Basketball: THREE GALWAY TEAMS IN SUPER LEAGUE SATURDAY 

Basketball: THREE GALWAY TEAMS IN SUPER LEAGUE SATURDAY 

Three Galway sides will be in action this Saturday (3rd February) including a Kingfisher, NUIG double header as both look to make vast improvements in their respective tables.

Moycullen will move into the top six in the Men’s Super League if they can get the better of UCC Demons in the Kingfisher Arena at 7pm.  Both teams are level on 24 points and Moycullen will leapfrog their opponents if they can get the victory.

Thanks to Brandon McGuire and James Loughnane, Moycullen were 117-94 winners over UCC Demons in December.  And with Dylan Cunningham and Patrick Lyons also proficient scorers, they’ll be confident of repeating that result.

Maree ran table toppers UCD Marian close in their last outing only going down 83-79 in Oranmore.  They are on their travels this Saturday when they face Griffith College Sword Thunder in ALSAA, Dublin at 5pm.

It’s a difficult assignment away to the third placed side but after Maree’s efforts against UCD, they won’t go in fear.  They did go down 70-84 to Griffith College in October and will depend on strong performances from Kenneth Hansberry, Eoin Rockall, Jamelle Tolliver, Corey Hammell and Cathal Finn.

LEAGUE TABLE FOR MENS SUPER LEAGUE

TEAM PL W L PF PA PD PTS
UCD Marian 14 12 2 1166 998 168 36
Garveys Tralee Warriors 16 12 4 1279 1159 120 36
Griffith College Swords Thunder 16 11 5 1333 1157 176 33
Pyrobel Killester 15 11 4 1296 1125 171 33
Black Amber Templeogue 15 10 5 1345 1247 98 30
UCC Demons 15 8 7 1381 1311 70 24
Moycullen 16 8 8 1299 1278 21 24
Belfast Star 16 7 9 1198 1161 37 21
DCU Saints 16 6 10 1265 1407 -142 18
Eanna BC 15 4 11 1170 1253 -83 12
Maree 16 4 12 1163 1412 -249 12
KUBS BC 16 0 16 1031 1418 -387 0

The first game in the Kingfisher is in the Women’s Super League where NUIG Mystics will hope to continue where they left off after getting their first win.  They face Maxol WIT Wildcats at 3pm who are only nine points ahead and they’ll look to build on their 68-65 result over Singleton Supervalu Brunell.

Wildcats took the spoils in October’s instalment by 64-59 but Mystics will hope home advantage will overturn that.  Kiera Gaines, Dayna Finn, Deirdre O’Shea and Jade Johnson will be crucial for NUIG.

LEAGUE TABLE FOR WOMENS SUPER LEAGUE

TEAM
PL
W
L
PF
PA
PD
PTS
DCU Mercy 10 8 2 748 582 166 24
Courtyard Liffey Celtics 10 8 2 698 610 88 24
Ambassador UCC Glanmire 10 7 3 770 628 142 21
Pyrobel Killester 11 7 4 774 768 6 21
Singleton SuperValu Brunell 9 6 3 649 607 42 18
Maxol WIT Wildcats 11 4 7 715 726 -11 12
Portlaoise Panthers 11 3 8 629 824 -195 9
IT Carlow Basketball 10 2 8 640 779 -139 6
NUIG Mystics 10 1 9 603 702 -99 3
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