The women's side continued their unbeaten run in the division one quarter final.
The National Cup held its quarter finals over the weekend.
Portlaoise Panthers survived a late scare from McEvoy’s Cavan Eagles to advance through to the semi-final, winning 76-74.
The home side had led by as much as 20, but the Eagles kept plugging away, coming within two points of a scalp.
Jessica Fressle top scored, with 25, for Portlaoise Panthers.
They’ll face Phoenix Rockets in the semi-finals, after Rockets were 72-57 victors over Moy Tolka Rovers, inspired by a 35 point haul from Jessica Fairweather.
It's been trickier for the men's side so far this year,
They were beaten 80 points to 70 by Ulster University.
The in-form Conor O’Sullivan posted 33 points for the winning side.