NUIG Mystics finally picked up their first win of the Women’s Super League in Basketball on Saturday evening as they scored an impressive 68-65 victory over Singleton Supervalu Brunell in Colaiste Iognaid.
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Irish under 18 international Dayna Finn was their top scorer with 17 points while Deirdre O’Shea and Jade Johnson also shared 31 points as the Galway outfit finally ended a nine-game losing streak.
Minus key player Aine McDonagh, tied up with the Galway ladies footballers, Mike Murray’s team dug deep after trailing 38-33 at half-time and put themselves back in the fight to avoid relegation moving within range of Portlaoise Panthers and IT Carlow Basketball.
“I’m so happy,” said Murray on Basketball Ireland’s website. “We have been preparing well, and we did a lot of work getting ready this week, and it finally paid off.
“Dayna Finn was brilliant, she had a double-double with 17 points and more than 10 rebounds, and Deirdre O’Shea was just fantastic too. Everyone just played so well, they all did their job and we finally got the win.
“The second half of the season is hugely important, and after losing by so much in the Cup against DCU we knew we needed to regroup and we worked all week on it and we got the win, that’s the main thing – it means a lot.”
LEAGUE TABLE FOR WOMENS SUPER LEAGUE
|Courtyard Liffey Celtics||10||8||2||698||610||88||24|
|Ambassador UCC Glanmire||10||7||3||770||628||142||21|
|Singleton SuperValu Brunell||9||6||3||649||607||42||18|
|Maxol WIT Wildcats||11||4||7||715||726||-11||12|
|IT Carlow Basketball||10||2||8||640||779||-139||6|
In the Men’s Super League, Maree put in a trojan effort on Saturday falling just short to league leaders UCD Marian. Despite strong displays from Corey Hammell (19), Cathal Finn (15) and Kenneth Hansberry (15), scores from Conor Meany, Joan Jordi Vall Llobera and Neil Baynes gave the Metropolitians an 83-79 victory in Oranmore.
Moycullen secured their eighth win against Eanna with a 74-62 result to stay in seventh place. Brandon McGuire was their top scorer with 27 points with Dylan Loughnane, Patrick Lyons and James Loughnane sharing a total tally of 28.
LEAGUE TABLE FOR MENS SUPER LEAGUE
|Garveys Tralee Warriors||16||12||4||1279||1159||120||36|
|Griffith College Swords Thunder||15||10||5||1254||1095||159||30|
|Black Amber Templeogue||15||10||5||1345||1247||98||30|
But in Division One, it was disappointment for GameFootage.net Titans who fell to a heavy 113-69 loss to Scotts Lakers St. Paul’s Killarney. Toms Fabriciuss (30), Eoin Coughlan (19) and Rando Kozlov (19) top scorerd but they still sit bottom of Division 1B behind Dublin Lions and EJ Sligo All-Stars.
|Scotts Lakers St Pauls Killarney||15||7||8||1214||1188||26||21|
|Paris Texas Kilkenny||14||6||8||1059||1076||-17||18|
|EJ Sligo All-Stars||15||3||12||1059||1285||-226||9|