UCC Demons silence the Thunder

UCC Demons stunned a fancied Griffith Swords Thunder 90-74 in yesterday’s thrilling Men’s Super League tie at the Mardyke Arena.

UCC Demons silence the Thunder

The Dublin side were being touted as the ‘Dream Team’ following their impressive early season form but they were brought crashing down to earth by the rampant Demons who commanded a 57-40 interval lead.

This was a fine team performance from Demons who were inspired by the outstanding Kyle Hosford.

UCC Demons coach Tim O’Halloran was thrilled to have bounced back from a defeat last weekend in such spectacular fashion.

“We got a wake-up call in Dublin last week when going down to UCD Marian but credit to the lads they showed a great attitude at training in the build-up to this game and their efforts were duly rewarded.”

The class of Jermaine Turner proved crucial for Pyrobel Killester when they accounted for Moycullen 83-74 at Clontarf.

In a hard-fought game Turner produced a staggering 45 points that stunned the westerners and ensure maximum points for his team.

It was also a good evening for the former Moycullen star Cian Nihill playing against his former club as he amassed 14 points.

“Playing Moycullen is always difficult as they have a number of quality players in their squad but thankfully the class of Jermaine Turner was crucial in our win,” said Killester coach Brian O’Malley.

UCD Marian kept their unbeaten record intact with a hard earned 74-67 away win over Belfast Star.

The game looked over as a contest entering the third quarter when UCD commanded a 17-point lead but Star stormed back and reduced the deficit to five points with two minutes remaining.

UCD held their nerve in a tense finish with Dustin Moreira having another impressive game for the winners when contributing 20 points.

Kieran Donaghy made a winning return to Irish TV Tralee Warriors as they saw off basement side Kubs, 77-59.

The Warriors led 40-32 at the break but in the second-half the class of their American Trae Pemberton helped them secure their second win of the campaign.

DCU Saints also chalked up their second win of the season when defeating Radisson Blu UL Eagles 76-60.

In a game where defence was the main focus for both sides a magnificent display at the point from Eoin Darling (26 points) proved crucial to the Saints win much to the delight of coach Joey Boylan.

“I said last season that many of the younger lads like Conor Gilligan would learn about life in the Super League and thankfully they are all making an impact in this campaign.”

Templeogue are also undefeated following their comfortable 85-60 victory over winless Eanna.

Lorcan Murphy was once again the Templeogue talisman, finishing with a game high 21 points.

In the Women’s Super League champions, Team Ambassador UCC Glanmire, were made battle hard before getting maximum points against Maxol Wildcats 63-57.

The Cork side commanded a 20-point lead in the third quarter mainly due to the superb shooting of American Chantell Alford but coming down the stretch Wildcats surged back to reduce the deficit to six.

Pyrobel Killester defeated Portlaoise Panthers 87-60 and league debutants Mystics NUIG shocked Meteors when running out 67-59 winners.

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