6 of the best for The Address UCC Glanmire
The Address UCC Glanmire’s great season continued as they moved 6 points clear at the of the MissQuote.ie Super League.
They took the win with a buzzer beater from Khiarica Rasheed to seal a dramatic 75-73 win at Singleton SuperValu Brunell last Friday. Their closest title rivals Trinity Meteors slipped to a 98-88 home defeat to Leixlip Amenities Liffey Celtics.
The Address UCC Glanmire left it late to snatch a 75-73 win over Singleton SuperValu Brunell at Parochial Hall. Poised at 73 apiece, Mark Scannell’s side had possession with 2 seconds remaining and Rasheed nailed an ice-cold jump shot to finish off their set play.
Afterwards, Scannell said: “Sometimes the odd play works out. We’re delighted, I’m saying all along they’re very good. The way we finished was fantastic and to win without Áine (McKenna) is a tribute to the depth of our squad and the effort they put in.
“We move on to next week and another big game. Our Americans were very good today and Claire (O’Sullivan) was a real leader out there. Annealise (Murphy) Simone (O’Shea) and Amy (Dooley) played their hearts out.”
O’Sullivan and Rasheed both finished with game-highs of 23 points for the winners.
One of the games of the weekend was University of Galway Mystics versus i3PT Fr. Mathews, which needed three overtime periods to finally separate the sides. The Galway club eventually came out on top, 102-98, to record their second win of the season.
Meanwhile on the men’s side, UCC Demons are second in the InsureMyVan.ie Super League South Conference, after an 87-81 win at Killester. Michael Randolph Jr was once again the team’s leading scorer, with 34 points, but head coach Daniel O’Mahony directed praise to some of his squad players who stepped up.
“Yeah a great win, Killester are a great side and very disciplined in their offence. We were without Carleton Cuff and with Kyle (Hosford) still nursing an injury, we went to other bodies and got great performances from David (Lehane), Ryan (Murphy) and the twins – James and Scott (Hannigan).”
Belfast Star are now 6 points clear at the top of the North Conference, they narrowly defeated Emporium Cork Basketball 84-80 after overtime at De La Salle College. It was a game that was in the balance throughout, with 19 lead changes.
Energywise Ireland Neptune are now level on points with Emporium Cork Basketball, following a comprehensive 100-40 win at UCD Marian, Ireland international Jordan Blount top scored with 21 points. Reflecting afterwards player/coach Colin O’Reilly’s said: “Very professional performance from us. We know they were not at full strength, so we concentrated on our effort throughout to make sure we continue to build good habits.