DCU Mercy continued their unbeaten run, defeating IT Carlow Basketball 56-89 in a comprehensive victory.

Sarah Woods finished with 25 points for DCU, with Meredith Burkhall following closely behind her with 20 points.

Carlow were led by Kaitlyn Slagus who finished with 25 points also. DCU held a 26-42 lead at half time and did not let the game slip away as they maintained their lead through the second half. DCU's victory leaves Carlow without a win yet this season.

Speaking after the game, DCU Mercy head coach Mark Ingle said, "It was a good team performance from us with some balanced scoring. We executed quite well against their zonal defence and we’re happy with the win."

Elsewhere in the league, Fr Mathews defeated Ambassador UCC Glanmire, 65-79 in the Cork derby on Friday evening. Mathews’ Shannon Brady and Grainne Dwyer combined for 51 points, while Shrita Parker had 17 points for Glanmire in a losing battle.

WIT Wildcats defeated Pyrobel Killester 71-66 to continue their good start to the season. Stephanie O’Shea chimed in for Wildcats with 18 points while Killester’s Adella Randle El contributed 23 points for her side.

Wildcats held the same five-point advantage at half time that they did at full time in what was a close affair.

Defending champions Liffey Celtics defeated Singleton SuperValu Brunell 76-70, led by Americans Kylee Smith and Darby Maggard who combined for a massive 54 points, while Brunell’s leading scorer was Greta Tamasanskaite with 17 points.

Liffey had a slim 37-36 advantage at half time before maintaining that lead in the second half.Finally, Maree continued their good start to their debut season, with a 54-73 victory over Marble City Hawks. This win leaves Hawks winless so far this season after an impressive game from Maree’s Aine McDonagh who finished with 18 points.