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Basketball Ireland weekend review

Updated: Sunday, 09 Feb 2014 18:57 | Comments

Basketball Ireland weekend review

The eagerly anticipated Cork derby did not disappoint as Bord Gais Neptune put a halt to C&S UCC Demons undefeated run in the Men’s Premier League.

Although tied at the half with 37 points apiece, Bord Gais Neptune came out on top 84 – 78.

The game of course was displayed to a full house in Neptune Stadium as the result added another chapter to the history between the two Cork sides.

Meanwhile, Dublin Inter returned to winning ways when they oversaw a resilient UCD Marian 77-72.

In Galway, SSE Renewables Moycullen earned their second win of the season and their first victory at home when they topped Templeogue 85-64.

Killester were forced to fight for a win in Belfast when Belfast Star tested their endurance with the Dubliners coming out on top 78 – 89.

Meanwhile, UL Eagles returned to form after their successful performance over DCU Saints ended, 62 – 65.

In the Women’s Premier League all eyes were on the IWA Clontarf on Saturday night when Team Montenotte Hotel Cork fought tooth and nail to claim a win over Killester in a game that went down to the wire.

The Cork side emerged victorious when Grainne Dwyer created an opening for sister Niamh with eight seconds to go to see them win by two points, 64-66.

Elsewhere, UL Huskies proved too strong for Meteors when they came away with a convincing win, 49-82.

DCU Mercy overcame Ulster Rockets, 47-64, while Singleton SuperValu Brunell came away with a win over Liffey Celtics, 72-62.

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