Panthers Pull Crucial Win Out Of Fr. Matthews Contest

Stand in coach Jack Scully oversaw the Portlaoise side's third league win of the season on Saturday.

Portlaoise Panthers took a massive step towards Super League survival after they beat Champions Trophy finalists Catalyst Fr. Mathews 80-74 in St Mary’s Hall on Saturday night.

Under the guidance of stand-in coach, Jack Scully, the home side opened up an 11 point lead by the close of the first quarter as Shauna Dooley put up 11 on her way to a total of 18 on the night.

The Panthers saw out the win thanks to a 20 point haul by Alyssa Velles, and 15 each from Jessica Fressle and Brahe Ashton.

The Laois club are six points clear of bottom side Galway Mystics but have played two games more than the Westerners.

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