Tough weekend for Limerick basketball sides in National League action

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Tough weekend for Limerick basketball sides in National League action

Portlaoise Panthers put in a big second half performance meanwhile to win out well on the road, 62-91, against UL Huskies. A close first half saw Summer King and Emilie Hamel to the fore for Huskies as they knocked down some big scores for the hosts early on. Good work from Claire Melia and Ciara Byrne at the other end though saw Panthers into a 33-45 point lead at the half. A huge second half followed from the visitors with Melia, Byrne and Trudy Walker all to the fore as they widened their lead to 18 points by the end of the third, and pushed on from there to win out 62-91 in the end. 


Team Tom McCarthy’s were dominant at home against Limerick Celtics on Friday evening meanwhile, running out 96-58 point winners in the end. Loretta Maher and Deirdre Geaney led the way for the hosts, combining for 34 points. Celtics’ Kendall Bradbury put on a star performance, tallying an outstanding 34 points, but it was St Mary’s who kept the advantage throughout the game and secured a comfortable home win in the end. 

Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One: 

It was a busy weekend of Men’s Division One action, with many teams having double header weekends. 

LYIT Donegal managed to hold off a late run from Limerick Sport Eagles to edge a 94-92 home win Saturday afternoon. Manny Payton and Dom Uhl were fantastic for Donegal, as the duo combined for 58 points. Donegal dominated the early stages of the game holding a 72-55 point lead at the end of the third. Eagles reassembled for the fourth quarter with Diarmuid O’Shea (31 points) at the fore, to tee up a thrilling finish. Donegal felt the pressure with minutes to go, but did enough to survive the late run from Eagles to edge home the win. 

This was Eagles' second game of the weekend, as they saw off the challenge of IT Carlow Basketball on Friday evening, running out 76-67 point winners at home, behind superb scoring from Reece Dupler and Mohamed Mohmoud. 


Basketball Ireland Results: January 31st-February 2nd, 2020

Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One:   

Limerick Sports Eagles 76-67 IT Carlow Basketball

LYIT Donegal 94-92 Limerick Sports Eagles

 

Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One:   

Team Tom McCarthys St Mary’s 96-58 Limerick Celtics

UL Huskies 62-91 Portlaoise Panthers

Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One:

Limerick Sports Eagles 76-67 IT Carlow Basketball

Top scorers Limerick Sports Eagles: Reece Dupler 27, Mohamed Mohmoud 13, Diarmuid O Shea 12

Top scorers IT Carlow Basketball: Kevin Donohoe 20, James Butler 16, Duane DJ Harper 13

Half time score: Limerick Sports Eagles 34-36 IT Carlow Basketball

 

LYIT Donegal 94-92 Limerick Sports Eagles

Top scorers LYIT Donegal: Emmanuel Payton 34, Dom Uhl 24, Charlie McKinney 18 

Top scorers Limerick Sports Eagles: Diarmuid O’Shea 31, Reece Dupler 18, Mohamed Ghafar 17

Half time score: LYIT Donegal 56-35 Limerick Sports Eagles

 

 

Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One:

Team Tom McCarthys St Mary’s 96-58 Limerick Celtics

Top scorers Team Tom McCarthys St Mary’s: Loretta Maher 17, Deirdre Geaney 17, Miriam Leane 13

Top scorers Limerick Celtics: Kendall Bradbury 34, Emily Tinnes 10, Laura Stapleton 8

Half time score: Team Tom McCarthys St Mary’s 46-26 Limerick Celtics

 

UL Huskies 62-91 Portlaoise Panthers

Top scorers UL Huskies: Summer King 21, Emilie Hamel 15, Megan Buckley 8

Top scorers Portlaoise Panthers: Claire Melia 18, Ciara Byrne 18, Trudy walker 17

Half time score: UL Huskies 33-45 Portlaoise Panthers