Burger King take valuable points from Killarney

Burger King Limerick have beaten Killarney in the ESB men's basketball superleague.

Burger King Limerick have beaten Killarney in the ESB men's basketball superleague.

They started the game very strong and had a 16-2 lead after 5 mins with some excellent baskets by Nazareth Henry and Douglas Hines.

Killarney then clawed their way back into the game through John Esteck and Billy Gilligan to trail the Limerick lads 24-19 at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter was very much basket for basket with Limerick holding a 4 point lead at half time 40-36.

In the third quarter Limerick stepped up the tempo for a while and went 15 points ahead.

Yet again Killarney pulled their way back into the game but had Shane Horgan fouled out in the 27th minute.

Limerick held a 10-point lead going into the final quarter 62-52.

Two minutes into the final quarter Luke O'Hea for Limerick fouled out of the game on 13 points.

Then Killarney's John Esteck received an injury to his face and had to leave the game in the 34th minute on 25 points.

It was at this stage Limerick began to take control of the game with some excellent defence and superb shooting from Douglas Hines.

In the last five minutes of the game Ger Noonan from Killarney had to leave the game after receiveing 2 Technical fouls and shortly after Brian Clarke fouled out of the game also.

Limerick ran their full squad for the last few minutes of the game and ran out comfortable winners 94-76.

ESB Men’s Superleague

Hibernian UCD Marian 80 (J Turner 29,P Glover 11)

Tolka Rovers 93 (K McPharland 29,J Haastrup 23, D Gregan 14)

Sx3 Star 67 (John Leahy 23, Campolieta 16, S Summersgill 13)

Dart Killester 91 (R Gidney 33,H Jackson 22, H Wardrope 22)

BurgerKing Limerick 94 (D Hynes 32,N Henry 25, L O’Hea 13)

Gleneagle Lakers 76 (B Gilligan 35, J Estick 25, O’Duffy 10)

Frosties Tigers 85 (D Davis 24, J Teehan 17, C Thompson 15)

Notre Dame 84 (J J Chambers 34, B Hughes 19, A Jenkins 15)

Irish Travel Partner Saints 114(ot) (56) ft (98) (T Walsh 27, S McGuirk 19, E Daniel 18)

Mardyke UCC Demons 110 (ot) (74) ft(98) (J Singleton 31, D Wesley 35)

Neptune 109 (61) (K Gamble 29, C Watson 21, D Langrell 12)

Waterford Crystal 61 (36) (C Thomas 28, D Lyons 13, D Cunningham 8)

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