In the end, Demons scoring fire power was too much for Titans defence to handle and resulted in the title returning to Leeside after an absence of many years.
In the last two meetings between these teams, the Titans came out on top but this wasnt obvious at the start of this game. The Demons hit the lead early and maintained it for the entire first quarter.
Christian Anon (198-F-89) started the ball rolling with a quick basket from the tip off and at the other end, the Titans werent converting their layups.
Mid way through the quarter, Matt O Flaherty Chemist Titans BC forward Taofik Mustapha attempted to claw back the difference with a strong three-point play. At the end of the quarter though, the Demons were still 4 points up 22 to 16.
The Demons started the second period as they ended the first. They worked hard to get the ball in the hands of the open player inside and were successful in converting their shots under the basket.
It wasnt until 3 minutes had passed in the second quarter that the Titans put their foot down. Connall MacMichael scored a three-pointer and Andre Tonge was sent to the foul line. He hit one from two and put the Titans up by one, their first lead for the game.
In the middle of the quarter, the scoring was fairly even. It wasnt until the last few minutes that the Demons pushed ahead. Their long-range jumpshots were impressive and with 12 seconds on the clock, they got the ball in the hands of Kyle Hosford who scored a layup through traffic in the middle of the key. This put the Demons up by 10 points at the halftime break.
Two three-pointers from Brian ONeill within the first 3 minutes of the third quarter and already the Demons had pushed the lead out to 16.
Demons Christian Anon put himself in great position close to the basket giving his team mates an easy target. He didnt miss from close range and at the end of the quarter he had 17 points.
Whilst the Demons maintained the lead, there wasnt much in it for the quarter. They had scored 23 for the period to the Titans 20. Paulius Peldzius contributed 11 of the Titans 20 points for the quarter but they were still down by 13 at the end of the period.
The final quarter saw a few tense moments as both teams were continuing to battle it out.
Mid way though the quarter, the Titans had foul trouble and two of their starters were now on the bench. They pulled out all the stops with a full court press but were then unable to hit their shots from the field that would have reduced the difference.
The Demons displayed some excellent vision in their own half and more often than not, found the open man inside. With a number of players demonstrating the ability to score under pressure, the Titans found it difficult to keep up. In the end, 5 of the Demons had scored in double figures. The game was sealed for the Demons courtesy of a slam-dunk from Thibaut Priou. They ran away with a lead of 25 points and the League Final.
Aer Lingus provides special airfares for guests attending the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic Mar 3, 2017, 12:00 PM | VICTORY SCHOLARS Jericho, New York, March 3, 2017 -- Aer Lingus, Irelands only 4 Star airline, has today announced special airfares for those traveling to the Emerald Isle for The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, a college basketball tournament held in conjunction with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Sport Chang... [read more]
Aer Lingus provides special airfares for guests attending the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic Mar 3, 2017, 12:00 PM | VICTORY SCHOLARS
Jericho, New York, March 3, 2017 -- Aer Lingus, Irelands only 4 Star airline, has today announced special airfares for those traveling to the Emerald Isle for The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, a college basketball tournament held in conjunction with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Sport Changes Life, Rory McIllroys Foundation, the Rory Foundation, and The SSE Arena, Belfast. The tournament, which will take place on December 1st and 2nd, will feature Holy Cross vs. Manhattan College and La Salle University vs. Towson University. As the official airline of the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, it's our privilege to not only fly the teams to the tournament, but also the loyal fans, who will travel across the Atlantic to show their support, said Jack Foley, Aer Lingus Executive Vice President, North America. We look forward to offering guests a warm welcome on board our flights. Special fares are available from across Aer Lingus East Coast transatlantic network of Boston (BOS); Hartford (BDL); New York (JFK and EWR), and Washington D.C. (IAD) for outbound travel to Ireland between November 17 and November 30, and return flights between December 3 and December 10, 2017. Roundtrip fares, inclusive of taxes and fees are as follows: From JFK, EWR, BDL $469* From BOS $479* From IAD $559* These fares are available exclusively through Aer Lingus Emerald Exclusives Desk, which operates Monday through Friday 9:30am 4:30 pm EST. They can be reached via telephone at 1-877-351-6665.
Killorglinhas won Cork Mens Basketball Board Boys U17 Billy Kelly Tournament after defeating Moycullen 53-52 in the final on 15-Apr-2017 in the Parochial Hall, Gurranabraher. Killorglinwere Pool 1 winners after the first day of the tournament. On the second day they defeated Templeogue and Blue Demons on the way to the final. Neptune was stopped byMoycullen at semi-final stage. It was a dramatic end of the final game of an excellent tournament having been down by two points with 10 secondsto play Killorglin tookthe win. From : www.corkbasketball.com
Congratulations toMoycullen BC on winning Boys U16A All Ireland Club Championship in Cork. Moycullen defeated Belfast Star 31-18 in the final game of the Championship on 23d of April 2017 in the Parochial Hall. Pool 3 winners Moycullen defeated Gneeveguilla in the first semi-final while Belfast were victorious over Corks Blue Demons. Blue Demons took the 3rd position in the overall ranking with Ballincollig taking the 5th. Well done to both Corks club. From : www.corkbasketball.com
Cork Celts last evening won The Cork County Basketball Board's Div 1 League Title for the second consecutive season Defeating Ballincollig.
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Donaghy the star as Tralee Warriors crowned Men's Champions Trophy champions - 26 days ago
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Kieran Donaghy (198-G/F-83) was the star of the show in Letterkenny today as Tralee swooped home to glory and scooped the silverware in the final of the Basketball Ireland Men's Champions Trophy. It was a thrilling finale in Donegal as Donaghy drove down the court and laid the ball up in style to send another epic battle with Regular Season champions, Templeogue, to overtime (66-66). That last gasp bucket was just one story of many that can be told from today's game, with Jason Killeen (2... [read more]
Kieran Donaghy (198-G/F-83) was the star of the show in Letterkenny today as Tralee swooped home to glory and scooped the silverware in the final of the Basketball Ireland Men's Champions Trophy. It was a thrilling finale in Donegal as Donaghy drove down the court and laid the ball up in style to send another epic battle with Regular Season champions, Templeogue, to overtime (66-66). That last gasp bucket was just one story of many that can be told from today's game, with Jason Killeen (211-C-85, college: Augusta) shining brightest for Templeogue in one of the closest Men's Super League clashes of the year. The story, however, lies with Tralee and the glory of their achievement and it is one that will be told for many years to come. From Donaghy to Trae Pemberton (193-G-92, college: Maryville, MO) - a guard who has dazzled for the Kingdom throughout the season - to Goran Pantovic (208-F-91, college: Drexel), the team worked as a unit throughout and managed to hold on in the dying seconds to add another page to the history books. It was Pemberton who stepped up to the mark with 7.8 seconds on the clock in overtime as they trailed Templeogue 73-70 and as hearts dropped around the court when his first effort did not find the mark, Donaghy was on hand for the offensive rebound to feed Pemberton once more and he made no mistake second time of asking to tie it yet again, 73-73. With double overtime looming, Donaghy had the final say of the game, adding a free throw in the dying seconds and it was with bated breath for all of Kerry as they watched the clock tick down in agonizing fashion. Courtesy of: basketballireland.ie
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