2 Out Of 4 Wins For Kerry Basketball Sides

Garvey’s Tralee Warriors defeated Moycullen 95-73 in the Men’s Super League. Super performances from Jordan Evans, newcomer Keith Jumper and Dusan Bogdanovic gave Tralee the edge from early on as they opened up a 50-37 point lead at half time. Despite the best efforts of Kyle Cunningham and Isaiah Harris-Winn for the visitors, the damage had already been done, and Warriors eased home to victory.
Top scorers
Garvey’s Tralee Warriors: Jordan Evans 23, Keith Jumper 14, Dusan Bogdanovic 13
Moycullen: Kyle Cunningham 20, Isaiah Harris-Winn 14, Joseph Tummon 11
Warriors captain Darren O’Sullivan

Keanes Supervalu Killorglin lost 91-84 at Maree. A 30-point game from Pierre Newton coupled with a combined 29-point effort from Daniel Jokubaitis and Ivan Bogdanovic was not enough for the Kerry side, as they trailed 51-39 at the half. A big push from Killorglin in the fourth saw them close the gap right back down to leave a nervy finish for the hosts, but the shooting power of Niels Bunschoten and Eoin Rockall saw them home to a 91-84 point victory in the end.
Top scorers
Maree: Niels Bunschoten 22, Eoin Rockall 17, Sean Sellers 14
Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin: Pierre Newton 30, Daniel Jokubaitis 19, Ivan Bogdanovic 10
Eamonn Foley reports

In Men’s Division One Scott’s Lakers St Pauls Killarney overcame Limerick Celtics 97-91. This was a ding-dong battle that lived up to all expectations. Papito Hersisia and Sean O’Brien were once more in fine form, chipping in with a combined 58-point tally, while Mark Greene caused huge problems for the Celtics’ defence. The visitors were not without their stars, with a 33-point display from Turrell Morris seeing them into a 46-55 point lead at half time, but Killarney dug deep and pushed on to win by six in the end.
End first quarter: 23-31
HT: 46-55
End 3rd: 65-72
Top scorers
Pauls-Papito Hersisia 30, Sean O’Brien 28, Mark Green 13
Celtics-Turrell Morris 33, John Galvin 18, Jordan Hehir 16
Matt O’Neill reports

Women’s Division One saw St. Mary’s Team Tom McCarthy Castleisland beaten 78-69 by Maree. New arrival, Mia Hopkins, put in a huge 30 point game for the hosts to see them take the better of the opening exchanges, leading 42-36 at half time. The experience of Claire Rockall (31 points) and Catherine Connaire (21 points) saw the visitors through in the end though, as they pushed on to win 69-78 and remain unbeaten heading into the New Year.
End first quarter: Team Tom McCarthy’s 21 Maree 10
HT: 42-36
End 3rd: 57-62
Top scorers
St. Mary’s-Mia Hopkins 30, Denise Dunlea 16, Lorraine Scanlon 15
Maree-Claire Rockall 31, Catherine Connaire 21, Carol McCarthy 4.
Mary’s coach Liam Culloty

St.Mary’s Castleisland today play their Women’s U20 National Cup ¼ Final. They’re home to Portlaoise Panthers at 2.30.