Originally Published in the Edition
By Robert Geoghegan.
Word count: 258.
Number: 087 684 65 90.
Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) men’s Basketball team ease past the University of Ulster Jordanstown (UUJ) in a convincing 84-51 victory to stay in contention to win the Men’s Basketball college league.
DIT who are now second in the NBCC Men’s League Division 1 North to Griffith College Dublin (GCD), when DIT had to award a walkover to GCD due to the gym deemed unfit to host the game. DIT have been in contention for the top spot ever since.
DIT played host to current fourth place team UUJ at the Swan Leisure centre Rathmines. DIT were led by their top scorer A. Makerenko who poured in 26 points on the night. Makerenko is also forth in the league in scoring, Makerenko has scored 97 points collectively through four games this season is averaging 24.2 points per game (ppg) this season for DIT.
UUJ’s H. Barbour now number six on league’s scoring list with a 22 (ppg) average this season, Barbour responded with 22 points of his own. Barbour was backed up by team-mate A. Mullen who has averaged 20 (ppg) this season, Mullen provided 17 points on the night of his team’s loss to DIT.
DIT is coached by Randall Mounts who has had recent success with under 19 group A secondary school league back in January with an impressive 92-71 win over Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig. Coach Mounts is hoping to emulate the same success with DIT’s basketball team.
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