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Brunell book January spot

Wednesday, 6th December, 2017 5:51pm

One out of the two Cork sides is through to the Hula Hoops Women's National Cup Semi-Final in January with the final sport still up for grabs. Singleton SuperValu Brunell secured their spot with a hard fought win over Maxol WIT Wildcats. Meanwhile the quarter-final fixture between reigning champions Ambassador UCC Glanmire and Pyrobel Killester, which was due to take place at the weekend, has been postponed.

As well as Brunell, NUIG Mystics recorded a 58-52 win over Portlaoise Panthers after overtime while DCU Mercy were 81-76 winners over Courtyard Liffey Celtics in what was a resoundingly exciting weekend of games with huge quality on show.

Brunell saw off the challenge of Wildcats for the second time in as many weeks in Cork, with Breana Bey bagging 26 points to help her side to victory.

“I’m very happy with the result, and happy enough with the performance,” said Brunell’s Francis O’Sullivan. “We gave up 41 points in the first half, which was way too many, so we knuckled down defensively in the second half and there were some wonderful performances. We move on now to the Cup semi-final, which is huge. We’ve now qualified for the Women’s Cup, the Under 18 Cup and we’re hoping to have our Under 20s there too, so it’s huge for the club.”

In the President’s Cup quarter finals meanwhile, two Cork and two Kerry teams have made it through to the Hula Hoops Cup semi-finals, with Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin maintaining their unbeaten run so far this season with a win over Paris Texas Kilkenny, while Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney caused upset to Cork side Fr Mathews by running out 85-92 point winners. Elsewhere, Ballincollig overcame Portlaoise Panthers 83-66, while Gamefootage.net Titans conceded their quarter-final clash with Neptune to put the Cup holders through to the semi-finals.

In the Men’s Super League, Garvey’s Tralee Warriors ran out 13 point winners over UCC Demons on a scoreline of 89-76. Demons have not enjoyed the best start to the season, lying in sixth place in the League with six wins in 11 and are nine points behind table leaders UCD Marian.

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