The Address UCC Glanmire Now One Win Away from Super League Title

The Address UCC Glanmire Now One Win Away from Super League Title
Grace Fisher
Grace Fisher

The Address UCC Glanmire survived a final quarter comeback to extend their lead to nine points at the top of the MissQuote.ie Super League, following an 89-86 Cork derby win over i3PT Fr.Mathews.

Mark Scannell’s side are now one win away from retaining their crown after second-placed Trinity Meteors fell to a one-point loss on the road against Waterford Wildcats.

The Address UCC Glanmire were pushed to the pin of their collar during their 89-86 win against i3PT Fr.Mathews at Fr.Mathews Arena. Niamh Dwyer’s team rallied from 12 points down to lead by the minimum with six minutes on the clock. To their credit, Glanmire showed all their experience to close the game on a 13-9 run and move one step closer to back-to-back titles.

I3PT Fr.Mathews Grainne Dwyer and The Address UCC Glanmire’s Brittany Byrd led the stat sheet with 30 points.

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It’s now three games without a win for Trinity Meteors. A clutch Kate Hickey 3 point shot in the closing minutes capped a 60-59 win for Waterford Wildcats, which sees them solidify their hold on fourth spot. Karli Seay and Jasmine Walker combined for 28 points for Tommy O’Mahony’s side, who also had a timely 14 point haul from Irish international Sarah Hickey.

DCU Mercy maintained their third placing with a 76-52 win against University of Galway Mystics. Mark Ingle’s team started strong, restricting the Galway side to just 20 first half points. Recent recruit Amelia Motz picked up where she left off in her previous outing, scoring 18 of her 21 points in the opening two quarters. Paul O’Brien’s Mystics rallied to start the second half, but DCU Mercy had enough in the tank to re-establish a significant lead as the final period progressed.

28 points from Chyna Latimer saw InsureMyHouse.ie National Cup champions Killester get back to winning ways at home to Ulster University, who have now dropped consecutive games. Mark Grennell’s team edging the contest 66-62, thanks to a couple of late plays from Latimer to leave Killester sitting in fifth place in the table.

It’s advantage Leixlip Amenities Liffey Celtics in the race for the final Champions Trophy spot. Karl Kilbride’s outfit secured an 86-79 win against one of their rivals for that berth Singleton SuperValu Brunell. Brunell started the game with a strong 12-2 run, before the Liffey Celtics' offensive game clicked into gear. They established a lead at that start of the second quarter through two Brittney Thibeaux buckets, one they would not relinquish despite some dogged resistance from Singleton SuperValu Brunell.

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Ireland captain Edel Thornton continued her fine season with a 36-point performance in defeat, while Justice Coleman showed her potent shooting ability to bring in 21 points for Leixlip Amenities Liffey Celtics.

Results

MissQuote.ie Super League

Saturday, February 18th

i3PT Fr.Mathews 86-89 The Address UCC Glanmire

Killester 66-62 Ulster University

Waterford Wildcats 60-59 Trinity Meteors

Leixlip Amenities Liffey Celtics 86-79 Singleton SuperValu Brunell

Sunday, February 19th

DCU Mercy 76-52 University of Galway Mystics

MissQuote.ie Division 1 

Saturday, February 18th

SETU Carlow 51-89 Abbey Seals Dublin Lions

Phoenix Rockets 86-75 St. Pauls Killarney

Portlaoise Panthers 75-54 Griffith College Templeogue

Limerick Celtics 88-56 Swords Thunder

Moy Tolka Rovers 75-54 Limerick Sport Huskies

Marble City Hawks 42-72 McEvoy’s Cavan Eagles

Sunday, February 19th

St. Pauls Killarney 81-65 Oblate Dynamos, Aura

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