Khiarica Rasheed of The Address UCC Glanmire drives at the net. Photo: Martin Doherty Photography

The Address UCC Glanmire hit top of basketball league

Reigning champions The Address UCC Glanmire joined Trinity Meteors at the top of the Super League table, following their 91-80 win at Killester on Monday. The Cork club now have an impressive 9-1 record.

This weekend sees the National Cup semi-final weekend (7/8 January)taking place in Neptune Stadium, Parochial Hall and Upper Glanmire Sports Hall with a host of Cork teams in action.

Killester had led by three at the interval, but The Address UCC Glanmire head coach Mark Scannell praised the defensive effort of his side in the third quarter with their backs against the wall, limiting to Killester to 12 points over that period.

“It was a typical post-Christmas game. Our first half performance was below par, particularly on the defensive end. The girls did a brilliant job defensively in the third quarter and we eventually wore down a dogged Killester team.

“Our shooting was really good today. We made 16 threes and had real depth in our squad, with a huge performance from our bench. We'll use the next two weeks now to get ready for a real push in the title race.”

Killester’s Chyna Latimer top scored with 30, while Chanell Williams and Khiarica Rasheed finished up on tallies of 24.

Elsewhere, DCU Mercy recorded wins over Singleton SuperValu Brunell on Friday winning 80-58 while i3PT Fr. Mathews defeated Leixlip Amenities Liffey Celtics 72-66 on Saturday.

In men’s basketball, ahead of their National Cup semi-final on Saturday, Emporium Cork Basketball bounced back from defeat last time out, to come through a close game against Flexachem KCYMS on an 85-81 scoreline. The win brings them to a 7-3 record for the campaign.

Player/coach Ciarán O’Sullivan was pleased with his side’s showing. “We lacked a bit of sharpness, but a good performance overall. Very happy that we almost had six players in double figure scoring. Killorglin played really well and it took every bit of experience and composure to get over the line.”

John Dawson topped scored with 27, followed by Robert Alan Kelly Jr and Pharroh Gordon of Flexachem KCYMS, who both shot 26.

In the Dublin derby, Killester saw off Bright St Vincent’s 81-62, to join Emporium Cork Basketball on a 7-3 record.

UCC Demons also registered a victory beating Garvey’s Tralee Warriors on a scoreline of 92-86 last Friday to go 7-4 in the league.

On Friday Dwyer’s of Cork Fr Mathews defeated Scotts Lakers SPK 114-71. Super League Results

Friday 30 December

UCC Demons 92-86 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors

Monday 2 January

Emporium Cork Basketball 85-81 Flexachem KCYMS Division 1 Results

Friday 30 December

Dwyers of Cork Fr. Mathews 114-71 Scotts Lakers SPK Super League Results

Friday 30 December

DCU Mercy 80-58 Singleton SuperValu Brunell

Saturday 31 December

i3PT Fr. Mathews 72-66 Leixlip Amenities Liffey Celtics

Monday 2 January

Killester 80-91 The Address UCC Glanmire