UCD Marian made to pay by Tralee Warriors at home

by Stephen Findlater

There was disappointment for UCD Marian in the Men’s Super League on Saturday as they fell to an 86-76 home defeat to league leaders Tralee Warriors.

A flurry of points from Tralee’s Paul Dick in the final ten minutes swung a contest that, until then, was very much in the balance.

Aidan Dunne topscored for the Dublin side with 21, while last week’s matchwinner Mike Garrow and Scott Kinevane each netted 13 points in defeat.

A 20-point haul for Jonathan Lawton and 19 for Dick saw the visitors to victory as they maintained their three-point lead in the standings, while UCD remain sixth.

DBS Éanna remain three points off the summit thanks to an impressive 92-76 win over Abbey Seals Dublin Lions.

Éanna were in the driving seat throughout as Stefan Zecevic clocked up a tally of 23, while Marko Tomic scored 17 and Mark Reynolds 16 in a straightforward victory.

“I’m really happy with the performance,” said coach Darren McGovern.

“it was a really good all-round team performance from everyone. We shot the ball really, really well and it puts us in a really good position coming into Christmas.”

Trinity Meteors remain joint-top of Women’s Division 1 Northern Conference after winning a Dublin derby with Griffith College Templeogue 82-68.

Sarah Kenny and Lauren Grigsby each landed 20 points, while Carolyn Binder netted 16 saw the hosts pull away in the final quarter.

Meteors complete their pre-Christmas schedule with an away date against UL Huskies at St Munchin’s on Saturday.

The southside club are out in the lead with Ulster University with six points in hand over the rest of the sides in the northern conference, running up seven wins out of eight to date.

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