Thursday 30 March 2017

Basketball: Coughlan surge puts Demons in heaven

UCC Demons won the Leeside bragging rights with victory over Neptune on Friday night in the Mardyke Arena with a 82-78 win.

A tight match was decided when Shane Coughlan's breakaway lay-up built a four-point gap that Neptune could not peg back.

Clayton Longmire netted 32 points as Belfast Star got their first win of the season against UCD Marian (85-75), while UL Eagles saw off Moycullen 85-55 and unbeaten Killester defeated Ulster Elks 84-69.

In the Women's Superleague, Team Montenotte Hotel Cork surged past DCU Mercy 81-64 to stay top.

Irish Independent

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