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Moycullen's strong end to the season looked to have earned its just reward as they led high-flying Blue Demons by 10 points with less than four minutes remaining on Saturday night. However old habits die hard and they failed to close out the game, allowing their opponents to sneak a 78-77 victory at NUIG on Saturday night.
In their most disappointing performance of what has been a difficult season, Moycullen sleptwalked through the first two quarters on Saturday, managing only 25 points by the half at which stage they trailed by 29 points to an efficient Neptune side. Unable to finish open chances and turning over the ball far to often, they gifted a confident Neptune outfit score after score. Credit the home team with their second half effort, sparked by Michael Dowd with a great lay up down the lane right at the start of the third quarter. Garnett Griffin, playing his first game after his knee surgery last summer, hit some fine open shots in the second half run as Moycullen opened up and began to build some momentum. They outscored Neptune in the second half but the damage had been done in the first quarter and there was no catching the Cork team. The most frustrating element of the result was the fact that, despite the scoreline, Neptune were far from an unbeatable force and just capitalised on Moycullen's shortcomings. The team have a two week break now to sort out their difficulties before an away trip to Killester on Dec 18.
Moycullen are searching for a much-needed victory when they entertain Neptune in the Kingfisher NUIG on Saturday (6pm).
This weekend will see Moycullen make the long journey north to take on a rejuvenated Belfast Star on Saturday night.
Next up for Moycullen basketball is their first double header of the season with a tricky encounter away in UCD on Saturday night, followed by a game versus UL Eagles on Monday in NUIG.
Moycullen’s next Superleague fixture against Cork’s Blue Demons promises to be an enticing encounter when the two meet at NUIG on Saturday (8pm).
Moycullen begin their second Superleague season on Sunday with a mouth-watering tie against last year’s league and cup champions, Killester from Dublin, at 3pm in the Kingfisher gym in NUIG.
Moycullen’s first season in the Superleague enters its final weekend with two away trips against the Hoops and Neptune.
Moycullen basketball host their last home game of this season’s Superleague on Saturday (8pm) when Ulster Elks visit the NUIG Kingfisher Gym.
Any outside hopes of Moycullen making the play-offs in their first season of Superleague basketball were crushed at the weekend.