LIT Celtics and UL Huskies claim big wins

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LIT Celtics and UL Huskies claim big wins

LIT Celtics' Krystian Burchardt blocks another Dublin Lions fast break move during his side's win last weekend at the LIT SportsHub Pic Pat Shanahan

Limerick Men’s National league basketball team LIT Celtics claimed their fourth win of the season with a very impressive 93 - 82 win against Dublin Lions last Saturday night in LIT Sportshub.

Forty one points from Matt St Armour coupled with 15 points from John Galvin and 14 from Krystian Burchardt saw the men in green claim their fourth win of the season.

A packed LIT Sportshub witnessed a highly entertaining game with some super shooting from both sides on the nights.

It was basket for basket until midway through the second quarter when the Limerick sides intense defense began to pay dividends as the LIT Celtics side took a 10 point lead.

Celtics increased their lead and closed out the quarter with some good scores to finish the half with a twenty one point lead.

The third quarter was again a basket for basket affair but the Dublin side began to comeback reducing the LIT Celtics side’s lead to six points with two minutes remaining.

Some great scores from Matt St Armour, Emmet Brown and Tommy Walsh regained the momentum of the Limerick side as they closed out the game for an impressive 93 – 82 win.

Celtics now have three weeks off until they return home for what should be another cracker of a game on Sunday February 18 against LYIT Donegal in LIT Sportshub @ 3pm.

LIT Celtics 93-82 Dublin Lions

Top scorers LIT Celtics: Matt St Amour 41, John Galvin 15, Krystian Burchardt 14

Top scorers Dublin Lions: Muhamed Sabic 25, Igor Markiewicz 20, Tiernan Howe 16

Half time score: LIT Celtics 54-33 Dublin Lions

Meanwhile, in the Women's Division One league, the UL Huskies moved to 6-2 from their opening eight games with a 62-59 road victory over the Ulster Elks.

Kelila Atkinson led the scoring charts with 25 points, ably assisted by Cathy Campbell and Orlaith Woods. The win sees the Huskies close the gap on table toppers Marble City Hawks to just three points ahead of the top two meeting of the sides on February 10.

Ulster University Elks 59-62 UL Huskies

Top scorers Ulster University Elks: Alex Mulligan 17, Aoife Callaghan 12, Shauna Harley Moyes 9

Top scorers UL Huskies: Kelila Atkinson 25, Cathy Campbell 19, Orlaith Woods 10

Half time score: Ulster University Elks 31-24 UL Huskie

RESULTS

Men’s Super League:

Pyrobel Killester 89-58 Belfast Star

DCU Saints 74-110 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors

Éanna 62-74 Moycullen

Maree 79-83 UCD Marian

KUBS BC 66-86 Griffith College Swords Thunder

UCC Demons 103-105 Black Amber Templeogue (after overtime)

Women’s Super League:

NUIG Mystics 68-65 Singleton SuperValu Brunell

Pyrobel Killester 67-65 DCU Mercy

Maxol WIT Wildcats 71-74 Portlaoise Panthers

Ambassador UCC Glanmire 85-58 IT Carlow Basketball

Men’s Division One:

Paris Texas Kilkenny 86-76 EJ Sligo All-Stars

LIT Celtics 93-82 Dublin Lions

Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin 90-66 Ulster University Elks

Neptune 101-74 IT Carlow Basketball

Fr Mathews 80-91 Ballincollig

GameFootage.net Titans 69-113 Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney

Women’s Division One:

Marble City Hawks 63-44 Fr Mathews

Fabplus North West 47-50 Meteors

Ulster University Elks 59-62 UL Huskies

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