Westbrooks sparkles as leaders Killester turn it on in second-half

A stunning second-half performance by men’s Premier League leaders Killester saw them run out comfortable 87-63 winners over Belfast Star at Clontarf.

The northerners pushed Killester hard in the first half but a Kieran O’Brien basket ensured they led 44-39 at half time.

The league leaders upped the tempo in the second half and with Isaac Westbrooks (22) producing a man of the match performance.

For coach Jonathon Grennell it was another impressive performance as it was confirmed they have former star John Behan available for selection after his spell in Australia.

“Star are a very good side and the scoreline maybe an injustice to them as they pushed us hard from start to finish,” he said.

The biggest shock of the weekend occurred at Belfield where UCD Marian went down to Dublin Inter 88-78.

Moycullen ran out 83-78 winners over Templeogue with American Michael Callaghan giving a superb performance with a 28-point contribution.

“We needed that as Templeogue were highly fancied to defeat us but it was a great performance from my guys and hopefully it will give us confidence for the coming weeks,” Moycullen coach Salva Camps said.

Defending champions UL Eagles are showing tremendous form since their defeat to UCC Demons as they demolished DCU Saints 85-67 at the UL Arena.

In a highly competitive game the Shannonsiders led 47-37 at the break but with man of the match Niall Campbell chipping in 27 points it was another night to savour for coach Mark Keenan.

“With each game I think we are improving nicely and I was delighted that our captain Niall Campbell was back to his shooting best,” Keenan said. “We have a young side in comparison to our last two league wins but they are a very committed bunch of players.”

In the Women’s Premier League leaders UL Huskies travelled to Belfast and with Aoife McDermott and Rachael Vanderwal both contributing 22 points they easily accounted for Ulster Rockets 83-46.

Brunell the only other unbeaten side had an impressive 68-65 win away to WIT Wildcats and the Cork side will look forward to playing UL at home on Sunday November 17.


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