2 Wins But 2 Defeats For Kerry Basketball Sides

Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin went down 62-61 to Neptune in the Men’s Super League. A big display from Daniel Jokubaitis saw the hosts edge proceedings by a point at half time, but the battle continued neck-in-neck through the closing quarters, with young Irish internationals, Darragh O’Sullivan and Cian Heaphy leading the way for the visitors. They edged in front at the death, and managed to cling on to their one-point lead to the final buzzer. Keane’s player Declan Wall

Garvey’s Tralee Warriors won 99-92 at Maree. They were ahead 29-22 after the opening quarter, 52-49 at half time and 81-70 after the third. It was all action from the beginning as Tralee took an early lead, with Paul Dick proving to be the star of the show for the visitors as he ran the floor on both offence and defence, while Jordan Evans nailed multiple threes to keep Maree at bay. The hosts became rejuvenated in the second half, coming back from fifteen points down, with the help of Sean Sellers and an excellent game from Paul Freeman. However, Tralee saw out the game to leave the home fans in Calasanctius disappointed. Alan Cantwell reports

Men’s Division One saw Scott’s Lakers St Pauls Killarney claim an 89-71 victory at UL. They led 15-18 at the end oft he first, it was 41 all at half-time and they had opened up a 71-57 advantage going into the final quarter.
Top scorers for Pauls: Dailian Mason 27, Sean O’Brien 23, Papito Herisia 17. For UL, Tarchee Brown scored 26
Lakers player Mark Greene

In Women’s Division One St. Mary’s Team Tom McCarthy Castleisland lost 68-55 to Phoenix Rockets. The visitors had a huge start going up 19 points to 45 at the half time interval, 19 of these coming form Amanda Fioravanti. St. Mary’s captain, Lorraine Scanlon hit 13 for the home side and was strong under the boards but the Belfast side were unstoppable. St. Mary’s made a huge comeback in the third quarter mainly due to the efforts of Labhaoise Wamsley and Scanlon. Mary’s outscored their opponents by five in the third and by eight in the final quarter but could not bridge the gap created by the superb Rockets side in the first half.
Top Scorers: St. Mary’s: Lorraine Scanlon 26, Labhaoise Wamsley 8, Sarah O’Sullivan 6
Phoenix Rockets: Amanda Fioravanti 31, Charley McGrath 16, Amber Dean 13
Liz Galwey reports