Unbeaten Demons worry Kelleher

UCC Demons continue to set the pace in the Nivea For Men’s SuperLeague, notching their sixth consecutive win of the season with victory over Killester yesterday.

Despite the 89-79 result which maintains their unbeaten run, coach Paul Kelleher insists his side are not the finished article.

He said: “I am happy we have recorded another win but we still need to work on keeping a hold of a lead when we have it. Too many times we relax and let teams back in, we need to maintain a stronger hold throughout games. We knew going into the game that Killester’s guards were going to be very strong and, to be honest, that is what caused us massive problems.”

Demons’ Cork rivals Bord Gais Neptune look to have recovered from their poor opening form with an impressive success away to DCU Saints (60-67) which delighted coach Mark Scannell.

“That was a good win for us on the road, DCU are a great side so to come away with the three points is brilliant. It was a real team performance for us with everyone chipping in.

“Ger Noonan showed great leadership down the stretch and our young guys stepped up and played great. We were unlucky at the start of the season but the hard work is paying off and we are getting the results we want and need.”

UL Eagles continued their good form with victory over Dublin Inter while Moycullen had their first win of the season when pipping UCD Marian in double overtime.

It was a miserable weekend for Ulster Rockets in the Nivea Women’s SuperLeague as they suffered defeats to Team Montenotte Hotel Cork on Saturday and UL yesterday.

UL coach James Weldon had extra reason to celebrate the win. “This is the 40th victory in a row that we have achieved. We were missing two big players, Rachael Vanderwal and Michelle Fahy, but it didn’t stop the team going hard and coming out with the result we wanted. Everyone stepped up.”

Elsewhere, Waterford Wildcats fell to Meteors while DCU Mercy crushed Killester at home.

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