Irish - Premier League Round 8: O. Dolenko

The game between Top Four teams took place in Cork. Second ranked host UCC Demons (7-1) smashed 4th ranked Swords Thunder (4-4) 106-87. 106-87. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Swords Thunder. UCC Demons shot 66.1 percent from the field. They also forced 23 Swords Thunder turnovers. It was a great shooting night for UCC Demons especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 29 personal fouls committed by Swords Thunder helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Colin O'Reilly (200-84, college: Post) who helped to win the game recording 29 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and American forward Lehmon Colbert (198-88, college: Jacksonville) who added 21 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. American forward Dan Nelms (206, college: Davidson) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists and the former international point guard Isaac Westbrooks (189-85) scored 9 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. UCC Demons have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 7-1 record having just -1 point less than leader Templeogue. Swords Thunder at the other side keeps the fourth place with four games lost. They share the position with UCD Marian. UCC Demons are looking forward to face league's leader Templeogue in Dublin in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Swords Thunder's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Dublin Eanna.
Top scorers:
UCC Demons: C.O'Reilly 29+7reb+5ast, L.Colbert 21+11reb+3ast, A.O'Sullivan 15+4reb+3ast, C.O'Sullivan 14+2reb+1ast, K.Hosford 9+1reb+5ast, N.Murphy 8+10reb+3ast
Swords Thunder: O.Dolenko 17+1reb+3ast, D.Nelms 12+11reb+6ast, S.Guardia 10+3reb+2ast, M.Goj 10+5reb+1ast, I.Westbrooks 9+7reb+8ast, D.O'Leary 6+2reb