basketball bragging rights rest with the Limerick Celtics this weekend as their mens side defeated the UL Eagles 81-57.
The win sees Tony Hehir's side move to 8-3 from their 11 games, while the Eagles are now just 2-8 from their 10 outings.
Once more the platform for the win was the scoring prowess Turrell Morris who led the way with 35 on the night.
Celtics' women's side also won, 64-59 over Castleisland, taking them to 3-3 this season.
It was not all good news however for the Celtics, as they were defeated, away to IT Carlow on Sunday, 78-76.
Basketball Ireland Men’s Div 1
Limerick Celtics 81
UL Sports Eagles 57
Top scorers Limerick Celtics: Turrell Morris 35, Alvero Martinez 19, Fabio Hernandez 12
Top scores UL Sports Eagles: Tarchee Brown 13, Diarmuid O Shea 9
IT Carlow Basketball 78
Limerick Celtics 76
Top scorers IT Carlow Basketball: Johnny McCarthy 30, Kevin O Donohoe 16, James Butler 13
Top scorers Limerick Celtics: Fabio Hernandez 25, Shane O Connell 18
LIT 92-95 Portlaoise Panthers
Top scorers LIT: Matt Scamaffo 47, Krystian Burchardt 28, Davidis Venckunas 7
Top scorers Portlaoise Panthers: Mike Pierre 53, James Phelan 16
Basketball Ireland Women's Div 1
UL Huskies 48-89 Maree
Top scorers UL Huskies: Abbie Goodsell 24, Orlaith Woods 12, Megan Buckley 4
Top scorers Maree: Claire Rockall 22, Catherine Connaire 19, Dayna Finn 19
Limerick Celtics 64
St Mary’s Castleisland 59
Top scorers Limerick Celtics: Frannie Frazier 31, Taylor Williams 16, Lauren Walsh 6
Top scorers St Mary’s Castleisland: Lorraine Scanlon 26, Denise Dunlea 15