Wednesday 13 December 2017

Swords edge out the Saints

TRAVELODGE Swords Thunder confirmed their status as runners-up in the Basketball Ireland Men's Premier League with a 62-61 win at DCU Saints.

Juan Torres hit six points in the last four minutes before Mark Nagle missed the game winner from the perimeter for DCU.

Templeogue finished bottom of the Premier League last season yet qualified for a place in the Champions Trophy with Saturday's win over Killester.

Despite the defeat, Killester's place in the Champions Trophy is also assured.

C&S UCC Demons outscored UL Eagles 30-9 in the final quarter to maintain their unbeaten run in the Men's Premier League.

Eagles must beat Templeogue at the UL Arena next Saturday to qualify for the end-of-season League Cup.

Belfast Star pulled off a 20-point swing in the second half to pick up their third away win of the season at the expense of BFG Neptune. UCD Marian ended their league campaign with an 85-76 defeat in overtime of Dublin Inter.

MEN'S PREMIER LEAGUE: DCU Saints 71, Travelodge Swords Thunder 72; UL Eagles 81, C&S UCC Demons 106; BFG Neptune 78, Belfast Star 88; Templeogue 92, Killester 80; Dublin Inter 76, Dublin Inter 85

MEN'S DIVISION ONE: SSE Airtricity Moycullen 74, Tolka Rovers 48; Team Left Bank Kilkenny 70-76 Fr Mathews; Maree postponed JM&L Auctioneers Titans.

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