Moycullen take first win as Demons stay top

Updated: Sunday, 04 Nov 2012 20:08

This weekend saw plenty of action, upsets and interesting results in the Nivea For Men SuperLeague and the Nivea Women’s SuperLeague.

It was Moycullen who registered the first attention-grabbing result this weekend, as they claimed their first win of the season when they beat UCD Marian in double overtime.

Speaking after the game, Moycullen head coach Salva Camps was thrilled with the result, saying: "I am so happy for the team after that win. It was a tough game with both teams playing very good basketball."

Camps continued to praise his young side, "To come away with a win after double overtime is a great achievement, it was an impressive result especially with such a young team."

Down in Limerick, it was UL Eagles who continued their winning ways after they claimed victory over Dublin Inter.

In a sluggish game, with baskets difficult to come by, it was another vital win for the Eagles as they push forward.

UL Eagles coach Mark Keenan was happy to come away from the game with a win, saying: "It wasn’t a pretty game. We really had to dig deep and stick with it. We had to grind that game out until the very end.

Commenting on his team, Keenan admitted: "We didn’t play together in the first half; everyone seemed more concerned about individual performances than the team’s.

"In fairness to the guys though, we came together in the second half and really put in a team effort and played as a unit."

Meanwhile, UCC Demons remain undefeated after their win over Killester.

Demons are now top of the table, with a 6-0 record.

Head coach Paul Kelleher said: "We knew going into the game that Killester’s guards were going to be very strong and to be honest that is what caused us massive problems."

Kelleher continued, "I am happy that we have recorded another win but we still need to work on keeping a hold of a lead when we have it. Too many times we relax and let teams back in, we need to maintain a stronger hold throughout games."

Bord Gáis Neptune came away with another win this weekend when they travelled to Dublin to take on DCU Saints.

The Cork side look as though they are turning a corner after their disappointing start to the season.

After the game, coach Mark Scannell was delighted.

"That was a good win for us on the road, DCU are a great side so to come away with the three points is brilliant," he said.

Scannell continued: "I am really happy with where the team is at right now, we were unlucky at the start of the season but the hard work is paying off and we are getting the results we want and need."

In the Nivea Women’s SuperLeague it was a busy weekend for Ulster Rockets, as they travelled down to Cork yesterday to play Team Montenotte Hotel Cork, and then ventured over to Limerick to face off with UL.

Unfortunately for the Ulster side, they came up short in both games.

TM Hotel Cork coach Andrea Congreaves was delighted with her team’s performance, saying: "Last weekend was disappointing for us when we lost to DCU Mercy, however, the girls bounced back this week and worked hard at training.

"This win comes from a team effort, everyone from our experienced players right the way down the bench chipped in."

UL head coach James Weldon was also happy with his side’s result over Ulster Rockets.

"I am really happy for the team after that game as that win is the 40th victory in a row that we have achieved. We were missing two big players, Rachael Vanderwal and Michelle Fahy, but it didn’t stop the team going hard and coming out with the result we wanted. Everyone stepped up."

Elsewhere in the Nivea Women’s SuperLeague, Waterford Wildcats fell to Meteors after the two teams battled it out until the final whistle in Waterford.

Speaking after the game, Meteors coach Hugh Kilbride said: "That was a huge win for us. I really believe that this is the first step for us turning the corner after a disappointing start to the season.

"It wasn’t an easy victory but we worked really hard for it as a team and stuck with it until the end. Beth and Karen Meany both put on super performances tonight and Rebecca Nagle shot the lights out for us. I am delighted with the result."

In Dublin, DCU Mercy continued their winning ways after they crushed Killester at home.

Head coach Mark Ingle said: "We got everyone in and each player contributed to the win. Our confidence is building after our big win in Cork last weekend so we are taking that into each game going forward."