DCU Mercy remain unbeaten still at the top of the Women's Super League as they won out in commanding fashion, 51-81, against Pyrobel Killester in Clontarf.
Despite a big first quarter from Mercy, sharpshooting Killester were right back in the mix after the second quarter, with Aisling McCann and Adella Randle El getting some big scores to see them trail 33-40 at the half.
A huge third quarter from DCU followed, which saw them keep Killester to just three points for the period, while Meredith Burkhall, led the scoring charge in style, finishing the game out with 28 points.
There were good displays from Ashley Russell and Sarah Woods, as well as a big defensive effort from Nicole Clancy.
Maxol WIT Wildcats finished strong in Leixlip to win out 71-80 over Leixlip Amenities Liffey Celtics in their clash.
The lead changed hands on numerous occasions throughout the game, with Wildcats just edging it by three at half time, before Celtics retook the lead by one point going into the last quarter thanks to good play from Kylee Smith and Aine O’Connor.
A big fourth quarter from the visitors followed though, with Jasmine Walker bagging some big scores, while Maria Palarino and Stephanie O’Shea also worked hard under the boards to see Wildcats home to a 71-80 point win.
Maree remain in second place in the Women’s Super League meanwhile thanks to a hard-earned victory over Fr Mathews in Galway on Sunday afternoon.
The hosts finished out 79-73 to the good after a tough battle, with Claire Rockall, Carly McLendon and Michelle Fahy doing most of the scoring damage for Joe Shields’ charges.
It was a busy week for Singleton SuperValu Brunell and Ambassador UCC Glanmire meanwhile, as they both had two games - facing off against each other on Wednesday evening in a clash that Glanmire won 72-90, before Glanmire kept their recent winning ways intact with a hard-fought win over Marble City Hawks in Kilkenny, 60-72.
Brunell eased passed IT Carlow Basketball on Sunday in their second game, winning out 81-60.