MASSIVE TEST FOR MAREE IN BASKETBALL SUPER LEAGUE 

MASSIVE TEST FOR MAREE IN BASKETBALL SUPER LEAGUE 

Four Galway teams will compete this weekend in crucial games across three divisions in the Basketball Super Leagues and Division One.

Maree are still in a fight to get away from the bottom two in the Men’s Super League as they prepare to host UCD Marians in Oranmore Community Centre on Saturday at 7.45pm.

The Galway side had a memorable 91-79 victory over Moycullen before Christmas but were brought down to earth last week when they suffered a 124-99 loss to UCC Demons.

They’ll depend on Corey Hammell, Stephen Commins, Cathal Finn, Eoin Rockall and Kenneth Hansberry if they are to produce a shock against the table toppers who’ve lost just twice all season.

Moycullen have an intriguing tie against Eanna in Colaiste Eanna on Saturday at 7pm.  Paul Freeman, James Loughnane, Brandon McGuire and Paddy Lyons will be the key players if they are to put further space between themselves and the relegation zone.

Moycullen currently have 21 points, nine ahead of their opponents in 10th place and will do neighbours Maree a favour if they achieve their eighth victory.

TEAM PL W L PF PA PD PTS
UCD Marian 13 11 2 1083 919 164 33
Garveys Tralee Warriors 15 11 4 1169 1085 84 33
Pyrobel Killester 14 10 4 1207 1067 140 30
Griffith College Swords Thunder 14 9 5 1168 1029 139 27
Black Amber Templeogue 14 9 5 1240 1144 96 27
UCC Demons 14 8 6 1278 1206 72 24
Belfast Star 15 7 8 1140 1072 68 21
Moycullen 15 7 8 1225 1216 9 21
DCU Saints 15 6 9 1191 1297 -106 18
Eanna BC 13 4 9 1046 1100 -54 12
Maree 15 4 11 1084 1329 -245 12
KUBS BC 15 0 15 965 1332 -367 0

It’s been a miserable year for NUIG Mystics in the Women’s Super League having suffered nine losses from nine games ahead of hosting Singleton Supervalu Brunell in Colaiste Iognaid at 3pm on Saturday.

But it also presents an opportunity for the college team who only went down by one point (72-71) in October and will hope Deja Bullock, Jade Johnson, Aine McDonagh, Hannah Coen and Dayna Finn can inspire a result.

TEAM PL W L PF PA PD PTS
DCU Mercy 9 8 1 683 515 168 24
Courtyard Liffey Celtics 10 8 2 698 610 88 24
Ambassador UCC Glanmire 9 6 3 685 570 115 18
Singleton SuperValu Brunell 8 6 2 584 539 45 18
Pyrobel Killester 10 6 4 707 703 4 18
Maxol WIT Wildcats 10 4 6 644 652 -8 12
IT Carlow Basketball 9 2 7 582 694 -112 6
Portlaoise Panthers 10 2 8 555 753 -198 6
NUIG Mystics 9 0 9 535 637 -102 0

On Sunday, GameFootage.net Titans also have a chance to turn around their season when they face Scotts Lakers St. Paul’s, Killarney in the Men’s Division 1B.

Titans were narrow 96-100 losers to LYIT Donegal in December but with Keegan Ryan, Toms Fabriciuss and Eoin Coughlan on form, they’ll be confident of picking up their third win.

TEAM PLD W L PF PA PD PTS
LYIT Donegal 14 6 8 1165 1337 -172 18
Scotts Lakers St Pauls Killarney 14 6 8 1101 1119 -18 18
Paris Texas Kilkenny 13 5 8 973 1000 -27 15
LIT Celtics 14 3 11 1175 1295 -120 9
Dublin Lions 13 3 10 1074 1162 -88 9
EJ Sligo All-Stars 14 3 11 983 1199 -216 9
GameFootage.net Titans 13 2 11 986 1176 -190 6

Saturday 20th January 2018   

Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:

Éanna v Moycullen (7pm Colaiste Eanna)

Maree v UCD Marian (7.45pm Oranmore CC)

 

Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League: 

NUIG Mystics v Singleton SuperValu Brunell (3pm Colaiste Iognaid)

 

Sunday, 21st January 2018      

Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One: 

GameFootage.net Titans v Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney (3.30pm The Jes)

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