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 Lesley Ann Wilkinson, Glanmire, takes on Maria Palarino, Meibh Maher and Kate Hickey, Wildcats. Picture: Jim Coughlan.
Lesley Ann Wilkinson, Glanmire, takes on Maria Palarino, Meibh Maher and Kate Hickey, Wildcats. Picture: Jim Coughlan.
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Brunell and Glanmire need to gain an edge in Cork basketball derby

TONIGHT’S Women’s Super League derby game between Singleton’s SuperValu Brunell and Ambassador UCC Glanmire is vital for both clubs in a bid to stay in the championship race.

Brunell have only one win from their five games played, but on Sunday last they pushed leaders DCU Mercy to the wire.

 Greta Tamasanskaite looking to pass to Alex Machetta. Picture: Dan Linehan
Greta Tamasanskaite looking to pass to Alex Machetta. Picture: Dan Linehan

Coach Tim O’Halloran is urging his players to build on that performance against their rivals, 8.15pm tip-off at Parochial Hall.

“We certainly had a chance to win in Dublin, but to be honest there were many positives to take from the game and now it’s a chance for us to show our skills against the might of Glanmire,” said O’Halloran.

The northside club signed American Treyanna Clay a fortnight ago and she was superb against DCU, chipping in with a game-high 28 points.

“Treyanna is a quality player and hopefully our loyal fans will see at her best against Glanmire because we need to get some wins on the board,” added O’Halloran.

It could be a spectacular evening for basketball fans as Glanmire also have one of the best Americans in the league.

Shrita Parker has certainly taken the league by storm, but their coach Mark Scannell is very much focused on guiding his team to win over their Cork rivals.

“We have been doing well as a squad and I can certainly see improvement with every game we play.

“Brunell are always tough opposition though and it will be a true test for us,” said Scannell.